Prevention of cardiovascular diseases with carotenoids

Maria Alessandra Gammone, Francesca Romana Pluchinotta, Sonia Bergante, Guido Tettamanti, Nicolantonio D'Orazio

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Oxidative stress is a key contributor to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Bioactive dietary elements including phytochemicals, and in particular, carotenoids display antioxidant effect and substantially reduce markers of oxidative stress. Carotenoids have been shown to prevent several chronic disorders including cardiovascular diseases by reducing the inflammatory responses. Here, we discuss the use of traditional and novel carotenoids in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-171
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers in Bioscience - Scholar
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Antioxidants
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotenoids
  • Inflammation
  • Oxidative stress
  • Prevention
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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