Xanthones, polyphenolic compounds, are one of the most important classes in natural products, as they exhibit variety of pharmacological and health benefits, i.e., anti-obesity, antidiabetic, antioxidant, anti-Alzheimer, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer. Xanthones can be found in higher plants that are used as food sources.
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