Posts made in aprile, 2015

7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health – ICPH2015

Posted by on apr 20, 2015 in News

7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health – ICPH2015

The complete program for the ICPH-2015 that will be held in Tour (France) at the end of october is now available for...

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An ellagic acid derivative efficiently inhibits colon cancer cell growth

Posted by on apr 16, 2015 in News

An ellagic acid derivative efficiently inhibits colon cancer cell growth

Ellagic acid (EA) and some derivatives have been reported to inhibit cancer cell proliferation, induce cell cycle arrest, and modulate some important cellular processes related to cancer. This study aimed to identify possible structure-activity relationships of EA and some in vivo derivatives in their antiproliferative effect on both human colon cancer and normal cells, and to compare this activity with that of other polyphenols. Our results showed that 4,4′-di-O-methylellagic acid (4,4′-DiOMEA) was the most effective compound in the inhibition of colon cancer cell proliferation....

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Wheat aleurone fractions and plasma n−3 fatty acids in rats

Posted by on apr 16, 2015 in News

Wheat aleurone fractions and plasma n−3 fatty acids in rats

The main aim of this study was to compare the effects of two wheat aleurone (WA) fractions on circulating n−3 fatty acids in rats. We demonstrated that only the fraction able to induce the highest urinary excretion of polyphenol metabolites (>1µmol) resulted in a significant increase in plasma level of Eicosapentanoic acid (+22%, p < 0.05). While other constituents of whole wheat can be involved in this response, our data suggest that cereals containing high levels of phenolic compounds can increase blood n−3 without affecting n−6 fatty acids. Further studies are required to...

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6th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium

Posted by on apr 14, 2015 in News

6th Biennial Berry Health Benefits Symposium

If you live in Europe it’s really not easy, but if you plan to be in Wisconsin in october you could join us in Madison at the...

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LS9 thinks POSITIVe

Posted by on apr 7, 2015 in News

LS9 thinks POSITIVe

POSITIVe is a recently started network approved and funded by the COST organization in the field of Food & Agriculture. POSITIVe was launched the past 11th of December in Brussels and will run until the end of 2018. At present, it involves a total of 26 countries that will devote their work and cooperation to further understand the factors associated with human variability and its effects on the responsiveness to the intake of plant food bioactive compounds. The initiative is headlined by the National Institute for Agricultural Research -INRA- from France, the CEBAS-CSIC from Spain, but...

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