Pomegranate juice flavonoids inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation and cardiovascular diseases: studies in atherosclerotic mice and in humans.

@article{Aviram2002PomegranateJF,
  title={Pomegranate juice flavonoids inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation and cardiovascular diseases: studies in atherosclerotic mice and in humans.},
  author={Michael Y Aviram and Leslie Dornfeld and Marielle Kaplan and Raymond Coleman and Diana Gaitini and Samy S. Nitecki and Albert Hofman and Mira Rosenblat and N. P. Volkova and Dita Presser and Judith Attias and Tony El Hayek and Bianca Fuhrman},
  journal={Drugs under experimental and clinical research},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 2-3},
  pages={49-62}
}
The beneficial health effects attributed to the consumption of fruit and vegetables are related, at least in part, to their antioxidant activity. Of special interest is the inverse relationship between the intake of dietary nutrients rich in polyphenols and cardiovascular diseases. This effect is attributed to polyphenols' ability to inhibit low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, macrophage foam cell formation and atherosclerosis. Pomegranate polyphenols can protect LDL against cell-mediated… CONTINUE READING
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