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A review of chemical constituents and health-promoting effects of citrus peels.

Food Chem 2021 Jul 13;365:130585. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Tianjin Key Laboratory for Modern Drug Delivery & High-Efficiency, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300193, China. Electronic address:

Citrus is one of the main fruits processed worldwide, producing a lot of industrial by-products. As the main part of citrus "residue", citrus peels have a wide application prospect. They could not only be directly used to produce various food products, but also be used as promising biofuels to produce ethanol and methane. Read More

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Recent advances in extraction technologies for recovery of bioactive compounds derived from fruit and vegetable waste peels: A review.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 Jul 26:1-34. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Food Process Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Rourkela, Odisha, India.

Fruits and vegetables are the most important commodities of trade value among horticultural produce. They are utilized as raw or processed, owing to the presence of health-promoting components. Significant quantities of waste are produced during fruits and vegetables processing that are majorly accounted by waste peels (∼90-92%). Read More

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Application of KTH-integrated nursing model in care of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

Am J Transl Res 2021 15;13(6):6855-6863. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Xijing Hospital, Air Force Military Medical University Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of the KTH-integrated nursing model of the knowledge-attitude-belief-practice model (KABP)-transtheoretical model (TTM)-as a health belief model (HBM) in nursing care of patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

Methods: Using a prospective study method, 102 patients with MDR-TB were randomly divided into two groups according to a random number table. The control group (n=51) received conventional nursing care, and the study group (n=51) received a KTH-integrated nursing model. Read More

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Nanotechnological Manipulation of Nutraceuticals and Phytochemicals for Healthy Purposes: Established Advantages vs. Still Undefined Risks.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Jul 9;13(14). Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Department of Pharmacy, University of Genoa, Viale Cembrano, 16148 Genoa, Italy.

Numerous foods, plants, and their bioactive constituents (BACs), named nutraceuticals and phytochemicals by experts, have shown many beneficial effects including antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiulcer, anti-cholesterol, hypoglycemic, immunomodulatory, and antioxidant activities. Producers, consumers, and the market of food- and plant-related compounds are increasingly attracted by health-promoting foods and plants, thus requiring a wider and more fruitful exploitation of the healthy properties of their BACs. The demand for new BACs and for the development of novel functional foods and BACs-based food additives is pressing from various sectors. Read More

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Application of a New Engineered Strain of for Effective Production of Calcium Ketoglutarate Dietary Supplements.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 15;22(14). Epub 2021 Jul 15.

Department of Biotechnology and Food Microbiology, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Chełmońskiego Street 37, 51-630 Wrocław, Poland.

The present study aimed to develop a technology for the production of dietary supplements based on yeast biomass and α-ketoglutaric acid (KGA), produced by a new transformant of with improved KGA biosynthesis ability, as well to verify the usefulness of the obtained products for food and feed purposes. Transformants of were constructed to overexpress genes encoding glycerol kinase, methylcitrate synthase and mitochondrial organic acid transporter. The strains were compared in terms of growth ability in glycerol- and oil-based media as well as their suitability for KGA biosynthesis in mixed glycerol-oil medium. Read More

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Benefits and Challenges in the Incorporation of Insects in Food Products.

Front Nutr 2021 30;8:687712. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Tecnologico de Monterrey, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Departamento de Bioingeniería, Puebla, Mexico.

Edible insects are being accepted by a growing number of consumers in recent years not only as a snack but also as a side dish or an ingredient to produce other foods. Most of the edible insects belong to one of these groups of insects such as caterpillars, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, bees, and ants. Insect properties are analyzed and reported in the articles reviewed here, and one common feature is nutrimental content, which is one of the most important characteristics mentioned, especially proteins, lipids, fiber, and minerals. Read More

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Health-promoting university: the implementation of an integrated guidance post for non-communicable diseases (Posbindu PTM) among university employees.

Glob Health Promot 2021 Jul 16:17579759211021363. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Alma Ata, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain a challenge globally and in Indonesia. Workplace environments may place employees at risk for NCD behavioral factors. This study aimed to develop an integrated guidance post for NCD (in Indonesian, 'pos pembinaan terpadu penyakit tidak menular' [Posbindu PTM] early detection among employees in one of the Indonesian universities. Read More

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[Ethical implications in the development of functional training in mixed and augmented reality environments to treat hypertension in old age: A qualitative content analysis].

Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes 2021 Jul 9. Epub 2021 Jul 9.

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Klinik für Geriatrie und Altersmedizin, Berlin, Deutschland.

Background: E-Health is of increasing importance in ensuring demand-oriented health care. In addition to technical feasibility, issues concerning the normative requirements for their use are growing. This paper discusses the ethical, legal and social implications of the use of mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies in the therapy of elderly people with hypertension. Read More

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Lactobacillus casei protects intestinal mucosa from damage in chicks caused by Salmonella pullorum via regulating immunity and the Wnt signaling pathway and maintaining the abundance of gut microbiota.

Poult Sci 2021 Aug 28;100(8):101283. Epub 2021 May 28.

School of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China. Electronic address:

Dysfunction of the intestinal mucosal barrier of chicks caused by Salmonella pullorum is of great harm to the poultry industry. Probiotics are recognized for their beneficial health-promoting properties, promoting maintenance of bowel epithelial integrity and host immune system homeostasis. Our previous research showed that Lactobacillus casei protects jejunal mucosa from injury in chicks infected with S. Read More

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Species as Prospective Reserves of Bioactive Compounds with Potential Use in Functional Food-Current State of Knowledge.

Plants (Basel) 2021 Jun 28;10(7). Epub 2021 Jun 28.

Department of Technology of Plant Origin Food, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Wojska Polskiego 28, 60-624 Poznan, Poland.

The pine ( L.) is the largest and most heteromorphic plant genus of the pine family ( Lindl.), which grows almost exclusively in the northern hemisphere. Read More

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NaCl-Induced Elicitation Alters Physiology and Increases Accumulation of Phenolic Compounds in L.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jun 25;22(13). Epub 2021 Jun 25.

Department of Botany and Plant Physiology, Faculty of Environmental Biology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Akademicka 15, 20-950 Lublin, Poland.

In nature, plants usually produce secondary metabolites as a defense mechanism against environmental stresses. Different stresses determine the chemical diversity of plant-specialized metabolism products. In this study, we applied an abiotic elicitor, i. Read More

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Chemistry, processing, and functionality of maple food products: An updated comprehensive review.

J Food Biochem 2021 Jun 27:e13832. Epub 2021 Jun 27.

Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Maple sap is a rich nutrient matrix collected from Acer trees to produce several food products (i.e., sap, water, extract, syrup, and sugar), of which syrup is the most famous in the food industry for its distinct taste and flavor. Read More

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Health and Well-Being of Hispanic/Latino Meatpacking Workers in Nebraska: An Application of the Health Belief Model.

Workplace Health Saf 2021 Jun 25:21650799211016907. Epub 2021 Jun 25.

University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Background: Meatpacking is dirty, dangerous, and demanding work. In the United States, the industry predominately employs people from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds and immigrants, with 45% of the workforce identifying as Hispanic/Latino. Little is known about how the work environment affects worker engagement in health-promoting activities; however, occupational health professionals are uniquely positioned to advance worker health, safety, and general well-being. Read More

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Vegetable oils as green solvents for carotenoid extraction from pumpkin (Cucurbita argyrosperma Huber) byproducts: Optimization of extraction parameters.

J Food Sci 2021 Jul 23;86(7):3122-3136. Epub 2021 Jun 23.

TECNOLOGICO NACIONAL DE MEXICO/Instituto Tecnológico de Durango. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y Bioquímica, Blvd. Felipe Pescador 1830 Ote., Durango, 34000, Mexico.

Pumpkin pulp is the main waste generated by pumpkin seed growers. This agro-industrial waste is a valuable source of bioactive compounds, especially carotenoids (β-carotene, α-carotene, and lutein), which exhibit a broad spectrum of health-promoting effects. In this study, vegetable oils (canola, corn, and soybean oil) were used as green solvent alternatives to conventional organic solvents for carotenoid extraction from dried pumpkin pulp (DPP) waste. Read More

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The Use of Lavender () Essential Oil as an Additive to Drinking Water for Broiler Chickens and Its In Vitro Reaction with Enrofloxacin.

Animals (Basel) 2021 May 25;11(6). Epub 2021 May 25.

Labo-Wet Laboratory, Pyrzycka 9A Str., 70-892 Szczecin, Poland.

Biological activity of lavender essential oil is a property that can potentially find an application in poultry nutrition. Nowadays, the use of bioactive compounds is encouraged in many areas of industry and agriculture, since these substances have similar properties as withdrawn antibiotic growth promoters. Additionally, antibiotic resistance bacteria are one of the most important current threats to animal health. Read More

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Application of Crude Pomace Powder of Chokeberry, Bilberry, and Elderberry as a Coloring Foodstuff.

Molecules 2021 May 4;26(9). Epub 2021 May 4.

Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences, Molecular Food Technology, University of Bonn, Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 7, D-53115 Bonn, Germany.

Berry pomace, rich in polyphenols, especially anthocyanins, accumulates during the production of red juices. Pomace from chokeberry ( Michx.), bilberry ( L. Read More

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Growth-promoting effect of alginate on Faecalibacterium prausnitzii through cross-feeding with Bacteroides.

Food Res Int 2021 06 22;144:110326. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Next Generation Science Institute, Research & Development Division, Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., 5-1-83 Higashihara, Zama, Kanagawa 252-8583, Japan.

Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is a commensal gut bacterium that is thought to provide protection against inflammatory diseases. However, this bacterium is extremely oxygen sensitive, which limits its industrial application as a probiotic. The use of prebiotics to increase the abundance of this bacterium in the gut is an alternative strategy to achieve its possible health-promoting effect. Read More

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Production, properties, and applications of fructosyltransferase: a current appraisal.

Crit Rev Biotechnol 2021 May 20:1-16. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Microbiology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar, India.

Background: Fructosyltransferases (FTases) are drawing increasing attention due to their application in prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS) generation. FTases have been reported to occur in a variety of microorganisms but are predominantly found in filamentous fungi. These are employed at the industrial scale for generating FOS which make the key ingredient in functional food supplements and nutraceuticals due to their bifidogenic and various other health-promoting properties. Read More

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Elevated CO improves the nutritive value, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and hypocholestecolemic activities of lemongrass sprouts.

Food Chem 2021 Mar 31;357:129730. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Desert Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt. Electronic address:

Sprouts have been regarded as a big store for bioactive compounds with a wide range of biological activities. Elevated CO (eCO, 620 μmol mol)was employed to enhance the nutritive and health promoting values of sprouts of two species of lemongrass, i.e. Read More

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Fermentation transforms the phenolic profiles and bioactivities of plant-based foods.

Biotechnol Adv 2021 Jul-Aug;49:107763. Epub 2021 May 4.

School of Agriculture and Food, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia. Electronic address:

Phenolics are a group of compounds derived from plants that have displayed potent biological activities and health-promoting effects. Fermentation is one of the most conventional but still prevalent bioprocessing methods in the food industry, with the potential to increase phenolic content and enhance its nutritive value. This review details the biotransformation of different classes of phenolics (hydroxycinnamic and hydroxybenzoic acids, flavonoids, tannins, stilbenoids, lignans, alkylresorcinols) by various microorganisms (lactic acid bacteria, yeast, filamentous fungi) throughout the fermentation process in plant-based foods. Read More

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Use of -Lactalbumin and Caseinoglycomacropeptide as Biopeptide Precursors and as Functional Additives in Milk Beverages Fermented by .

Int J Food Sci 2021 13;2021:8822161. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Human Nutrition, Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 8 Skromna Street, 20-704 Lublin, Poland.

The objective of this investigation was to verify whether biologically active peptides (BAPs) could be obtained from water solutions of -lactalbumin (-la) and caseinoglycomacropeptide (CGMP) through an application of the new strains. Also, the aim of this research was to determine the influence of addition of the analyzed protein preparations to milk subjected to fermentation by tested bacterial strains on the physicochemical properties of obtained milk beverages. The results indicate that CGMP is a more preferable source for the production of BAPs by the test bacteria than -la. Read More

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Recent Advances on Nanoparticle Based Strategies for Improving Carotenoid Stability and Biological Activity.

Antioxidants (Basel) 2021 Apr 30;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Food Science, Fu Jen Catholic University, New Taipei City 24205, Taiwan.

Carotenoids are natural pigments widely used in food industries due to their health-promoting properties. However, the presence of long-chain conjugated double bonds are responsible for chemical instability, poor water solubility, low bioavailability and high susceptibility to oxidation. The application of a nanoencapsulation technique has thus become a vital means to enhance stability of carotenoids under physiological conditions due to their small particle size, high aqueous solubility and improved bioavailability. Read More

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Recent advances in marine algae oligosaccharides: structure, analysis, and potential prebiotic activities.

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 2021 May 3:1-16. Epub 2021 May 3.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, STU-UNIVPM Joint Algal Research Center, Institute of Marine Sciences, Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong, PR China.

Marine algae contain abundant polysaccharides that support a range of health-promoting activities; however, the high molecular weight, high viscosity, and low solubility of marine algae polysaccharides (MAPs) limit their application in food, agriculture and medicine. Thus, as the degradation products of MAPs, marine algae oligosaccharides (MAOs) have drawn increasing attention. Most MAOs are non-digestible by digestive enzyme in the human gastrointestinal tract, but are fermented by bacteria in the gut and converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Read More

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Probiotics in the dairy industry-Advances and opportunities.

Compr Rev Food Sci Food Saf 2021 Jul 3;20(4):3937-3982. Epub 2021 May 3.

College of Food Science and Technology, Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding, China.

The past two decades have witnessed a global surge in the application of probiotics as functional ingredients in food, animal feed, and pharmaceutical products. Among food industries, the dairy industry is the largest sector where probiotics are employed in a number of dairy products including sour/fermented milk, yogurt, cheese, butter/cream, ice cream, and infant formula. These probiotics are either used as starter culture alone or in combination with traditional starters, or incorporated into dairy products following fermentation, where their presence imparts many functional characteristics to the product (for instance, improved aroma, taste, and textural characteristics), in addition to conferring many health-promoting properties. Read More

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Public health interventions for preventing re-infection of Opisthorchis viverrini: application of the self-efficacy theory and group process in high-prevalent areas of Thailand.

Trop Med Int Health 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, USA.

Objective: To study the effectiveness of public health interventions in preventing Opisthorchis viverrini (OV) re-infection in high-prevalence areas of Thailand.

Methods: 68 people from Sisaket, the province with the second-highest prevalence in Thailand, who tested positive for OV eggs in faeces and took praziquantel before the start of the study, participated. 34 participants were allocated to the experimental group, which received a 12-week public health intervention based on the self-efficacy theory and group process between July and October 2018. Read More

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Copper/reduced graphene oxide film modified electrode for non-enzymatic glucose sensing application.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 29;11(1):9302. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand.

Numerous studies suggest that modification with functional nanomaterials can enhance the electrode electrocatalytic activity, sensitivity, and selectivity of the electrochemical sensors. Here, a highly sensitive and cost-effective disposable non-enzymatic glucose sensor based on copper(II)/reduced graphene oxide modified screen-printed carbon electrode is demonstrated. Facile fabrication of the developed sensing electrodes is carried out by the adsorption of copper(II) onto graphene oxide modified electrode, then following the electrochemical reduction. Read More

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The Health-Promoting Properties and Clinical Applications of Rice Bran Arabinoxylan Modified with Shiitake Mushroom Enzyme-A Narrative Review.

Molecules 2021 Apr 27;26(9). Epub 2021 Apr 27.

EROM R&D Center, EROM Co., Ltd., Chuncheon-si 24427, Gangwon-do, Korea.

Rice bran arabinoxylan compound (RBAC) is derived from defatted rice bran hydrolyzed with mycelial enzyme. It has been marketed as a functional food and a nutraceutical with health-promoting properties. Some research has demonstrated this rice bran derivative to be a potent immunomodulator, which also possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-angiogenic properties. Read More

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Immunomodulating Effects of Fungal Beta-Glucans: From Traditional Use to Medicine.

Nutrients 2021 Apr 17;13(4). Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Campus Venlo, Food Claims Centre Venlo, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University, 5911 BV Venlo, The Netherlands.

The importance of a well-functioning and balanced immune system has become more apparent in recent decades. Various elements have however not yet been uncovered as shown, for example, in the uncertainty on immune system responses to COVID-19. Fungal beta-glucans are bioactive molecules with immunomodulating properties. Read More

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Physicochemical Properties of Bread Partially Substituted with Unripe Green Banana ( spp.) Flour.

Molecules 2021 Apr 3;26(7). Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Program in Food Science and Technology, School of Agro-Industry, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand.

This study aimed to utilize unripe green bananas obtained from those that were graded as unacceptable for export. Bread was selected as the product model for the application of banana flour. As carbohydrates and other functional active compounds make up the main composition of green bananas, unripe banana flour (UBF) was prepared and characterized. Read More

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Antiangiogenic and Antioxidant In Vitro Properties of Hydroethanolic Extract from açaí () Dietary Powder Supplement.

Molecules 2021 Apr 1;26(7). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

REQUIMTE/LAQV, Departamento de Química e Bioquímica, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, Rua do Campo Alegre 687, 4169-007 Porto, Portugal.

The fruit (açaí) is a promising source of polyphenols with health-promoting properties. To our knowledge, few studies have focused on the influence of açaí phytochemicals on angiogenesis, with a significant impact on cancer. This study aimed at investigating the phytochemical profile of a purple açaí hydroethanolic extract (AHE) obtained from a commercial dietary powder supplement by high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to diode array detection and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, and evaluate its in vitro effects on distinct angiogenic steps during vessel growth and on oxidative markers in human microvascular endothelial cells (HMEC-1). Read More

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