Clinical and Physiological Perspectives of β-Glucans: The Past, Present, and Future
Abstractβ-Glucans are a group of biologically-active fibers or polysaccharides from natural sources with proven medical significance. β-Glucans are known to have antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, anti-allergic, anti-osteoporotic, and immunomodulating activities. β-Glucans are natural bioactive compounds and can be taken orally, as a food supplement, or as part of a daily diet, and are considered safe to use. The medical significance and efficiency of β-glucans are confirmed in vitro, as well as using animal- and human-based clinical studies. However, systematic study on the clinical and physiological significance of β-glucans is scarce. In this review, we not only discuss the clinical and physiological importance of β-glucans, we also compare their biological activities through the existing in vitro and animal-based in vivo studies. This review provides extensive data on the clinical study of β-glucans. View Full-Text
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Bashir, K.M.I.; Choi, J.-S. Clinical and Physiological Perspectives of β-Glucans: The Past, Present, and Future. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2017, 18, 1906.
Bashir KMI, Choi J-S. Clinical and Physiological Perspectives of β-Glucans: The Past, Present, and Future. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017; 18(9):1906.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bashir, Khawaja Muhammad I.; Choi, Jae-Suk. 2017. "Clinical and Physiological Perspectives of β-Glucans: The Past, Present, and Future." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 18, no. 9: 1906.
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