Gizem Aydın1, Oytun Erbaş2

1Okan University Institute of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Physiology, Istanbul Bilim University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, grape


Resveratrol is a phytochemical found in about 72 plants in nature. Among them, Polygonum cuspidatum is the most important, and is especially abundant in the skin of colorful grape varieties. Resveratrol is used in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. With its polyphenolic structure, it has antioxidant activity and can reduce the risk of heart disease by preventing platelet aggregation and LDL oxidation. It is also known to prevent cell death. In addition, some studies have demonstrated its positive effects on Alzheimer's, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Since the scientific data in humans is limited, studies on the effects on physiological and pathological conditions and potential protective effects against diseases are still ongoing. This article examines and reviews the results of studies on the protective effects of resveratrol on the body and tissues.

Cite this article as: Aydın G, Erbaş O. The effects of resveratrol on human health. FNG & Demiroğlu Bilim Tıp Dergisi 2019;5(4):193-201.

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