One major example of the synergy of bioactive foods and extracts
is their role as an antioxidant and the related remediation of
cardiovascular disease. There is compelling evidence tosuggest that
oxidative stress is implicated in the physiology of several major
cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and increased free
radical formation and reduced antioxidant defences. Studies
indicate bioactive foods reduce the incidence of these conditions,
suggestive of a potential cardioprotective role of antioxidant
BioactiveFood as Dietary Interventions for Cardiovascular
Diseaseinvestigates the role of foods, herbs and novel extracts in
moderating the pathology leading to cardiovascular disease. It
reviews existing literature, and presents new hypotheses and
conclusions on the effects of different bioactive components of the
Addresses the most positive results from dietary interventions
using bioactive foods to impact cardiovascular diseaseDocuments
foods that can affect metabolic syndrome and other related
conditionsConvenient, efficient and effective source that allows
readers to identify potential uses of compounds or indicate those
compounds whose use may be of little or no health benefitAssociated
information can be used to understand other diseases that share
common etiological pathways"
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