Polyphenols and health: Moving beyond antioxidants

  title={Polyphenols and health: Moving beyond antioxidants},
  author={Gemma Chiva-Blanch and Francesco Visioli},
  journal={Journal of Berry Research},
Diets in which plant foods, including berries, provide a relevant portion of caloric intake are associated with a reduced risk of certain degenerative diseases like cancer and atherosclerosis. As known, vegetables and fruits such as berries are rich in polyphenols, which are products of secondary metabolism. In the past few years, research on polyphenols has remarkably expanded and is constantly reporting interesting biological activities of these compounds. Due to the participation of… 

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