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Recent HOT articles in Food & Function

Take a look at our new hot articles just published in Food & Function. These papers are all free to read for the next four weeks. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Enhancing Vitamin E bioaccessibility: Factors impacting solubilization and hydrolysis of a-tocopherol acetate encapsulated in emulsion-based delivery systems
Ying Yang, Eric Andrew Decker, Hang Xiao and David Julian McClements
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00725E

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Bitter Taste Genetics- the relationship to tasting, liking, consumption and health
Emma L. Beckett, Charlotte Martin, Zoe Yates, Martin Veysey, Konsta Duesing and Mark Lucock
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00539B

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Impact of extraneous proteins on the gastrointestinal fate of sunflower seed (Helianthus annuus) oil bodies: A simulated gastrointestinal tract study
Sakunkhun Makkhun, Amit Khosla, Tim Foster, David Julian McClements, Myriam M. L. Grundy and David A. Gray
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00422A

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Issue 10 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover features artwork by Sophie Gallier from the University of Otago. Sophie’s paper with her colleagues investigates, the stomach emptying rate (SER) of almond lipids (0.2 g of fat per 2 mL of almond lipid suspension) as a function of the food matrix.

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Effect of food matrix microstructure on stomach emptying rate and apparent ileal fatty acid digestibility of almond lipids
Sophie Gallier, Shane M. Rutherfurd, Paul J. Moughan and Harjinder Singh
Food Funct., 2014,  5, 2410-2419
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00335G

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Recent HOT articles in Food & Function

Take a look at our new hot articles just published in Food & Function. These papers are all free to read for the next four weeks. We hope you enjoy reading them!

Edible oleogels based on water soluble food polymers: Preparation, characterization and potential application
Ashok R. Patel, Nick Cludts, Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Ans Lesaffer and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00624K

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Can Suillus granulatus (L.) Roussel be classified as a functional food?
Filipa S. Reis, Dejan Stojković, Lillian Barros, Jasmina Glamočlija, Ana Ćirić, Marina Soković, Anabela Martins, M. Helena Vasconcelos, Patricia Morales and Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00619D

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Hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects of Sarcandra glabra polysaccharide in type 2 diabetic mice
Wei Liu, Ying Zheng, Zhenzhen Zhang, Wenbing Yao and Xiangdong Gao
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00430B

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HOT articles in Food & Function

Take a look at our recent HOT Food & Function articles. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Monday 13th October 2014.

Oolong, black and pu-erh tea suppresses adiposity in mice via activation of AMP-activated protein kinase
Yoko Yamashita, Liuqing Wang, Lihua Wang, Yuki Tanaka, Tianshun Zhang and Hitoshi Ashida
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00095A

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New insights into the effects of formulation type and compositional mixtures on the antioxidant and cytotoxic activities of dietary supplements based-on hepatoprotective plants
Carla Pereira, João C. M. Barreira,Ricardo C. Calhelha, Maria João R. P. Queiroz,Lillian Barrosa and   Isabel C. F. R. Ferreira
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2052-2060
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00387J

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Bi-compartmental elderly or adult dynamic digestion models applied to interrogate protein digestibility
Carmit Shani Levi and Uri Lesmes
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00478G

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Food & Function issue 9 is now available online

Issue 9 cover

The front cover features artwork by Jian-Ping Luo from the University of Hefei. His paper with his colleagues investigates the preventive effects of daily supplementation with an homogeneous polysaccharide (DHP) purified from D. huoshanense on ethanol-induced subacute liver injury in mice and its potential mechanisms in liver protection by a proteomic approach.

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The effects of daily supplementation of Dendrobium huoshanense polysaccharide on ethanol-induced subacute liver injury in mice by proteomic analysis
Xiao-Yu Wang, Jian-Ping Luo, Rui Chen, Xue-Qiang Zha and He Wang
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2020-2035
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60629E   

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Recommended HOT articles

Our referees have awarded the following Food & Function papers ‘HOT’ article status. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Structural differences of prebiotic oligosaccharides influence their capability to enhance iron absorption in deficient rats
José Moisés Laparra, Marina Díez-Municio, Miguel Herrero and F. Javier Moreno
Food Funct., 2014, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00504J

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Glycation is regulated by isoflavones
Jose Manuel Silvan, Chou Srey, Jennifer M. Ames and Maria Dolores del Castillo
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2036-2042
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00260A

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The effect of chicken extract on ERK/CREB signaling is ApoE isoform-dependent
Shan-May Yong, Qi-Rui Ong, Bei-En Siewa and Boon-Seng Wong 
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2043-2051
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00428K

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Top 10 most downloaded Food & Function articles

From April-June this year, our most downloaded Food & Function articles were:

Potential biological fate of ingested nanoemulsions: influence of particle characteristics
David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 202-220
DOI: 10.1039/C1FO10193E

Anti-inflammatory activity of natural dietary flavonoids
Min-Hsiung Pan, Ching-Shu Lai and Chi-Tang Ho 
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 15-31 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00103A 

A standardised static in vitro digestion method suitable for food – an international consensus 
M. Minekus, M. Alminger, P. Alvito, S. Ballance, T. Bohn, C. Bourlieu, F. Carrière, R. Boutrou, M. Corredig, D. Dupont, C. Dufour, L. Egger, M. Golding, S. Karakaya, B. Kirkhus, S. Le Feunteun, U. Lesmes, A. Macierzanka, A. Mackie, S. Marze, D. J. McClements, O. Ménard, I. Recio, C. N. Santos, R. P. Singh, G. E. Vegarud, M. S. J. Wickham, W. Weitschies and A. Brodkorb
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1113-1124 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60702J 

Coffee: biochemistry and potential impact on health 
Iziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier    
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717 
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K 

Nuts, especially walnuts, have both antioxidant quantity and efficacy and exhibit significant potential health benefits 
Joe A. Vinson and Yuxing Cai  
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 134-140 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO10152A 

An update on adding docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA) to baby formula 
Emily K. K. Tai, Xiao Bo Wang and Zhen-Yu Chen  
Food Funct., 2013, 4, 1767-1775 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60298B

Transcription profiles of LPS-stimulated THP-1 monocytes and macrophages: a tool to study inflammation modulating effects of food-derived compounds
Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan Mes, Robert A. M. Vreeburg, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers    
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 254-261 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00113A 

Effects of resveratrol on gut microbiota and fat storage in a mouse model with high-fat-induced obesity
Yi Qiao, Jin Sun, Shufang Xia, Xue Tang, Yonghui Shi and Guowei Le  
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1241-1249 
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60630A 

Review of in vitro digestion models for rapid screening of emulsion-based systems
David Julian McClements and Yan Li    
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 32-59 
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00111B 

Characterization of polarized THP-1 macrophages and polarizing ability of LPS and food compounds 
Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan J. Mes, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers  
Food Funct., 2013, 4, 266-276 
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO30156C

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Food & Function issue 8 is now available online

front cover

The front cover features artwork by Alan Crozier from the University of Glasgow who in his review with his colleagues, provides details on the phytochemicals in green coffee beans and the changes that occur during roasting.

The article can be read in full below and is free to access for the next 6 weeks:

Coffee: biochemistry and potential impact on health
Iziar A. Ludwig, Michael N. Clifford, Michael E. J. Lean, Hiroshi Ashihara and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1695-1717
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00042K

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Food & Function issue 7 is now available online

front cover

The front cover features artwork by David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao from Massachusetts, USA. In their work, they research how the oral bioavailability of many lipophilic bioactive agents (pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals) is limited due to various physicochemical and physiological processes. Excipient foods can be designed to improve the oral bioavailability of these bioactive agents.

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Excipient foods: designing food matrices that improve the oral bioavailability of pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
David Julian McClements and Hang Xiao  
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1320-1333
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00100A

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July’s recommended HOT articles

Our referees have awarded the following Food & Function papers ‘HOT’ article status. Please take a look, let us know your thoughts and remember – these are free to access until Thursday 21st August 2014.

Variations in caffeine and chlorogenic acid contents of coffees: what are we drinking?
Iziar A. Ludwig, Pedro Mena, Luca Calani, Concepción Cid, Daniele Del Rio, Michael E. J. Lean and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1718-1726
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00290C

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Resveratrol prevents cigarette smoke induced keratinocytes damage
Claudia Sticozzi, Franco Cervellati, Ximena Maria Muresan, Carlo Cervellati and Gisueppe Valacchi 
Food Funct., 2014, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00407H


Bioavailability and metabolism of hydroxycinnamates in rats fed with durum wheat aleurone fractions
Luca Calani, Fayçal Ounnas, Patricia Salen, Christine Demeilliers, Letizia Bresciani, Francesca Scazzina, Furio Brighenti, Camilla Melegari, Alan Crozier, Michel de Lorgeril and Daniele Del Rio
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1738-1746
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00328D

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