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Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease

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Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease

Nutraceutical Proteins and Peptides in Health and Disease
CRC Press; 1 edition | September 29, 2005 | ISBN-10: 0824753542 | 688 pages | PDF | 23.63 MB

Reports of the beneficial health effects of some peptides have begun to make their way into the scientific literature. Peptides can act as immunomodulators, and have been shown to have a positive influence on calcium absorption, and on regulation of serum cholesterol. A number of peptides may also possess antimicrobial properties that enhance the body's defense mechanisms, and others may produce inhibitory effects for angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE), leading to novel treatments for blood pressure conditions, heart failure, and diabetes. Modern food biotechnology may also allow for the production of highly important products for those suffering life-altering food allergies.