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Movahed A. Beneficial effects of Resveratrol, present in grapes in the prevention and treatment of heart disease and failure. Iran South Med J 2015; 18 (1) :183-199
URL: http://ismj.bpums.ac.ir/article-1-661-en.html
The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Research Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , Amovahed58@gmail.com
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Resveratrol (3, 5, 4- trihydroxystilbene) is one of the natural polyphenolic bioactive compounds synthesized by plants to serve many functions, especially defense against fungal infections, environmental stresses and UV radiation. It is found mainly in grapes, green tea, peanuts and berries. This compound has recently received increased attention in medical research, due to its effects on prevention and treatment of many diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome. Over the past two decades, researchers from all over the world studied the beneficial effects of resveratrol against cardiovascular diseases and heart failure in different animal models. Importantly, the results of these studies have been promising and recently this knowledge has been translated into examining the efficacy of resveratrol in humans with heart failure. Since heart failure continues to be a significant cause of cardiovascular mortality in the developed and also developing countries, and despite different medicines available for the treatment of such common chronic systemic diseases, preventive measures to be necessary to combat the incidence of heart problems. In this review article the protective effects of resveratrol and its mechanisms of action on different metabolic pathways with respect to heart disease and failure will be discussed.

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Cardiovascular System
Received: 2014/05/15 | Accepted: 2014/08/24 | Published: 2015/02/18

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