Antioxidant and antiatherogenic effects of pomegranate

Haber, Stacy L.; Joy, Jamie K.; Largent, Roxanne
July 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 14, p1302
Academic Journal
The article discusses several human studies concerning the clinical antioxidant and antiatherogenic effects of pomegranate including one by Aviram M and colleagues and one by A. Esmaillzadeh and colleagues. Details related to its adverse effects, and contraindications are also provided. It is concluded that while pomegranate may be helpful in reducing blood pressure or enhancing antioxidant activity, additional studies are needed to support its efficacy and determine its optimal dosage.


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