Consumption of Polyphenol Plants May Slow Aging and Associated Diseases

Author(s): Utku Uysal, Sila Seremet, Jeffrey W. Lamping, Jerome M. Adams, Deede Y. Liu, Russell H. Swerdlow, Daniel J. Aires

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 19 , Issue 34 , 2013

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Slowing aging is a widely shared goal. Plant-derived polyphenols, which are found in commonly consumed food plants such as tea, cocoa, blueberry and grape, have been proposed to have many health benefits, including slowing aging. In-vivo studies have demonstrated the lifespan-extending ability of six polyphenol-containing plants. These include five widely consumed foods (tea, blueberry, cocoa, apple, pomegranate) and a flower commonly used as a folk medicine (betony). These and multiple other plant polyphenols have been shown to have beneficial effects on aging-associated changes across a variety of organisms from worm and fly to rodent and human.

Keywords: Polyphenols, Aging, in-vivo.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 06 September, 2013
Page: [6094 - 6111]
Pages: 18
DOI: 10.2174/1381612811319340004
Price: $65

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