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.
Diet and microbiota linked in health and disease
Diet has shaped microbiota profiles through human evolution.
Dietary fruits and arthritis
Arthritis is a global health concern affecting a significant proportion of the population and associated with reduced quality of life.
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.
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.
Impact of tart cherry juice on systolic blood pressure and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in older adults: a randomized controlled trial
Hypertension and dyslipidemia are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Common treatments for high blood pressure (BP) and dyslipidemia include medications, but there is question as to whether natural sources may be adequate to reduce CVD risk factors.
Effect of adding oat bran to instant oatmeal on glycaemic response in humans – a study to establish the minimum effective dose of oat β-glucan
The slope of the present dose–response curve for low-dose oat β-glucan (g/g available-carbohydrate) is equivalent to that for high doses.
Effects of a 12-week high-α-linolenic acid intervention on EPA and DHA concentrations in red blood cells and plasma oxylipin pattern in subjects with a low EPA and DHA status
The essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3n3) can be converted into EPA and DHA.
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.
Structural elucidation and immunostimulatory activity of a new polysaccharide from Cordyceps militaris
The chemical structure of new polysaccharide (CMPB90-1) obtained from Cordyceps militaris was elucidated, and its strengthening effects on immunostimulatory activities of lymphocytes and inducing effects on M1 polarization of macrophages were evaluated.
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