Flavonoids-Natural Gifts to Promote Health and Longevity

Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Feb 16;23(4):2176. doi: 10.3390/ijms23042176.


The aging of mammals is accompanied by the progressive atrophy of tissues and organs and the accumulation of random damage to macromolecular DNA, protein, and lipids. Flavonoids have excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects. Recent studies have shown that flavonoids can delay aging and prolong a healthy lifespan by eliminating senescent cells, inhibiting senescence-related secretion phenotypes (SASPs), and maintaining metabolic homeostasis. However, only a few systematic studies have described flavonoids in clinical treatment for anti-aging, which needs to be explored further. This review first highlights the association between aging and macromolecular damage. Then, we discuss advances in the role of flavonoid molecules in prolonging the health span and lifespan of organisms. This study may provide crucial information for drug design and developmental and clinical applications based on flavonoids.

Keywords: aging; flavonoids; health span; macromolecular damage.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / genetics
  • Animals
  • Cellular Senescence / genetics
  • Flavonoids* / pharmacology
  • Flavonoids* / therapeutic use
  • Gift Giving
  • Health Promotion
  • Longevity*
  • Mammals


  • Flavonoids