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Potential health benefits of avenanthramides of oats

Mohsen Meydani
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2009.00256.x 731-735 First published online: 1 December 2009


Oats are known to be a healthy food for the heart due mainly to their high β-glucan content. In addition, they contain more than 20 unique polyphenols, avenanthramides, which have shown strong antioxidant activity in vitro and in vivo. The polyphenols of oats have also recently been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, and anti-itching activity, which may provide additional protection against coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and skin irritation.

  • avenanthramides
  • inflammation
  • oats
  • polyphenols
  • proliferation
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