flavonoid flavonoid

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone

Usage(s):

  • The most powerful health-promoting compounds in blueberries are anthocyanins, phytochemicals that belong to the flavonoid family.

News

  • Common autism supplement affects endocrine system

    Plant-based diets are healthy. Plants are high in flavonoids. So flavonoids are healthy. At least that's the reasoning of many manufacturers of flavonoid-based nutritional supplements. But a new study shows that may not be the case. Flavonoids tested in the study affected the endocrine system in ways that in one case promoted cancer and in another repressed it.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • Dr Robert Williams, a biochemist at King's College London, said: "There have been some intriguing epidemiological studies that the consumption of flavonoid-rich vegetables, fruit juices and red wine delays the onset of the disease. These reports,...
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Robbie Williams Source: Scotsman

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