Polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet: from dietary sources to microRNA modulation. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Polyphenols in the Mediterranean Diet: From Dietary Sources to microRNA Modulation.
Antioxidants (Basel). 2021 Feb 23 ;10(2). Epub 2021 Feb 23. PMID: 33672251
It is now well established that polyphenols are a class of natural substance that offers numerous health benefits; they are present in all plants in very different quantities and types. On the other hand, their bioavailability, and efficacy is are not always well proven. Therefore, this work aims to discuss some types of polyphenols belonging to Mediterranean foods. We chose six polyphenols-(1) Naringenin, (2) Apigenin, (3) Kaempferol, (4) Hesperidin, (5) Ellagic Acid and (6) Oleuropein-present in Mediterranean foods, describing dietary source and their chemistry, as well as their pharmacokinetic profile and their use as nutraceuticals/supplements, in addition to the relevant element of their capability in modulating microRNAs expression profile.