Marine brown seaweeds are abundant in phlorotannins compared to other marine plants. These phlorotannins are a highly diverse group depending on their structure, and polymerizations and oligomers serve as most promising bioactive materials. Many reports have been published on strong activities of phlorotannin oligomers against oxidative stress, cancer, inflammation, allergy diabetes, and few other disorders in vitro and in vivo. Among them, E. cava has been studied extensively as it produces number of highly active phlorotannins. Phlorotannin derivatives are capable of modulating cellular signaling and thereby they regulate the adverse conditions of the body. Finally, it can be suggested that marine brown algal phenolic extracts or isolated phlorotannins should be developed as medicinal foods or therapeutics for human health applications.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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