Coffee components and cardiovascular risk: beneficial and detrimental effects.

Coffee components and cardiovascular risk: beneficial and detrimental effects. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2014 Dec;65(8):925-36 Authors: Godos J, Pluchinotta FR, Marventano S, Buscemi S, Li Volti G, Galvano F, Grosso G Abstract Coffee consists of several biological active compounds, such as caffeine, diterpenes, chlorogenic acids, and melanoidins, which may affect human health. The intake…

Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives. [Free Full-text]

Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives. Antioxidants (Basel). 2015;4(1):204-247 Authors: Surai PF Abstract Silymarin (SM), an extract from the Silybum marianum (milk thistle) plant containing various flavonolignans (with silybin being the major one), has received a tremendous amount of attention over the last decade as a herbal remedy…

Anti-inflammatory effect of anthocyanins via modulation of nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades.

Anti-inflammatory effect of anthocyanins via modulation of nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling cascades. Nutr Rev. 2015 Jun;73(6):348-58 Authors: Vendrame S, Klimis-Zacas D Abstract Anthocyanins are a group of bioactive compounds present in plant foods. Although they have consistently shown an anti-inflammatory effect both in vitro and in vivo, their mechanisms of action are…

Resveratrol and the mitochondria: From triggering the intrinsic apoptotic pathway to inducing mitochondrial biogenesis, a mechanistic view.

Resveratrol and the mitochondria: From triggering the intrinsic apoptotic pathway to inducing mitochondrial biogenesis, a mechanistic view. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Jan 20; Authors: Oliveira MR, Nabavi SF, Manayi A, Daglia M, Hajheydari Z, Nabavi SM Abstract BACKGROUND: Mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, are known as a cross-road of different cellular signalling pathways….

Clinical and metabolic response to probiotic administration in patients with major depressive disorder: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. [Free Full-text]

Clinical and metabolic response to probiotic administration in patients with major depressive disorder: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Nutrition. 2015 Sep 28; Authors: Akkasheh G, Kashani-Poor Z, Tajabadi-Ebrahimi M, Jafari P, Akbari H, Taghizadeh M, Memarzadeh MR, Asemi Z, Esmaillzadeh A Abstract OBJECTIVE: We are aware of no study examining the effects of probiotic supplementation…

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside.

Zeaxanthin and ocular health, from bench to bedside. Fitoterapia. 2015 Dec 16; Authors: Manikandan R, Thiagarajan R, Goutham G, Arumugam M, Beulaja M, Rastrelli L, Skalicka-Wozniak K, Habtemariam S, Orhan IE, Nabavi SF, Nabavi SM Abstract Cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration are known as major ocular problems which cause blindness among the elderly population…

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Piper species: a perspective from screening to molecular mechanisms.

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Piper species: a perspective from screening to molecular mechanisms. Curr Top Med Chem. 2015;15(9):886-93 Authors: Kumar S, Malhotra S, Prasad AK, Van der Eycken EV, Bracke ME, Stetler-Stevenson WG, Parmar VS, Ghosh B Abstract Identifying novel therapeutic agents from natural sources and their possible intervention studies has been one of…