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Polyphenol antioxidant

A polyphenol antioxidant is a type of antioxidant characterized by the presence of several phenol functions.

In human health these compounds, numbering over 4000 distinct species, are thought to be instrumental in combating oxidative stress, a syndrome causative of some neurodegenerative diseases and some cardiovascular diseases.

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