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Research progress on separation of selenoproteins/Se-enriched peptides and their physiological activities

Extracting Se-enriched proteins and peptides from Se-enriched agricultural products is crucial for improving the nutritional status of Se in the population.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on separation of selenoproteins/Se-enriched peptides and their physiological activities
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The role of natural products in the prevention and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis: a review

Natural products prevent and treat pulmonary fibrosis by regulating oxidative stress, inflammatory injury, epithelial–mesenchymal transition (EMT), fibroblast activation and metabolic disorders.

Graphical abstract: The role of natural products in the prevention and treatment of pulmonary fibrosis: a review
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The impact of a high fat diet on bones: potential mechanisms

High-fat diet led to bone loss via gut microbiota and fatty acid imbalances, immune disorder and adipose tissue accumulation inside and outside the bone marrow.

Graphical abstract: The impact of a high fat diet on bones: potential mechanisms
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The interaction between tea polyphenols and host intestinal microorganisms: an effective way to prevent psychiatric disorders

Tea polyphenols (TP) are the most bioactive components in tea extracts.

Graphical abstract: The interaction between tea polyphenols and host intestinal microorganisms: an effective way to prevent psychiatric disorders
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Advances in the preparation and assessment of the biological activities of chitosan oligosaccharides with different structural characteristics

The bioactivity of chitosan oligosaccharides (COSs) is closely related to the amino groups, acetyl groups, hydroxyl groups and degree of polymerization of their molecular structure, and to their molecular weight.

Graphical abstract: Advances in the preparation and assessment of the biological activities of chitosan oligosaccharides with different structural characteristics
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Food buffering capacity: quantification methods and its importance in digestion and health

Understanding the influence of food properties on buffering capacity will have an impact on gastric secretions and breakdown during digestion.

Graphical abstract: Food buffering capacity: quantification methods and its importance in digestion and health
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A recent update on the multifaceted health benefits associated with ginger and its bioactive components

The bioactive compounds and bioactivities of ginger, and their detailed mechanisms including some therapeutic effects of ginger and its constituents for effective antioxidant properties were comprehensive reviewed.

Graphical abstract: A recent update on the multifaceted health benefits associated with ginger and its bioactive components
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Recent progress in polysaccharides from Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer

Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer (P. ginseng) has a long history of medicinal use and can treat a variety of diseases.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in polysaccharides from Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer
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The role of yoghurt consumption in the management of type II diabetes

Enrichment of yoghurt with specific ingrdients beneficially affects the management of Type II Diabetes Mellitus (DMII).

Graphical abstract: The role of yoghurt consumption in the management of type II diabetes
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Dietary natural methylxanthines and colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Some evidence suggests that caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, as natural methylxanthines (MTXs), possess anti-cancer effects.

Graphical abstract: Dietary natural methylxanthines and colorectal cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Is it scientifically justifiable to exclude wine and/or unfermented grape derivatives from the diet of consumers with or at risk of developing type-2 diabetes?

This narrative review investigates whether low/moderate consumption of wine/grape's derivatives can be part of T2D individuals daily diet.

Graphical abstract: Is it scientifically justifiable to exclude wine and/or unfermented grape derivatives from the diet of consumers with or at risk of developing type-2 diabetes?
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The impact of probiotic supplementation on metabolic health in healthy women of reproductive age: a systematic review

Products containing probiotics are targeted at healthy or at-risk individuals as a preventative measure to minimise disease risk.

Graphical abstract: The impact of probiotic supplementation on metabolic health in healthy women of reproductive age: a systematic review
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Vegetarian diets during pregnancy: effects on the mother's health. A systematic review

While interest in vegetarian nutrition has been steadily increasing, some aspects have not yet been consistently investigated.

Graphical abstract: Vegetarian diets during pregnancy: effects on the mother's health. A systematic review
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Insights into the potential benefits of black soybean (Glycine max L.) polyphenols in lifestyle diseases

Black soybean (Glycine max L.), a cultivar containing abundant polyphenols in its seed coat such as anthocyanins and flavan-3-ols, has been reported to possess various health benefits toward lifestyle diseases.

Graphical abstract: Insights into the potential benefits of black soybean (Glycine max L.) polyphenols in lifestyle diseases
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Anti-obesity effects of capsaicin and the underlying mechanisms: a review

The mechanisms of anti-obesity effects of capsaicin in cell models, rodent models and human subjects were reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Anti-obesity effects of capsaicin and the underlying mechanisms: a review
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The potential roles of chitosan oligosaccharide in prevention of kidney injury in obese and diabetic conditions

Potential effects of COS and the possible mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: The potential roles of chitosan oligosaccharide in prevention of kidney injury in obese and diabetic conditions
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The effect of almond intake on anthropometric indices: a systematic review and meta-analysis

This systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) was conducted to summarize the effect of almond intake on anthropometric indices in adult subjects.

Graphical abstract: The effect of almond intake on anthropometric indices: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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An overview and update on the epidemiology of flavonoid intake and cardiovascular disease risk

Higher intakes of flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in prospective cohort studies.

Graphical abstract: An overview and update on the epidemiology of flavonoid intake and cardiovascular disease risk
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The effects of betalain-rich cacti (dragon fruit and cactus pear) on endothelial and vascular function: a systematic review of animal and human studies

This systematic review assesses the evidence for the effects of edible cacti (dragon fruit and cactus pear) on vascular and endothelial function based on animal models and human studies.

Graphical abstract: The effects of betalain-rich cacti (dragon fruit and cactus pear) on endothelial and vascular function: a systematic review of animal and human studies
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The digestion of galactolipids and its ubiquitous function in Nature for the uptake of the essential α-linolenic acid

Galactolipases allow the digestion of galactolipids, the most abundant lipids on Earth and the main source of α-linolenic acid.

Graphical abstract: The digestion of galactolipids and its ubiquitous function in Nature for the uptake of the essential α-linolenic acid
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Dietary bioactive ingredients to modulate the gut microbiota-derived metabolite TMAO. New opportunities for functional food development

Diet could play a dual role in the production of the TMA/TMAO meta-organismal pathway since it provides TMA precursors, but also other dietary constituents that reduce endogenous TMAO or its damaging effects through different mechanisms.

Graphical abstract: Dietary bioactive ingredients to modulate the gut microbiota-derived metabolite TMAO. New opportunities for functional food development
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Anti-stress effects of polyphenols: animal models and human trials

Relationship between “stressors” and “stress responses”, such as hormone secretion. Some polyphenols can prevent stress responses, which subsequently prevent stress-related health problems.

Graphical abstract: Anti-stress effects of polyphenols: animal models and human trials
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Application of microfluidic technology in food processing

Microfluidic technology is interdisciplinary with a diversity of applications including in food processing.

Graphical abstract: Application of microfluidic technology in food processing
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Health beneficial effects of resistant starch on diabetes and obesity via regulation of gut microbiota: a review

Resistant starch (RS) is well known to prevent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity.

Graphical abstract: Health beneficial effects of resistant starch on diabetes and obesity via regulation of gut microbiota: a review
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Pomegranate juice as a functional food: a comprehensive review of its polyphenols, therapeutic merits, and recent patents

A review on pomegranate juice as a functional food in the context of its polyphenol composition, therapeutic merits, and recent patents.

Graphical abstract: Pomegranate juice as a functional food: a comprehensive review of its polyphenols, therapeutic merits, and recent patents
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The influence of traditional and new processing technologies on the structure and function of food polysaccharide

The influence of traditional processing technologies and new technologies on the structure and function of food polysaccharide was investigated and discussed.

Graphical abstract: The influence of traditional and new processing technologies on the structure and function of food polysaccharide
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An overview on the biosynthesis and metabolic regulation of monacolin K/lovastatin

Lovastatin/monacolin K (MK) is used as a lipid lowering drug, due to its effective hypercholesterolemic properties, comparable to synthetic statins.

Graphical abstract: An overview on the biosynthesis and metabolic regulation of monacolin K/lovastatin
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Synergic interactions between polyphenols and gut microbiota in mitigating inflammatory bowel diseases

Polyphenols and gut microbiota act separately and synergistically to alleviate inflammatory bowel diseases.

Graphical abstract: Synergic interactions between polyphenols and gut microbiota in mitigating inflammatory bowel diseases
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Research progress on the biological activities of selenium polysaccharides

Selenium polysaccharides, an important organic selenium product, possess better antioxidant, antitumour, immune regulation, hypoglycaemic, and heavy metal removal activities than that of either polysaccharides or inorganic selenium.

Graphical abstract: Research progress on the biological activities of selenium polysaccharides
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Protection against developing type 2 diabetes by coffee consumption: assessment of the role of chlorogenic acid and metabolites on glycaemic responses

Coffee chlorogenic acids do not affect carbohydrate digestion directly, but modulate glucose absorption/utilisation, the latter through endogenous/gut microbiota metabolites.

Graphical abstract: Protection against developing type 2 diabetes by coffee consumption: assessment of the role of chlorogenic acid and metabolites on glycaemic responses
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Agriculture waste valorisation as a source of antioxidant phenolic compounds within a circular and sustainable bioeconomy

Agro-food industrial waste is currently being accumulated, pushing scientists to find recovery strategies to obtain bioactive compounds within a circular bioeconomy. Target phenolic compounds have shown market potential by means of optimization extraction techniques.

Graphical abstract: Agriculture waste valorisation as a source of antioxidant phenolic compounds within a circular and sustainable bioeconomy
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Effects of fasting intervention regulating anthropometric and metabolic parameters in subjects with overweight or obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Previous studies have shown that fasting produces a potential effect in the prevention and treatment of many diseases.

Graphical abstract: Effects of fasting intervention regulating anthropometric and metabolic parameters in subjects with overweight or obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Inflammation and cardiovascular disease: are marine phospholipids the answer?

This review presents the latest research on the cardioprotective effects of n-3 fatty acids (FA) and n-3 FA bound to polar lipids (PL). Overall, n-3 PL may have enhanced bioavailability and potentially bioactivity versus free FA and ester forms of n-3 FA.

Graphical abstract: Inflammation and cardiovascular disease: are marine phospholipids the answer?
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Impact of functional foods and nutraceuticals on high blood pressure with a special focus on meta-analysis: review from a public health perspective

In recent times many researchers are expressing immense interest in nutraceuticals and functional foods for combating various diseases or abnormal conditions, especially against hypertension (HT).

Graphical abstract: Impact of functional foods and nutraceuticals on high blood pressure with a special focus on meta-analysis: review from a public health perspective
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Quantifying dietary vitamin K and its link to cardiovascular health: a narrative review

Potential beneficial pathways by which vitamin K may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality.

Graphical abstract: Quantifying dietary vitamin K and its link to cardiovascular health: a narrative review
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Capsaicin—the major bioactive ingredient of chili peppers: bio-efficacy and delivery systems

The mechanisms of bio-efficacy of capsaicin and delivery systems with enhanced bioavailability were reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Capsaicin—the major bioactive ingredient of chili peppers: bio-efficacy and delivery systems
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The effect of taste and taste perception on satiation/satiety: a review

As the prevalence of being overweight and obesity has increased worldwide, there is an increasing concern about satiation/satiety that can be achieved by eating.

Graphical abstract: The effect of taste and taste perception on satiation/satiety: a review
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Insight into the potential application of polyphenol-rich dietary intervention in degenerative disease management

In recent times, a great number of plants have been studied in order to identify new components with nutraceutical properties, among which are polyphenols.

Graphical abstract: Insight into the potential application of polyphenol-rich dietary intervention in degenerative disease management
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Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid versus α-linolenic acid supplementation on cardiometabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Previous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) made direct comparisons between EPA/DHA versus ALA on improving cardiovascular risk factors and have reached inconsistent findings.

Graphical abstract: Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid versus α-linolenic acid supplementation on cardiometabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
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The potential of proteins, hydrolysates and peptides as growth factors for Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium: current research and future perspectives

Probiotics are live microorganisms that provide health benefits to the host when consumed in adequate concentrations.

Graphical abstract: The potential of proteins, hydrolysates and peptides as growth factors for Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium: current research and future perspectives
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Future foods: a manifesto for research priorities in structural design of foods

Modern food science is creating safer, healthier & more sustainable foods.

Graphical abstract: Future foods: a manifesto for research priorities in structural design of foods
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The effects of caloric restriction and its mimetics in Alzheimer's disease through autophagy pathways

AD is a neurodegenerative disease that commonly occurs among older individuals. Caloric restriction and its mimetics have been shown to alleviate amyloid burden, tau pathology, and improve cognitive function of rodent models of AD by activating autophagy.

Graphical abstract: The effects of caloric restriction and its mimetics in Alzheimer's disease through autophagy pathways
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Sesamol: a powerful functional food ingredient from sesame oil for cardioprotection

Phytophenols are important bioactive food based chemical entities, largely present in several natural sources.

Graphical abstract: Sesamol: a powerful functional food ingredient from sesame oil for cardioprotection
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Medicinal effects of Peruvian maca (Lepidium meyenii): a review

Peruvian maca (Lepidium meyenii) is a root native to the Andean region, cultivated for at least 2000 years.

Graphical abstract: Medicinal effects of Peruvian maca (Lepidium meyenii): a review
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Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of vascular health in adolescent males

In both children and adults, dietary interventions strongly supports the concept that the regular consumption of strawberries can be associated with improvements in cardiovascular health.

Graphical abstract: Effects of short-term consumption of strawberry powder on select parameters of vascular health in adolescent males
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