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Polyphenols: Benefits to the Cardiovascular System in Health and in Aging

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Medical Sciences Division, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
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Department of Gerontology, Huntington University, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
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Department of Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
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Biomolecular Sciences Program, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6, Canada
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Nutrients 2013, 5(10), 3779-3827; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu5103779
Received: 15 April 2013 / Revised: 25 July 2013 / Accepted: 4 August 2013 / Published: 26 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polyphenols and Human Health)
Numerous studies have demonstrated the importance of naturally occurring dietary polyphenols in promoting cardiovascular health and emphasized the significant role these compounds play in limiting the effects of cellular aging. Polyphenols such as resveratrol, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and curcumin have been acknowledged for having beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, while some have also been shown to be protective in aging. This review highlights the literature surrounding this topic on the prominently studied and documented polyphenols as pertaining to cardiovascular health and aging. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiovascular; ROS; polyphenols; aging, resveratrol; EGCG; curcumin; olive oil; quercetin; berries cardiovascular; ROS; polyphenols; aging, resveratrol; EGCG; curcumin; olive oil; quercetin; berries
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Khurana, S.; Venkataraman, K.; Hollingsworth, A.; Piche, M.; Tai, T.C. Polyphenols: Benefits to the Cardiovascular System in Health and in Aging. Nutrients 2013, 5, 3779-3827.

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