<Review>Physiological functions of ellagic acid
家田, 彩菜 ,
髙田, 祐一 ,
岩本, 和子 ,
財満, 信宏森山, 達哉
近畿大学農学部紀要 = MEMOIRS OF THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE OF KINDAI UNIVERSITY
9 , 2018-03-31 , 近畿大学農学部
[Synopsis]Ellagic acid is one of natural polyphenols contained in various plants such as pomegranates, raspberries, or walnuts. Recent studies have revealed that ellagic acid and urolithins, microflora human metabolites of ellagic acid, are functional factors having various bioactivities including antioxidation, anticancer, the amelioration of insulin resistance, and the regulation of adipocytokine secretion. There is possibility that ellagic acid and its metabolites are effective to prevent the onset and/or progress of several diseases such as cancer and diabetes.