Dietary Polyphenols and Human Health

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December 2020
248 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03943-793-1 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03943-794-8 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Dietary Polyphenols and Human Health that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare
Polyphenols are a heterogeneous group of bioactive compounds mainly found in plant-based foods. Numerous clinical and epidemiological studies have led to the result that polyphenol intake may protect against chronic diseases such as cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, or type 2 diabetes, to name some. Polyphenol intake estimation can be obtained through food frequency questionnaires and nutritional biomarkers, both having their own advantages and disadvantages. Although the association between these bioactive compounds and health seems irrefutable, many questions remain still unanswered. For instance, more studies are needed to identify possible interactions and effect-modulating variables, such as smoking habit, body mass index, sex, alcohol, hormones, other foods, etc. Moreover, intestinal microbiota seems to play an important role in the metabolism of polyphenols, but it is still unclear how.
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polyphenols; metabolic syndrome; Mediterranean diet; glignans; stilbenes; HDL-cholesterol; polyphenol; diabetes; flavonoids; catechins; black sorghum; polyphenols; platelets; platelet microparticles; atherosclerosis; rice bran; phenolic extracts; β-cell function; gene expression; insulin secretion; sleep disorders; sleep duration; urinary phytoestrogens; concentration–response; NHANES; cognition; attention; memory; brain; polyphenols; mangiferin; mango leaf extract; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; obesity; flavonoids; lipid metabolism; metabolic regulation; adipose tissue; brain; polyphenols; fruits; berries; vegetables; dark chocolate; psychological well-being; depression; physical health; mental health; isoflavones; soy; dietary flavonoids; lignans; flaxseeds; endocrine; stages of life; estrogenic; polyphenols; health; nursing home; residential care; aging; menu; flavonoids; phenolic acids; n/a

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