Background: The impact of diet strategies to manage cardiovascular disease has been
focused in recent years. The food ingredients, such as flavonoids, are known as cardioprotective
agents; however, it is not fully understood how these compounds are effective against
cardiovascular problems. Catechins are polyphenolic compounds exhibiting several biological
activities in the human body, potentially in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The present
study indicates that catechins may be effective against cardiovascular problems through modulating
blood lipid metabolism, protecting vascular endothelial, and decreasing blood pressure.
Conclusion: The current review has evaluated various studies on the role of catechins in the
prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disorders by focusing on oxidative stress and
Keywords: Cardiovascular disorders, catechins, hypertension, atherosclerosis, antioxidancts, neurotransmitions.
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