Beta-Glucan in Foods and Health Benefits

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August 2022
194 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5107-4 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-5108-1 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Beta-Glucan in Foods and Health Benefits that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

This Special Issue entitled “β-glucan in foods and health benefits” reports on the health benefits of indigestible carbohydrates with respect to metabolic diseases and immune functions. The effects of β-glucan have been investigated through the use isolated preparations or natural dietary fibers from whole grain cereals and brans, yeasts, or Euglena. This Special Issue includes original research articles that are based on human intervention studies that address the effects of β-glucan on metabolic diseases and immune function-related markers as well as in vitro and in vivo studies. It also reviews the health benefits of β-glucans in humans.

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humans; oat β-glucan; acute glycemic response; dietary fiber; preload; carbohydrates; β-1,3-glucan; Euglena gracilis; Ca2+ signaling; intestinal epithelial cell; intravital imaging; small intestine; immune system; barley; β-glucan; dietary fiber; microarray; short chain fatty acids; lipid metabolism.; barley; β-glucan; low molecular weight; fermentation; prebiotics; Autreobasidium pullulans; β-1,3-1,6-glucan; physiological function; oat beta-glucan; colitis; Crohn’s disease; apoptosis; autophagy; TLRs; Dectin-1; rats; barley; β-glucan; L cell; glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1); glucose tolerance; barley; β-glucan; short-chain fatty acids; immune system; sIgA; prebiotics; microbiota; randomized clinical trial; humans; symptoms; gastrointestinal tract; musculo-skeletal system; oats; oatmeal; dietary fiber; beta-glucan; beta glucan; oats; barley; health claim; regulation; food-health relationship; oat beta-glucan; gastritis; inflammatory process; antioxidant properties; prebiotics; short-chain fatty acids; paramylon; abdominal fat; DNA microarray; gene ontology; PPAR signaling; n/a