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North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

North Carolina, USA

Collaborator: Dr. Shengmin Sang, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

Health Categories: Inflammation/Gastrointestinal Health

Research Summary: Professor Shengmin Sang and his team have developed a patented process for isolating and extracting alkylresorcinols (ARs) which are phenolic lipids exclusively present in the outer parts of wheat and rye grains. AR’s have been proposed as specific dietary biomarkers of wholegrain wheat and rye intake. AOR has funded this study, and is in the process of finalizing a clinical study to demonstrate health impact on IBD, and colorectal cancer, as well as diabetes and obesity. Alkylresorcinols may offer an alternate way of increasing the intake of all the benefits associated with whole‐grain intake, especially in children and seniors.

SF Summarization: This study focused on developing a process to extract alkylresorcinols (phenolic lipids found in the outer parts of wheat and rye grains) to examine the potential health impacts they might have on IBD, colorectal cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Current Status: Completed

Stage: Pre-clinical study