Composition

Year Published: 2018

Journal

Food Chem Toxicol

Authors

Cha H, Lee S, Lee JH, Park JW

Methods

Researchers in Korea studied the effects of treating mice with p-coumaric acid for acetaminophen-induced liver damage. P-coumaric acid is one of the main polyphenols found in peanuts. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol.

Key Findings

Results showed that p-coumaric acid was able to prevent liver damage in mice who were treated with it in the environment of an acetaminophen overdose. The authors concluded that this antioxidant protects against acetaminophen-induced liver damage, and could be used therapeutically.