Nutrients 2019 Dec 12;11(12). Epub 2019 Dec 12.
Department of Environmental Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-806 Poznan, Poland.
Cardiovascular diseases remain the leading global cause of mortality indicating the need to identify all possible factors reducing primary and secondary risk. This study screened the in vitro antiplatelet and anticoagulant activities of hot water extracts of eight edible mushroom species (, , , , , , , and ) increasingly cultivated for human consumption, and compared them to those evoked by acetylsalicylic acid (ASA). The antioxidant capacity and concentration of polysaccharides, phenolic compounds, organic acids, ergosterol, macro elements, and trace elements were also characterized. Read More