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Review Article

Anti-obesity molecular mechanism of soy isoflavones: weaving the way to new therapeutic routes

Obesity is ringing alarm bells globally.

Graphical abstract: Anti-obesity molecular mechanism of soy isoflavones: weaving the way to new therapeutic routes
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Review Article

Quantifying non-specific interactions between flavour and food biomolecules

Non-specific protein–flavour interactions can be captured by assumption-free statistical thermodynamics.

Graphical abstract: Quantifying non-specific interactions between flavour and food biomolecules
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Review Article

Protective effects of fisetin and other berry flavonoids in Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is an age-associated degenerative disease of the midbrain that results from the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra.

Graphical abstract: Protective effects of fisetin and other berry flavonoids in Parkinson's disease
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Review Article

Mangos and their bioactive components: adding variety to the fruit plate for health

The diet is an essential factor affecting the risk for development and progression of modern day chronic diseases, particularly those with pathophysiological roots in inflammation and oxidative stress-induced damage.

Graphical abstract: Mangos and their bioactive components: adding variety to the fruit plate for health
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Review Article

Cross-talk between 10-gingerol and its anti-cancerous potential: a recent update

10-gingerol displays potential as food and medicine due to its considerable benefits in anti-cancerous, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and others.

Graphical abstract: Cross-talk between 10-gingerol and its anti-cancerous potential: a recent update
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Review Article

Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on the pattern of oxylipins: a short review about the modulation of hydroxy-, dihydroxy-, and epoxy-fatty acids

Intervention studies on the effect of n3-PUFA supplementation on the oxylipin pattern are described. The study designs, n3-PUFA dose and trends in the lipid mediators are qualitatively compared and the observed changes in the oxylipin levels are quantitatively analyzed.

Graphical abstract: Effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on the pattern of oxylipins: a short review about the modulation of hydroxy-, dihydroxy-, and epoxy-fatty acids
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Review Article

Composite foods: from structure to sensory perception

This review article gives an overview of structural features of composite foods, and its relation to rheological, lubrication and sensory properties.

Graphical abstract: Composite foods: from structure to sensory perception
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Open Access Review Article

Bolus matters: the influence of food oral breakdown on dynamic texture perception

This review article focuses on dynamic texture perception, design of food structure and characterisation of oral processing by boli characterisation.

Graphical abstract: Bolus matters: the influence of food oral breakdown on dynamic texture perception
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Review Article

Olive oil and postprandial hyperlipidemia: implications for atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome

Olive oil is the primary source of fat in the Mediterranean diet, which is associated with a significant improvement in health status, as measured by reduced mortality from several chronic diseases.

Graphical abstract: Olive oil and postprandial hyperlipidemia: implications for atherosclerosis and metabolic syndrome
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Review Article

Molecular mechanisms of the anti-obesity effect of bioactive compounds in tea and coffee

The anti-obesity effects of tea and coffee in cells, animals, humans and the gut microbiota.

Graphical abstract: Molecular mechanisms of the anti-obesity effect of bioactive compounds in tea and coffee
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Review Article

An update on the role of nutrigenomic modulations in mediating the cardiovascular protective effect of fruit polyphenols

Polyphenols are plant food microconstituents that are widely distributed in the human diet, with fruits and fruit-derived products as one of the main dietary sources.

Graphical abstract: An update on the role of nutrigenomic modulations in mediating the cardiovascular protective effect of fruit polyphenols
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Review Article

Designing food delivery systems: challenges related to the in vitro methods employed to determine the fate of bioactives in the gut

This review discusses in vitro available approaches to study delivery and uptake of bioactive compounds and the associated challenges.

Graphical abstract: Designing food delivery systems: challenges related to the in vitro methods employed to determine the fate of bioactives in the gut
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Review Article

Sucrose release from polysaccharide gels

Sucrose release from polysaccharide gels has been studied extensively because it is expected to be useful in understanding flavour release from solid foods and to find a new processing method which produces more palatable and healthier foods.

Graphical abstract: Sucrose release from polysaccharide gels
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Review Article

Diet, microbiota, and dysbiosis: a ‘recipe’ for colorectal cancer

The food we consume feeds not only us, but also a vast and diverse community of microbiota within our gastrointestinal tract.

Graphical abstract: Diet, microbiota, and dysbiosis: a ‘recipe’ for colorectal cancer
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Open Access Review Article

Dietary protein intake and human health

A protein consists of amino acids (AA) linked by peptide bonds.

Graphical abstract: Dietary protein intake and human health
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Communication

Vasorelaxant activity of twenty-one physiologically relevant (poly)phenolic metabolites on isolated mouse arteries

Polyphenols are beneficial for health, but are metabolised after consumption.

Graphical abstract: Vasorelaxant activity of twenty-one physiologically relevant (poly)phenolic metabolites on isolated mouse arteries
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Communication

The effect of selected food phytochemicals on breast cancer metastasis based on in vivo capture of circulating tumor cells

The number of CTCs revealed dietary factor effects on cancer metastasis using a new in vivo CTC detection method.

Graphical abstract: The effect of selected food phytochemicals on breast cancer metastasis based on in vivo capture of circulating tumor cells
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Communication

The single and synergistic effects of the major tea components caffeine, epigallocatechin-3-gallate and L-theanine on rat sperm viability

The synergism between the main representatives of the major classes of tea components, caffeine, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and L-theanine, is crucial for the beneficial effects attributed to this beverage during sperm storage at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: The single and synergistic effects of the major tea components caffeine, epigallocatechin-3-gallate and l-theanine on rat sperm viability
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Ultrasonicated Lespedeza cuneata extract prevents TNF-α-induced early atherosclerosis in vitro and in vivo

This study evaluated the use of ultrasonication to extract Lespedeza cuneata as a potential nutraceutical for preventing vascular inflammation.

Graphical abstract: Ultrasonicated Lespedeza cuneata extract prevents TNF-α-induced early atherosclerosis in vitro and in vivo
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Assessment of endocrine disruption potential of essential oils of culinary herbs and spices involving glucocorticoid, androgen and vitamin D receptors

Essential oils of culinary herbs and species influence transcriptional activities of nuclear receptor VDR and steroid hormones receptors AR and GR.

Graphical abstract: Assessment of endocrine disruption potential of essential oils of culinary herbs and spices involving glucocorticoid, androgen and vitamin D receptors
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Raspberry anthocyanin consumption prevents diet-induced obesity by alleviating oxidative stress and modulating hepatic lipid metabolism

Evidence indicates that raspberries have beneficial effects on chronic diseases.

Graphical abstract: Raspberry anthocyanin consumption prevents diet-induced obesity by alleviating oxidative stress and modulating hepatic lipid metabolism
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Antinutritional factors and hypocholesterolemic effect of wild apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca L.) as affected by detoxification

Detoxification treatment substantially reduced antinutritional factors along with the complete removal of hydrocyanic acid from wild (bitter) apricot kernel and improved the hypocholesterolemic effect in male Wistar albino rats.

Graphical abstract: Antinutritional factors and hypocholesterolemic effect of wild apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca L.) as affected by detoxification
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The inhibitory effect of Manuka honey on human colon cancer HCT-116 and LoVo cell growth. Part 2: Induction of oxidative stress, alteration of mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis, and suppression of metastatic ability

Manuka honey induces chemopreventive effects.

Graphical abstract: The inhibitory effect of Manuka honey on human colon cancer HCT-116 and LoVo cell growth. Part 2: Induction of oxidative stress, alteration of mitochondrial respiration and glycolysis, and suppression of metastatic ability
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Networks of micronized fat crystals grown under static conditions

Dispersions of micronized fat crystals (MFCs) in oil form a weak-interaction network organized by crystal aggregates in a continuous net of crystalline nanoplatelets.

Graphical abstract: Networks of micronized fat crystals grown under static conditions
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The impact of galactooligosaccharides on the bioaccessibility of sterols in a plant sterol-enriched beverage: adaptation of the harmonized INFOGEST digestion method

Bioaccessibility of sterols in milk-based fruit beverages: comparison of two in vitro digestions.

Graphical abstract: The impact of galactooligosaccharides on the bioaccessibility of sterols in a plant sterol-enriched beverage: adaptation of the harmonized INFOGEST digestion method
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Phytol stimulates the browning of white adipocytes through the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) α in mice fed high-fat diet

In vivo and in vitro studies show that phytol stimulates the browning of mice iWAT and formation of brown-like adipocytes in the differentiated 3T3-L1 through the activation of the AMPKα signaling pathway.

Graphical abstract: Phytol stimulates the browning of white adipocytes through the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) α in mice fed high-fat diet
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Broad bean (Vicia faba L.) pods: a rich source of bioactive ingredients with antimicrobial, antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory, anti-diabetic and health-promoting properties

Broad bean pods have been proven to be a functional food with promising in vitro and in vivo biological activities.

Graphical abstract: Broad bean (Vicia faba L.) pods: a rich source of bioactive ingredients with antimicrobial, antioxidant, enzyme inhibitory, anti-diabetic and health-promoting properties
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Unsaponifiable fraction isolated from grape (Vitis vinifera L.) seed oil attenuates oxidative and inflammatory responses in human primary monocytes

Grape seed oil has significant potential for the management of inflammatory and oxidative conditions.

Graphical abstract: Unsaponifiable fraction isolated from grape (Vitis vinifera L.) seed oil attenuates oxidative and inflammatory responses in human primary monocytes
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Chitosan binding onto the epigallocatechin-loaded ferritin nanocage enhances its transport across Caco-2 cells

The binding of chitosan to epigallocatechin-encapsulated ferritin enhances epigallocatechin transport across Caco-2 cells through the transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1)-mediated absorption pathway.

Graphical abstract: Chitosan binding onto the epigallocatechin-loaded ferritin nanocage enhances its transport across Caco-2 cells
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Apoptosis effects of imperatorin on synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis through mitochondrial/caspase-mediated pathways

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic chronic inflammatory disease associated with a potential imbalance between the growth and death of rheumatoid arthritis fibroblast-like synoviocytes (RA-FLSs).

Graphical abstract: Apoptosis effects of imperatorin on synoviocytes in rheumatoid arthritis through mitochondrial/caspase-mediated pathways
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Effect of fisetin supplementation on inflammatory factors and matrix metalloproteinase enzymes in colorectal cancer patients

Promising effects of fisetin on the inflammation status in colorectal cancer.

Graphical abstract: Effect of fisetin supplementation on inflammatory factors and matrix metalloproteinase enzymes in colorectal cancer patients
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Fractionation of the more active extracts of Geranium molle L.: a relationship between their phenolic profile and biological activity

Active extracts of Geranium molle L. were fractionated and the fractions were evaluated for their antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity against several human tumor cell lines, and their phenolic profile was determined.

Graphical abstract: Fractionation of the more active extracts of Geranium molle L.: a relationship between their phenolic profile and biological activity
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Retracted Article: ZnO nanoparticles affect intestinal function in an in vitro model

Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NP) may be present in food packaging, which would put consumers at risk of NP ingestion.

Graphical abstract: Retracted Article: ZnO nanoparticles affect intestinal function in an in vitro model
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Can coconut oil and treadmill exercise during the critical period of brain development ameliorate stress-related effects on anxiety-like behavior and episodic-like memory in young rats?

Virgin coconut oil (CO) and treadmill exercise have been reported to improve memory performance in young rats.

Graphical abstract: Can coconut oil and treadmill exercise during the critical period of brain development ameliorate stress-related effects on anxiety-like behavior and episodic-like memory in young rats?
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A natural food ingredient based on ergosterol: optimization of the extraction from Agaricus blazei, evaluation of bioactive properties and incorporation in yogurts

A. blazei bioresidues can be used to obtain promising high value-added food additives, following a circular bioeconomy concept.

Graphical abstract: A natural food ingredient based on ergosterol: optimization of the extraction from Agaricus blazei, evaluation of bioactive properties and incorporation in yogurts
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Urinary metabolomic study of the antagonistic effect of P. ginseng in rats with estrogen decline using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry

This study investigates the antagonistic effect of Panax ginseng in rats with estrogen decline by its intervention in some major endogenous metabolic pathways.

Graphical abstract: Urinary metabolomic study of the antagonistic effect of P. ginseng in rats with estrogen decline using ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry
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Monascin inhibits IL-1β induced catabolism in mouse chondrocytes and ameliorates murine osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is an age-related degenerative disease and is the fourth major cause of disability, but there are no effective therapies because of its complex pathology and the side effects of the drugs.

Graphical abstract: Monascin inhibits IL-1β induced catabolism in mouse chondrocytes and ameliorates murine osteoarthritis
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Flammulina velutipes polysaccharides improve scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairment in mice by modulating gut microbiota composition

Flammulina velutipes polysaccharides (FVP) and the FVP-induced microbiota have been proved to be effective in improving learning and memory impairment in mice.

Graphical abstract: Flammulina velutipes polysaccharides improve scopolamine-induced learning and memory impairment in mice by modulating gut microbiota composition
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Impact of dietary supplementation with olive and thyme phenols on alpha-tocopherol concentration in the muscle and liver of adult Wistar rats

A preliminary study to evaluate the effect of dietary supplementation with olive phenols (oleuropein, hydroxytyrosol and secoiridoids), thyme phenols and a combination of these on the α-tocopherol concentrations in the muscle and liver of healthy adult Wistar rats over 21 days was conducted.

Graphical abstract: Impact of dietary supplementation with olive and thyme phenols on alpha-tocopherol concentration in the muscle and liver of adult Wistar rats
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Chemical inhibition and stable knock-down of efflux transporters leads to reduced glucuronidation of wushanicaritin in UGT1A1-overexpressing HeLa cells: the role of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) in the excretion of glucuronides

We determine the contributions of BCRP and MRP transporters in HeLa cells.

Graphical abstract: Chemical inhibition and stable knock-down of efflux transporters leads to reduced glucuronidation of wushanicaritin in UGT1A1-overexpressing HeLa cells: the role of breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) and multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) in the excretion of glucuronides
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Bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of extruded snack-type products developed from novel formulations of lentil and nutritional yeast flours

Pulses are well known to be gluten-free functional foods that provide a rich source of nutritional and healthy compounds with antioxidant-promoting activity.

Graphical abstract: Bioactive compounds and antioxidant capacity of extruded snack-type products developed from novel formulations of lentil and nutritional yeast flours
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Protective effect of rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid against streptozotocin-induced oxidation, glycation, inflammation and microbiota imbalance in diabetic rats

RA and CA show hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidative effects in diabetic rats and improve their microbiota imbalance in the colon.

Graphical abstract: Protective effect of rosmarinic acid and carnosic acid against streptozotocin-induced oxidation, glycation, inflammation and microbiota imbalance in diabetic rats
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Isoenergic modification of whey protein structure by denaturation and crosslinking using transglutaminase

The structural effect of denaturation of whey protein by heat or pH and subsequent crosslinking by transglutaminase.

Graphical abstract: Isoenergic modification of whey protein structure by denaturation and crosslinking using transglutaminase
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Effects of a combined intervention with a lentil protein hydrolysate and a mixed training protocol on the lipid metabolism and hepatic markers of NAFLD in Zucker rats

Lentil protein hydrolysate and a mixed training protocol reduced hepatomegalia and steatosis associated with NAFLD, relieving adverse effects in glucose and lipid metabolism.

Graphical abstract: Effects of a combined intervention with a lentil protein hydrolysate and a mixed training protocol on the lipid metabolism and hepatic markers of NAFLD in Zucker rats
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An exploratory study of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) (poly)phenols/metabolites in human biological samples

Characterization of red raspberry (poly)phenols in fruit, their metabolism, and presence in human biological samples after acute and chronic intake.

Graphical abstract: An exploratory study of red raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) (poly)phenols/metabolites in human biological samples
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In vitro membrane damage induced by half-fin anchovy hydrolysates/glucose Maillard reaction products and the effects on oxidative status in vivo

Through induced H2O2 generation in vitro, HAHp(9.0)-G MRPs increased the antioxidant status in normal mice after short-term intake.

Graphical abstract: In vitro membrane damage induced by half-fin anchovy hydrolysates/glucose Maillard reaction products and the effects on oxidative status in vivo
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Chicken breast muscle hydrolysates ameliorate acute alcohol-induced liver injury in mice through alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activation and oxidative stress reduction

In this study, the ameliorative effect of chicken breast muscle hydrolysates (CBMHs) against acute alcohol-induced liver injury was investigated and its probable mechanism was further elucidated.

Graphical abstract: Chicken breast muscle hydrolysates ameliorate acute alcohol-induced liver injury in mice through alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) activation and oxidative stress reduction
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Metabolic fate of strawberry polyphenols after chronic intake in healthy older adults

Strawberry (poly)phenols produce an array of metabolites, some that persist in plasma while others are acutely enhanced when eaten chronically.

Graphical abstract: Metabolic fate of strawberry polyphenols after chronic intake in healthy older adults
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The important role of salivary α-amylase in the gastric digestion of wheat bread starch

Salivary α-amylase (HSA) from the bolus significantly contributed to the digestion of starch during the dynamic gastric digestion of wheat bread.

Graphical abstract: The important role of salivary α-amylase in the gastric digestion of wheat bread starch
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Extraction of triterpenoids and phenolic compounds from Ganoderma lucidum: optimization study using the response surface methodology

The extraction of triterpenoids and phenolic compounds from Ganoderma lucidum was optimized by response surface methodology, using heat and ultrasound assisted extraction techniques.

Graphical abstract: Extraction of triterpenoids and phenolic compounds from Ganoderma lucidum: optimization study using the response surface methodology
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Consumption of plant food supplements in the Netherlands

This consumption survey provides information on the consumption of plant food supplements in several subgroups of the Dutch population including children.

Graphical abstract: Consumption of plant food supplements in the Netherlands
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Quillaja saponin-based hollow salt particles as solid carriers for enhancing sensory aroma with reduced sodium intake

QS-based hollow salt particles were developed that improve flavor performance with reduced sodium intake.

Graphical abstract: Quillaja saponin-based hollow salt particles as solid carriers for enhancing sensory aroma with reduced sodium intake
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Ginger fermented with Schizosaccharomyces pombe alleviates memory impairment via protecting hippocampal neuronal cells in amyloid beta1–42 plaque injected mice

Ginger fermented with S. pombe alleviates AD-like memory dysfunction and neuronal degradation in an animal model.

Graphical abstract: Ginger fermented with Schizosaccharomyces pombe alleviates memory impairment via protecting hippocampal neuronal cells in amyloid beta1–42 plaque injected mice
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Chemical composition and bioactive properties of the wild mushroom Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr: a study with samples from Romania

In Eastern Europe, wild mushrooms are widely collected in mountain areas and used for their medicinal properties or as healthy foods.

Graphical abstract: Chemical composition and bioactive properties of the wild mushroom Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr: a study with samples from Romania
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Profiling polyphenol composition by HPLC-DAD-ESI/MSn and the antibacterial activity of infusion preparations obtained from four medicinal plants

Infusions of T. pallescens, P. verticillata and L. guyonianum are a source of bioactive compounds.

Graphical abstract: Profiling polyphenol composition by HPLC-DAD-ESI/MSn and the antibacterial activity of infusion preparations obtained from four medicinal plants
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Pepsin egg white hydrolysate ameliorates metabolic syndrome in high-fat/high-dextrose fed rats

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of a pepsin egg white hydrolysate (EWH) on metabolic complications using a high-fat/high-dextrose diet-induced Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) experimental model.

Graphical abstract: Pepsin egg white hydrolysate ameliorates metabolic syndrome in high-fat/high-dextrose fed rats
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Preventive effects of taurine against D-galactose-induced cognitive dysfunction and brain damage

Oxidative stress arising from life processes or environmental influences and its resultant cellular dysfunctions are major causes of neurodegenerative disorders.

Graphical abstract: Preventive effects of taurine against d-galactose-induced cognitive dysfunction and brain damage
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Alleviation of oxidative stress-mediated nephropathy by dietary fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and onion (Allium cepa) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Fenugreek seeds and onion ameliorated oxidative stress in the kidneys accompanying diabetes mellitus and the consequent nephropathy. Higher nutraceutical benefits were seen with the combination of these two, amounting to an additive effect.

Graphical abstract: Alleviation of oxidative stress-mediated nephropathy by dietary fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and onion (Allium cepa) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
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Moderation of hyperuricemia in rats via consuming walnut protein hydrolysate diet and identification of new antihyperuricemic peptides

Walnut-derived antihyperuricemic peptides were purified and identified based on decreasing serum uric acid level and inhibiting xanthine oxidase.

Graphical abstract: Moderation of hyperuricemia in rats via consuming walnut protein hydrolysate diet and identification of new antihyperuricemic peptides
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Fluorescent nanoparticles from mature vinegar: their properties and interaction with dopamine

In this paper we report the discovery of fluorescent nanoparticles (FNs) in Chinese mature vinegar.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent nanoparticles from mature vinegar: their properties and interaction with dopamine
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Evaluation of the impact of food matrix change on the in vitro bioaccessibility of carotenoids in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) slices during two drying processes

The variable bioaccessibility of carotenoids depended on changes of matrix driven by drying.

Graphical abstract: Evaluation of the impact of food matrix change on the in vitro bioaccessibility of carotenoids in pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) slices during two drying processes
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Estimation of the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in Chinese vegetables using the in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model: the influence of gut microbiota

The human gut microbiota significantly influences the bioaccessibility of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in vegetables in the colon phase.

Graphical abstract: Estimation of the bioaccessibility and bioavailability of Fe, Mn, Cu, and Zn in Chinese vegetables using the in vitro digestion/Caco-2 cell model: the influence of gut microbiota
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Physiological linkage of gender, bioavailable hydroxytyrosol derivatives, and their metabolites with systemic catecholamine metabolism

Unraveling the physiological linkage between gender, bioavailable hydroxytyrosol derivatives, and their microbial metabolites and the systemic metabolism of catecholamines.

Graphical abstract: Physiological linkage of gender, bioavailable hydroxytyrosol derivatives, and their metabolites with systemic catecholamine metabolism
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Comparative toxic effects of butylparaben sodium, sodium diacetate and potassium sorbate to Dunaliella tertiolecta and HL7702 cells

The aim of this study is to further evaluate the toxicities of Butylparaben sodium (BP), sodium diacetate (SDA) and potassium sorbate (PS) using microalgae cells, and a comparison is made with their mammalian cell cytotoxicities.

Graphical abstract: Comparative toxic effects of butylparaben sodium, sodium diacetate and potassium sorbate to Dunaliella tertiolecta and HL7702 cells
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Effects of the physical-form and the degree-of-saturation of oil on postprandial plasma triglycerides, glycemia and appetite of healthy Chinese adults

Ethylcellulose (EC) forms a complex oleogel network that entraps lipids.

Graphical abstract: Effects of the physical-form and the degree-of-saturation of oil on postprandial plasma triglycerides, glycemia and appetite of healthy Chinese adults
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Soy peptide aggregates formed during hydrolysis reduced protein extraction without decreasing their nutritional value

Insoluble peptide aggregates formed during hydrolysis were pepsin-resistant but could be well digested by pancreatin and exhibited good bioactivity.

Graphical abstract: Soy peptide aggregates formed during hydrolysis reduced protein extraction without decreasing their nutritional value
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Antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects of soymilk fermented via Lactococcus acidophilus MF204

Previous studies have shown that fermentations can enhance the bioactivity and absorption rate of soybean products.

Graphical abstract: Antioxidant and hypolipidemic effects of soymilk fermented via Lactococcus acidophilus MF204
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The effect of dietary factors on strawberry anthocyanins oral bioavailability

Strawberries are a dietary source of anthocyanins, particularly pelargonidin glycosides.

Graphical abstract: The effect of dietary factors on strawberry anthocyanins oral bioavailability
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A combined docosahexaenoic acid–thyroid hormone protocol upregulates rat liver β-Klotho expression and downstream components of FGF21 signaling as a potential novel approach to metabolic stress conditions

We study the mechanism of how liver preconditioning by a DHA and triiodothyronine combined protocol underlies peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα)-fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) upregulation.

Graphical abstract: A combined docosahexaenoic acid–thyroid hormone protocol upregulates rat liver β-Klotho expression and downstream components of FGF21 signaling as a potential novel approach to metabolic stress conditions
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Freeze-dried strawberry and blueberry attenuates diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in rats by inhibiting adipogenesis and lipogenesis

Freeze-dried strawberry/blueberry powder might be useful for treatment/prevention of obesity-related diseases as it improves weight, fat and glucose-related biomarkers.

Graphical abstract: Freeze-dried strawberry and blueberry attenuates diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in rats by inhibiting adipogenesis and lipogenesis
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