Cardiovascular health benefits of dietary flavonoids

Ben Parmenter

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Abstract

Found in almost all plant-derived foods and beverages, flavonoids are bioactive compounds recognised to confer health benefits, especially with regard to cardiovascular disease (CVD). The mechanisms, however, by which these compounds might mitigate atherosclerosis are not yet fully understood, and the impact of habitual flavonoid intake on the long-term risk of CVD requires further investigation. The findings from this thesis show higher habitual dietary flavonoid intake associates with lower blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and calcifications of the abdominal aorta. Furthermore, findings indicate over the long-term, greater flavonoid consumption may play a protective role in ischemic stroke and heart disease.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Croft, Kevin, Supervisor
  • Hodgson, Jonathan, Supervisor
  • Bondonno, Catherine, Supervisor
  • Bondonno, Nicola, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date11 May 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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