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Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Natural, Bioactive Dietary Chemicals on Human Health and Food Safety (From W1122)

Investigators
Guo, Mingruo
Institutions
University of Vermont
Start date
2008
End date
2012
Objective
Consumption of food-borne bioactive compounds can protect against human diseases such as cancer, inflammation, birth defects, and microbial infection. We will determine the mechanisms by which selected compounds exert their protective action.
More information
NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY: The results showed that oats can be exploited for developing symbiotic functional foods to deliver both prebiotics and probiotics. This new product will provide another healthy food choice for health conscious consumers. Consumption of this functional foods may reduce the risk of heart attack and other health problems.

APPROACH: Prebiotics and probiotics can be used as bioactive components for developing functional foods due to their health promoting functions. The new Oat-based symbiotic yogurt will deliver both pre- and probiotics. It is high in soluble fiber (prebiotic) and containing no cholesterol. Probiotics can survive for more than 8 weeks. This product can be consumed as a substitute for conventional yogurt for those who can't eat dairy foods.

Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
VT-H01516MS
Accession number
217872
Categories
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Commodities
Produce
Dairy