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Organic agriculture: does it enhance or reduce the nutritional value of plant foods?
There is ample, but circumstantial, evidence than on average organic vegetables and fruit most likely contain more of these compounds than conventional ones, allowing for the possibility that organic plant foods may in fact benefit human health more than corresponding conventional ones. Expand
Beetroot supplementation lowers daily systolic blood pressure in older, overweight subjects.
In overweight older subjects, beetroot juice concentrate supplementation was associated with beneficial effects on daily systolic BP, although the effects were not significant when measured by 24-hour ABPM or resting clinic BP. Expand
Effects of a vitamin D and leucine-enriched whey protein nutritional supplement on measures of sarcopenia in older adults, the PROVIDE study: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
This study shows proof-of-principle that specific nutritional supplementation alone might benefit geriatric patients, especially relevant for those who are unable to exercise. Expand
Agroecosystem Management and Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods: The Case of Organic Fruits and Vegetables
A model developed to calculate the health outcome of increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables was used to tentatively estimate the potential increase in life expectancy that would be achieved by switching from conventional to organic produce without changing the amount consumed per day. Expand
Bioactive polyacetylenes in food plants of the Apiaceae family: occurrence, bioactivity and analysis.
The present state of knowledge on the occurrence of polyacetylenes in Apiaceae food plants, their biochemistry and bioactivity is presented in this review as well as relatively new methods for the isolation and quantification of these compounds from plants, plant products and biological fluids. Expand
Hydroxylated phenylacetamides derived from bioactive benzoxazinoids are bioavailable in humans after habitual consumption of whole grain sourdough rye bread.
Several potentially bioactive alkaloids have been identified in humans consuming fermented whole grain sourdough rye bread consumption by identifying conjugates of the benzoxazinoid lactam 2-hydroxy-1,4-benz oxazin-3-one and hydroxylated phenyl acetamide derivatives. Expand
Inhibitory effects of feeding with carrots or (-)-falcarinol on development of azoxymethane-induced preneoplastic lesions in the rat colon.
The present study provides a new perspective on the known epidemiological associations between high intake of carrots and reduced incidence of cancers by indicating that the dietary treatments with carrot and falcarinol delayed or retarded the development of large ACF and tumors. Expand
Content of carotenoids in commonly consumed Asian vegetables and stability and extractability during frying
Abstract In order to investigate the variation in β -carotene and vitamin A in commonly consumed vegetables in Asia, different leafy vegetables were analyzed. The mean β -carotene content variedExpand
Flower pigment composition of Crocus species and cultivars used for a chemotaxonomic investigation
The anthocyanin/flavonoid patterns of some of the taxa provide a valuable supplement to the taxonomy based on morphological and cytological patterns and should be further investigated using other methods, to evaluate their relations to other series. Expand
Effects of handgrip exercise or inorganic nitrate supplementation on 24-h ambulatory blood pressure and peripheral arterial function in overweight and obese middle age and older adults: A pilot RCT.
IHGE or beetroot juice consumption for 7 days did not affect BP or peripheral arterial function in overweight and obese middle age and older adults and ageing may reduce the effects of these interventions on vascular function. Expand