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Nutrients 2010, 2(8), 903-928; doi:10.3390/nu2080903
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The Role of Phytonutrients in Skin Health

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Received: 13 July 2010; in revised form: 5 August 2010 / Accepted: 6 August 2010 / Published: 24 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Antioxidants)
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Abstract: Photodamage is known to occur in skin with exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Such damage includes inflammation, oxidative stress, breakdown of the extracellular matrix, and development of cancer in the skin. Sun exposure is considered to be one of the most important risk factors for both nonmelanoma and melanoma skin cancers. Many phytonutrients have shown promise as photoprotectants in clinical, animal and cell culture studies. In part, the actions of these phytonutrients are thought to be through their actions as antioxidants. In regard to skin health, phytonutrients of interest include vitamin E, certain flavonoids, and the carotenoids, b-carotene, lycopene and lutein.
Keywords: photodamage; vitamin E; flavonoids; carotenoids photodamage; vitamin E; flavonoids; carotenoids
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Evans, J.A.; Johnson, E.J. The Role of Phytonutrients in Skin Health. Nutrients 2010, 2, 903-928.

AMA Style

Evans JA, Johnson EJ. The Role of Phytonutrients in Skin Health. Nutrients. 2010; 2(8):903-928.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Evans, Julie A.; Johnson, Elizabeth J. 2010. "The Role of Phytonutrients in Skin Health." Nutrients 2, no. 8: 903-928.



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