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Guidelines for the design, conduct and reporting of human intervention studies to evaluate the health benefits of foods
There is substantial evidence to link what we eat to the reduction of the risk of major chronic diseases and/or the improvement of functions. Thus, it is important for public health agencies and theExpand
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Bioavailability of epicatechin and effects on nitric oxide metabolites of an apple flavanol-rich extract supplemented beverage compared to a whole apple puree: a randomized, placebo-controlled,
SCOPE Flavanol-rich foods are known to exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular health. The biological effects depend on bioavailability of flavanols which may be influenced by food matrix and doseExpand
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Interactions of the advanced glycation end product inhibitor pyridoxamine and the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid on insulin resistance in the obese Zucker rat.
Oxidative stress and protein glycation can contribute to the development of insulin resistance and complications associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)Expand
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The effect of an apple polyphenol extract rich in epicatechin and flavan-3-ol oligomers on brachial artery flow-mediated vasodilatory function in volunteers with elevated blood pressure
BackgroundThe primary aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that an orally ingested apple polyphenol extract rich in epicatechin and flavan-3-ol oligomers improves endothelium-dependentExpand
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Non-starch polysaccharides in the gastrointestinal tract.
Abstract: Non-starch polysaccharides (NSPs) are an important part of our diet and play an essential role in the development of functional foods. NSP are a diverse group of carbohydrates consistingExpand
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Isomer-specific actions of conjugated linoleic acid on muscle glucose transport in the obese Zucker rat.
The fatty acid-conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) enhances glucose tolerance and insulin action on skeletal muscle glucose transport in rodent models of insulin resistance. However, no study has directlyExpand
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Effect of conjugated FA on feed intake, body composition, and liver FA in mice
CLA is a generic term describing different isomers of linoleic acid with two conjugated double bonds. Various metabolic effects have been demonstrated following administration of CLA, including aExpand
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Panose, a new prebiotic candidate
Aims:  To investigate the prebiotic potential of two novel candidates, sophorose and panose, with in vitro methods.
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Effects of specific conjugated linoleic acid isomers on growth characteristics in obese Zucker rats
Growing female obese Zucker (fa/fa) rats were treated (via intragastric gavage) for 21 d with either a (i) vehicle [corn oil; 0.9 g/kg body weight (BW)], (ii) CLA mixture [50∶50; trans-10,cis-12 andExpand
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28-Day oral toxicity study in rats with high purity barley beta-glucan (Glucagel).
Beta-glucans are glucose polymers present in cereal grains, particularly barley and oat. Consumption of these grains or concentrated beta-glucan preparations has been shown to lower bloodExpand
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