Antioxidant phytochemicals takeover scientific attention replacing antioxidant vitamins and minerals

Quantitative total-scale analysis of the scientific literature on antioxidants was performed within an INPST-initiated study published in Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. The analysis of the identified (299,602) scientific papers displayed a transition of the scientific attention to antioxidant phytochemicals, replacing the previously dominant interest in antioxidant vitamins and minerals. In the examined scientific literature dealing with antioxidants, much attention was focused on antioxidant vitamins and minerals before 2000. However, in the more recent years there has been a transition linked to sharply increasing number of scientific works examining instead the antioxidant effects of phytochemicals such as resveratrol from red wine, curcumin from turmeric, and many other plant-derived antioxidant molecules.

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Andy Wai Kan Yeung, Nikolay T. Tzvetkov, Osama S. El-Tawil, Simona G. Bungǎu, Mohamed M. Abdel-Daim, and Atanas G. Atanasov, “Antioxidants: Scientific Literature Landscape Analysis,” Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol. 2019, Article ID 8278454, 11 pages, 2019.

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