Experientia

, Volume 44, Issue 9, pp 725–733 | Cite as

The nutritional incidence of flavonoids: some physiological and metabolic considerations

  • C. Regnault Roger
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Summary

Examination of the physiological activity of flavonoids in relation to their antiscorbutic properties shows that some of these compounds, the flavan-3=ols, have a particular nutritional impact and consequently should be distinguished from the rest of the flavonoids and polyphenolds. Therefore, the use of the term ‘Vitamin P’ and ‘Bioflavonoids’ is also discussed.

Key words

Vitamin P polyphenols flavonoids nutritional role physiological properties 

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  1. 1.Chaire de BiochimieConservatoire National des Arts et MétiersParis Cedex 03(France)

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