A review of dietary anthocyanins and human health. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Dietary Anthocyanins and Human Health.
Nutrients. 2019 Sep 5 ;11(9). Epub 2019 Sep 5. PMID: 31491856
Christopher N Blesso
Anthocyanins may contribute to the inverse relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and chronic disease. Anthocyanins are pigments found in plant structures that consist of an anthocyanidin (aglycone) attached to sugar moieties. Anthocyanins may be beneficial for health through effects on cellular antioxidant status and inflammation; however, their underlying mechanisms of action in their protection of chronic diseases are likely complex and require further elucidation. This Special Issue comprises 8 peer-reviewed papers (including 6 original research articles) which highlight the diverse bioactivities of anthocyanins and anthocyanin-rich foods in the protection against chronic disease.