Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Zeno Foldes-Papp
Visiting Professor of Medical Biochemistry
HELIOS Clinical Center of Emergency Medicine
Department for Internal Medicine
Alte-Koelner-Strasse 9
D-51688 Koeln-Wipperfuerth


Polyphenols: Well Beyond The Antioxidant Capacity: Polyphenol Supplementation and Exercise-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation

Author(s): Antoni Sureda, Silvia Tejada, Maria del Mar Bibiloni, Josep Antoni Tur, Antoni Pons.


Moderate physical exercise leads the organism to adapt to this stressful situation. However, when exercise is exhaustive, it is also known to induce an overproduction of reactive species which can result in oxidative damage to macromolecules and tissues. Many studies have been carried out to evaluate the validity of dietary strategies or micronutrients in order to attenuate exercise-induced oxidative stress. Polyphenols are a large group of compounds widely distributed throughout the plant kingdom. This review summarizes recent evidence in relation to the effects of polyphenols as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, using exercise as a model of study.

Keywords: Antioxidant, inflammation, polyphenols, physical activity, reactive species, stress.

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Article Details

Year: 2014
Page: [373 - 379]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1389201015666140813123843
Price: $58