Health benefit application of functional oligosaccharides

Qiang, Xu, YongLie, Chao, and QianBing, Wan (2009) Health benefit application of functional oligosaccharides. Carbohydrate Polymers, 77 (3). pp. 435-441.

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There is no doubt that the functional oligosaccharides have positive effects on human health, both in the prevention and in treatment of chronic diseases. Therefore, there is great interest in health benefits of the functional oligosaccharides. The functional oligosaccharides of various origins (viruses, bacteria, plants and fungi) have been used extensively both as pharmacological supplements, food ingredients, in processed food to aid weight control, to regulation of glucose control for diabetic patients and reducing serum lipid levels in hyperlipidemics and other some acute and chronic diseases. Keeping in view, the pharmacological importance of the functional oligosaccharides and its derivatives, this article discusses the potential of the functional oligosaccharides to modulate the gut flora, to affect different gastrointestinal activities and lipid metabolism, to enhance immunity, and to reduce diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular risk for further exploitation of health benefits of the functional oligosaccharides.

Item ID: 17345
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-1344
Keywords: functional oligosaccharides; hyperlipidemics; anticarcinogenic; obesity; cardiovascular disease; diabetes
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 07:09
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111103 Nutritional Physiology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920105 Digestive System Disorders @ 100%
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