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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100284/role-of-flavonoids-and-nitrates-in-cardiovascular-health
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Julie A Lovegrove, Alex Stainer, Ditte A Hobbs
CVD remain the leading cause of death globally. Effective dietary strategies for their reduction are of high priority. Increasing evidence suggests that phytochemicals, particularly dietary flavonoids and nitrates, are key modulators of CVD risk reduction through impact on multiple risk factors. The aim of this review is to explore the evidence for the impact of flavonoid- and nitrate-rich foods and supplements on CVD risk, with specific reference to their importance as mediators of vascular health and platelet function...
January 19, 2017: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035345/high-flavonoid-intake-induces-cognitive-improvements-linked-to-changes-in-serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-two-randomised-controlled-trials
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Sara Neshatdoust, Caroline Saunders, Sophie M Castle, David Vauzour, Claire Williams, Laurie Butler, Julie A Lovegrove, Jeremy P E Spencer
BACKGROUND: Recent clinical studies have indicated the beneficial impact of dietary flavonoid intake on human cognitive performance. Although the mechanisms that mediate such improvements are currently unclear, animal and human trial data suggest that changes in neurotrophin expression, and related signalling apparatus, may be involved. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the link between changes in serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and changes in human cognitive performance following flavonoid intake. METHODS: The relationship between serum levels of BDNF and age, gender, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure and cognition at baseline, and following flavonoid intake, was investigated in two distinct randomised, controlled clinical trials...
October 27, 2016: Nutr Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003203/methylxanthines-enhance-the-effects-of-cocoa-flavanols-on-cardiovascular-function-randomized-double-masked-controlled-studies
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Roberto Sansone, Javier I Ottaviani, Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, Yvonne Heinen, Dorina Noske, Jeremy P Spencer, Alan Crozier, Marc W Merx, Malte Kelm, Hagen Schroeter, Christian Heiss
BACKGROUND: Cocoa flavanol intake, especially that of (-)-epicatechin, has been linked to beneficial effects on human cardiovascular function. However, cocoa also contains the methylxanthines theobromine and caffeine, which may also affect vascular function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether an interaction between cocoa flavanols and methylxanthines exists that influences cocoa flavanol-dependent vascular effects. DESIGN: Test drinks that contained various amounts of cocoa flavanols (0-820 mg) and methylxanthines (0-220 mg), either together or individually, were consumed by healthy volunteers (n = 47) in 4 different clinical studies-3 with a randomized, double-masked crossover design and 1 with 4 parallel crossover studies...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983622/effect-of-tea-polyphenol-compounds-on-anticancer-drugs-in-terms-of-anti-tumor-activity-toxicology-and-pharmacokinetics
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REVIEW
Jianhua Cao, Jie Han, Hao Xiao, Jinping Qiao, Mei Han
Multidrug resistance and various adverse side effects have long been major problems in cancer chemotherapy. Recently, chemotherapy has gradually transitioned from mono-substance therapy to multidrug therapy. As a result, the drug cocktail strategy has gained more recognition and wider use. It is believed that properly-formulated drug combinations have greater therapeutic efficacy than single drugs. Tea is a popular beverage consumed by cancer patients and the general public for its perceived health benefits...
December 14, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979161/unravelling-effects-of-flavanols-and-their-derivatives-on-acrylamide-formation-via-support-vector-machine-modelling
#5
Mengmeng Huang, Qiao Wang, Xinyu Chen, Yu Zhang
This study investigated the effect of flavanols and their derivatives on acrylamide formation under low-moisture conditions via prediction using the support vector regression (SVR) approach. Acrylamide was generated in a potato-based equimolar asparagine-reducing sugar model system through oven heating. Both positive and negative effects were observed when the flavonoid treatment ranged 1-10,000μmol/L. Flavanols and derivatives (100μmol/L) suppress the acrylamide formation within a range of 59.9-78.2%, while their maximal promotion effects ranged from 2...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935129/performance-comparison-of-esi-and-apci-in-untargeted-and-targeted-lc-ms-based-metabolomics-analysis-of-grapeberry-metabolites
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Mauro Commisso, Andrea Anesi, Silvia Dal Santo, Flavia Guzzo
RATIONALE: Electrospray ionization (ESI) and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) are both used to generate ions for the analysis of metabolites by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC-MS). We compared the performance of these methods for the analysis of Corvina grapevine berry methanolic extracts, which are complex mixtures of diverse metabolites. METHODS: Corvina berries representing three ripening stages (veraison, early-ripening and full-ripening) were collected during two growing seasons, powdered and extracted with methanol...
December 9, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898046/pro-and-antioxidant-activity-of-three-selected-flavan-type-flavonoids-catechin-eriodictyol-and-taxifolin
#7
Vladimir Chobot, Franz Hadacek, Gert Bachmann, Wolfram Weckwerth, Lenka Kubicova
The flavanol (±)-catechin shows an OH group but no 4-keto group on ring C (C3), and no conjugation between ring A and B. The related flavanone (+)-eriodictyol has a keto group on C4 but no 3-OH group on ring C. (+)-Taxifolin, another flavanone, has an OH on C3 and a keto group on C4 of the C ring. Deoxyribose degradation assay systems, with hydrogen peroxide and ascorbic acid either added or omitted, were performed in variants in which Fe(III) was added in a complex with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)...
November 26, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897996/in-vitro-chemopreventive-properties-of-green-tea-rooibos-and-honeybush-extracts-in-skin-cells
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Tandeka U Magcwebeba, Pieter Swart, Sonja Swanevelder, Elizabeth Joubert, Wentzel C A Gelderblom
The chemopreventive properties of the herbal teas rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) and honeybush (Cyclopia spp.) have been demonstrated on mouse skin in vivo but the underlying mechanisms are not clear. The aim of the current study was to determine the anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activity of methanol and aqueous extracts of rooibos and two Cyclopia species in different skin cells, using green tea (Camellia sinensis) as a benchmark. Extracts were also characterised for their major individual polyphenols by high performance liquid chromatography and spectroscopically for the total polyphenol (TP) groups...
November 25, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855905/bioactive-compounds-and-antioxidant-potential-in-tomato-pastes-as-affected-by-hot-and-cold-break-process
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Hasim Kelebek, Serkan Selli, Pınar Kadiroğlu, Osman Kola, Songul Kesen, Burçak Uçar, Başak Çetiner
The effects of hot and cold break industrial tomato paste production steps on phenolic compounds, carotenoids, organic acids, hydroxy methyl furfural (HMF) and other quality parameters of tomato pastes were investigated in this study. Phenolic compounds, carotenoids, organic acids, and HMF analyses were performed with LC-DAD-ESI-MS/MS and LC-DAD-RID was used for the sugar analyses. Furthermore, the antioxidant capacities of tomato pastes were assessed via the DPPH and ABTS methods. The increase of phenol acids at the processing steps of cold break production method was higher than the hot break production method...
April 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849355/acute-cocoa-flavanol-improves-cerebral-oxygenation-without-enhancing-executive-function-at-rest-or-after-exercise
#10
Lieselot Decroix, Cajsa Tonoli, Danusa D Soares, Semah Tagougui, Elsa Heyman, Romain Meeusen
Acute exercise-induced improvements in cognitive function are accompanied by increased (cerebral) blood flow and increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels. Acute cocoa flavanol (CF) intake may improve cognitive function, cerebral blood flow (in humans), and BNDF levels (in animals). This study investigated (i) the effect of CF intake in combination with exercise on cognitive function and (ii) cerebral hemodynamics and BDNF in response to CF intake and exercise. Twelve healthy men participated in this randomized, double-blind, crossover study...
December 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847974/liquid-chromatographic-electrospray-ionization-quadrupole-time-of-flight-tandem-mass-spectrometric-study-of-polyphenolic-composition-of-different-vaccinium-berry-species-and-their-comparative-evaluation
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Claudia Ancillotti, Lorenzo Ciofi, Daniele Rossini, Ugo Chiuminatto, Jianru Stahl-Zeng, Serena Orlandini, Sandra Furlanetto, Massimo Del Bubba
Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution quadrupole-time of flight mass spectrometry with both negative and positive ionization was used for comprehensively investigating the phenolic and polyphenolic compounds in berries from three spontaneous or cultivated Vaccinium species (i.e., Vaccinium myrtillus, Vaccinium uliginosum subsp. gaultherioides, and Vaccinium corymbosum). More than 200 analytes, among phenolic and polyphenolic compounds belonging to the classes of anthocyanins, monomeric and oligomeric flavonols, flavanols, dihydrochalcones, phenolic acids, together with other polyphenolic compounds of mixed structural characteristics, were identified...
November 15, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845891/curviflorside-and-curviflorin-new-naphthalene-glycoside-and-flavanol-from-plicosepalus-curviflorus
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Nawal M Al Musayeib, Sabrin R M Ibrahim, Musarat Amina, Gadah A Al Hamoud, Gamal A Mohamed
The naphthalene glycosidecurviflorside [1,5-dihydroxy-8-methoxynaphthalene-2-O-β-D-xylopyranoside] (3) and the flavanol curviflorin [(+)-catechin-7-O-3″,4″-dihydroxybenzoate] (4), along with two known flavonoids: (+)-catechin (1) and quercetin (2) were isolated from the shoots of Plicosepalu scurviflorus Benth. (Loranthaceae) growing in Saudi Arabia and the chemical structures were elucidated by 2D-NMR spectroscopy.
November 15, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827474/the-prothrombotic-state-associated-with-obesity-induced-hypertension-is-reduced-by-cocoa-and-its-main-flavanols
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G M Rabadán-Chávez, E Reyes-Maldonado, L Quevedo-Corona, N Paniagua-Castro, G Escalona-Cardoso, M E Jaramillo-Flores
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the effects of cocoa and its main flavanols on the prothrombotic state associated with the development of hypertension in diet-induced obesity models. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of cocoa powder, cocoa extract and their main flavanols on plasma biomarkers related to impaired coagulation and fibrinolysis and its association with hypertension and obesity-related metabolic disorders in rats fed a hypercaloric diet. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to 7 treatment groups (n = 7): normal diet (ND); hypercaloric diet control group (HCD); HCD + cocoa powder (CO); HCD + cocoa extract (CO-EX); HCD + (-)-epicatechin (EPI); HCD + (+)-catechin (CAT); and HCD + procyanidin B2 (PB2)...
December 7, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812583/the-modulatory-effect-of-infusions-of-green-tea-oolong-tea-and-black-tea-on-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-induced-obese-mice
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Zhibin Liu, Zhichao Chen, Hongwen Guo, Dongping He, Huiru Zhao, Zhiyao Wang, Wen Zhang, Lan Liao, Chen Zhang, Li Ni
Tea consumption has been identified to have an anti-obesity effect. Whether it is associated with gut microbiota modulation is investigated in this study. Phenolic profiles of infusions of green tea, oolong tea and black tea were comprehensively compared first, by utilizing ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-Q-TOFMS). Subsequently, high-fat-diet induced obese C57BL/6J mice were orally administered these three types of tea infusions for 13 weeks to evaluate their anti-obesity and gut microbiota modulatory effects...
December 7, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810677/effects-of-ambient-solar-uv-radiation-on-grapevine-leaf-physiology-and-berry-phenolic-composition-along-one-entire-season-under-mediterranean-field-conditions
#15
María-Ángeles Del-Castillo-Alonso, María P Diago, Rafael Tomás-Las-Heras, Laura Monforte, Gonzalo Soriano, Javier Martínez-Abaigar, Encarnación Núñez-Olivera
In the present study we assessed the effects of ambient solar UV exclusion on leaf physiology, and leaf and berry skin phenolic composition, of a major grapevine cultivar (Tempranillo) grown under typically Mediterranean field conditions over an entire season. In general, the effects of time were stronger than those of UV radiation. Ambient UV caused a little stressing effect (eustress) on leaf physiology, with decreasing net photosynthesis rates and stomatal conductances. However, it was not accompanied by alterations in Fv/Fm or photosynthetic pigments, and was partially counterbalanced by the UV-induced accumulation of protective flavonols...
December 2016: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799805/clinical-effects-of-an-oral-supplement-rich-in-antioxidants-on-skin-radiance-in-women
#16
Marion Dumoulin, David Gaudout, Benoit Lemaire
BACKGROUND: Environmental factors impact the skin aging resulting in decrease of skin radiance. Nutrition and particularly antioxidants could help to fight against skin degradation. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of an oral supplement rich in specific antioxidants, SkinAx(2TM), on the improvement of the skin radiance in women. METHODS: The open-label clinical study enrolled 35 women, aged 40-70, with facial dull complexion...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794599/environmental-factors-correlated-with-the-metabolite-profile-of-vitis-vinifera-cv-pinot-noir-berry-skins-along-a-european-latitudinal-gradient
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María Ángeles Del-Castillo-Alonso, Antonella Castagna, Kristóf Csepregi, Éva Hideg, Gabor Jakab, Marcel A K Jansen, Tjaša Jug, Laura Llorens, Anikó Mátai, Johann Martínez-Lüscher, Laura Monforte, Susanne Neugart, Julie Olejnickova, Annamaria Ranieri, Katharina Schödl-Hummel, Monika Schreiner, Gonzalo Soriano, Péter Teszlák, Susanne Tittmann, Otmar Urban, Dolors Verdaguer, Gaetano Zipoli, Javier Martínez-Abaigar, Encarnación Núñez-Olivera
Mature berries of Pinot Noir grapevines were sampled across a latitudinal gradient in Europe, from southern Spain to central Germany. Our aim was to study the influence of latitude-dependent environmental factors on the metabolite composition (mainly phenolic compounds) of berry skins. Solar radiation variables were positively correlated with flavonols and flavanonols and, to a lesser extent, with stilbenes and cinnamic acids. The daily means of global and erythematic UV solar radiation over long periods (bud break-veraison, bud break-harvest, and veraison-harvest), and the doses and daily means in shorter development periods (5-10 days before veraison and harvest) were the variables best correlated with the phenolic profile...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776287/antimicrobial-effect-of-the-tunisian-nana-variety-punica-granatum-l-extracts-against-salmonella-enterica-serovars-kentucky-and-enteritidis-isolated-from-chicken-meat-and-phenolic-composition-of-its-peel-extract
#18
Ben Ajmia Wafa, Mohamed Makni, Sonda Ammar, Lamia Khannous, Amal Ben Hassana, Mohamed Bouaziz, Nour Eddine Es-Safi, Radhouane Gdoura
Punica granatum L. is widely recognized for its potency against a broad spectrum of bacterial pathogens. The purpose of this study was to explore the inhibitory and the bactericidal activities of Punica granatum against Salmonella strains. The effect of extracts obtained from different parts (peels, seeds, juice and flowers) of pomegranate and using different solvents against Salmonella enterica serovars Kentucky and Enteritidis isolated from chicken meat was thus investigated. Salmonella strains were identified with the standard API-20E system and confirmed by real time PCR...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747228/black-currant-ribes-nigrum-l-and-bilberry-vaccinium-myrtillus-l-fruit-juices-inhibit-adhesion-of-asaia-spp
#19
Hubert Antolak, Agata Czyzowska, Dorota Kregiel
The aim of the study was to evaluate the activity of high-polyphenolic black currant (Ribes nigrum L.) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) juices against bacterial strains Asaia lannensis and Asaia bogorensis isolated as spoilage of commercial soft drinks. The composition of fruit juices was evaluated using chromatographic techniques HPLC and LC-MS. The adhesion to glass, polystyrene, and polyethylene terephthalate in two different culture media was evaluated by luminometry and the plate count method. The major anthocyanins in the V...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738868/phytochemicals-monosaccharides-and-elemental-composition-of-the-non-pomace-constituent-of-organic-and-conventional-grape-juices-vitis-labrusca-l-effect-of-drying-on-the-bioactive-content
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Isabel Cristina da Silva Haas, Isabela Maia Toaldo, Jefferson Santos de Gois, Daniel L G Borges, Carmen Lúcia de Oliveira Petkowicz, Marilde T Bordignon-Luiz
Grape and grape derivatives contain a variety of antioxidants that have gain increasing interest for functional foods applications. The chemical composition of grapes is mainly related to grape variety and cultivation factors, and each grape constituent exhib its unique characteristics regarding its bioactive properties. This study investigated the chemical composition and the effect of drying on the bioactive content of the non-pomace constituent obtained in the processing of organic and conventional grape juices from V...
December 2016: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition
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