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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 92

Antioxidant Activity of Caffeine

A Focus on Human Red Blood Cells and Correlations with Several Neurodegenerative Disorders

Ester Tellone1, Antonio Galtieri1, Bruno Giardina2,3, Annamaria Russo1, Ersilia Bellocco1, Davide Barreca1,  and Silvana Ficarra1     1Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy     2Biochemistry and Clinical Biochemistry Institute, Catholic University, School of Medicine, Rome, Italy     3C.N.R. Institute of Chemistry of Molecular Recognition, Rome, Italy

Abstract

Caffeine, as many molecules of the vegetable world, acting on a wide range of molecular targets, is able to exert its beneficial effects on the metabolic function in the human body. Several caffeine effects derive from its action ...

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