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Cyanidin 3- O - \beta -d-glucoside (C3G) is included in anthocyanins, and expected to have a potency to scavenge active oxygen species in vivo. Rats were fed a diet containing C3G (2 g/kg diet) for 14 days, and then subjected to hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) as an oxidative stress model. I/R...
The effect of dietary factors on health promotion and disease prevention has been an issue of interest since antiquity and has become a subject of renewed research activity in recent years. Many of the components involved are antioxidative in nature and include phenolic compounds. These phenolics...
Green tea is consumed as a popular beverage in Japan and throughout the world. During the past decade, epidemiological studies have shown that tea catechin intake is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (1,2). In vitro biochemical studies have reported that catechins, particularly...
The activities of hepatic fatty acid oxidation enzymes in rats fed linseed and perilla oils rich in \alpha -linolenic acid ( \alpha -18:3) were compared with those in the animals fed safflower oil rich in linoleic acid (18:2) and saturated fats (coconut or palm oil). Mitochondrial and peroxisomal...
Various natural carotenoids were proven to have anticarcinogenic activity. Epidemiological investigations have shown that cancer risk is inversely related to the consumption of green and yellow vegetables and fruits. Since \beta -carotene is present in abundance in these vegetables and fruits, it...