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Flavonoids: Antioxidants Against Atherosclerosis
AbstractOxidative stress results from an imbalance between excessive formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and/or reactive nitrogen species and limited antioxidant defences. Endothelium and nitric oxide (NO) are key regulators of vascular health. NO bioavailability is modulated by ROS that degrade NO, uncouple NO synthase, and inhibit synthesis. Cardiovascular risk conditions contribute to oxidative stress, causing an imbalance between NO and ROS, with a relative decrease in NO bioavailability. Dietary flavonoids represent a range of polyphenolic compounds naturally occurring in plant foods. Flavonoids are potentially involved in cardiovascular prevention mainly by decreasing oxidative stress and increasing NO bioavailability.
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Grassi, D.; Desideri, G.; Ferri, C. Flavonoids: Antioxidants Against Atherosclerosis. Nutrients 2010, 2, 889-902.View more citation formats
Grassi D, Desideri G, Ferri C. Flavonoids: Antioxidants Against Atherosclerosis. Nutrients. 2010; 2(8):889-902.Chicago/Turabian Style
Grassi, Davide; Desideri, Giovambattista; Ferri, Claudio. 2010. "Flavonoids: Antioxidants Against Atherosclerosis." Nutrients 2, no. 8: 889-902.