The consumption of polyphenols reduces mortality by 30%
For the first time, a scientific study has associated the high consumption of polyphenols with a 30% reduction in mortality in a population aged over 65. The paper, published in the Journal of Nutrition, is the first to assess the total intake of dietary polyphenols through a nutritional biomarker and not through a questionnaire regarding the eating habits of the population studied. The research is produced by Cristina Andrés Lacueva, Montserrat Rabassa and Mireia Urpí Sardà, from the Department of Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Barcelona; by Raúl Zamora Ros (ICO-IDIBELL), and by the experts Antonio Cherubini (Italian National Research Centre on Ageing, INRCA), Stefania Bandinelli (Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze, Italy) and Luigi Ferrucci (National Institute on Aging, United States).
Zamora Ros, R.; Rabassa, M.; Cherubini, A.; Urpí Sardà, M.; Bandinelli, S.; Ferrucci, L.; Andrés Lacueva, C. «High concentrations of a urinary biomarker of polyphenol intake are associated with decreased mortality in older adults». Journal of Nutrition, June 2013. PMID: 23803472