Cereal Functional Components in the Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases

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A. Marko, M. Rakická, and E. Šturdík

Department of Nutrition and Food Analysis, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava

Keywords: cereals, phytochemicals, dietary fibers, ?-glucans, resistant starches


Many studies observed that increased consumption of cereal grains is associated with a reduced incidence of lifestyle diseases. Cereals are a rich source of functional compounds including dietary fibers, ?-glucans, resistant starches, vitamins, minerals and other bioactive phytochemicals, therefore they are suitable and increasingly used raw materials for production of functional foods.


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