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Food & Function

Linking the chemistry and physics of food with health and nutrition
Impact Factor 2.907 12 Issues per Year Indexed in Medline
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Shaoting Li, Yingyi Gu, Long Chen, Lijuan Gao, Shiyi Ou and Xichun Peng
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00376H, Paper
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) is believed to be beneficial to the host growth and its gut health. This article intended to investigate the different influences of high-fructooligosaccharide (FOS) diet on the growth...
Lorena Valdes, Adriana Cuervo, Nuria Salazar, Patricia Ruas-Madiedo, M. Gueimonde and Sonia González
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00322A, Review Article
The human intestinal tract is home to a complex microbial community called microbiota. This gut microbiota, whilst playing essential roles for the maintenance of the health of host, is exposed...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00248F, Paper
Lactobacillus paracasei supsp. paracasei M5L (L. paracasei M5L) was isolated and co-cultured with HT-29 colon cancer cells to study its anti-colorectal cancer effects and mechanism. Using the MTT assay we...
Anna Folino, Andrea Elio Sprio, Federica Di Scipio, Giovanni Nicolao Berta and Raffaella Rastaldo
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00034C, Paper
We investigated the effect of α-linolenic acid (ALA) in protecting the heart from injury caused by β-adrenergic overstimulation. ALA role was studied either on isoproterenol (ISO)-treated isolated rat cardiomyocytes (H9c2...
Dan Luo, Yongfei Liu, Yin Zhou, Zongwei Chen, Ling Yang, Yong Liu, Qunying Xu, Hong Xu, Haibin Kuang, Qiren Huang, Ming He and Weijie Peng
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00295H, Paper
The association of dietary phytoestrogen and BMD varied with ERα gene polymorphisms.
S. Gómez-Zorita, A. Fernández-Quintela, L. Aguirre, M. T. Macarulla, A. M. Rimando and M. P. Portillo
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00151J, Paper
This study aims to determine whether pterostilbene improved glycaemic control in rats showing insulin resistance induced by an obesogenic diet.
Muhammed Ibrahim, Mi Jang, Mina Park, Kuppannan Gobianand, Seungkwon You, Sung-Heom Yeon, Sungkwon Park, Min Ji Kim and Hyun-Jeong Lee
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01069H, Paper
Suppression of the maturation of pre-adipocytes into adipocytes and inhibition of the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells into adipocytes by capsaicin.
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00149H, Paper
Phloretin inhibited proinflammatory cytokine and COX-2 expression in IL-1β-activated human lung epithelial cells.
María Jesús Rodrigo, Antonio Cilla, Reyes Barberá and Lorenzo Zacarías
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00258C, Paper
In this work the concentration and bioaccessibility of carotenoids in sweet oranges and mandarins rich in bioactive carotenoids were evaluated in pulp and fresh juice.
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00320B, Review Article
Potentially toxic acrylamide is largely derived from the heat-inducing reactions between the amino group of the amino acid asparagine and carbonyl groups of glucose and fructose in plant-derived foods including cereals, coffees, almonds, olives, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00202H, Review Article
The use of polyphenols in rodent models of inflammatory bowel diseases is reviewed. Many polyphenols inhibit colitis through multiple mechanisms, however higher doses of some treatments may exacerbate inflammation.
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01192A, Paper
Mushroom polysaccharides have been reported to possess significant biological activities. However, their molecular mechanisms are not fully elucidated. In this study, the immuno-stimulating activity of a newly purified heteropolysaccharide L2...
Shoujiao Peng, Baoxin Zhang, Juan Yao, Dongzhu Duan and Jianguo Fang
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00097A, Paper
Hydroxytyrosol (3, 4-dihydroxyphenethylethanol,HT), a major polyphenol from olive oils, has received increasing attention due to its multiple pharmacological activities. However, how HT works on the neuronal system has not been...
Yuefei Liu, Tamara Spreng, Mathias Lehr, Bingquan Yang, Henrike Gebhardt, Andreas Karau and Jürgen Michael Steinacker
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00263J, Paper
The maintenance of physical activity is crucial for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes (T2D), and exercise induced changes including production of metabolites like ammonia can result in...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00205B, Paper
Compounds in Fructus Gardeniae have been shown to possess a wide array of biological activities. However, Gardenia oil extracted from its fruit is still less reported, and its composition remains...
Nathalie Plundrich, Brittany White, Lisa dean, Jack Davis, Edward Allen Foegeding and Mary Ann Lila
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00162E, Paper
Allergenic peanut proteins are relatively resistant to digestion, and if digested, metabolized peptides tend to remain large and immunoreactive, triggering allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. In this study, the stability...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00113G, Review Article
Previous evidence suggested an active role for cocoa products and flavanols in modulating platelet aggregation. However, cocoa flavanols are characterized by a low bioavailability that can deeply affect their presence...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00406C, Paper
Dried and unripe fruit of Rubus chingii Hu, known as "Fu-pen-zi" in Chinese, has been used as a food and tonic in China for a long time. In order to...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00316D, Paper
Obesity is typically associated with increased risk factors of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Therefore, a therapeutic approach that aims to control body weight and metabolic profile might be effective in preventing...
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00426H, Paper
Pomegranate juice and related products have long been used either in traditional medicine or as nutritional supplements claiming beneficial effects. Although there are several studies on this food plant, only...
Andrej Barta, Pavol Janega, Pavel Babal, Erich Murar, Martina Cebova and Olga Pechanova
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00176E, Paper
We aimed to determine the effects of curcumin on liver fibrosis and to clarify the role of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in the model of...
Ana F. Vinha, Luís F. Guido, Anabela S. G. Costa, Rita C. Alves and M. Beatriz P. P. Oliveira
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00229J, Paper
Flavon-3-ols of L. nobilis L., L. azorica, and L. novocanariensis leaves were analysed by HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS.
Beatriz Fernandez-Gomez, Monica Ullate, G. Picariello, Pasquale Ferranti, Maria Dolores Mesa and MD del Castillo
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00194C, Paper
The role of chlorogenic acid (CGA) on the formation of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) (glycoxidation reaction) was studied Model systems composed of bovine serum albumin (BSA) (1 mg mL-1) and...
Chia-Yuan Lin, Chi-Rei Wu, Shu-Wei Chang, Yu-Jung Wang, Jia-Jiuan Wu and Chia-Wen Tsai
Food Funct., 2015, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01131G, Paper
CA up-regulates the expression of GSTP via the p38/Nrf2/GPEI pathway in Clone 9 cells.
Liang Zeng, Jingna Yan, Liyong Luo and Dongying Zhang
Food Funct., 2015, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00362H, Paper
Disorders of blood lipid metabolism are primary risk factors for many diseases. Recently, the effects of pu-erh tea on blood lipid metabolism have received increasing attention. However, the mechanism underlying...

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