Tianou Zhang, Li Li Ji

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Oat avenanthramides are a group of diphenolic acids found only in oats. Although oat consumption is much lower than that of wheat and rice, it has gained more and more attention due to its numerous health benefits. Absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) events of xenobiotics are widely studied in toxicology, nutrition, and pharmacology. The phytochemicals contained in food or beverages go through several steps in the body after oral indigestion and dissolution in the gut fluids, including ADME. Antioxidant, antiinflammatory, and antiproliferative effects have been proven, revealing its great potential to alleviate chronic diseases and sports injury. Although health benefits have been shown in vitro and in vivo, more epidemiologic or interventional studies should be carried out to further substantiate these effects. Increasing oat consumption therefore not only provides health benefits but also has an economic impact with the potential to increase production and export.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWhole Grains and their Bioactives
Subtitle of host publicationComposition and Health
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781119129486
ISBN (Print)9781119129455
StatePublished - Mar 25 2019

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  • Antiinflammatory activity
  • Antioxidant activity
  • Antiproliferative activity
  • Chronic diseases
  • Economic impact
  • Health benefits
  • Oat avenanthramides
  • Sports injury


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