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Food & Function

Linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition
Impact Factor 2.694 12 Issues per Year
 
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Marta Oliveira, Filipa Reis, Diana Sousa, Catarina Tavares, Raquel T. Lima, I. C. F. R. Ferreira, Tiago dos Santos and M. Helena Vasconcelos
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00258J, Paper
Ganoderma lucidum is one of the most extensively studied mushrooms as functional food and as chemopreventive agent due to its recognized medicinal properties. Some G. lucidum extracts have shown promising...
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00100A, Review Article
The oral bioavailability of many lipophilic bioactive agents (pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals) is limited due to various physicochemical and physiological processes. Excipient foods can be designed to improve the oral bioavailability of these bioactive agents.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00165F, Paper
Peptide release profiles from lactoferrin were tracked and characterised during simulated gastric digestion using a novel quantitative proteomic approach.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00037D, Review Article
This review summarizes the status of the metabolism of conjugated linolenic acid isomers, their bioactivities and their possible mechanisms of action.
 
Mi Hye Kim, You Yeon Choi, Jae Min Han, Hyoun-su Lee, Seong Bin Hong, Seok-Geun Lee and Woong Mo Yang
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00133H, Paper
Estrogen deficiency in menopausal women is the main cause of osteoporosis. Phytoestrogen could be a treatment for post-menopausal osteoporosis. Recent studies showed that S. chinensis contains several lignans, which may...
 
Myung-Sook Choi, Ri Ryu, Yu Ri Seo, T.-S. Jeong, Dong-Ha Shin, Yong Bok Park, Sang Ryong Kim and Un Ju Jung
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00199K, Paper
The present study investigated the effects of soybean leaf extracts (SLE) on blood glucose, insulin resistance, body fat and dyslipidemia in prediabetes subjects, and compared them with the effects of...
 
Beatriz Bermudez, Almudena Ortega-Gomez, Lourdes M. Varela, Jose Villar, Rocio Abia, Francisco J. G. Muriana and Sergio Lopez
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00067F, Paper
Postprandial glycaemic control may be at risk from dietary SFA palmitic acid but not SFA stearic acid and may be protected by dietary MUFA oleic acid but not MUFA palmitoleic acid.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60575B, Review Article
Edible fungi of the Monascus species have been used as traditional Chinese medicine in eastern Asia for several centuries.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00006D, Paper
To investigate the mechanism of hepcidin suppression by Angelica sinensis polysaccharide in iron deficiency anemia rats, we monitored the liver expression of seven proteins important for hepcidin regulation, as well as blood routine iron, hepcidin and transferrin.
 
Kathleen Oehlke, Marta Adamiuk, Diana Behsnilian, Volker Gräf, Esther Mayer-Miebach, Elke Walz and Ralf Greiner
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60067J, Review Article
This review focuses on how composition and structure of food-grade nanometre sized delivery systems affect the bioavailability of bioactive compounds.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00148F, Paper
Cheese ‘refinement’ with massive B-vitamin losses (≈70-84%) through whey removal during precipitation may potentially induce an acute imbalance between protein/methionine load and temporal inadequacy/shortage of nutrients critical for their metabolism,...
 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60629E, Paper
Polysaccharides isolated from edible Dendrobium huoshanense have been shown to possess hepatoprotection function on selenium- and carbon tetrachloride-induced liver injury. In this study, we investigated the preventive effects of daily...
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60500K, Paper
Chitosan coated BSA–EGCG nanoparticles enhanced the absorption of EGCG.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00014E, Paper
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is obtained from the fruit of the olive tree Olea europaea L. Phenolic compounds present in EVOO have recognized anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
 
Zhi-Ming Gao, Le-Ping Zhu, Xiao-Quan Yang, Xiu-Ting He, Jin-Mei Wang, Jian Guo, Jun-Ru Qi, Li-Juan Wang and Shou-Wei Yin
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60497G, Paper
Sodium caseinate-coated LPP endows CLA with excellent oxidation stability and sustained release in simulated GIT fluids.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60526D, Paper
The functional preventive role of two dietary phytocompounds against high cholesterol diet induced metabolic stress and hepatotoxicity.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00106K, Paper
This study was designed to investigate physicochemical characterization of the oil extracted from foxtail millet bran (FMBO), and the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects against acute ethanol-induced hepatic injury in mice....
 
A. E. Quirós-Sauceda, H. Palafox-Carlos, S. G. Sáyago-Ayerdi, J. F. Ayala-Zavala, L. A. Bello-Perez, E. Álvarez-Parrilla, L. A. de la Rosa, A. F. González-Córdova and G. A. González-Aguilar
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00073K, Review Article
Dietary fiber and phenolic compounds are responsible for potential effects on human health; therefore they have been widely used to increase functionality of some foods.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60716J, Paper
A novel fucoidan, which consists of a 1→ 3-linked tetrafucose repeating unit that is distinctive in its sulphation pattern, was isolated from the sea cucumber Acaudina molpadioides. In the present...
 
Daniele Vergara, Pasquale Simeone, Simona Bettini, Andrea Tinelli, Ludovico Valli, Carlo Storelli, Silvana Leo, Angelo Santino and Michele Maffia
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00023D, Paper
In a panel of human tumor cell lines, carnosol demonstrates anticancer activity and impacts cancer cells by acting on specific cellular targets.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60625B, Paper
High hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatment encourages the release of carotenoids from the plant material matrix and increases their extractability compared to pasteurization. HHP-treated persimmon could be used to formulate milk-based beverages with high carotenoid content.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60630A, Paper
Recent studies have investigated the anti-obesity effect of resveratrol, but the pathways through which resveratrol resists obesity are not clear.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60694E, Paper
Excessive lipid accumulation in the liver has been proposed to cause hyperlipidemia, diabetes and fatty liver disease.
 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60714C, Paper
High-fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity is often associated with immune dysfunction. Resveratrol (trans-3,5,4’-trihydroxystilbene), which has well-founded immunity-related beneficial properties, was used to elucidate the regulatory effect on glucose metabolism and T-lymphocyte...
 
Doris Lippmann, Carsten Lehmann, Simone Florian, Gitte Barknowitz, Michael Haack, Inga Mewis, Melanie Wiesner, Monika Schreiner, Hansruedi Glatt, Regina Brigelius-Flohé and Anna P. Kipp
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60676G, Paper
Feeding a glucosinolate-enriched pak choi diet reduced colitis and tumor numbers. No effects were observed by a glucosinolate-enriched broccoli diet.
 

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