Application of Metabolomics for the Assessment of Health Effects of Whole grain Foods
Book chapter, 2021

Metabolomics techniques offer the possibility to semi-quantitatively examine a wide scale of endogenous metabolites potentially affected by the consumption of whole grain. Various metabolite analysis applications, including both mass spectrometry and NMR-based technology, have been utilized in this research field. This chapter focuses on the published metabolomics research regarding endogenous metabolic changes observed in studies involving whole grain consumption and impact on health. The evidence from prospective, observational studies on the impact of whole grains on human health is convincing as high consumption has been associated with reduced risk of major chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases. Very few metabolomics approaches have been undertaken on epidemiological studies involving examination of dietary intake of whole grain products. While plasma and urine are the predominant sample materials available from human studies, animal trials are often necessitated in order to find out more detailed information on the perturbations caused by the dietary differences on cellular metabolism.


Kati Hanhineva

University of Turku

Chalmers, Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science

Whole Grains and Health: Second Edition

9781118939420 (ISBN)

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Food Science

Environmental Health and Occupational Health

Nutrition and Dietetics



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