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Título: Seaweeds as preventive agents for cardiovascular diseases: from nutrients to functional foods
Autor: Cardoso, Susana M.
Pereira, Olívia R.
Seca, Ana M. L.
Pinto, Diana
Silva, Artur
Palavras-chave: Macroalgae
Hypertension
Atherosclerosis
Bioactive
Functional food
Data: 2015
Editora: MDPI
Citação: Cardoso, Susana M.; Pereira, Olívia R.; Seca, Ana M.L.; Pinto, Diana C. G. A.; Silva, Artur M.S. (2015) - Seaweeds as preventive agents for cardiovascular diseases: from nutrients to functional foods. Marine Drugs. ISSN 1660-3397, 13:11, p. 6838-6865
Resumo: Being naturally enriched in key nutrients and in various health-promoting compounds, seaweeds represent promising candidates for the design of functional foods. Soluble dietary fibers, peptides, phlorotannins, lipids and minerals are macroalgae’s major compounds that can hold potential in high-value food products derived from macroalgae, including those directed to the cardiovascular-health promotion. This manuscript revises available reported data focusing the role of diet supplementation of macroalgae, or extracts enriched in bioactive compounds from macroalgae origin, in targeting modifiable markers of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), like dyslipidemia, oxidative stress, vascular inflammation, hypertension, hypercoagulability and activation of the sympathetic and renin-angiotensin systems, among others. At last, the review also describes several products that have been formulated with the use of whole macroalgae or extracts, along with their claimed cardiovascular-associated benefits.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10198/12550
DOI: 10.3390/md13116838
ISSN: 1660-3397
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