Review Article | Volume : 1 Issue : 6, August 2011

Anthocyanins: Antioxidant and/or anti-inflammatory activities

M. G. Miguel   

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Anthocyanins are polyphenols with known antioxidant activity which may be responsible for some biological activities including the prevention or lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer. Nevertheless such properties, their stability and bioavailability depend on their chemical structure. In the present work a brief review is made on chemical structures, bioavailability and antioxidant/anti-inflammatory of anthocyanins.

Keyword:     Anthocyanins chemistry stability bioavailability free radical scavenging

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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