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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 16

Isoflavones in Coffee

Rita C. Alves1,2, Cristina M.D. Soares3,  and M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira2     1REQUIMTE, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal     2REQUIMTE, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal     3REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

Abstract

Isoflavones are phenolic compounds that are structurally and functionally similar to 17β-estradiol. They have weak estrogen-like effects and antioxidant activity. Coffee beverages could be an interesting source of these compounds, especially in populations where they are moderately consumed. Several methods ...

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