Vascular action of polyphenols

This review summarises our current knowledge in this area and points the way for the development of new types of functional foods targeted to brain health through improving vascular health

Dilip Ghosh; Arjan Scheepens

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • Dietary patterns are widely recognised as contributors to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease
  • Several epidemiological studies suggest that the regular consumption of foods and beverages rich in flavonoids is associated with a reduction in the risk of several pathological conditions ranging from hypertension to coronary heart disease, stroke and dementia
  • The major polyphenols shown to have some of these effects in humans are primarily from cocoa, wine, grape seed, berries, tea, tomatoes, soy and pomegranate
  • This review summarises our current knowledge in this area and points the way for the development of new types of functional foods targeted to brain health through improving vascular health

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