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Coffee in Health and Disease Prevention by Victor R. Preedy

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Chapter 101

The Cytoprotective Effects of Hydroxycinnamic Acid are Mediated by Its Antioxidant Activity

Seong-Gene Lee     Department of Biotechnology, Bio-Energy Center, Chonnam National University, Yongbong-Dong, Gwangju, South Korea

Abstract

Coffee consumption is associated with several health benefits related to diabetes, weight loss, cardiovascular disease, antioxidant, inflammation, and hypertension, some of which are due to the antioxidant activity of its phenolic constituents. On the basis of these effects, the active compounds of coffee were characterized and its in vivo and in vitro effects were evaluated. Hydroxycinnamic acids (HCAs) are trans-phenyl-3-propenoic acids with a variety of substitutions in the aromatic ring; the most abundant ...

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