Strawberry polyphenols decrease oxidative stress in chronic diseases. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Strawberry polyphenols decrease oxidative stress in chronic diseases
Gac Med Mex. 2018 ;154(1):80-86. PMID: 29420521
Cecilia Isabel Oviedo-Solís
Consumption of hypercaloric diets leads to increase of free fatty acids (FFA), pro-inflammatory cytokines and production of oxygen and nitrogen reactive species. These alterations induce oxidative and nitrosative stress causing dysfunction of tissues and consequently the development of chronic diseases. Therefore, it is important to decrease oxidative stress and thus preventing the development of these diseases. Strawberry has a lot of Vitamin C and polyphenols, compounds with excellent antioxidant properties, which may be an option for reducing oxidative stress and therefore to prevent the development of some diseases. Studies conducted in vitro in animal models and clinical studies support that this fruit can be a good alternative to reduce oxidative stress and thus reducing and/or preventing the development of diseases in humans.