Iris F F Benzie

Summary

Affiliation: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Country: China

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Enhanced bioavailability of zeaxanthin in a milk-based formulation of wolfberry (Gou Qi Zi; Fructus barbarum L.)
    Iris F F Benzie
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 96:154-60. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables: a study of cellular availability and direct effects on human DNA
    Yim Tong Szeto
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 70:2551-5. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Ganoderma lucidum ("Lingzhi"), a Chinese medicinal mushroom: biomarker responses in a controlled human supplementation study
    Sissi Wachtel-Galor
    Ageing and Health Group, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Nutr 91:263-9. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Relationships among diabetic retinopathy, antioxidants, and glycemic control
    Carly S Y Lam
    School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, SAR of China
    Optom Vis Sci 88:251-6. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Increasing the antioxidant content of food: a personal view on whether this is possible or desirable
    Iris F F Benzie
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 63:62-70. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Genoprotective effects of green tea (Camellia sinensis) in human subjects: results of a controlled supplementation trial
    K C Han
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 105:171-9. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Acute hyperglycemia and oxidative stress: direct cause and effect?
    Siu Wai Choi
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Free Radic Biol Med 44:1217-31. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Fasting plasma zeaxanthin response to Fructus barbarum L. (wolfberry; Kei Tze) in a food-based human supplementation trial
    Chung Yuen Cheng
    Antioxidant Research Group, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Nutr 93:123-30. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Affective images: relieving chronic pain and enhancing quality of life for older persons
    Mimi M Y Tse
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:571-9. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of catechin profiles in human plasma and urine after single dosing and regular intake of green tea (Camellia sinensis)
    Shing Tack Fung
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 109:2199-207. 2013

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  1. ncbi request reprint Enhanced bioavailability of zeaxanthin in a milk-based formulation of wolfberry (Gou Qi Zi; Fructus barbarum L.)
    Iris F F Benzie
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 96:154-60. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Antioxidants in fruits and vegetables: a study of cellular availability and direct effects on human DNA
    Yim Tong Szeto
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 70:2551-5. 2006
    ..The total antioxidative capacity, as the FRAP value, and ascorbic acid (AA) content were also measured to explore the relationship between the effect and antioxidant content...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ganoderma lucidum ("Lingzhi"), a Chinese medicinal mushroom: biomarker responses in a controlled human supplementation study
    Sissi Wachtel-Galor
    Ageing and Health Group, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Nutr 91:263-9. 2004
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Relationships among diabetic retinopathy, antioxidants, and glycemic control
    Carly S Y Lam
    School of Optometry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, SAR of China
    Optom Vis Sci 88:251-6. 2011
    ..The use of a wider biomarker profile incorporating biomarkers of antioxidant status and oxidative stress may aid identification of individuals at higher risk or at very early stages of developing DR...
  5. doi request reprint Increasing the antioxidant content of food: a personal view on whether this is possible or desirable
    Iris F F Benzie
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 63:62-70. 2012
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Genoprotective effects of green tea (Camellia sinensis) in human subjects: results of a controlled supplementation trial
    K C Han
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 105:171-9. 2011
    ..No significant changes in urine 8-oxodG were seen. The results indicate that green tea has significant genoprotective effects and provide evidence for green tea as a 'functional food'...
  7. doi request reprint Acute hyperglycemia and oxidative stress: direct cause and effect?
    Siu Wai Choi
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Free Radic Biol Med 44:1217-31. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Fasting plasma zeaxanthin response to Fructus barbarum L. (wolfberry; Kei Tze) in a food-based human supplementation trial
    Chung Yuen Cheng
    Antioxidant Research Group, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Nutr 93:123-30. 2005
    ..These new data will support further study of dietary strategies to maintain macular pigment density...
  9. ncbi request reprint Affective images: relieving chronic pain and enhancing quality of life for older persons
    Mimi M Y Tse
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Cyberpsychol Behav 8:571-9. 2005
    ..Affective images and pictures appear to be an effective non-pharmacological intervention in pain management for the older person...
  10. doi request reprint Comparison of catechin profiles in human plasma and urine after single dosing and regular intake of green tea (Camellia sinensis)
    Shing Tack Fung
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 109:2199-207. 2013
    ..However, after chronic consumption there was almost no EGC found in fasting plasma, some EGCG was present, but a rather high level of ECG was maintained...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of Ganoderma lucidum on human DNA is dose dependent and mediated by hydrogen peroxide
    Sissi Wachtel-Galor
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Hum, Hong Kong, SAR China
    Redox Rep 10:145-9. 2005
    ..lucidum and its cytotoxic effects should be considered as a factor in future studies. However, the protective effect of G. lucidum at low concentration may explain, in part, some of the reported health benefits of this herb...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of a long-term vegetarian diet on biomarkers of antioxidant status and cardiovascular disease risk
    Y T Szeto
    Antioxidant Research Team, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Nutrition 20:863-6. 2004
    ..We compared plasma biomarkers of antioxidant status, oxidative stress, inflammation, and risk for coronary heart disease in long-term vegetarians and age- and sex-matched omnivores...
  13. doi request reprint Heme oxygenase microsatellite polymorphism, oxidative stress, glycemic control, and complication development in type 2 diabetes patients
    Siu Wai Choi
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Free Radic Biol Med 53:60-3. 2012
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Type 2 diabetes mellitus and its renal complications in relation to apolipoprotein E gene polymorphism
    Shuk Woon Ma
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Transl Res 152:134-42. 2008
    ..Plasma lipid-standardized alpha-tocopherol may play a role in determining risk of renal dysfunction in type 2 diabetes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evolution of dietary antioxidants
    Iris F F Benzie
    Ageing and Health Section, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SAR, China, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 136:113-26. 2003
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Reflex tear ascorbate in Hong Kong Chinese subjects: method comparison and biological variation
    Camus Kar Man Choy
    Department of Optometry and Radiography, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Optom Vis Sci 80:632-6. 2003
    ..This study validated a simple and speedy method for tear ascorbate and investigated between-eye and between-day variation in tear ascorbate in healthy young adults...
  17. ncbi request reprint A study of the effect of oral glucose loading on plasma oxidant:antioxidant balance in normal subjects
    Shuk Woon Ma
    Ageing and Health Section, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Eur J Nutr 44:250-4. 2005
    ..If confirmed in normal subjects, glucose-induced antioxidant depletion has important implications for health in relation to the modern, sugar-rich diet...
  18. doi request reprint Urine 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a specific marker of oxidative stress, using direct, isocratic LC-MS/MS: Method evaluation and application in study of biological variation in healthy adults
    Kam Fai Lee
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Clin Chim Acta 411:416-22. 2010
    ..Urine 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) is a specific biomarker of oxidative stress. We evaluated a modified LC-MS/MS assay for urine 8-oxodG and determined biological variation in healthy adults...
  19. doi request reprint Vegetarian diets and public health: biomarker and redox connections
    Iris F F Benzie
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Antioxid Redox Signal 13:1575-91. 2010
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Diet and health: nursing perspective for the health of our aging population
    Mimi M Y Tse
    Aging and Health Section, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Nurs Health Sci 6:309-14. 2004
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant and ascorbic acid content of fresh fruits and vegetables: implications for dietary planning and food preservation
    Yim Tong Szeto
    Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, SAR, China
    Br J Nutr 87:55-9. 2002
    ..Furthermore, FRASC will facilitate bioavailability studies of antioxidants from different foods of known antioxidant capacity and AA content...
  22. ncbi request reprint The effect of music therapy on postoperative pain, heart rate, systolic blood pressures and analgesic use following nasal surgery
    Mimi M Y Tse
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother 19:21-9. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that music therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic approach for postoperative pain management...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant protection of edible oils
    Sabrina Ching Man Cheung
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    Plant Foods Hum Nutr 62:39-42. 2007
    ..Results have implications also for health, as it is possible that ingestion of these herbs could increase resistance of polyunsaturated fatty acids of cell membranes and lipoproteins to oxidation within the body...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effects of dietary antioxidants on human DNA ex vivo
    Yim Tong Szeto
    Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China
    Free Radic Res 36:113-8. 2002
    ..Damage may have been caused by production of H2O2 from these polyphenolics. Neither ascorbic acid nor alpha-tocopherol protected or damaged DNA. Further study of the role of quercetin and caffeic acid in DNA protection is needed...
  25. doi request reprint Plasma allantoin measurement by isocratic liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry: Method evaluation and application in oxidative stress biomonitoring
    Wai Yuen Chung
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Clin Chim Acta 424:237-44. 2013
    ..Allantoin in human plasma is a specific biomarker of oxidative stress. We describe a sensitive method to measure plasma allantoin using isocratic liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Pain relief strategies used by older people with chronic pain: an exploratory survey for planning patient-centred intervention
    Mimi M Y Tse
    School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    J Clin Nurs 14:315-20. 2005
    ..To explore pain relief interventions used by older people with chronic pain in Hong Kong. The frequency and perceived effectiveness of non-prescription measures were also explored...
  27. ncbi request reprint Ganoderma lucidum ('Lingzhi'); acute and short-term biomarker response to supplementation
    Sissi Wachtel-Galor
    Ageing and Health Group, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 55:75-83. 2004
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Antioxidant content and ultraviolet absorption characteristics of human tears
    Camus Kar Man Choy
    Department of Health Technology and Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Optom Vis Sci 88:507-11. 2011
    ..The total antioxidant content and UV absorbing properties of various commercially available ophthalmic solutions used to alleviate dry eye symptoms were also examined...
  29. ncbi request reprint Assessment of membrane protection by traditional Chinese medicines using a flow cytometric technique: preliminary findings
    Wai Y Chung
    Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Redox Rep 8:31-3. 2003
    ..Results demonstrate also that this living cell model is a useful biomonitoring tool to help determine molecular aspects of putative health effects of TCMs...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of changes in fruit and vegetable intake on plasma antioxidant defenses in humans
    Mauro Serafini
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:531-2; author reply 532-4. 2005
  31. ncbi request reprint Effects of vitamins C and E on oxidative stress markers and endothelial function in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a double blind, placebo controlled pilot study
    Lai S Tam
    Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Department of Radiology, and the Clinical Immunology Unit, Hong Kong Cancer Institute, Hong Kong
    J Rheumatol 32:275-82. 2005
    ..We evaluated the effects of longterm antioxidant vitamins on markers of oxidative stress and antioxidant defense and endothelial function in 39 patients with SLE...
  32. ncbi request reprint Is the yin-yang nature of Chinese herbal medicine equivalent to antioxidation-oxidation?
    Yim Tong Szeto
    School of Health Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Alameda Dr Carlos D Assumpcao, No 335 341 Edif Centro Hotline, 5 andar, Macao
    J Ethnopharmacol 108:361-6. 2006
    ..Results indicated that the yin nature of herbs may not be necessarily associated with superior antioxidative effect to yang-tonic herbs, at least in terms of DNA protection against oxidant challenge...
  33. ncbi request reprint L-DOPA oxidation products prevent H2O2-induced oxidative damage to cellular DNA
    Yu ling SHI
    Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, SAR, Hong Kong, China
    Life Sci 71:3047-57. 2002
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant effect of lercanidipine
    Brian Tomlinson
    Hypertension 42:e10-1; author reply e10-1. 2003
  35. ncbi request reprint Relationship between caloric intake and pregnancy outcome in diet-treated gestational diabetes mellitus
    Lai Fong Ho
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Nurs Health Sci 7:15-20. 2005
    ..Our findings indicated that as long as the caloric intake did not exceed that prescribed, the infant outcome remained satisfactory...
  36. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of Ganoderma lucidum (lingzhi) and San Miao San supplementation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled pilot trial
    Edmund K Li
    Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Arthritis Rheum 57:1143-50. 2007
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Mushroom-derived preparations in the prevention of H2O2-induced oxidative damage to cellular DNA
    Yu ling SHI
    Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Teratog Carcinog Mutagen 22:103-11. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that some edible mushrooms represent a valuable source of biologically active compounds with potential for protecting cellular DNA from oxidative damage...