Natural phenolic compounds as cardiovascular therapeutics: potential role of their antiinflammatory effects.
Fan Jiang, Gregory J Dusting
Current Vascular Pharmacology | Published : 2003
A number of epidemiological studies have shown that diets rich in plant-derived phenolic compounds reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The chronic antioxidant and hypolipidemic activities of these compounds have important roles in prevention of lipoprotein oxidation and atherosclerotic lesion development. In recent years, it has been recognized that inflammation is directly involved in development of cardiovascular disease and clinical events such as atherosclerotic plaque rupture (which is the trigger of acute coronary syndrome), arterial restenosis, and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. Phenolic compounds have significant antiinflammatory effects, including inhibition of adhes..View full abstract