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The Diverse Efficacy of Food-Derived Proanthocyanidins for Middle-Aged and Elderly Women

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Department of Production and Quality Control, Kikkoman Nutricare Japan Incorporation, Nihonbashikoamicho 3-11, Chuo, Tokyo 103-0016, Japan
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Department of Women’s Health, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8510, Japan
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Nutrients 2020, 12(12), 3833; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123833
Received: 29 October 2020 / Revised: 4 December 2020 / Accepted: 12 December 2020 / Published: 15 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nutrition Challenges for Middle-Aged and Older Women)
Middle-aged and elderly women are affected by various symptoms and diseases induced by estrogen deficiency. Proanthocyanidins, widely present in many kinds of fruits and berries, have many beneficial effects, such as antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial activities. We researched the effects of proanthocyanidins for middle-aged and elderly women, finding that it has been revealed in many clinical trials and cohort studies that proanthocyanidins contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis, and urinary tract infection, as well as the improvement of menopausal symptoms, renal function, and skin damage. Thus, proanthocyanidins can be considered one of the potent representatives of complementary alternative therapy. View Full-Text
Keywords: proanthocyanidin; middle-aged; women; menopause; cardiovascular disease; grape seed; cranberry proanthocyanidin; middle-aged; women; menopause; cardiovascular disease; grape seed; cranberry
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Izumi, T.; Terauchi, M. The Diverse Efficacy of Food-Derived Proanthocyanidins for Middle-Aged and Elderly Women. Nutrients 2020, 12, 3833. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123833

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Izumi, Toru; Terauchi, Masakazu. 2020. "The Diverse Efficacy of Food-Derived Proanthocyanidins for Middle-Aged and Elderly Women" Nutrients 12, no. 12: 3833. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12123833

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