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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970781/non-digestible-stachyose-promotes-bioavailability-of-genistein-through-inhibiting-intestinal-degradation-and-first-pass-metabolism-of-genistein-in-mice
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Yalong Lu, Dehui Lin, Wenfeng Li, Xingbin Yang
This study was designed to explore the molecular mechanism of stachyose in enhancing the gastrointestinal stability and absorption of soybean genistein in mice. Male Kunming mice in each group (n = 8) were administered by intragastric gavage with saline, stachyose (250 mg/kg·bw), genistein (100 mg/kg·bw), and stachyose (50, 250, and 500 mg/kg·bw) together with genistein (100 mg/kg·bw) for 4 consecutive weeks, respectively, and then their urine, feces, blood, gut, and liver were collected. UPLC-qTOF/MS analysis showed that levels of genistein and its metabolites (dihydrogenistein, genistein 7-sulfate sodium salt, genistein 4'-β-D-glucuronide, and genistein 7-β-D-glucuronide) in serum and urine were increased with an increase in stachyose dosages in mice...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970780/mulberry-branch-bark-powder-significantly-improves-hyperglycemia-and-regulates-insulin-secretion-in-type-ii-diabetic-mice
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Xiao-Lu Yin, Hua-Yu Liu, Yu-Qing Zhang
This experiment, based on the previous study on R. mori, introduces whole mulberry branch powder into the diet to treat diabetic mice. Mulberry branch bark powder (MBBP) was administered orally to streptozotocin (STZ)-induced type II diabetic (T2D) mice to investigate hypoglycemic effects. After a 4-week period of diet consumption containing 5%, 10% and 20% MBBP, the fasting blood glucose, body weight and the related western blotting were measured, pathologic and immunohistochemical were observed. The 20% MBBP group showed a significant reduction in hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia; fasting blood glucose and insulin decreased from 25...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970779/thiol-reducing-agents-prevent-sulforaphane-induced-growth-inhibition-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Seung Cheol Kim, Boyun Choi, Youngjoo Kwon
The inhibitory potential of sulforaphane against cancer has been suggested for different types of cancer, including ovarian cancer. We examined whether this effect is mediated by mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), important signaling molecules related to cell survival and proliferation, in ovarian cancer cells. Sulforaphane at a concentration of 10 μM effectively inhibited the growth of cancer cells. Use of specific inhibitors revealed that activation of MAPK pathways by sulforaphane is unlikely to mediate sulforaphane-induced growth inhibition...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970778/anti-diabetic-activity-of-stigmasterol-from-soybean-oil-by-targeting-the-glut4-glucose-transporter
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Jialin Wang, Mi Huang, Jie Yang, Xinhua Ma, Sijian Zheng, Shihao Deng, Yun Huang, Xinzhou Yang, Ping Zhao
The present study investigated the anti-diabetic activity and potential mechanism of stigmasterol (SMR), which is a kind of phytosterols derived from the edible soybean oil in vitro and in vivo. SMR displayed a mild GLUT4 translocation activity by 1.44-fold in L6 cells. L6 cells were treated with different concentration of SMR, showing significant effects on the enhancing glucose uptake. SMR administrated orally to the KK-Ay mice significantly alleviated their insulin resistance and oral glucose tolerance with reducing fasting blood-glucose levels and blood lipid indexes such as triglyceride and cholesterol...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970777/anthocyanidins-and-anthocyanins-colored-pigments-as-food-pharmaceutical-ingredients-and-the-potential-health-benefits
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Hock Eng Khoo, Azrina Azlan, Sou Teng Tang, See Meng Lim
Anthocyanins are colored water-soluble pigments belonging to the phenolic group. The pigments are in glycosylated forms. Anthocyanins responsible for the colors, red, purple, and blue, are in fruits and vegetables. Berries, currants, grapes, and some tropical fruits have high anthocyanins content. Red to purplish blue-colored leafy vegetables, grains, roots, and tubers are the edible vegetables that contain a high level of anthocyanins. Among the anthocyanin pigments, cyanidin-3-glucoside is the major anthocyanin found in most of the plants...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970776/dietary-steamed-wheat-bran-increases-postprandial-fat-oxidation-in-association-with-a-reduced-blood-glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-response-in-mice
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Yayoi Hosoda, Fumiaki Okahara, Takuya Mori, Jun Deguchi, Noriyasu Ota, Noriko Osaki, Akira Shimotoyodome
Obesity is a global epidemic associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes. Previous studies demonstrated that chronic feeding of steamed wheat bran (WB) decreases obesity. To clarify the underlying mechanism and the responsible component for the anti-obesity effects of steamed WB, we investigated the effects of dietary steamed WB and arabinoxylan on postprandial energy metabolism and blood variables. Overnight-fasted male C57BL/6J mice were fed an isocaloric diet with or without steamed WB (30%)...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904530/corrigendum
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1080/16546628.2017.1348865.].
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904529/complementarity-in-dietary-supplements-and-foods-are-supplement-users-vegetable-eaters
#8
Hyoung-Goo Kang, Hailey Hayeon Joo, Kyong Duk Choi, Dongmin Lee, Junghoon Moon
Background: The consumption of fruits, vegetables, and dietary supplements correlate. Most previous studies have aimed to identify the determinants of supplement uses or the distinct features of supplement users; this literature lacks a discussion on dietary supplement consumption as a predictor of fruit and vegetable consumption. Objective: This study examines how dietary supplement consumption correlates with fruit and vegetable consumption by combining scanner data and surveys of Korean household grocery shopping...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814952/regulative-effects-of-curcumin-spice-administration-on-gut-microbiota-and-its-pharmacological-implications
#9
Liang Shen, Lu Liu, Hong-Fang Ji
Curcumin, the major active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), is widely used as a spice and food-coloring agent, and also exhibits multiple biological activities. However, as curcumin has poor systemic bioavailability its pharmacology remains to be elucidated. Owing to the high concentration of curcumin in the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration, we hypothesize that it may exert regulative effects on the gut microbiota. We investigated the regulative effects of oral curcumin administration on the gut microbiota of C57BL/6 mice and found that curcumin significantly affected the abundance of several representative families in gut microbial communities, including Prevotellaceae, Bacteroidaceae, and Rikenellaceae...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814951/optimal-formulations-of-local-foods-to-achieve-nutritional-adequacy-for-6-23-month-old-rural-tanzanian-children
#10
Jofrey Raymond, Neema Kassim, Jerman W Rose, Morris Agaba
Background: Achieving nutritional goals of infants and young children while maintaining the intake of local and culture-specific foods can be a daunting task. Diet optimisation using linear goal programming (LP) can effectively generate optimal formulations incorporating local and culturally acceptable foods. Objective: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether a realistic and affordable diet that achieves dietary recommended intakes (DRIs) for 22 selected nutrients can be formulated for rural 6-23-month-old children in Tanzania...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814950/morinda-citrifolia-l-leaf-extract-prevent-weight-gain-in-sprague-dawley-rats-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Najla Gooda Sahib Jambocus, Amin Ismail, Alfi Khatib, Fawzi Mahomoodally, Nazamid Saari, Muhammad Waseem Mumtaz, Azizah Abdul Hamid
Background: Morinda citrifolia L. is widely used as a folk medicinal food plant to manage a panoply of diseases, though no concrete reports on its potential anti-obesity activity. This study aimed to evaluate the potential of M. citrifolia leaf extracts (MLE60) in the prevention of weight gain in vivo and establish its phytochemical profile. Design: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into groups based on a normal diet (ND) or high fat diet (HFD), with or without MLE60 supplementation (150 and 350 mg/kg body weight) and assessed for any reduction in weight gain...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804442/mesozeaxanthin-protects-the-liver-and-reduces-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-in-an-insulin-resistant-rodent-model
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Kazim Sahin, Cemal Orhan, Fatih Akdemir, Mehmet Tuzcu, Nurhan Sahin, Ismet Yilmaz, Shakir Ali, Jayant Deshpande, Vijaya Juturu
Background: Mesozeaxanthin (MZ) is a macular carotenoid which has been reported to have a number of pharmacological properties, including the antioxidant, and anticarcinogenic property, and has been stated to decrease the hepatocyte lipid content. Objective: In this study, we investigated the effect of MZ on cardio-metabolic health risk (CMHR) and its probable mechanisms of action in rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD). Design: Rats were randomly divided into four groups consisting of (i) Control, (ii) MZ, (iii) HFD, and (iv) HFD+MZ...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804441/comparison-study-on-antioxidant-dna-damage-protective-and-antibacterial-activities-of-eugenol-and-isoeugenol-against-several-foodborne-pathogens
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Liang-Liang Zhang, Li-Fang Zhang, Jian-Guo Xu, Qing-Ping Hu
Eugenol and its isomer isoeugenol are both used as flavouring agents or food additives in food products, and have both some similar biological properties. However, the difference in biological activities between eugenol and isoeugenol is rarely studied. In this study, the profiles of antioxidant, DNA-protective effects and antibacterial activities of eugenol and isoeugenol against several common foodborne pathogens were investigated and compared under various experiment conditions. Results showed that eugenol and isoeugenol had strong antioxidant activity, the protective effect against DNA damage and antibacterial activity...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804440/effect-of-dietary-interventions-during-weaning-period-on-parental-practice-and-lipoproteins-and-vitamin-d-status-in-two-year-old-children
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Nina Cecilie Øverby, Sigrunn Hernes, Margaretha Haugen
Objective: Evaluate if a two-day course for parents on nutrition and applied baby food preparation had an effect on child's intake of home-made foods, lipid concentration, and vitamin D status. Design: Randomized controlled trial at age 6 months and follow-up at ages 15 and 24 months. Setting: Four health care clinics in Kristiansand, Norway. Subjects: Thirty-nine pairs of 6-month-old children and their parents in the intervention group and 20 pairs in the control group. Results: At age 15 months, the intervention group had lower intakes of ready-made porridge (2...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804439/association-between-the-number-of-fungiform-papillae-on-the-tip-of-the-tongue-and-sensory-taste-perception-in-children
#15
Hannah Jilani, Wohlfgang Ahrens, Kirsten Buchecker, Paola Russo, Antje Hebestreit
Background: To measure sensory taste perception in children with an accurate and reproducible method is challenging and objective measurement methods are scarce. Objective: Aim was to characterize sensory taste perception, by measuring the number of fungiform papillae (FP) and to investigate whether the number of FP is associated with sensitivity for bitter taste and with taste preferences for sweet, salty, fatty or umami in children between 8 and 11 years of age. Design: Number of FP was measured with a digital camera in 83 children in a German subsample of the IDEFICS study...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804438/green-tea-extract-induces-genes-related-to-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue-and-limits-weight-gain-in-high-energy-diet-fed-rat
#16
Li-Han Chen, Yi-Wen Chien, Chung-Tiang Liang, Ching-Hung Chan, Meng-Han Fan, Hui-Yu Huang
Background: A wealth of research has reported on the anti-obesity effects of green tea extract (GTE). Although browning of white adipose tissue (WAT) has been reported to attenuate obesity, no study has disclosed the effects of GTE on browning in Sprague Dawley rats. Objectives: The aims of the study were to investigate the effects of GTE on anti-obesity and browning, and their underlying mechanisms. Methods: Four groups of rats (n=10/group) were used including a normal diet with vehicle treatment, and a high-energy diet (HED) with vehicle or GTE by oral gavage at 77...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804437/essential-and-toxic-metals-in-animal-bone-broths
#17
Der-Jen Hsu, Chia-Wei Lee, Wei-Choung Tsai, Yeh-Chung Chien
Background: This investigation examines the extraction of metals from animal bones into broth, and assesses whether bone broths are good sources of essential metals and the risks associated with the consumption of toxic metals. Method:Three sets of controlled experiments were performed to study the factors (cooking time, acidity, bone type and animal species) that influence metal extractions. Three types of animal bone broth-based foods were also tested. Results: Reducing the broth pH from 8.38 to 5.32 significantly (p < 0...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804436/intake-of-different-types-of-red-meat-poultry-and-fish-and-incident-colorectal-cancer-in-women-and-men-results-from-the-malm%C3%A3-diet-and-cancer-study
#18
Alexandra Vulcan, Jonas Manjer, Ulrika Ericson, Bodil Ohlsson
Background : Colorectal cancer (CRC) is considered one of the most common forms of cancer in the Western world. High intake of red and processed meat is considered to increase CRC development. Objective : This study examined associations between intake of red meats, poultry, and fish and incident CRC, and if weight status modifies the associations. Design : In the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study, dietary data was collected through a modified diet history method. Via the Swedish Cancer Registry, 728 cases of CRC were identified during 428 924 person-years of follow-up of 16 944 women and 10 987 men...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804435/color-anthocyanin-and-antioxidant-characteristics-of-young-wines-produced-from-spine-grapes-vitis-davidii-foex-in-china
#19
Fuliang Han, Yanlun Ju, Xianrui Ruan, Xianfang Zhao, Xiaofeng Yue, Xifu Zhuang, Minyang Qin, Yulin Fang
Background: Spine grape has gained attention in the field of wine science due to its good growth characteristics. Spine grape wine has been made by local residents for a long time. However, the scientific evaluation of spine wine has not been systemically documented compared to Vitis vinifera grape wines Methods: We compared 11 spine wines from south China (W1-W11) with 7 high-quality international wines (W12-W18). The total phenolic content, the total anothcyanin content and the antioxidant activity of these wines were analyzed and compared...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747869/effect-of-dietary-copper-addition-on-lipid-metabolism-in-rabbits
#20
Liu Lei, Sui Xiaoyi, Li Fuchang
The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of copper supplementation on lipid metabolism in rabbits. Our study showed dietary copper addition (5-45 mg/kg) increased body mass gain, but decreased fat and liver weights compared with those in the control group (P < 0.05). Copper (45 mg/kg) addition significantly increased the skeletal muscle weight, but inhibited cytoplasmic lipid accumulation in liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue (P < 0.05). Compared with the control group, dietary copper addition (45 mg/kg) significantly increased plasma triglyceride levels but decreased very low density lipoprotein levels (P < 0...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
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