The EU beta-glucan project is discussed together with the important diet related health issues, coronary heart disease and diabetes. Aspects considered include: effects of life-style and diet on the development of disease; the ability of cereal beta-glucans to lower plasma lipid levels and improve glucose tolerence; characteristics of beta-glucans; beta-glucans preparation and characterization; design of new food prototypes and consumer acceptance studies; and the physiological effects of beta-glucan preparations and enriched food prototypes in animal models and humans.
|Journal||Food Science and Technology (London)|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology