Microbial metabolism of dietary phenolic compounds in the colon

  title={Microbial metabolism of dietary phenolic compounds in the colon},
  author={A M Aura},
  journal={Phytochemistry Reviews},
Plant foods contain substantial amounts of phenolic compounds. Dietary interventions with phenolic supplementation show that phenolic compounds are transformed into phenolic acids or lactone structures by intestinal microbiota. The colon is the main site of microbial fermentation. The metabolites circulate in plasma and are excreted via urine. The entero-hepatic circulation ensures that their residence time in plasma is extended compared to that of their parent compounds. Thus these metabolites… CONTINUE READING


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