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Citrus medica: nutritional, phytochemical composition and health benefits – a review

Health benefits and products of Citrus medica.

Graphical abstract: Citrus medica: nutritional, phytochemical composition and health benefits – a review
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Dietary impact on esophageal cancer in humans: a review

Foods and the risk of esophageal cancer.

Graphical abstract: Dietary impact on esophageal cancer in humans: a review
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Safety considerations of plant polysaccharides for food use: a case study on phenolic-rich softwood galactoglucomannan extract

A growing population and concern over the sufficiency of natural resources for feeding this population have motivated researchers and industries to search for alternative and complementary sources of food ingredients and additives.

Graphical abstract: Safety considerations of plant polysaccharides for food use: a case study on phenolic-rich softwood galactoglucomannan extract
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Effects of superfoods on risk factors of metabolic syndrome: a systematic review of human intervention trials

A new term was introduced recently to describe foods with additional health benefits: “superfoods”, for which up to date no generally accepted definitions exist. Nonetheless, their consumption might contribute to the prevention of metabolic syndrome.

Graphical abstract: Effects of superfoods on risk factors of metabolic syndrome: a systematic review of human intervention trials
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Complementary effects of cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber on chronic inflammation and gut health

Cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber offer a wealth of complementary health benefits.

Graphical abstract: Complementary effects of cereal and pulse polyphenols and dietary fiber on chronic inflammation and gut health
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Gut : liver : brain axis: the microbial challenge in the hepatic encephalopathy

Gut microbiota modulation to restore proper gut : brain axis communications and reduce cirrhosis associated symptoms and HE progression.

Graphical abstract: Gut [ ] : [ ] liver [ ] : [ ] brain axis: the microbial challenge in the hepatic encephalopathy
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Circular reuse of bio-resources: the role of Pleurotus spp. in the development of functional foods

Pleurotus spp. grown on clean processing by-products is an ingredient that links food sustainability with functionality.

Graphical abstract: Circular reuse of bio-resources: the role of Pleurotus spp. in the development of functional foods
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Processing of oat: the impact on oat's cholesterol lowering effect

Human studies have clearly demonstrated the beneficial impact of consuming oats on cholesterol levels, however, processing can have a significant influence on functionality, which has not yet been fully addressed.

Graphical abstract: Processing of oat: the impact on oat's cholesterol lowering effect
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Revisiting the carrageenan controversy: do we really understand the digestive fate and safety of carrageenan in our foods?

An overview of evidence on Carrageenan (CGN), a family of marine polysaccharides, their characteristics and digestive fate that highlight various gaps in our understanding.

Graphical abstract: Revisiting the carrageenan controversy: do we really understand the digestive fate and safety of carrageenan in our foods?
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Interactions between wine phenolic compounds and human saliva in astringency perception

This review summarizes recent trends in methodologies based on the salivary protein–phenol interaction to determine astringency and the factors affecting this interaction.

Graphical abstract: Interactions between wine phenolic compounds and human saliva in astringency perception
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Occurrence, biological activity and metabolism of 6-shogaol

As one of the main bioactive compounds of dried ginger, 6-shogaol has been widely used to alleviate many ailments.

Graphical abstract: Occurrence, biological activity and metabolism of 6-shogaol
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Diet and microbiota linked in health and disease

Diet has shaped microbiota profiles through human evolution.

Graphical abstract: Diet and microbiota linked in health and disease
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Edible oleogels: an opportunity for fat replacement in foods

The number of publications, as a result of searching for hydrogels and oleogels for food applications in the last 10 years, shows that oleogels are getting more attention while hydrogels remain as a topic of interest. Moreover, the increasing number of publications dealing with food and obesity reveals that the food industry still has an important role in this regard.

Graphical abstract: Edible oleogels: an opportunity for fat replacement in foods
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Interactions of flavonoids with α-amylase and starch slowing down its digestion

Hydrophobic flavonoids can suppress starch digestion in the intestine by forming starch-flavonoid complexes.

Graphical abstract: Interactions of flavonoids with α-amylase and starch slowing down its digestion
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Association between berries intake and cardiovascular diseases risk factors: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials

The main goal of this work was to clarify the effects of the consumption of berries on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors by performing a systematic review followed by a meta-analysis and a trial sequential analysis (TSA).

Graphical abstract: Association between berries intake and cardiovascular diseases risk factors: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Research into food portion size: methodological aspects and applications

In-depth review of methods used in portion size research including dietary, cognitive and behavioural instruments.

Graphical abstract: Research into food portion size: methodological aspects and applications
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Curcumin as a functional food-derived factor: degradation products, metabolites, bioactivity, and future perspectives

Challenges and future perspectives of curcumin health benefit research.

Graphical abstract: Curcumin as a functional food-derived factor: degradation products, metabolites, bioactivity, and future perspectives
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Dietary fruits and arthritis

Arthritis is a global health concern affecting a significant proportion of the population and associated with reduced quality of life.

Graphical abstract: Dietary fruits and arthritis
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Molecular targets and mechanisms of bioactive peptides against metabolic syndromes

Bioactive peptides have beneficial effects on blood pressure, inflammation, obesity, and T2D, indicating their great potential as functional foods/nutraceuticals against metabolic syndromes.

Graphical abstract: Molecular targets and mechanisms of bioactive peptides against metabolic syndromes
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Molecular actions of hypocholesterolaemic compounds from edible mushrooms

Edible mushrooms contain bioactive compounds able to modulate the expression of genes related to absorption, biosynthesis and transport of cholesterol and regulation of its homeostasis.

Graphical abstract: Molecular actions of hypocholesterolaemic compounds from edible mushrooms
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Enhanced delivery of lipophilic bioactives using emulsions: a review of major factors affecting vitamin, nutraceutical, and lipid bioaccessibility

Many researchers are currently developing emulsion-based delivery systems to increase the bioavailability of lipophilic bioactive agents, such as oil-soluble vitamins, nutraceuticals, and lipids. This article reviews recent research in this area.

Graphical abstract: Enhanced delivery of lipophilic bioactives using emulsions: a review of major factors affecting vitamin, nutraceutical, and lipid bioaccessibility
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Progress in the understanding of the pathology of allergic asthma and the potential of fruit proanthocyanidins as modulators of airway inflammation

The potential of fruit proanthocyanidins to modulate airway inflammation through interactions with immune cells and the microbiome.

Graphical abstract: Progress in the understanding of the pathology of allergic asthma and the potential of fruit proanthocyanidins as modulators of airway inflammation
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Current knowledge of intestinal absorption of bioactive peptides

This review discusses the recent insights gathered on in vitro and in vivo absorption of peptides across intestinal membranes, into blood circulation.

Graphical abstract: Current knowledge of intestinal absorption of bioactive peptides
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The presence of food-derived collagen peptides in human body-structure and biological activity

While it was difficult to detect food-derived peptide in blood (A), recent advances enables identify them (B) and examine their biological activities.

Graphical abstract: The presence of food-derived collagen peptides in human body-structure and biological activity
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A comprehensive review of the health perspectives of resveratrol

Graphical abstract showing the structure of resveratrol.

Graphical abstract: A comprehensive review of the health perspectives of resveratrol
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Selenium fortification of infant formulas: does selenium form matter?

Adequate selenium intake is critical for growing infants. While the FDA requires that infant formulas contain selenium, there is no consensus on the optimal form of selenium fortification.

Graphical abstract: Selenium fortification of infant formulas: does selenium form matter?
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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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Egg-derived bioactive peptides with ACE-inhibitory properties: a literature update

Egg proteins contain a wide set of peptide sequences which have an impact on cardiovascular health.

Graphical abstract: Egg-derived bioactive peptides with ACE-inhibitory properties: a literature update
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Resveratrol: from diet to topical usage

Molecular pathways involved in resveratrol mediate skin protective effects against environmental insults.

Graphical abstract: Resveratrol: from diet to topical usage
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Mitigating the effects of high fat diet on the brain and behavior with berry supplementation

Berries are rich in bioactive compounds like anthocyanins and show promise for mitigating the effects of high fat diet on the brain and behavior.

Graphical abstract: Mitigating the effects of high fat diet on the brain and behavior with berry supplementation
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Role of phytochemicals in the modulation of miRNA expression in cancer

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are single-stranded non-coding endogenous RNAs. They act as tumour suppressors and oncogenes in tumorigenesis. Phytochemicals have a unique capability to regulate the expression of miRNAs in various cancers.

Graphical abstract: Role of phytochemicals in the modulation of miRNA expression in cancer
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Bioactivities of alternative protein sources and their potential health benefits

Increasing the utilisation of plant proteins is needed to support the production of protein-rich foods that could replace animal proteins in the human diet so as to reduce the strain that intensive animal husbandry poses to the environment.

Graphical abstract: Bioactivities of alternative protein sources and their potential health benefits
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Exploring the immunomodulatory and anticancer properties of zerumbone

Plant-derived immunomodulators and anti-cancer agents have attracted a lot of interest from natural product scientists for their efficacy and safety, and their significant contribution towards understanding targeted drug action and drug delivery mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Exploring the immunomodulatory and anticancer properties of zerumbone
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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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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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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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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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Expectations of food satiation and satiety reviewed with special focus on food properties

Expectations of satiation are beliefs about the extent to which food is expected to deliver fullness and expectation of satiety relates to the extent to which food is expected to give respite from hunger and to inhibit further eating.

Graphical abstract: Expectations of food satiation and satiety reviewed with special focus on food properties
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Effect of soybean protein on blood pressure in postmenopausal women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Soy protein intakes ≥25 g d−1 significantly decreased SBP and DBP, which may be due to the isoflavones component.

Graphical abstract: Effect of soybean protein on blood pressure in postmenopausal women: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Healthy properties of green and white teas: an update

Green tea has been consumed for centuries in Japan, China and Morocco.

Graphical abstract: Healthy properties of green and white teas: an update
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Microalgae as healthy ingredients for functional food: a review

Microalgae are very interesting and valuable natural sources of highly valuable bioactive compounds, such as vitamins, essential amino acids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, minerals, carotenoids, enzymes and fibre.

Graphical abstract: Microalgae as healthy ingredients for functional food: a review
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Effects of bioactive compounds on senescence and components of senescence associated secretory phenotypes in vitro

Senescence is a permanent cell cycle arrest that is accompanied by changes in cell morphology and physiology occurring in vitro and in vivo.

Graphical abstract: Effects of bioactive compounds on senescence and components of senescence associated secretory phenotypes in vitro
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Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phenolic compounds in bread: a review

Cereal-based products, like breads, are a vehicle for bioactive compounds, including polyphenols.

Graphical abstract: Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phenolic compounds in bread: a review
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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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Alleviation of metabolic syndrome by monascin and ankaflavin: the perspective of Monascus functional foods

The metabolites of Monascus with multiple benefits are popular subjects for the development of functional foods.

Graphical abstract: Alleviation of metabolic syndrome by monascin and ankaflavin: the perspective of Monascus functional foods
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How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its components

Metabolic syndrome, with its increasing prevalence, is becoming a major public health problem throughout the world.

Graphical abstract: How coffee affects metabolic syndrome and its components
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Food and plant bioactives for reducing cardiometabolic disease risk: an evidence based approach

Nutraceuticals active on the main cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Graphical abstract: Food and plant bioactives for reducing cardiometabolic disease risk: an evidence based approach
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The effects of Lycium barbarum L. (L. barbarum) on cardiometabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

The effects of Lycium barbarum L. (L. barbarum) on the cardiometabolic risk factors from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have shown inconsistent results.

Graphical abstract: The effects of Lycium barbarum L. (L. barbarum) on cardiometabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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Momordica charantia: a popular health-promoting vegetable with multifunctionality

Products derived from edible medicinal plants have been used for centuries to prevent, treat, and even cure multiple diseases.

Graphical abstract: Momordica charantia: a popular health-promoting vegetable with multifunctionality
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Mechanisms and therapeutic prospects of polyphenols as modulators of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor

Polyphenolic AhR modulators displayed concentration-, XRE-, gene-, species- and cell-specific agonistic/antagonistic activity.

Graphical abstract: Mechanisms and therapeutic prospects of polyphenols as modulators of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor
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Toxicity of cadmium and its health risks from leafy vegetable consumption

Cadmium (Cd) exposure through leafy vegetable consumption displays adverse effects on humans and solutions to reduce the health risk are summarized.

Graphical abstract: Toxicity of cadmium and its health risks from leafy vegetable consumption
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Coloring attributes of betalains: a key emphasis on stability and future applications

Organoleptic characteristics largely determine food acceptance, selection, and subsequent consumption.

Graphical abstract: Coloring attributes of betalains: a key emphasis on stability and future applications
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Physicochemical properties of kafirin protein and its applications as building blocks of functional delivery systems

The unique physicochemical properties of kafirin highlight its potential as an attractive resource for gluten-free products and building blocks for functional delivery systems.

Graphical abstract: Physicochemical properties of kafirin protein and its applications as building blocks of functional delivery systems
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Rice bran constituents: immunomodulatory and therapeutic activities

Rice bran, one of the most abundant and valuable byproducts produced during the rice milling process, is of steadily growing interest in recent years due to its potential health benefits.

Graphical abstract: Rice bran constituents: immunomodulatory and therapeutic activities
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Apple and pear consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies

The conclusions from epidemiological studies are controversial between apple and pear consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) risk.

Graphical abstract: Apple and pear consumption and type 2 diabetes mellitus risk: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
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Potential roles of chemical degradation in the biological activities of curcumin

Substantial pre-clinical and human studies have shown that curcumin, a dietary compound from turmeric, has a variety of health-promoting biological activities.

Graphical abstract: Potential roles of chemical degradation in the biological activities of curcumin
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Review on cell models to evaluate the potential antioxidant activity of polysaccharides

Owing to various health functions, natural polysaccharides are becoming a kind of popular dietary nutritional supplement.

Graphical abstract: Review on cell models to evaluate the potential antioxidant activity of polysaccharides
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Gene expression modulation of lipid and central energetic metabolism related genes by high-fat diet intake in the main homeostatic tissues

HF diet feeding affects the energy balance by transcriptional metabolic adaptations, based in direct gene expression modulation, perinatal programing and transcriptional factor regulation, which could be affected by the animal model, gender or period of dietary treatment.

Graphical abstract: Gene expression modulation of lipid and central energetic metabolism related genes by high-fat diet intake in the main homeostatic tissues
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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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Oral processing of emulsion systems from a colloidal perspective

This review discusses recent understanding of the oral destabilization of food emulsions from a colloidal perspective.

Graphical abstract: Oral processing of emulsion systems from a colloidal perspective
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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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Structural design approaches for creating fat droplet and starch granule mimetics

This article focuses on hydrogel-based strategies for creating reduced calorie foods with desirable physicochemical, sensory, and nutritional properties.

Graphical abstract: Structural design approaches for creating fat droplet and starch granule mimetics
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Gastrointestinal interactions, absorption, splanchnic metabolism and pharmacokinetics of orally ingested phenolic compounds

Phenolic compounds interact with nutrients and host molecules in the gastrointestinal tract, which modulates digestion and alters their pharmacokinetic parameters.

Graphical abstract: Gastrointestinal interactions, absorption, splanchnic metabolism and pharmacokinetics of orally ingested phenolic compounds
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Astaxanthin in cardiovascular health and disease: mechanisms of action, therapeutic merits, and knowledge gaps

Cardiovascular disease is the main contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide.

Graphical abstract: Astaxanthin in cardiovascular health and disease: mechanisms of action, therapeutic merits, and knowledge gaps
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