Marie-Nöelle Horcajada

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Chicory inulin has been identified as an effective prebiotic to promote active fermentation and lactobacilli proliferation in the large intestine, and to enhance calcium (Ca) digestive absorption and deposition in bones. The aim of this study was to compare, in a growing rat model, the effects on digestive fermentations and mineral metabolism of diets(More)
Recent research has provided insights into dietary components that may optimise bone health and stimulate bone formation. Fruit and vegetable intake, as well as grains and other plant-derived food, have been linked to decreased risk of major chronic diseases including osteoporosis. This effect has been partially attributed to the polyphenols found in these(More)
Hesperidin found in citrus fruits has been reported to be a promising bioactive compound for maintaining an optimal bone status in ovariectomized rodent models. In this study, we examined the capacity of hesperetin (Hp) to affect the proliferation, differentiation and mineralization of rodent primary osteoblasts. Then, the impact of Hp on signalling(More)
The effect of hesperidin (Hp) and naringin (Nar), two major citrus flavanones, on the regulation of bone metabolism was examined in male senescent rats. Twenty -month -old gonad-intact male Wistar rats received a casein-based diet supplemented with or without either 0.5% hesperidin (Hp), 0.5% naringin (Nar) or a mix of both flavanones (Hp+Nar, 0.25% each).(More)
Step-reduction (SR) in older adults results in muscle atrophy and an attenuated rise in postprandial muscle protein synthesis (MPS): anabolic resistance. Knowing that resistance exercise (RT) can enhance MPS, we examined whether RT could enhance MPS following 2 weeks of SR. In addition, as we postulated that SR may impair feeding-induced vasodilation(More)
Concerning the prevention of osteoporosis, recognized as a major public health problem, nutrition may appear as an alternative strategy for optimizing health skeleton. The importance of adequate calcium and vitamin D intakes for bone health is now well documented. But, in addition to essential macro- and micronutrients, human diet contains a complex array(More)
Hesperidin (Hp), a citrus flavonoid predominantly found in oranges, shows bone-sparing effects in ovariectomised (OVX) animals. In human subjects, the bioavailability of Hp can be improved by the removal of the rhamnose group to yield hesperetin-7-glucoside (H-7-glc). The aim of the present work was to test whether H-7-glc was more bioavailable and(More)
Low energy and protein intake has been suggested to contribute to the increased incidence of osteoporosis in the elderly. The impact of dietary protein on bone health is still a matter of debate. Therefore, we examined the effect of the modulation of protein intake under adequate or deficient energy conditions on bone status in 16-month-old male rats. The(More)
Peak bone mass is a major determinant of osteoporosis pathogenesis during aging. Respective influences of energy and protein supplies on skeletal growth remains unclear. We investigated the effect of a 5-mo dietary restriction on bone status in young rats randomized into six groups (n = 10 per group). Control animals were fed a diet containing a normal(More)
Potassium (K) organic anion salts, such as potassium citrate or potassium malate in plant foods, may counteract low-grade metabolic acidosis induced by western diets, but little is known about the effect of other minor plant anions. Effects of K salts (chloride, citrate, galacturonate or tartrate) were thus studied on the mineral balance and digestive(More)