About this Research Topic
The purpose of this research is to provide the latest research information on the interaction mechanism and their combined application in the nutrition regulation of dietary functional sugars and polyphenols. And further dissect the absorption and metabolism rules of polyphenols, thereby achieving the health gain effect by supplementing synergistic dietary functional sugars plus synergistic polyphenols. Additionally, the bioavailability and bioaccessibility of polyphenols could be affected by the crosstalk between dietary functional sugars and polyphenols and the polysaccharides encapsulation of polyphenols, and these functional sugars can improve the bioavailability of polyphenols by regulating metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the reasons for the combination of functional sugars and polyphenols to exert better nutritional effects still need to be further explored. Taken together, in this research, we are dedicated to investigating the nutritional effect and interacting mechanism between dietary functional sugars and polyphenols, which may provide a scientific basis for the area of dietary functional ingredient nutrition and boost the development of functional sugars and polyphenols compound health products.
We welcome manuscripts of different types (Original Research, Perspectives, Mini Reviews, Commentaries, and Opinion papers) from, but not limited to, the following themes:
· Prevention or mitigation of chronic diseases (obesity, colitis, diabetes, liver damage, etc.) through combined or synergistic interventions of food functional sugars and polyphenols;
· Developing targeted delivery systems using polysaccharides as carriers to improve the bioavailability and biological activity of polyphenols;
· Investigating the effects of food functional sugars on physicochemical properties, absorption, metabolism, and bioavailability of polyphenols;
· Studying the interaction mechanism between dietary functional sugars and polyphenols by utilizing the metabolic enzymes and efflux transporters in tissues;
· Exploring the interaction mechanism between food functional sugars and polyphenols based on covalent bonds or non-covalent bonds.
Keywords: oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, polyphenols, interaction, bioavailability, chronic disease prevention
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