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Edible mushrooms: role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20550954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Edible mushrooms are a valuable source of nutrients and bioactive compounds in addition to a growing appeal for humans by their flavors and culinary features. Recently, they have become increasingly attractive as functional foods for their potential beneficial effects on human health. Hence, food industry is especially interested in cultivated and wild edible mushrooms. Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most prevalent causes of morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Several investigations have shown the influence of mushrooms intake on some metabolic markers (total, LDL, HDL cholesterol, fasting triacylglycerol, homocysteine, blood pressure, homeostatic function and oxidative and inflammatory damage), which potentially may reduce the risk of suffering cardiovascular diseases. Relevant nutritional aspects of mushrooms include a high fiber supply, a low fat content with low trans isomers of unsaturated fatty acids and a low concentration of sodium as well as the occurrence of components such as eritadenine, phenolic compounds, sterols (such as ergosterol), chitosan, triterpenes, etc., which are considered as important responsible agents for some hitherto healthy properties. The aims of this review are to report putative positive effects of mushrooms consumption on cardiovascular diseases risk markers and to identify some putative bioactive compounds involved in these effects.
Eva Guillamón; Ana García-Lafuente; Miguel Lozano; Matilde D'Arrigo; Mauricio A Rostagno; Ana Villares; José Alfredo Martínez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fitoterapia     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1873-6971     ISO Abbreviation:  Fitoterapia     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16930290R     Medline TA:  Fitoterapia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Centro para la Calidad de los Alimentos, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Campus Universitario Duques de Soria 42004 Soria, Spain.
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