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1. Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

June 2016
Lakshmipriya Gopalakrishnan | Kruthi Doriya | Devarai Santhosh Kumar

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought...

2. Genetically modified foods: A critical review of their promise and problems

September 2016
Chen Zhang | Robert Wohlhueter | Han Zhang

The term “genetic modified organisms (GMO)” has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are companied by potential biomedical risks and environmental side...

3. Risk factors in street food practices in developing countries: A review

September 2016
Buliyaminu Adegbemiro Alimi

Street food trading solves major social and economic problems in developing countries through the provision of ready-made meals at relatively inexpensive prices and employment for teeming rural and...

4. Ketogenic diets and Alzheimer’s disease

March 2017
Klaus W. Lange | Katharina M. Lange | Ewelina Makulska-Gertruda | Yukiko Nakamura | Andreas Reissmann | Shigehiko Kanaya | Joachim Hauser

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by decline in cognitive functions and associated with the neuropathological hallmarks of amyloid β-peptide plaques...

5. Study on prebiotic effectiveness of neutral garlic fructan in vitro

September–December 2013
Ning Zhang | Xuesong Huang | Yanhua Zeng | Xiyang Wu | Xichun Peng

Garlic is traditionally believed to have many health benefits including prevention of gastrointestinal diseases. One of the major components, garlic fructan (GF), was evaluated for its prebiotic effectiveness...

6. Microalgae: A potential alternative to health supplementation for humans

March 2019
Apurav Krishna Koyande | Kit Wayne Chew | Krishnamoorthy Rambabu | Yang Tao | Dinh-Toi Chu | Pau-Loke Show

•Microalgae contains various nutritious and bio-active compounds.•Microalgae is capable of preventing or curing various acute and chronic diseases.•Microalgae is under-exploited crop due to its capital-intensive...

7. A critical review on phytochemical profile and health promoting effects of mung bean (Vigna radiata)

March 2018
Kumar Ganesan | Baojun Xu

The seeds and sprouts of mung bean are very common cruise in Asia. Evidence showed that bioactive compounds in mung bean have emerged as an increasing scientific interest due to their role in the prevention...

8. Linking gut microbiota to aging process: a new target for anti-aging

June 2018
Maoyang Lu | Zhao Wang

The human gut microbiota is a huge ecosystem that provides lots of functions for host development, immune system, and metabolism. Gut microbiota is linked to lots of diseases, including human metabolic...

9. Review of Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn): A power house of health benefiting nutrients

September 2016
Dinesh Chandra | Satish Chandra | Pallavi | A.K. Sharma

10. Anticancer effect of curcumin on breast cancer and stem cells

June 2018
Hui-Tien Liu | Yuan-Soon Ho

Numerous studies have shown that curcumin, a natural compound, exerts anticancer effects by inhibiting cancer cell proliferation and metastasis and by inducing cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. In particular,...

11. Tea aroma formation

March 2015
Chi-Tang Ho | Xin Zheng | Shiming Li

Besides water, tea is one of the most popular beverages around the world. The chemical ingredients and biological activities of tea have been summarized recently. The current review summarizes tea aroma...

12. Genetically modified foods in China and the United States: A primer of regulation and intellectual property protection

September 2016
Alice Yuen-Ting Wong | Albert Wai-Kit Chan

Food is a basic and personal necessity to human. Safety of food is a prime factor to consider apart from nutrition, quality and cost. Genetically modified (GM) foods first came on the market in 1994....

13. Consumption of soybean, soy foods, soy isoflavones and breast cancer incidence: Differences between Chinese women and women in Western countries and possible mechanisms

September–December 2013
Fen-Jin He | Jin-Qiang Chen

Breast cancer is one of the most lethal diseases world-wide. However, there is a large difference in breast cancer incidence among Caucasian, Hispanic, African and Asian (e.g. Chinese) women with Caucasian...

14. Corn phytochemicals and their health benefits

September 2018
Sheng Siyuan | Li Tong | RuiHai Liu

Whole grain has a wide range of phytochemicals exhibiting health benefits of lowering risk of chronic diseases. As commonly consumed grain product, corn has unique profiles of nutrients and phytochemicals...

15. Research and development of Cordyceps in Taiwan

December 2016
Ching-Peng Chiu | Tsong-Long Hwang | You Chan | Mohamed El-Shazly | Tung-Ying Wu | I-Wen Lo | Yu-Ming Hsu | Kuei-Hung Lai | Ming-Feng Hou | Shyng-Shiou Yuan | Fang-Rong Chang | Yang-Chang Wu

Cordyceps is treasured entomopathogenic fungi that have been used as antitumor, immunomodulating, antioxidant, and pro-sexual agent. Cordyceps, also called DongChongXiaCao in Chinese, Yartsa Gunbu (Tibetan),...

16. α-Glucosidase inhibitors isolated from medicinal plants

September–December 2014
Zhenhua Yin | Wei Zhang | Fajin Feng | Yong Zhang | Wenyi Kang

α-Glucosidase inhibitors can be used as a new class of antidiabetic drug. By competitively inhibiting glycosidase activity, these inhibitors help to prevent the fast breakdown of sugars and thereby...

17. Interaction between diet composition and gut microbiota and its impact on gastrointestinal tract health

September 2017
Muhammad Shahid Riaz Rajoka | Junling Shi | Hafiza Mahreen Mehwish | Jing Zhu | Qi Li | Dongyan Shao | Qingsheng Huang | Hui Yang

A substantial amount of emerging research is indicating that the gut microbiota has a significant impact on human health. Alterations of gut microbiota have clear consequences on intestinal homeostasis,...

18. Evaluation of free radical scavenging activity of various extracts of leaves from Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.

March 2015
Kalaisezhiyen Pavithra | Sasikumar Vadivukkarasi

The present study was aimed to investigate the in vitro free radical scavenging activity of various leaf extracts (aqueous, methanol, acetone chloroform and petroleum ether) of Kedrostis foetidissima....

19. New perspectives on probiotics in health and disease

June 2015
Eric Banan-Mwine Daliri | Byong H. Lee

The gut microbiota continues to fascinate scientists in many realms when it is considered that humans contain 90% bacteria. Correlations between changes in composition and activity of the gut microbiota...

20. Oral microbiota: A new view of body health

March 2019
Maoyang Lu | Songyu Xuan | Zhao Wang

Oral microbiota is an important part of the human microbiota. Oral microbes can be colonized into the intestine in various ways. Oral microbiota is associated with a variety of oral diseases. Recently,...

21. Scientific and technical aspects of yogurt fortification: A review

March 2015
Hadi Hashemi Gahruie | Mohammad Hadi Eskandari | Gholamreza Mesbahi | Mohammad Amin Hanifpour

Food fortification is one of the most important processes for improvement of the nutrients quality and quantity in food. It can be a very cost effective public health intervention. Due to the high consumption...

22. Functional food products in Japan: A review

June 2019
Shun Iwatani | Naoyuki Yamamoto

Japan has a long history of using foods with health benefits and Japanese people are well-known for their longevity. In 1991, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare introduced a functional food regulation...

23. Protein quality of four indigenous edible insect species in Nigeria

June 2018
Florence Inje Oibiokpa | Helmina Olufunmilayo Akanya | Ali Audu Jigam | Abubakar Ndaman Saidu | Evans Chidi Egwim

Food security is a serious concern particularly for developing countries. To overcome hunger and malnutrition there is a need for increased research towards finding alternative and cheaper sources of...

24. A critical review on the health promoting effects of mushrooms nutraceuticals

June 2018
Gaoxing Ma | Wenjian Yang | Liyan Zhao | Fei Pei | Donglu Fang | Qiuhui Hu

Extensive elucidations focusing on the efficient health promoting properties and high nutritional values of mushrooms have been expanded dynamically from the past few decades. Due to its high quality...

25. Biochemical and histopathological profiling of Wistar rat treated with Brassica napus as a supplementary feed

March 2018
Kazi Md. Mahmudul Hasan | Nasrin Tamanna | Md. Anwarul Haque

Metabolic changes together with cardiovascular and hepatic factors are related to the development of diseases like myocardial lipidosis, heart disease, and profound toxicity. The aim of this animal...

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