Pneumogastric Schwannoma: a Case Report
Ana F Vinha1,2*, Carla Sousa1,2, Carla Moutinho1, Carla Matos1, Liliana Espírito-Santo2, Anabela SG Costa2,3 and M Beatriz PP Oliveira2
1FP-I3ID, Institute for Research, Innovation and Development Fernando Pessoa Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
2REQUIMTE/LAQV, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
3Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food
Science, Faculty of Science, University of Vigo, Ourense, Spain
*Corresponding Author: Ana F Vinha, FP-I3ID, Institute for Research, Innovation and Development Fernando Pessoa Faculty of Health Sciences, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.
May 08, 2023; Published: June 06, 2023
Carotenoids are versatile isoprenoids that have been related to a number of health benefits. Their presence in foods, dietary intake and circulating levels have been associated with a reduced incidence of obesity, diabetes, certain types of cancer, and even lower total mortality. In this review, several considerations for their safe and sustainable use in foods mostly intended for health promotion are provided. Specifically, information about biosynthesis, sources, ingestion, and factors affecting their bioavailability is summarized. Furthermore, their health-promoting actions and their importance in public health regarding their contribution to reduce the risk of several deseases are synthesized. Also, in this review is emphasized carotenoids benefits as potential strategy for nutraceuticals, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industrial applications.This study also addressed the significant obstacles as well as the synergistic factors that interfere with the bioavailability and consequent biological functions of carotenoids. Finally, this review enhances the use of carotenoids as functional compounds in different industries.
Keywords:Natural Pigments; Chemical Strutures; Functional Properties; Bioavailability; Carotenoids Applications
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