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An overview of innovations in analysis and beneficial health effects of wine polyphenols.

Department of Chemistry, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Osijek, Croatia.
Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor: 2.87). 10/2011; 11(14):1256-67.
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ABSTRACT Polyphenols are natural compounds that show a wide spectrum of biological actions potentially beneficial for the human health. Wine is an alcoholic beverage that contains a large amount of polyphenols extracted from grapes during the processes of vinification. These molecules are associated with anticancerogenic, antidiabetic, neuroprotective, hormonal, antimicrobial, cardioprotective, and other health effects of wine. The present review provided an overview of well know and recent achievement in analytical methodology for the analysis of polyphenols in wine, and their biological activities.

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