Diet and prevention of coronary heart disease: the potential role of phytochemicals

F Visioli
2000 Cardiovascular Research  
Epidemiological studies, and some clinical trials, demonstrate that a proper diet reduces the rate of occurrence of cardiovascular disorders. Several in vitro studies suggest that some components of plant foods, most of which sharing a phenolic structure, are endowed with interesting 'pharmacological activities'. This article reviews the evidence that links a high dietary intake of phytochemicals from various sources with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease.
doi:10.1016/s0008-6363(00)00053-5 pmid:10963715 fatcat:yxe7mg34g5hablw63bcm75pmre