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Polyphenols from Brazilian native Myrtaceae fruits and their potential health benefits against obesity and its associated complications

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Donado-Pestana, Carlos M. [1] ; Caldas Moura, Marcio Hercules [1] ; de Araujo, Renata Luise [1] ; Santiago, Gabriela de Lima [1] ; de Moraes Barros, Helena Rudge [1] ; Genovese, Maria Ines [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Pharmaceut Sci, Dept Food & Expt Nutr, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: CURRENT OPINION IN FOOD SCIENCE; v. 19, n. SI, p. 42-49, FEB 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 9

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the last decades and has been associated to the risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and some cancer types. Evidences suggest that bioactive compounds present in plant-based foods, including polyphenols, may exert beneficial effects against obesity and its associated complications. The Brazilian flora is characterized by a wide diversity, where native edible fruits produced by the species of the Myrtaceae family have an ecological importance. Here, we describe the potential health benefits against obesity and its associated complications from polyphenols present in four Brazilian native Myrtaceae species, in order to highlight their potential as adjuvants in the treatment and/or the risk reduction of chronic non-communicable diseases. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/11843-7 - Brazilian native fruits: role of phenolic bioactive compounds in dyslipidemia and insulin resistance associated to diet
Grantee:Maria Ines Genovese Rodriguez
Support type: Regular Research Grants