Bolus matters: the influence of food oral breakdown on dynamic texture perception
This review article focuses on dynamic texture perception, design of food structure and characterisation of oral processing by boli characterisation.
Gastrointestinal interactions, absorption, splanchnic metabolism and pharmacokinetics of orally ingested phenolic compounds
Phenolic compounds interact with nutrients and host molecules in the gastrointestinal tract, which modulates digestion and alters their pharmacokinetic parameters.
Astaxanthin in cardiovascular health and disease: mechanisms of action, therapeutic merits, and knowledge gaps
Cardiovascular disease is the main contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Investigation into the bioavailability of milk protein-derived peptides with dipeptidyl-peptidase IV inhibitory activity using Caco-2 cell monolayers
The present study used Caco-2 cell monolayers to investigate the bioavailability of milk protein-derived peptides with DPP-IV inhibitory activity and showed that the susceptibility of the peptides to brush border membrane peptidases impacts their biological activity.
Influence of double (w1/o/w2) emulsion composition on lubrication properties
This article focusses on the influence of composition (level of fat reduction, mechanical properties of w1 droplets) on lubrication properties of double (w1/o/w2) emulsions.
Yogurt inhibits intestinal barrier dysfunction in Caco-2 cells by increasing tight junctions
Yogurt improves inflammation-disrupted intestinal barrier function in differentiated Caco-2 cells.
Predicting the solubility of mixtures of sugars and their replacers using the Flory–Huggins theory
In this paper we investigate whether the Flory–Huggins theory can describe the thermodynamics of solutions of simple carbohydrates, like sugars and polyols.
Mechanism and kinetics of tyrosinase inhibition by glycolic acid: a study using conventional spectroscopy methods and hydrogen/deuterium exchange coupling with mass spectrometry
Tyrosinase is an enzyme that promotes enzymatic browning of fruits and vegetables, thereby reducing product quality.
Broccoli sprouts in analgesia – preclinical in vivo studies
Broccoli sprouts produce significant and dose-dependent antinociceptive activity involving an opioid mechanism without sedative or gastric damage.
Effects of liquid oil vs. oleogel co-ingested with a carbohydrate-rich meal on human blood triglycerides, glucose, insulin and appetite
We examine the difference in how coconut oil in a liquid or oleogel form affects blood triglycerides, glucose, insulin, and appetite when co-ingested with a carbohydrate-rich meal.
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