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Identification of novel antihypertensive peptides in milk fermented with Enterococcus faecalis
Abstract Several novel peptides with demonstrated antihypertensive activity have been identified in milk fermented with Enterococcus faecalis CECT 5727. Two of the identified peptides, correspondingExpand
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A new process to develop a cocoa powder with higher flavonoid monomer content and enhanced bioavailability in healthy humans.
Cocoa is a food rich in polyphenols, mainly the flavonoid procyanidins and flavan-3-ols. The improvement of the cardiovascular function in humans upon cocoa consumption has been specifically linkedExpand
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Inhibition of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Activity by Flavonoids: Structure-Activity Relationship Studies
Previous studies have demonstrated that certain flavonoids can have an inhibitory effect on angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) activity, which plays a key role in the regulation of arterial bloodExpand
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Antihypertensive activity of milk fermented by Enterococcus faecalis strains isolated from raw milk
Abstract A total of 231 microorganisms were isolated from raw cow milk samples and the angiotensin-converting enzyme-inhibitory (ACEI) activity of the resultant fermented milk produced with theExpand
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Cocoa fibre and its application as a fat replacer in chocolate muffins
Abstract A study was made of the texture, composition, appearance, colour and descriptive sensory analysis of low-fat chocolate muffins in which part of the oil ingredient (25%, 50% and 75%) had beenExpand
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Antioxidant properties of polyphenol-rich cocoa products industrially processed
Abstract Fermentation and roasting are the main causes of polyphenol degradation during the process for obtaining cocoa products. In the present study, a process for obtaining polyphenol-rich cocoaExpand
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Antihypertensive effect of a polyphenol-rich cocoa powder industrially processed to preserve the original flavonoids of the cocoa beans.
A natural flavonoid-enriched cocoa powder, commercially named CocoanOX and developed via a patented industrial process, was characterized and tested for a possible antihypertensive effect. TheExpand
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Inhibition of ulcerative colitis in mice after oral administration of a polyphenol-enriched cocoa extract is mediated by the inhibition of STAT1 and STAT3 phosphorylation in colon cells.
We studied a polyphenol-enriched cocoa extract (PCE) with epicatechin, procyanidin B2, catechin, and procyanidin B1 as the major phenolics for its anti-inflammatory properties against dextran sulfateExpand
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Highly methoxylated pectin improves insulin resistance and other cardiometabolic risk factors in Zucker fatty rats.
In this study, we evaluated the effect of a highly methoxylated apple pectin (HMAP) on cardiometabolic risk factors in Zucker fatty rats. beta-Glucan, a fiber known for its hypocholesterolemicExpand
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Hypolipidemic effect in cholesterol-fed rats of a soluble fiber-rich product obtained from cocoa husks.
A new soluble cocoa fiber product (SCFP), obtained after enzymatic treatment of cocoa husks, was characterized and its potential health effects studied in an animal model of dietary-inducedExpand
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