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Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;928:473-479.

Ellagic Acid and Its Role in Chronic Diseases.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, P.Le C. Golgi, 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy. giuseppe.derosa@unipv.it.
2
Center for Prevention, Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Diseases, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. giuseppe.derosa@unipv.it.
3
Center for the Study of Endocrine-Metabolic Pathophysiology and Clinical Research, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. giuseppe.derosa@unipv.it.
4
Laboratory of Molecular Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy. giuseppe.derosa@unipv.it.
5
Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pavia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, P.Le C. Golgi, 2, 27100, Pavia, Italy.
6
PhD School in Experimental Medicine, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
7
Biotechnology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. sahebkara@mums.ac.ir.
8
Department of Medical Biotechnology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box: 91779-48564, Mashhad, Iran. sahebkara@mums.ac.ir.

Abstract

Ellagic acid is a natural anti-oxidant phenol found in numerous fruits and vegetables, in particular pomegranate, persimmon, raspberry, black raspberry, strawberry, peach, plumes, nuts (walnuts, almonds), and wine. The anti-proliferative and anti-oxidant properties of ellagic acid have prompted research into its potential health benefits. The aim of this chapter will be to summarize potential benefits of ellagic acid supplementation in chronic diseases.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer; Chronic inflammation; Diabetes; Ellagic acid

PMID:
27671829
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-41334-1_20
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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