Furio Brighenti

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Affiliation: University of Parma
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Dietary intakes in infertile women a pilot study
    Ottavia Colombo
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy
    Nutr J 8:53. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Dietary fructans and serum triacylglycerols: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Furio Brighenti
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Nutr 137:2552S-2556S. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Colonic fermentation of indigestible carbohydrates contributes to the second-meal effect
    Furio Brighenti
    Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:817-22. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Food selection based on total antioxidant capacity can modify antioxidant intake, systemic inflammation, and liver function without altering markers of oxidative stress
    Silvia Valtuena
    Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1290-7. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of plant foods, beverages and oils consumed in Italy assessed by three different in vitro assays
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Nutr 133:2812-9. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Effects of naringenin and its phase II metabolites on in vitro human macrophage gene expression
    Margherita Dall'asta
    The φ2 Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:843-9. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and liver steatosis
    Silvia Valtuena
    Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:136-42; quiz 268-9. 2006
  8. doi request reprint In vitro bioaccessibility of phenolics and vitamins from durum wheat aleurone fractions
    Maria Zaupa
    Department of Food Science, Human Nutrition Unit, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 59 A, IT 43124 Parma, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 62:1543-9. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Identification of microbial metabolites derived from in vitro fecal fermentation of different polyphenolic food sources
    Margherita Dall'asta
    The φ 2 Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno, Parma, Italy
    Nutrition 28:197-203. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Ability of a high-total antioxidant capacity diet to increase stool weight and bowel antioxidant status in human subjects
    Marta A Bianchi
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Br J Nutr 104:1500-7. 2010

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Publications49

  1. pmc Dietary intakes in infertile women a pilot study
    Ottavia Colombo
    Department of Applied Health Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy
    Nutr J 8:53. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the nutritional status in two groups of young infertile women, without clinically overt eating disorders: hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dietary fructans and serum triacylglycerols: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Furio Brighenti
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Nutr 137:2552S-2556S. 2007
    ..In conclusion, dietary inulin-type fructans significantly reduced serum triacylglycerols. The mechanisms, possibly related to colonic fermentation and/or incretin release from the distal gut, warrant further studies...
  3. ncbi request reprint Colonic fermentation of indigestible carbohydrates contributes to the second-meal effect
    Furio Brighenti
    Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:817-22. 2006
    ..However, LGI foods often increase colonic fermentation because of the presence of fiber and resistant starch...
  4. ncbi request reprint Food selection based on total antioxidant capacity can modify antioxidant intake, systemic inflammation, and liver function without altering markers of oxidative stress
    Silvia Valtuena
    Department of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1290-7. 2008
    ..It is unknown whether diets with a high dietary total antioxidant capacity (TAC) can modify oxidative stress, low-grade inflammation, or liver dysfunction, all of which are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...
  5. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of plant foods, beverages and oils consumed in Italy assessed by three different in vitro assays
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Nutr 133:2812-9. 2003
    ..Such data, coupled with an appropriate questionnaire to estimate antioxidant intake, will allow the investigation of the relation between dietary antioxidants and oxidative stress-induced diseases...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of naringenin and its phase II metabolites on in vitro human macrophage gene expression
    Margherita Dall'asta
    The φ2 Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:843-9. 2013
    ..In vivo studies are needed to further explore these observations and investigate their practical consequences...
  7. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and liver steatosis
    Silvia Valtuena
    Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:136-42; quiz 268-9. 2006
    ..Insulin resistance (IR) and liver steatosis (LS) are interlinked metabolic derangements whose prevalence is rapidly increasing, but the effect of dietary carbohydrate quality on LS is unknown...
  8. doi request reprint In vitro bioaccessibility of phenolics and vitamins from durum wheat aleurone fractions
    Maria Zaupa
    Department of Food Science, Human Nutrition Unit, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 59 A, IT 43124 Parma, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 62:1543-9. 2014
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  9. doi request reprint Identification of microbial metabolites derived from in vitro fecal fermentation of different polyphenolic food sources
    Margherita Dall'asta
    The φ 2 Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno, Parma, Italy
    Nutrition 28:197-203. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to identify the major metabolites derived from microbial colonic fermentation of some common polyphenol-rich foods...
  10. doi request reprint Ability of a high-total antioxidant capacity diet to increase stool weight and bowel antioxidant status in human subjects
    Marta A Bianchi
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy
    Br J Nutr 104:1500-7. 2010
    ..No significant variation in the other measured parameters was observed between the diets. In conclusion, a diet selected to raise the intake of dietary antioxidants is able to increase stool bulk and antioxidant content of faeces...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of different maturity stages on antioxidant content of Ivorian Gnagnan (Solanum indicum L.) berries
    Denis N'dri
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Molecules 15:7125-38. 2010
    ..Significant differences were found for the colorimetric indexes among products of different degrees of ripening. The present results show the important role of the ripening stage in increasing the antioxidant content of Gnagnan berries...
  12. pmc In Vitro Bioaccessibility of Phenolic Acids from a Commercial Aleurone-Enriched Bread Compared to a Whole Grain Bread
    Margherita Dall'asta
    LS9 Interlab Group, The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, Medical School, University of Parma, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Nutrients 8:. 2016
    ..These in vitro results suggest the potential use of aleurone in the production of foods, and this may represent an attractive possibility to vehicle nutritionally interesting components to consumers. ..
  13. doi request reprint Updated bioavailability and 48 h excretion profile of flavan-3-ols from green tea in humans
    Luca Calani
    Human Nutrition Unit, The φ, Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 63:513-21. 2012
    ..This suggests that colonic ring fission metabolism could be relevant in the putative bioactivity of green tea polyphenols...
  14. doi request reprint Bioavailability and catabolism of green tea flavan-3-ols in humans
    Daniele Del Rio
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Nutrition 26:1110-6. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of the diet is inversely and independently related to plasma concentration of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in adult Italian subjects
    Furio Brighenti
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Br J Nutr 93:619-25. 2005
    ..This could be of particular significance for subjects with high blood pressure...
  16. doi request reprint Effect of domestic cooking methods on the total antioxidant capacity of vegetables
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Italy
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:12-22. 2009
    ..The present study clearly indicates that cooking is not always a detrimental process when the TAC is used as an index to evaluate the nutritional characteristics of vegetables...
  17. doi request reprint Bioavailability and metabolism of phenolic compounds from wholegrain wheat and aleurone-rich wheat bread
    Letizia Bresciani
    The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Mol Nutr Food Res 60:2343-2354. 2016
    ..This work aimed at investigating absorption, metabolism, and bioavailability of phenolic compounds after consumption of wholegrain bread or bread enriched with an aleurone fraction...
  18. doi request reprint Absorption and metabolism of milk thistle flavanolignans in humans
    Luca Calani
    The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Italy
    Phytomedicine 20:40-6. 2012
    ..All future studies (in vitro and in vivo) dealing with the effects of milk thistle should start by considering the modification of its flavonolignans after ingestion by humans...
  19. doi request reprint Quercetin-3-O-glucuronide affects the gene expression profile of M1 and M2a human macrophages exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects
    Eleonora Derlindati
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Food Funct 3:1144-52. 2012
    ..Thus, Q3GA is a potential anti-atherogenic metabolite, enhancing the anti-inflammatory properties of M2a macrophages and modulating immune response effects in the presence of pro-inflammatory stimuli...
  20. doi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of the diet is associated with lower risk of ischemic stroke in a large Italian cohort
    Daniele Del Rio
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma 43125, Italy
    J Nutr 141:118-23. 2011
    ..However, a high intake of vitamin E could be positively associated to the risk of brain hemorrhagic events; therefore, more focused investigations about this observation are needed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a food frequency questionnaire for the assessment of dietary total antioxidant capacity
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    J Nutr 137:93-8. 2007
    ..The FFQ should be validated in external populations before being used for research purposes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Post-prandial responses to cereal products enriched with barley beta-glucan
    Maria Cristina Casiraghi
    Department of Food Science and Microbiology, Human Nutrition Unit, University of Milan, Via Celoria N2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:313-20. 2006
    ..High amounts of soluble beta-glucan in barley products may exert beneficial effects on glucose tolerance and blood lipids...
  23. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant characterization of some Sicilian edible wild greens
    Sara Salvatore
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, 39 Via Volturno, 43100 Parma, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 53:9465-71. 2005
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  24. ncbi request reprint Rapid fluorimetric method to detect total plasma malondialdehyde with mild derivatization conditions
    Daniele Del Rio
    Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, Italy
    Clin Chem 49:690-2. 2003
  25. ncbi request reprint Gastrointestinal stability of urolithins: an in vitro approach
    Pedro Mena
    The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, LS9 Interlab Group, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Eur J Nutr . 2015
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  26. doi request reprint Characterization of total antioxidant capacity and (poly)phenolic compounds of differently pigmented rice varieties and their changes during domestic cooking
    Maria Zaupa
    Department of Food Science, Human Nutrition Unit, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 47 A, 43124 Parma, Italy
    Food Chem 187:338-47. 2015
    ..As a consequence, the risotto cooking, which allows a complete absorption of water, would be a good cooking method to retain (poly)phenolic compounds and TAC in pigmented and non-pigmented whole-meal rice. ..
  27. doi request reprint Bioavailability and metabolism of hydroxycinnamates in rats fed with durum wheat aleurone fractions
    Luca Calani
    LS9 Interlab Group, The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Medical School, Building C, Via Volturno 39, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Food Funct 5:1738-46. 2014
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  28. doi request reprint Dietary exposure to fumonisins and evaluation of nutrient intake in a group of adult celiac patients on a gluten-free diet
    Chiara Dall'Asta
    Department of Organic and Industrial Chemistry, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Mol Nutr Food Res 56:632-40. 2012
    ..The main objectives of this study were to estimate dietary fumonisin exposure and nutrient intake in a group of patients diagnosed with celiac disease compared to non-celiac subjects...
  29. doi request reprint Polyphenolic composition of hazelnut skin
    Daniele Del Rio
    The φ2 Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno, 43125 Parma, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 59:9935-41. 2011
    ..By describing the profile of polyphenols present in hazelnut skins, this study provides the basis to further investigate the potential health effects of hazelnut byproduct...
  30. doi request reprint Bioavailability of catechins from ready-to-drink tea
    Daniele Del Rio
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Nutrition 26:528-33. 2010
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  31. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of spices, dried fruits, nuts, pulses, cereals and sweets consumed in Italy assessed by three different in vitro assays
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Antioxidant Research Laboratory at the Unit of Human Nutrition, National Institute for Food and Nutrition Research, Rome, Italy
    Mol Nutr Food Res 50:1030-8. 2006
    ..The complete TAC database could be utilized to properly investigate the role of dietary antioxidants in disease prevention...
  32. doi request reprint Glycaemic index of some commercial gluten-free foods
    Francesca Scazzina
    Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 95 A, 43124, Parma, PR, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 54:1021-6. 2015
    ..We investigated the glycaemic index (GI) of 10 commercial foods aiming to update the GI values of the most common gluten-free products consumed in Italy...
  33. doi request reprint Glucuronidation does not suppress the estrogenic activity of quercetin in yeast and human breast cancer cell model systems
    Roberta Ruotolo
    Laboratory of Functional Genomics and Protein Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Life Sciences, University of Parma, 43124 Parma, Italy
    Arch Biochem Biophys 559:62-7. 2014
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  34. doi request reprint Absorption, metabolism, and excretion of fermented orange juice (poly)phenols in rats
    Blanca Escudero-López
    Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Engineering, Area of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera Km 1, Sevilla, Spain Department of Food Science, The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Human Nutrition Unit, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Biofactors 40:327-35. 2014
    ..Conversion of the ferulic acid glucoside to the dihydroferulic acid metabolites involves the action of colonic microbial glycosidases and reductases/hydrogenases followed by postabsorption phase II metabolism before renal excretion...
  35. doi request reprint Effects on Nitric Oxide Production of Urolithins, Gut-Derived Ellagitannin Metabolites, in Human Aortic Endothelial Cells
    Valentina Spigoni
    Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma 43126, Italy
    Molecules 21:. 2016
    ..This study represents a step forward in the understanding of cardiovascular health benefits of ellagitannin-rich foodstuffs and backs the idea that peripheral cells may contribute to urolithin metabolism. ..
  36. doi request reprint Antiatherogenic effects of ellagic acid and urolithins in vitro
    Laura Mele
    Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Arch Biochem Biophys 599:42-50. 2016
    ..This evidence indicates that atherosclerotic processes may be attenuated by urolithins, but future human intervention trials are required to establish if is translated in vivo. ..
  37. doi request reprint Coffee Consumption and Oxidative Stress: A Review of Human Intervention Studies
    Daniela Martini
    LS9 Interlab Group, The Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Medical School Building C, Via Volturno 39, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Molecules 21:. 2016
    ..More robust and well-controlled intervention studies are necessary for a thorough understanding of the effect of coffee on oxidative stress markers in humans. ..
  38. pmc Are Treated Celiac Patients at Risk for Mycotoxins? An Italian Case-Study
    Martina Cirlini
    Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze, 49 A, Parma 43124, Italy
    Toxins (Basel) 9:. 2016
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  39. doi request reprint The ellagitannin colonic metabolite urolithin D selectively inhibits EphA2 phosphorylation in prostate cancer cells
    Carmine Giorgio
    Department of Pharmacy, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Mol Nutr Food Res 59:2155-67. 2015
    ..Functional studies to elucidate their role in prostate cancer were also performed...
  40. doi request reprint The development of a composition database of gluten-free products
    Teresa Mazzeo
    1SITEIA PARMA Interdepartmental Centre, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Public Health Nutr 18:1353-7. 2015
    ..To develop a composition database of a number of foods representative of different categories of gluten-free products in the Italian diet...
  41. doi request reprint Modelling the possible bioactivity of ellagitannin-derived metabolites. In silico tools to evaluate their potential xenoestrogenic behavior
    Luca Dellafiora
    Molecular Modeling Laboratory, Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 95 A, 43125 Parma, Italy
    Food Funct 4:1442-51. 2013
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  42. doi request reprint Giocampus school: a "learning through playing" approach to deliver nutritional education to children
    Alice Rosi
    a Department of Food Science, University of Parma, Parma, Italy
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 67:207-15. 2016
    ..A stable integration of this method in primary school settings could prepare a new generation of citizens, better educated on health-promotion lifestyles...
  43. ncbi request reprint Application of the 2,2'-azinobis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) radical cation assay to a flow injection system for the evaluation of antioxidant activity of some pure compounds and beverages
    Nicoletta Pellegrini
    Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno, 39, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 51:260-4. 2003
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  44. ncbi request reprint Almonds decrease postprandial glycemia, insulinemia, and oxidative damage in healthy individuals
    David J A Jenkins
    Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center and 3Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2T2, Canada
    J Nutr 136:2987-92. 2006
    ..Almonds are likely to lower this risk by decreasing the glycemic excursion and by providing antioxidants. These actions may relate to mechanisms by which nuts are associated with a decreased risk of CHD...
  45. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and the risk of breast cancer in an Italian prospective cohort study
    Sabina Sieri
    Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Milan, Italy
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1160-6. 2007
    ..Interest in the roles of glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) in breast cancer etiology has been stimulated by indications that disease risk is linked to insulinemia, sex hormone bioavailability, and insulin-like growth factor 1...
  46. ncbi request reprint Measuring the glycemic index of foods: interlaboratory study
    Thomas M S Wolever
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto and Glycemic Index Laboratories, Inc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:247S-257S. 2008
    ..Many laboratories offer glycemic index (GI) services...
  47. ncbi request reprint PASSCLAIM--body weight regulation, insulin sensitivity and diabetes risk
    Gabriele Riccardi
    Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli, Federico II, Dip di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Via Sergio Pansini 5, 80131, Napoli, Italy
    Eur J Nutr 43:II7-II46. 2004
    ..Obesity, especially if associated with abdominal adiposity, impairs insulin-sensitivity while physical activity can improve it; however, the composition of the habitual diet is clearly an important regulator of this function...
  48. ncbi request reprint Do flavan-3-ols from green tea reach the human brain?
    Andrea Zini
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy
    Nutr Neurosci 9:57-61. 2006
    ..Alternatively, a systemic action may be hypothesised whereby dietary flavan-3-ols up-regulate antioxidant defences and/or reduce inflammation, the benefit of which may be effective throughout the body...
  49. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant capacity of cerebrospinal fluid is decreased in patients with motor neuron disease
    Jessica Mandrioli
    Neurological Clinic, Department of Neuroscience, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Nuovo Ospedale Civile S Agostino Estense, Via Giardini 1355, 41100 Modena, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 401:203-8. 2006
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