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Hydroxytyrosol, a Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol with Health Effects

(2017) Hydroxytyrosol, a Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol with Health Effects. Current Organic Chemistry. pp. 325-332. ISSN 1385-2728

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Olive oil is one of the most common and important cooking oils is obtained from olive fruits. It is known as the main source of bioactive phenyl ethyl alcohol, hydroxytyrosol. Hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives representing half of the polyphenols occurring in olive oil and are responsible for the nutraceutical properties and pharmacological effects of olive oil. Hydroxytyrosol is easily absorbed and it has a good bioavailability. In addition, hydroxytyrosol has negligible adverse effects and therefore, much attention has been paid to this compound as one of the most important polyphenols. Up to now, several scientific reports demonstrated a wide range of pharmacological effects about hydroxytyrosol. Therefore, the present study aimed to critically review the available knowledge about health-promotion effects of hydroxytyrosol and its chemistry, bioavailability, pharmacokinetics and toxicity.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Antioxidant cardioprotective hydroxytyrosol olive oil polyphenols virgin olive oil oxidative dna-damage olea-europaea l. phenolic-compounds cell-proliferation in-vivo liquid-chromatography biological-activities natural antioxidant medicinal-plants Chemistry
Page Range: pp. 325-332
Journal or Publication Title: Current Organic Chemistry
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 21
Number: 4
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ISSN: 1385-2728
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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