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- n. Plural form of flavanone.
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These phytonutrients include several citrus flavanones, but the one that stands out the most is the herperidin molecule; Herperidin has been shown to lower high blood pressure as well as cholesterol in animal studies, and to have strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Those with an intake of flavanones in the highest quintile were 12 percent less likely to die during the study follow-up compared to those whose intake was in the lowest quintile.
Four groups of flavonoids, namely flavones, flavanones, flavonols, and flavanonols, were studied, and it was found that flavonols and flavanonols were very active in this regard while flavones and flavanones displayed very low activity.
CYP75A31 (NCBI accession number GQ904194), encodes a flavonoid 3'5'-hydroxylase, which accepts flavones, flavanones, dihydroflavonols and flavonols as substrates.
These fruits are rich in flavanones that play a role in preventing cancer.
C, 43, 311-314 (1988)  Stich, K.; Forkmann, G.: Enzymatic synthesis of 4 '- and 3',4'-hydroxylated flavanones and flavones with flower extracts of Sinningia cardinalis.
Flavonoids can be split into a number of sub-classes, including anthocyanins found in berries, flavonols from a variety of fruit and vegetables, flavones from parsley and thyme, for example, flavanones from citrus, isoflavones from soy, mono - and poly-meric flavonols like the catechins in tea, and proanthocyanidins from berries, wine and chocolate.