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Food & Function

Linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition
Impact Factor 2.686 12 Issues per Year Indexed in Medline
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Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00652C, Paper
A Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry-based method for the quantification of intracellular concentrations of dietary phenolics was developed. Using this assay, the time-dependent uptake of quercetin and two of its glycosides into...
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00680A, Paper
Morin can inhibit the activity of α-glucosidase and attenuate the generation of AGEs both related to diabetes mellitus.
Wen-Jun Cao, Shi-Yi Ou, Wei-Feng Lin and Chuan-He Tang
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00861E, Paper
Phytosterols are a group of plant sterols with well-recognized LDL-cholesterol lowering effects. The water solubility and bioaccessibility of these compounds can be greatly improved by encapsulation within food protein-based nanoparticles.
R. Gopirajah, Keshav Prakash Raichurkar, Rajkumar Wadhwa and C. Anandharamakrishnan
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00659K, Paper
The chief motor functions of human stomach, namely receiving, storing, mixing and emptying, influence the absorption of ingested food and hence determine the glycemic response to the meal.
Kevin Wei Jie Tan, Lijuan Sun, Kelvin Kim Tha Goh and Henry Jeyakumar
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00897F, Paper
Previous studies have suggested that smaller lipid droplet size results in greater rate of lipolysis. However, acute health impacts of emulsification and small lipid droplet size is not well understood....
Vania Graça, Lillian Barros, Ricardo C. Calhelha, Maria Inês Dias, Ana Maria Carvalho, Celestino Santos-Buelga, Paulo Santos and I. C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01075J, Paper
Geranium robertianum L. has been used in folk medicine and herbalism practice for the treatment of various conditions, but the study of its bioactivity has being barely addressed. Although its...
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00627B, Paper
The protective effects of Lonicera caerulea berry extract (LCBE) against hepatic inflammation and the underlying mechanisms were investigated in a rat model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced chronic liver inflammation. Male Sprague-Dawley...
Abdoulaye Diane, Faye Borthwick, Sheng Wu, Jeanette Lee, Paula N. Brown, Timothy A. Dickinson, Kevin D. Croft, Donna F. Vine and Spencer D. Proctor
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01023G, Paper
Hawthorn is a widely used herbal alternative medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases.
Panteleimon G. Takis, Mariam-Eleni Oraiopoulou, Constantinos Konidaris and Anastassios N. Troganis
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00560H, Paper
1H NMR spectroscopy was employed to investigate the repercussion of Origanum dictamnus tea ingestion in several volunteers’ urine metabolic profiles, among them two with chronic inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD); mild...
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00596A, Review Article
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.
Thomas Van Hecke, Louise M. A. Jakobsen, Els Vossen, Françoise Guéraud, Filip De Vos, Fabrice Pierre, Hanne C. S. Bertram and Stefaan De Smet
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00462H, Paper
High beef consumption induces oxidative stress in gastrointestinal mucosae and extra-gastrointestinal organs such as the heart and kidneys.
Ksenija S Mileski, Ana Ciric, Snezana Trifunovic, Mihailo S Ristic, Marina Sokovic, Vlado S Matevski, Vele Tešević, Milka Jadranin, Petar D. Marin and Ana M Dzamic
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01018K, Paper
The GC–FID and GC–MS were used to determine the chemical composition of essential oil of aerial parts of Heracleum orphanidis Boiss. Also, HPLC profile of methanol extracts of aerial parts...
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01201A, Paper
E. coli O157:H7 is a bacterium frequently found proliferating on vegetables surfaces such as cucumber which cause significant threats to consumers. In present work, proteinase K (PK) and thyme oil...
A. Rosa, Alessandra Piras, Mariella Nieddu, Danilo Putzu, Flaminia Cesare Marincola and Angela Maria Falchi
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00914J, Paper
We explored changes in viability and lipid profile occurring in cancer cells, murine melanoma cells (B16F10 cells) and human cervical carcinoma cells (HeLa cells), when exposed to 24 h-treatments with...
Giuseppina Mandalari, Simona Chessa, Carlo Bisignano, Luisa Chen and Arianna Carughi
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01137C, Paper
Modulation of the human gut microbiota has proven to have beneficial effects on host health. The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of sun-dried raisins (SR) on...
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01019A, Paper
L. paracasei subsp. paracasei E6 cells were encapsulated by complex coacervation using whey protein isolate (WPI) and gum arabic and introduced in stirred yogurts after fermentation. For comparison purposes, yogurts...
Beatriz Gullón Estévez, Patricia Gullón, Freni Tavaria and Remedios Yáñez
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00924G, Paper
Quinoa and amaranth belong to the group of the so called “superfoods” and have a nutritional composition that confer multiple benefits. In this work, we explored the possibility of these...
Peijun Tian, Baolong Li, Canxia He, wei song, Aiju Hou, Sicong Tian, Xinyu Meng, Kaikai Li and yujuan shan
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00831C, Paper
The antidiabetic effects of Lactobacillus. paracasei subp. paracasei G15 and Lactobacillus. casei Q14 in high fat diet and streptozotocin-induced type 2 diabetes (T2D) rats were evaluated in this study. The...
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00148C, Paper
Our earlier studies indicate that micronutrients (vitamin B12, folic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are interlinked in one carbon cycle.
R. Pérez-Gálvez, R. Morales-Medina, F. Espejo-Carpio, A. Guadix and E. M. Guadix
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00716C, Paper
Fish protein hyrolysates from Mediterranean horse mackerel were produced by using a mixture of two commercial endoproteases (i.e. subtilisin and trypsin) at different levels of substrate concentration, temperature and percentage of subtilisin in the enzyme mixture.
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00888G, Paper
The changes in structure during the digestion of highly concentrated methyl cellulose (MC) O/W emulsions and of hydrated MC were investigated.
Bruna Sampaio Roberto, Gabriela Alves Macedo, Juliana Alves Macedo, Isabela Mateus Martins, Vânia Mayumi Nakajima, J. William Allwood, Derek Stewart and Gordon J. McDougall
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00373G, Paper
Tannase treatment caused predictable changes in the polyphenol composition of teas that can improve the benefits of a common beverage.
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00665E, Paper
Carrot pomace is an abundant, but underutilized, byproduct from the juice industry.
Philip Sassene, Mathias Fanø, Huiling Mu, Tomas Rades, Simone Acquistapace, Bertrand Schmitt, Cristina Cruz-Hernandez, Tim J. Wooster and Anette Müllertz
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO00158K, Paper
Objective: The aim of this study was to find a lipase suitable as a surrogate for Human Gastric Lipase (HGL), since the development of predictive gastrointestinal lipolysis models are hampered...
Kerry L. Ivey, Kevin Croft, Richard L. Prince and Jonathan M. Hodgson
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00234B, Paper
Background: Flavonoids are a diverse group of polyphenolic compounds found in high concentrations in many plant foods and beverages.

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Nanoemulsions and emulsions can be used as delivery systems for omega-3 fatty acids into functional food and beverage products.
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The health effects of strawberry bioactive compounds depend on the activation and modulation of several genetic and molecular mechanisms.
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DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00322A
Published: 22 May 2015

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