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Curr Pharm Des. 2013;19(34):6094-111.

Consumption of polyphenol plants may slow aging and associated diseases.

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Division of Dermatology, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Mailstop 2025, Kansas City, KS, 66207, USA.


Slowing aging is a widely shared goal. Plant-derived polyphenols, which are found in commonly consumed food plants such as tea, cocoa, blueberry and grape, have been proposed to have many health benefits, including slowing aging. In-vivo studies have demonstrated the lifespan-extending ability of six polyphenol-containing plants. These include five widely consumed foods (tea, blueberry, cocoa, apple, pomegranate) and a flower commonly used as a folk medicine (betony). These and multiple other plant polyphenols have been shown to have beneficial effects on aging-associated changes across a variety of organisms from worm and fly to rodent and human.

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