Atherosclerosis is a multifactorial disease that can be modulated by polyphenols. Fucus vesiculosus is one of the species of brown algae which is rich in phlorotannins, varying its content according to the season, the period of harvest, the geographical origin, the level of irradiation and the stress inflicted by environmental and salinity. We designed an innovative Fucus vesiculosus extract standardized in total polyphenols (HealseaTM) and we tested its effects on vitamin C plasma levels in humans and performed animal studies to check the activity of this extract in the cardiovascular prevention field, especially atherosclerosis.
|Titolo:||Atherosclerosis prevention by a Fucus vesiculosus extract (HealseaTM)|
|Parole Chiave:||atherosclerosis ; polyphenols ; brown algae|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||CBB Développement : Centre de Biotechnologies en Bretagne|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|