The free radical mediated damage may play role in many disorders, in particular coronary heart disease (CHD), diabetes and cancer. It is well known that free radicals cause cell damage through mechanism of covalent binding and lipid peroxidation with subsequent tissue injury. Antioxidant properties of certain flavonoids from plant origin have already been established. Currently, there has been an increased interest globally to identify antioxidant compounds that are pharmacologically potent and have low or no side effects for use in preventive medicine. Antioxidant compounds in food play an important role as a health-protecting factor and it neutralizes the free radicals. Research in the area of preventive medicine shows that functional nutrition plays the key role in reducing the risk factor of certain chronic diseases.
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