Section Editors

Section Board for 'Phytochemicals and Human Health' (53)

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Dr. Maria Dolores del Castillo
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Food Bioscience Group, Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), Nicolás Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds; diet; dietary fiber; food processing and health; food quality and safety; functional foods; human nutrition and health; novel ingredients and foods; food waste recovery into healthy ingredients
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Dr. Maria Annunziata Carluccio
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National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC), 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: Mediterranean diet; nutraceuticals and functional food; polyphenols; unsaturated fatty acids; nutrigenomics; gene expression; cell signaling; molecular targets; inflammation; atherosclerosis; angiogenesis; cardiometabolic diseases
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Prof. Dr. Maciej Banach
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1. Department of Hypertension, Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension, Medical University of Lodz, 93-338 Lodz, Poland
2. Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute (PMMHRI), 93-338 Lodz, Poland 3.Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Zielona Gora, 65-046 Zielona Gora, Poland
Interests: Vitamin D; natural product; vascular biology; atherogenesis; CKD
Prof. Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili

Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Queen's Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, Scotland, UK
Interests: nutrition; stress; exercise; polyphenols and steroid hormones
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Dr. Alaa El-Din A. Bekhit
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Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Interests: muscle biochemistry; meat quality; bioactive compounds from food by-products; enzymatic hydrolysis; new product development; ethnic food; halal food
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Dr. Mayte Blay
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Maria Teresa Blay, Grup de Recerca Mobiofood, Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Interests: ageing; gut inflamation; insect protein; natural food bioactives (proanthocyanidins)
Dr. Christopher Blesso
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Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: Sphingolipids; Phospholipids; Cholesterol; Lipoproteins; Obesity; Inflammation; HDL; Polyphenols; Anthocyanins; Atherosclerosis
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Prof. Dr. Francesca Borrelli
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, Naples, Italy
Interests: inflammatory bowel disease; colon cancer; nutraceuticals; herbal medicine; cell culture
Dr. Jean Christopher Chamcheu
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School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, LA 71201, USA
Interests: skin health and diseases; carcinogenesis; inflammation; dermatology; psoriasis; atopic dermatitis; bioactive natural products; antioxidants; polyphenols; flavonoids; tissue engineering; signaling pathways; pharmacology; tissue engineering
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Dr. Fang Chen
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College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, National Engineering Research Centre for Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Key Laboratory of Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Agriculture, Engineering Research Centre for Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing 10083, China
Interests: food nutrition and human health, with a focus on the molecular mechanisms of phytochemical compounds against chronic inflammation; formation, toxicity and intervention of food processing contaminants, especially acrylamide
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Dr. Oliver Chen

1. Biofortis Research, Merieux Nutrisciences, Addison, IL, USA
2. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: antioxidants; oxidative stress; polyphenols; flavonoids; glucoregulation; inflammation; tree nuts; berries; whole grains
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Prof. Dr. Winston Craig
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Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Marsh Hall, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104-0210, USA
Interests: herbal therapies; health-promoting phytochemicals; vegetarian diet
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Dr. Cristian Del Bo'
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Department of Food Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) – Division of Human Nutrition, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: berries; polyphenols; bioavailability and metabolism; oxidative stress; inflammation; vascular function; mechanistic studies; human intervention studies
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Prof. Dr. Dominique Delmas
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bourgogne, 7 bd Jeanne d’Arc, 21000 Dijon, France
Interests: lipids metabolism; cancers; chemoresistance; inflammation; bioactive molecules; degenerative diseases
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Dr. Suzanne L. Dickson
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Sahlgrenska Academy, Göteborg University, Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: ghrelin receptors; acyltransferases; growth hormone releasing hexapeptide 3 documents slow wave sleep; sleep deprivation; sleep initiation and maintenance disorders 3 documents food addiction; bulimia; binge-eating disorder
Dr. Valeria Edefonti
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Branch of Medical Statistics, Biometry, and Epidemiology ’G. A. Maccacaro’, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit à degli Studi di Milano, via G. Venezian, 1, 20133, Milano, Italy
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; cancer; nutrients; dietary patterns; pooled analyses; consortia; statistical methods in nutritional epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Khalid A. El Sayed
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School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, USA
Interests: Olive phenolics; Optimization of bioactive natural product scaffolds; Breast cancer migration, invasion, metastasis and recurrence; c-Met/HGF pathway; PCSK9-LDLR interaction inhibitors; Computer-aided/rational semisynthetic optimizations of natural products
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Prof. Dr. Sabine Ellinger
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Faculty of Nutrition, Food, and Hospitality Sciences, Niederrhein, University of Applied Sciences, 22765 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: antioxidants; dietary interventions and wound healing; cocoa; flavanol; prevention and cardiometabolic effects
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Prof. Dr. Julio Galvez
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Department of Pharmacology, CIBER-ehd, Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM), ibs.GRANADA, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; antioxidant; immune response; microbiota; probiotics
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Dr. Francesca Giampieri
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: nutrition; health; disease prevention; dietary bioactive compounds; oxidative stress; aging; mitochondrial functionality; inflammation; bioenergetics
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Prof. Dr. Anna Gramza-Michałowska
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Department of Gastronomy Sciences and Functional Foods, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 31, 60-624 Poznań, Poland
Interests: functional food; food product development; food chemistry; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; nutraceuticals; natural compounds; polyphenols; flavonoids; nutritional value; food and health
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Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Jeffery
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: glucosinolates; isothiocyanates; flavonoids; bioavailability; cancer prevention
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson
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Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
Interests: phytochemicals; eye & brain health; healthy aging
Dr. Jeremy J. Johnson
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Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Interests: dietary supplements; phytochemical; phytomedicine; prostate cancer; colon cancer; irritable bowel disease; functional foods
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Dr. Sarah A. Johnson
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Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1571, USA
Interests: aging; cardiovascular disease; clinical research; functional foods and human health; mechanisms; phytochemicals; plants to health; polyphenols; sustainability; translational research; vascular function
Prof. Dr. Abdelouahed Khalil
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Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4N4, Canada
Interests: atherosclerosis; lipoproteins; oxidative stress; polyphenols; antioxidants
Dr. Sadik A. Khuder
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Department of Medicine, University of Toledo Health Science Campus, Toledo, OH 43614, USA
Interests: cancer and molecular epidemiology; occupational and environmental health; statistical modeling of cause-effect relations and meta-analysis
Dr. Stan Kubow
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School of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Quebec H9X 3V9, Canada
Interests: oxidative stress and antioxidants; nutrition; polyphenols; nutrient and phytochemical digestibility and absorption
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Prof. Dr. Rosa María Lamuela-Raventós
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy, XaRTA, INSA, School of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; nutrition; bioavailability; carotenoids; antioxidants; health; virgin olive oil; tomato
Dr. Mari Maeda-Yamamoto
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Food Research Institute, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Ibaraki 305-8517, Japan
Interests: functional foods; functional agricultural products; foods with function claims; anti-allergic green tea; functional Japanese box lunch
Prof. Dr. Paolo Magni
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1. Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
2. IRCCS Multimedica Hospital, 20099 Milan, Italy
Interests: cardiovascular disease; metabolic diseases; atherosclerosis; nutraceutics; nutrition; biomarkers; endocrinology
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Dr. Roberta Masella
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Istituto Superiore Di Sanita, Ctr Gender Specif Med, Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: nutrition and health; nutrient–genes interaction; nutrient as modulator of signalling pathways; nutritional diseases; gender/sex differences
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Prof. Dr. Adam Matkowski
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Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Biotechnology, Wroclaw Medical University, 50556 Wroclaw, Poland
Interests: phytonutrients; polyphenols; phytopharmacology; phytochemistry; medicinal and aromatic plants; botanical supplements; biotechnology of plant bioactives
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Dr. Kentaro Matsuzaki

Department of Environmental Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, 89-1 Enya-cho, Izumo 693-8501, Japan
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive function; flavonoids; polyphenols; theobromine; thermoregulation
Prof. Dr. Pedro Mena
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Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma, 43125 Parma, Italy
Interests: polyphenols; metabolites; colonic catabolites; plant bioactives; bioavailability; bioactivity; human intervention studies; individual variation; coffee; cocoa
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Dr. Dragan Milenkovic
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Université Clermont Auvergne, INRA, UNH, CRNH Auvergne, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France & Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: nutrigenomics; polyphenols; vascular; cardiometabolic; bioinfromatics
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Prof. Dr. Pietro Minuz
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Department of Medicine, University of Verona,Medicina Generale per lo Studio ed il Trattamento della Malattia Ipertensiva, Policlinico GB Rossi Piazzale LA Scuro, 10 37134 Verona Italy
Interests: nutraceuticals; nutrients; cardiovascular diseases; cardiovascular drugs; thrombosis; vascular medicine
Prof. Dr. Přemysl Mladěnka
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Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Charles University, Akademika Heyrovskeho 1203/8, 500 05 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Interests: flavonoid; phenolic; coumarin; cardiovascular; trace metals; platelet
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Dr. Prashant Nighot
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Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Penn State University, Hershey, PA 17033, USA
Interests: intestinal mucosal barrier; intestinal ion transport; nutrition and intestinal inflammation; phytochemicals; micronutrients in Inflammation
Prof. Dr. Rosane Marina Peralta
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Department of Biochemistry, State University of Maringá, Maringá 87020900, Brazil
Interests: biocatalysis; natural products; extraction; biochemical properties
Dr. Paul Prenzler
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School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia
Interests: analytical chemistry; polyphenols; antioxidants; aroma compounds
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Dr. Antonio Pérez-Gálvez
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Food Phytochemistry Department, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Campus Universitario Building 46, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: chlorophylls; carotenoids; lipidomics; in vitro digestion; inaccessibility
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Dr. Sara Ramos-Romero
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Faculty of Biology , Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal, 643 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds (PUFAs, polyphenols, iminosugars, fiber); gut microbiota; metabolic syndrome; obesity; type 2 diabetes; inflammation
Dr. Gloria Salazar
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Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: Atherosclerosis; Redox biology; Berry Polyphenols; Zinc Metabolism; Autophagy
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Skurk
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1. ZIEL Institute for Food and Health, Technical University of Munich, 85354 Freising, Germany
2. Else Kröner-Fresenius-Center of Nutritional Medicine, Technical University of Munich, 80992 Munich, Germany
Interests: nutritional medicine; targeted nutrition; nutritional supplements; obesity; diabetes mellitus
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Dr. Barbara Stefanska
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Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: nutriepigenomics; polyphenols; DNA methylation; cancer; epigenetics; pharmacology
Prof. Dr. Chongde Sun
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College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, Zhejiang University, 310058 Hangzhou, China
Interests: natural product; fruit; antioxidant; human health; flavonoid
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Dr. Manuel Sánchez Santos
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1. Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
2. Research collaborator, Health Research Institute of Granada (ibs.GRANADA), Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM), Granada, Spain
Interests: Polyphenols; Flavonoids; Prebiotics and Probiotics; Cardiovascular disease; Endothelial function; Oxidative stress; Dysbiosis; Microbiota; Obesity; Hypertension; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Anna Tresserra-Rimbau
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Department of Nutrition, Food Sciences and Gastronomy, XaRTA, School of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: dietary bioactive compounds; phytochemicals; human health; disease prevention; Mediterranean diet; nutritional epidemiology; clinical trials; inflammation
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Dr. Bruno Vincent
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1. Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand
2. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 75016 Paris, France
Interests: Alzheimer's disease; neuroprotection; neurogenesis; bAPP processing; secretase; plant extracts; neuronutrients
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Vuksan

1. Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada
2. Clinical Nutrition & Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON M5C 2T2, Canada
Interests: human nutrition; clinical trials; dietary fiber; supplements; ginseng; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; obesity; dietary pattern
Prof. Dr. Gary Williamson
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School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Interests: Diet and health; flavonoids; phenolic acids; polyphenols; diabetes; energy metabolism; fruit; human intervention; glycaemia
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Dr. Sonia de Pascual-Teresa
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Department of Metabolism and Nutrition, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Jose Antonio Novais 10, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; anthocyanins; flavanols; health; nutrition; aging; cardiovascular; visual; neurological
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