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Food components with potential to be used in the therapeutic approach of mental diseases.

A new interesting article has been published in Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.2174/1389201019666180925120657. and titled:

Food components with potential to be used in the therapeutic approach of mental diseases.

Authors of this article are:
Frutos MJ Valero-Cases E Rincon-Frutos L.

A summary of the article is shown below:
BACKGROUND: Neurological disorders represent a high incidence in our society throughout the world. Although the symptoms arising from those diseases are well known, the causes and mechanisms are complex and depending on multiple factors. Some food components consumed as part of our diet have been studied regarding their incidence in different common neurological diseases such as Alzheimer disease, major depression, Parkinson disease, autism and schizophrenia among others.OBJECTIVE: In this review, information has been gathered on the main evidences arising from studies on the most promising food components, related to their therapeutic potential, as part of dietary supplements or through the diet, as an alternative or a complement of the traditional drug treatments. Those food components include vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, carotenoids, polyphenols, bioactive peptides, probiotics, creatine and saponins.RESULTS: Many in vitro and in vivo animal studies, randomized and placebo control trials, and systematic reviews on the scientific results published in the literature, have been discussed, highlighting the more recent advances, also with the aim to explore the main research needs. Particular attention has been paid to the mechanisms of action of the compounds regarding their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative properties and neuronal protection.CONCLUSION: More research is needed to prove the therapeutic potential of the food components based on scientific evidence, also on intervention studies to demonstrate the improvement of neuronal and cognitive impairments.Copyright© Bentham Science Publishers; For any queries, please email at

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