Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease - Volume 1

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Edited by Ronald Ross Watson, Victor R. Preedy, and Sherma Zibadi

Polyphenols in Human Health and Disease documents antioxidant actions of polyphenols in protection of cells and cell organelles, and is critical for understanding their health-promoting actions. The book begins by describing the fundamentals of absorption, metabolism and bioavailability of polyphenols, as well as the effect of microbes on polyphenol structure and function and toxicity. It then examines the role of polyphenols in the treatment of chronic disease, including vascular and cardiac health, obesity and diabetes therapy, cancer treatment and prevention, and more.