Flavonoids are the most abundant polyphenols in the human diet and are ubiquitously present in nature. More than 4000 types of these compounds have been identified from plant sources. Chemically, these compounds are composed of two benzene rings, commonly denoted as A and B rings, linked through an oxygen-containing pyrene ring, the C ring. According to the different structures that can be found among flavonoids, they can be classified into different subclasses, as flavanones, flavones, flavanols, isoflavones and anthocyanins, based on the C ring oxidation and pattern of substitution.
It has been reported that long-term consumption of a diet rich in flavonoids has a protective role against several diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, pancreatitis, and chronic inflammatory diseases. However, this assumption and the flavonoids’ broad mechanisms of action need to be clarified.
This webinar will certainly help to provide new insights into the “New Trends of Flavonoids in Human Health” through the presentation of three representative works under this theme. The Special Issue under this same theme “New Trends in Polyphenols and Health”, which will be published by the open access journal Molecules, is open for submission, should you have a relevant paper for publication within this subject. More details can be found here.