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Bioactivities of Phenolics by Focusing on Suppression of Chronic Diseases: A Review

Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9, Canada
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(6), 1573; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19061573
Received: 4 May 2018 / Revised: 23 May 2018 / Accepted: 23 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioactive Phenolics and Polyphenols 2018)
Phenolics, which are secondary metabolites of plants, exhibit remarkable bioactivities. In this contribution, we have focused on their protective effect against chronic diseases rather than their antioxidant activities, which have been widely discussed in the literature. A large body of epidemiological studies has proven the bioactivities of phenolics in both standard compounds and natural extracts: namely, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial activities as well as reducing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Phenolics also display anti-analgesic, anti-allergic, and anti-Alzheimer’s properties. Thus, this review provides crucial information for better understanding the bioactivities of phenolics in foods and fills a gap in the existing collective and overall knowledge in the field. View Full-Text
Keywords: phenolics; bioactivity; phenolic acid; flavonoids; anticancer; anti-inflammatory activity; antibacterial activity phenolics; bioactivity; phenolic acid; flavonoids; anticancer; anti-inflammatory activity; antibacterial activity
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Shahidi, F.; Yeo, J. Bioactivities of Phenolics by Focusing on Suppression of Chronic Diseases: A Review. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 1573. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19061573

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Shahidi F, Yeo J. Bioactivities of Phenolics by Focusing on Suppression of Chronic Diseases: A Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(6):1573. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19061573

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Shahidi, Fereidoon, and JuDong Yeo. 2018. "Bioactivities of Phenolics by Focusing on Suppression of Chronic Diseases: A Review" International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19, no. 6: 1573. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms19061573

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