Ellagic acid is a natural phenolantioxidant found in numerous fruits and vegetables. The antiproliferative and antioxidant properties of ellagic acid have prompted research into its potential health benefits. It has been fraudulently marketed as having the ability to prevent and treat a number of human maladies, including cancer, but such claims have not been proven.
Urolithins, such as urolithin A, are microflora human metabolites of dietary ellagic acid derivatives that are under study as anti-cancer agents. Claims that ellagic acid can treat or prevent cancer in humans have not been proven.
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