Berry anthocyanin intake and cardiovascular health

Cassidy, Aedín (2018) Berry anthocyanin intake and cardiovascular health. Molecular Aspects of Medicine, 61. pp. 76-82. ISSN 0098-2997

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Abstract

Over half of all cardiovascular (CV) events could be prevented by improved diet. This is reflected in government targets for fruit/vegetable intake, yet these are variable across the world (UK: 5-a-day; USA: 9-a-day), do not identify specific fruits/vegetables, and prove hard to achieve. Mounting evidence from prospective studies, supported by recent randomised controlled trials suggest that the benefits of fruits/vegetables may be due to bioactive substances called flavonoids. Specifically one sub-class of flavonoids, the anthocyanins, responsible for the red/blue hue, are receiving growing attention. Although promising data is emerging from cohort studies, and cell/animal studies, proof of efficacy from longer-term randomised controlled trials, and an understanding of the importance of differential metabolism in relation to clinical efficacy are distinctly lacking. Diet related ill-health are among the leading priorities of our time and simple dietary change, including incorporating a few portions of anthocyanin-rich fruit into our diet could have a significant impact at a public health level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anthocyanins,cardiovascular,metabolism,microbiome
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 23:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63785
DOI: 10.1016/j.mam.2017.05.002

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