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Recent Food Science and Human Wellness Articles

Recently published articles from Food Science and Human Wellness.

Antioxidant peptides encrypted in flaxseed proteome: an in silico assessment

Available online 13 August 2019
Dawei Ji | Chibuike C. Udenigwe | Dominic Agyei

Seaweed nutraceuticals and their therapeutic role in disease prevention

Available online 10 August 2019
Abirami R. Ganesan | Uma Tiwari | Gaurav Rajauria

There is a growing interest that bioactive compounds from seaweed can play a major therapeutic role in disease prevention in humans. Seaweed bioactives including polysaccharides, pigments, fatty acids,...

Antioxidant Activity and Total phenolic content of Essential Oils and Extracts of Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) plants

Available online 5 August 2019
Adel F. Ahmed | Fatma A.K. Attia | Zhenhua Liu | Changqin Li | Jinfeng Wei | Wenyi Kang

The present study was conducted to evaluate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the essential oils and ethanol extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. obtained from Assiut, Minia and BeniSuef...

Almond cold-pressed oil by-product as ingredient for cookies with potential health benefits: chemical and sensory evaluation

Available online 29 July 2019
João C.M. Barreira | M. Antónia Nunes | Beatriz Vieira da Silva | Filipa B. Pimentel | Anabela S.G. Costa | M. Alvarez-Ortí | J.E. Pardo | M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira

Risk assessment of chemical substances of safety concern generated in processed meats

Available online 29 July 2019
Mónica Flores | Leticia Mora | Milagro Reig | Fidel Toldrá

•Substances of safety concern may be generated in different types of meat processing.•N-nitrosamines can be generated when using nitrite as preservative.•Heterocyclic aromatic amines are generated under...

Hyperinsulinemia, Cancer and Maqui Berry: The Promise of Nutritional Supplementation

Available online 27 July 2019
Brett Deters | Mir Saleem

Nutritional supplementation has long been studied as a possible treatment alternative or as an adjunct to the standard treatments for common ailments and diseases. According to the latest research,...

A review on rules for examination of licensing criteria for producing foods for special medical purpose in China

June 2019
Lei Wu | Lantian Zhang | Yan Zhang

In this paper, the background, principles, and main contents of the rules for the examination of production licenses of foods for special medical purposes are introduced. The contents including general...

Influence of luteolin on the apoptosis of esophageal cancer Eca109 cells and its mechanism of action

June 2019
Shaokang Wang | Lingmeng Fu | Yi Wu | Hongmei Xiao | Jing Wang | Guiju Sun

The present study was conducted to verify the influence of luteolin on apoptosis of Eca109 cells and to further investigate the possible mechanisms underlying its effect on apoptosis. The cells were...

Chemical constituents, biological functions and pharmacological effects for comprehensive utilization of Eucommia ulmoides Oliver

June 2019
Yi-Fan Xing | Dong He | Yi Wang | Wen Zeng | Chong Zhang | Yuan Lu | Nan Su | Yan-Hua Kong | Xin-Hui Xing

Eucommia ulmoides Oliver is a native plant and valuable tonic Chinese medicine in China with a long history, great economic value and comprehensive development potential. Traditionally, the comprehensive...

A value-added cooking process to improve the quality of soybean: Protecting its isoflavones and antioxidant activity

June 2019
Lei Chen | Hui Teng | Jianbo Xiao

This study investigated the effects of domestic cooking process on the variations of soybean isoflavones, aiming at understanding the conversion of β-glucosides and aglycones isoflavones during the...

Who will carry out the tests that would be necessary for proper safety evaluation of food emulsifiers?

June 2019
Katalin F. Csáki | Éva Sebestyén

Surfactant food emulsifiers are among the most extensively used food additives. Like all authorized food additives, emulsifiers have been evaluated by risk assessors, who consider them as safe. However,...

Isolation and identification of novel casein-derived bioactive peptides and potential functions in fermented casein with Lactobacillus helveticus

June 2019
Mengzhu Fan | Tingting Guo | Wanru Li | Jing Chen | Fushuo Li | Chao Wang | Yi Shi | David Xi-an Li | Shaohui Zhang

The present study here establishes a complete and effective method for isolating, purifying and identifying extracellular and intracellular peptides, and also describes the characters and bioactivities...

Biting force and tongue muscle strength as useful indicators for eating and swallowing capability assessment among elderly patients

June 2019
Xinmiao Wang | Gangying Zheng | Mingsong Su | Yanqiu Chen | Hua Xie | Weijia Han | Qing Yang | Jianqin Sun | Jianshe Chen

Weakened capability of eating and swallowing is common among elderly population, affecting negatively on their health and well-being. This work measured occlusal force and tongue muscle strength of...

Chemical composition, sensory properties and application of Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum genus)

June 2019
Yue Jie | Shiming Li | Chi-Tang Ho

This review summarized the composition of volatile and nonvolatile compounds, the sensory mechanism and the application of Sichuan pepper (Zanthoxylum genus) as a spice and multifunctional food, such...

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...

Mathematical rules for synergistic, additive, and antagonistic effects of multi-drug combinations and their application in research and development of combinatorial drugs and special medical food combinations

June 2019
Shoujun Yuan | Haoyu Chen

Multi-drug (or multi-element) combinations are often prescribed in the practice of clinical medicine and as foods for special medical purposes. The main motivations for these combinations are that most...

Enzymes inhibitory property, antioxidant activity and phenolics profile of raw and roasted red sorghum grains in vitro

June 2019
Emmanuel Anyachukwu Irondi | Bosede Mofoluwake Adegoke | Emy Sofie Effion | Selimat Oluwakemi Oyewo | Emmanuel Oladeji Alamu | Aline Augusti Boligon

Diet and medical foods in Parkinson’s disease

June 2019
Klaus W. Lange | Yukiko Nakamura | Ning Chen | Jianjun Guo | Shigehiko Kanaya | Katharina M. Lange | Shiming Li

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder with motor and non-motor signs, which begins long before the diagnosis can be made. Pharmacotherapy with dopaminergic drugs...

Research progress of gut flora in improving human wellness

June 2019
Chenggang Zhang | Wenjing Gong | Zhihui Li | Dawen Gao | Yan Gao

Human wellness is the ultimate goal of our efforts in improving the human life. Special foods are undoubtedly important in achieving human wellness. However, overeating significantly leads to obesity...

Occurrence, properties and biological significance of pyroglutamyl peptides derived from different food sources

Available online 28 May 2019
Behzad Gazme | Ruth T. Boachie | Apollinaire Tsopmo | Chibuike C. Udenigwe

Pyroglutamyl (pGlu) peptides are formed from intramolecular cyclization of glutamine or glutamic acid residue at the N-terminal position of peptides. This process can occur endogenously or during processing...

Mixed vitamin C and zinc diet supplements co-administered with artemether drug improved haematological profile and survival of mice infected with Plasmodium berghei

Available online 28 May 2019
Felicia N. Ekeh | Nkiru E. Ekechukwu | Chimdinma F. Chukwuma | Ifeanyi Oscar N. Aguzie | Chinenye M. Ohanu | Chike Ebido | Stanley N. Oluah

Iron and zinc deficiencies is common in malaria endemic areas and contributes to morbidity. Vitamin C and zinc combined supplements have been hypothesized as a remedy. This study evaluated the effect...

Impact of hot alkali modification conditions on secondary structure of peanut protein and embedding rate of curcumin

Available online 28 May 2019
Wei Li | Shugang Li | Yong Hu | Mengzhou Zhou | Chao Wang | Dongsheng Li | Deyuan Li

This study aimed to modify isolated and extracted peanut protein with hot alkali to study the impact of pH, heating temperature, processing time and other alkali liquor conditions on the molecular structure...

WITHDRAWN: Effects of ginseng dietary supplementation on a high-fat diet-induced obesity in C57BL/6 mice

Available online 22 April 2019
Jia-Ni Lin | Pei-Sheng Lee | Nai-Wen Mei | An-Chin Cheng | Roch-Chui Yu | Min-Hsiung Pan

This article has been withdrawn at the request of the author(s) and/or editor. The Publisher apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause....

Phenolics, tannins, flavonoids and anthocyanins contents influenced antioxidant and anticancer activities of Rubus fruits from Western Ghats, India

March 2019
Kasipandi Muniyandi | Elizabeth George | Saikumar Sathyanarayanan | Blassan P. George | Heidi Abrahamse | Suman Thamburaj | Parimelazhagan Thangaraj

•Fruits methanol extract showed higher polyphenol contents.•HPLC analysis of methanol extract confirms the presence of kaempferol.•Correlation proved the relationship between polyphenol contents with...

Comparative analysis of antioxidant activities of essential oils and extracts of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) seeds from Egypt and China

March 2019
Adel F. Ahmed | Mengjin Shi | Cunyu Liu | Wenyi Kang

The present study was conducted to assay the antioxidant activities of essential oils and ethanol extracts of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) seeds from Egypt and China. The major components of the...

Optimization of process conditions for drying of catfish (Clarias gariepinus) using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

March 2019
Elijah George Ikrang | Kingsley Charles Umani

Drying is applied to lower the moisture content of fish to a level that can prevent the growth of mould and infestation of micro-organism and thus minimizes microbial degradation. The goal of this work...

Autophagy-associated signal pathways of functional foods for chronic diseases

March 2019
Jinfeng Xie | Jiling Liang | Ning Chen

Functional foods, namely as natural or processed foods containing bioactive compounds, can provide health-promoting effects beyond basic nutrition, or offer the prevention or supplementary treatment...

Medical foods in Alzheimer’s disease

March 2019
Klaus W. Lange | Jianjun Guo | Shigehiko Kanaya | Katharina M. Lange | Yukiko Nakamura | Shiming Li

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent cause of dementia worldwide. Treatments achieving a marked improvement in symptoms or preventing or delaying the progression of the disease are not available....

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...

Rapid and easy determination of morphine in chafing dish condiments with colloidal gold labeling based lateral flow strips

March 2019
Wei Chen | Xin-ni Li | Qian Wu | Li Yao | Jianguo Xu

In order to enhance the flavor of chafing dish and increase the attraction of consumers, the poppy shell is reported to be illegally added to the condiments of chafing dish. In this research, a rapid,...

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,...

High uric acid model in Caenorhabditis elegans

March 2019
Zhenjing Li | Yibin Xue | Nifei Wang | Jingli Cheng | Xiaoying Dong | Qingbin Guo | Changlu Wang

Hyperuricemic C. elegans were obtained after normal worms were treated by xanthine (0.25 mg/mL, 18 h). For hyperuricemic worms, there was a statistically significant increase in the uric acid level...

QSAR modeling of benzoquinone derivatives as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors

March 2019
T.K. Shameera Ahamed | Vijisha K. Rajan | K. Muraleedharan

Procoagulant constituents from Cordyceps militaris

December 2018
Juanjuan Zhang | Wei Zhang | Zhenhua Yin | Changqin Li | Wenyi Kang

Cordyceps militaris, belongs to Clavicipitaceae family, was investigated for its chemical compounds, and six compounds were isolated and purified by silica gel column chromatography, Sephadex LH-20...

Hypolipidemic effect of coffee silver skin in rats fed a high-fat diet

December 2018
Ayman Mohammed El-Anany | Rehab Farouk M. Ali

The present study was conducted to evaluate the hypolipidemic effects of coffee silver skin (CSS) supplementation in rats fed a highfat diet (HFD). A total of 40 albino rats were used in the present...

Anti-inflammatory activity of Alpinia officinarum hance on rat colon inflammation and tissue damage in DSS induced acute and chronic colitis models

December 2018
Vijayabharathi Rajendiran | Vidhya Natarajan | Sivasithamparam Niranjali Devaraj

The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible prophylactic effects of Alpinia officinarum hance on experimentally induced acute and chronic colitis models, in-vivo and in-vitro. Acute and...

Application of in vitro and in vivo models in the study of food allergy

December 2018
Jianjian Huang | Changjun Liu | Yanbo Wang | Chong Wang | Menghua Xie | Yi Qian | Linglin Fu

Food allergy is one of the most important food safety problems that has attracted increasing attention. The food allergy experimental models provide not only the accurate allergen detection and evaluation...

Evaluation of renoprotective effect of Chinese chive extracts on adenine-induced chronic renal failure

December 2018
Qiang-Ming Li | Jian-Ping Luo | Li-Hua Pan | Xue-Qiang Zha

•The renal pathological damages of CRF mice could be alleviated by CCWE.•The serum SCr and BUN levels of CRF mice could be decreased by CCWE.•The antioxidant index of CRF mice could be improved by CCWE.•The...

Effects of a flavonoid-enriched orange peel extract against type 2 diabetes in the obese ZDF rat model

December 2018
Alexander Gosslau | Emmanuel Zachariah | Shiming Li | Chi-Tang Ho

Effects of an enriched orange peel extract (OPE) against type 2 diabetes (T2D) were analyzed in ZDF rats which were hyperglycemic, dyslipidemic and express pro-inflammatory markers. Glucose related...

In vitro antioxidant capacity and free radical scavenging evaluation of standardized extract of Costus afer leaf

December 2018
T.G. Atere | O.A. Akinloye | R.N. Ugbaja | D.A. Ojo | G. Dealtry

Absolute methanol extract leaf of Costus afer was comprehensively investigated for free radical scavenging activities and antioxidant activities using battery of testing: 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl...

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...

Nutraceutical support for respiratory diseases

September 2018
Yu-Ya Hwang | Yuan-Soon Ho

Respiratory diseases have been a major health concern for human beings since several decades. Soothing the irritated nasal passages and airways had been a mutual necessity in multiple ancient cultures....

The feasibility study of natural pigments as food colorants and seasonings pigments safety on dried tofu coloring

September 2018
Wei-Sheng Lin | Pei Hua He | Chi-Fai Chau | Bo-Kang Liou | Shiming Li | Min-Hsiung Pan

In order to improve appetite, attract consumers and even conform to the food culture, food coloring has become one of the necessary links in modern food processing. For example, dried-tofu will be colored...

Role of calpain system in meat tenderness: A review

September 2018
Z.F. Bhat | James D. Morton | Susan L. Mason | Alaa El-Din A. Bekhit

Aging is a popular method used by meat industry for improving the sensory attributes of meat. Despite the advent of many novel technologies, aging has not lost its charm and is still widely used commercially...

Study of interaction between metal ions and quercetin

September 2018
Taiane Souza de Castilho | Tatiane Brescovites Matias | Keller Paulo Nicolini | Jaqueline Nicolini

Behavioral assessment of hippocampal function following dietary intervention

September 2018
Klaus W. Lange | Ewelina Stollberg | Yukiko Nakamura | Joachim Hauser

Pattern separation keeps items distinct in memory and is mediated by the hippocampus. A relationship between hippocampal function and diet quality has been suggested by findings in both humans and animals....

Prophylactic effect of Kudingcha polyphenols on oxazolone induced colitis through its antioxidant capacities

September 2018
Xingyao Long | Yanni Pan | Xin Zhao

This research the preventive effect of Kudingcha polyphenols (Kp) on colitis based on animal experiments. Experimental mice divided into four groups, including normal group, model group, low-concentration...

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