Resveratrol, a popular dietary supplement for human and animal health: Quantitative research literature analysis-a review

Andy Wai Kan Yeung*, Bharat Bhushan Aggarwal, Ilkay Erdogan Orhan, Olaf K. Horbańczuk, Davide Barreca, Maurizio Battino, Tarun Belwal, Anupam Bishayee, Maria Daglia, Hari Prasad Devkota, Javier Echeverría, Aneliya Balacheva, Maya Georgieva, Keith Godfrey, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Jarosław Olav Horbańczuk, Lukasz Huminiecki, Artur Jóźwik, Nina Strzałkowska, Andrei MocanIoana Mozos, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Tamara Pajpanova, Valeria Pittalà, Joanna Feder-Kubis, Silvestre Sampino, Ana Sanches Silva, Helen Sheridan, Antoni Sureda, Devesh Tewari, Dongdong Wang, Volkmar Weissig, Yang Yang, Gökhan Zengin, Karuna Shanker, Mohammad Amin Moosavi, Muhammad Ajmal Shah, Ekaterina Kozuharova, Fuad Al-Rimawi, Alessandra Durazzo, Massimo Lucarini, Eliana B. Souto, Antonello Santini, Clemens Malainer, Dimitar Djilianov, Lyubka P. Tancheva, Hua Bin Li, Ren You Gan, Nikolay T. Tzvetkov, Atanas G. Atanasov, Amr El-Demerdash

*Corresponding author for this work

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Resveratrol is a stilbene-type bioactive molecule with a broad spectrum of reported biological effects. In this sense, the current work provides a comprehensive literature analysis on resveratrol, representing a highly-researched commercially available dietary ingredient. Bibliometric data were identified by means of the search string TOPIC=(“resveratrol*”) and analyzed with the VOSviewer software, which yielded 17,561 publications extracted from the Web of Science Core Collection electronic database. The ratio of original articles to reviews was 9.5:1. More than half of the overall manuscripts have been published since 2013. Major contributing countries were USA, China, Italy, South Korea, and Spain. Most of the publications appeared in journals specialized in biochemistry and molecular biology, pharmacology and pharmacy, food science technology, cell biology, or oncology. The phytochemicals or phytochemical classes that were frequently mentioned in the keywords of analyzed publications included, in descending order: resveratrol, trans-resveratrol, polyphenols, flavonoids, quercetin, stilbenes, curcumin, piceatannol, cis-resveratrol, and anthocyanins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-118
Number of pages16
JournalAnimal Science Papers and Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPrint publication - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Bibliometrics
  • Biological activities
  • Cancer
  • Citation analysis
  • Pharmacology
  • Resveratrol
  • VOSviewer
  • Web of Science


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