Citrus Flavonoids: molecular structure, biological activity and nutritional properties: a review

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Abstract

Epidemiological studies have shown an inverse relationship between dietary flavonoid intakes and cardiovascular diseases. Citrusfruits are the main winter fruits consumed in the Mediterranean diet, so they are the main source of dietary flavonoids. The possiblebeneficial effects are due, not only to the high amounts of vitamins and minerals, but also to the antioxidant properties of their flavonoids.Dietary flavonoids may help to supplement the body antioxidant defences against free radicals. These compounds’ possiblebeneficial effects are due to their antioxidant activity, which is related to the development of atherosclerosis and cancer, and to antiinflammatoryand antimicrobial activity. The present review summarizes the existing bibliography on biological and pharmacologicalstudies of Citrus flavonoids, both in vitro and in vivo
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)466-479
Numero di pagine14
RivistaFOOD CHEMISTRY
Volume104
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Food Science

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