Venketeshwer Rao

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of a probiotic in emotional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
    A Venket Rao
    Integrative Care Centre of Toronto, 3600 Ellesmere Road, Unit 4, Toronto, Ontario M1C 4Y8, Canada
    Gut Pathog 1:6. 2009
  2. pmc Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) activity, mammographic density, and oxidative stress: a cross-sectional study
    Chi Chen Hong
    Division of Epidemiology and Statistics, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res 6:R338-51. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Raspberries and human health: a review
    A Venketeshwer Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Fitzgerald Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    J Agric Food Chem 58:3871-83. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Plant-based diets and control of lipids and coronary heart disease risk
    Venket Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:478-85. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and human health
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2, Canada
    Pharmacol Res 55:207-16. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability and in vivo antioxidant properties of lycopene from tomato products and their possible role in the prevention of cancer
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nutr Cancer 31:199-203. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Lycopene, tomatoes, and the prevention of coronary heart disease
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 227:908-13. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in neurodegenerative diseases
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Nutr Neurosci 5:291-309. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum and tissue lycopene and biomarkers of oxidation in prostate cancer patients: a case-control study
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nutr Cancer 33:159-64. 1999
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of antioxidant lycopene in cancer and heart disease
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 19:563-9. 2000

Collaborators

  • L G Rao
  • P W Connelly
  • P J Jones
  • V Vuksan
  • D R Illingworth
  • N Fleshner
  • Cyril Kendall
  • Shobha Suryaprakasa Rao
  • W F Reynolds
  • A V Rao
  • D M Gurfinkel
  • E S Mackinnon
  • K Sudha
  • A Venketeshwer Rao
  • A Venket Rao
  • Chi Chen Hong
  • S Agarwal
  • D J Jenkins
  • R G Josse
  • A el-Sohemy
  • Dawn M Snyder
  • John M Berardi
  • Christina Iorio
  • Alan C Logan
  • Martin A Katzman
  • Tracey M Beaulne
  • Alison C Bested
  • M R Ray
  • Martin Yaffe
  • David Tritchler
  • Norman F Boyd
  • Anjali Rao
  • Sanjiv Agarwal
  • Lisa Martin
  • Bing Kou Tang
  • A Rao
  • B Balachandran
  • N Tariq
  • E Vidgen
  • D G Popovich
  • T P Ransom
  • M Raeini
  • J A Story
  • A S Pappu
  • E J Furumoto
  • C C Mehling
  • P Corey
  • R Rosenberg-Zand

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. pmc A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of a probiotic in emotional symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
    A Venket Rao
    Integrative Care Centre of Toronto, 3600 Ellesmere Road, Unit 4, Toronto, Ontario M1C 4Y8, Canada
    Gut Pathog 1:6. 2009
    ..01). These results lend further support to the presence of a gut-brain interface, one that may be mediated by microbes that reside or pass through the intestinal tract...
  2. pmc Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) activity, mammographic density, and oxidative stress: a cross-sectional study
    Chi Chen Hong
    Division of Epidemiology and Statistics, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Breast Cancer Res 6:R338-51. 2004
    ..One enzyme that is able to affect both the mitogenic and mutagenic characteristics of estrogens is cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2), which is principally responsible for the metabolism of 17beta-estradiol...
  3. doi request reprint Raspberries and human health: a review
    A Venketeshwer Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Fitzgerald Building, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    J Agric Food Chem 58:3871-83. 2010
    ..The nutritional and phytochemical compositions of red raspberries and their absorption, metabolism, and biological activity are reviewed. Finally, future directions of research are also identified...
  4. ncbi request reprint Plant-based diets and control of lipids and coronary heart disease risk
    Venket Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E2, Canada
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 10:478-85. 2008
    ..American and Canadian recommendations for the daily intake of fruits and vegetables provide a sound basis for a healthy diet and the prevention of CHD...
  5. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids and human health
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2, Canada
    Pharmacol Res 55:207-16. 2007
    ..Because of the unsaturated nature of lycopene it is considered to be a potent antioxidant and a singlet oxygen quencher. This article will review carotenoids in general and lycopene in particular for their role in human health...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bioavailability and in vivo antioxidant properties of lycopene from tomato products and their possible role in the prevention of cancer
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nutr Cancer 31:199-203. 1998
    ..These results indicate that lycopene is readily absorbed from tomato products and may act as an in vivo antioxidant. It may, therefore, play an important role in the prevention of cancer...
  7. ncbi request reprint Lycopene, tomatoes, and the prevention of coronary heart disease
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    Exp Biol Med (Maywood) 227:908-13. 2002
    ..Mechanistic studies must also be initiated to understand the mode of lycopene action...
  8. ncbi request reprint Role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in neurodegenerative diseases
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Nutr Neurosci 5:291-309. 2002
    ..The article will also discuss the potential free radical scavenger, mechanism of antioxidant action of lycopene and the need for the use of antioxidants in the prevention of NDD...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum and tissue lycopene and biomarkers of oxidation in prostate cancer patients: a case-control study
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Nutr Cancer 33:159-64. 1999
    ..The role of dietary lycopene in preventing oxidative damage of biomolecules and thereby reducing the risk of prostate cancer needs to be evaluated in future studies...
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of antioxidant lycopene in cancer and heart disease
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 19:563-9. 2000
    ..This review summarizes the background information about lycopene and presents the most current knowledge with respect to its role in human health and disease...
  11. ncbi request reprint The bioactivity of saponins: triterpenoid and steroidal glycosides
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Drug Metabol Drug Interact 17:211-35. 2000
    ..Virtually all of this work has used animal and in vitro models. To date there are very few human data...
  12. doi request reprint Supplementation with the antioxidant lycopene significantly decreases oxidative stress parameters and the bone resorption marker N-telopeptide of type I collagen in postmenopausal women
    E S Mackinnon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto, ON, Canada M5B 1W8
    Osteoporos Int 22:1091-101. 2011
    ..Lycopene decreases bone resorption markers and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis...
  13. ncbi request reprint Lycopene
    A V Rao
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Adv Food Nutr Res 51:99-164. 2006
    ..The chapter concludes by reviewing global intake levels of lycopene, suggested levels of intake, and future research directions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Lycopene consumption decreases oxidative stress and bone resorption markers in postmenopausal women
    L G Rao
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 18:109-15. 2007
    ..Lycopene is an antioxidant known to decrease the risk of age-related chronic diseases, such as cancer. However, the role of lycopene in osteoporosis has not yet been investigated...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of a very-high-fiber vegetable, fruit, and nut diet on serum lipids and colonic function
    D J Jenkins
    Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Quebec, Canada
    Metabolism 50:494-503. 2001
    ..We conclude that very high-vegetable fiber intakes reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease and possibly colon cancer. Vegetable and fruit fibers therefore warrant further detailed investigation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Soyasaponins: the relationship between chemical structure and colon anticarcinogenic activity
    D M Gurfinkel
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3E2
    Nutr Cancer 47:24-33. 2003
    ..These observations suggest that the soyasaponins may be an important dietary chemopreventive agent against colon cancer, after alteration by microflora...
  17. doi request reprint Paraoxonase 1 polymorphisms 172T→A and 584A→G modify the association between serum concentrations of the antioxidant lycopene and bone turnover markers and oxidative stress parameters in women 25-70 years of age
    E S Mackinnon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ont, Canada
    J Nutrigenet Nutrigenomics 3:1-8. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether PON1 genotypes modified the association between lycopene and bone turnover markers and oxidative stress parameters...
  18. ncbi request reprint The isolation of soyasaponins by fractional precipitation, solid phase extraction, and low pressure liquid chromatography
    D M Gurfinkel
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E2, Canada
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 56:501-19. 2005
    ..This methodology provides soyasaponin fractions that are suitable for biological evaluation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Determination of saponins in legumes by direct densitometry
    D M Gurfinkel
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 3E2
    J Agric Food Chem 50:426-30. 2002
    ..Using this method the saponin contents of defatted soy flour (0.58%), dried navy beans (0.32%), and dried kidney beans (0.29%) were determined, and these results were found to be consistent with previous reports in the literature...
  20. ncbi request reprint Free radical toxicity and antioxidants in Parkinson's disease
    K Sudha
    Department of Biochemistry, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
    Neurol India 51:60-2. 2003
    ..However, plasma vitamin C in PD patients was significantly lower than the controls. It is concluded that these patients are under oxidative stress which points to a possible involvement of free radicals in PD...
  21. ncbi request reprint Oxidative damage and plasma antioxidants in cerebrovascular accident
    K Sudha
    Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 48:489-92. 2004