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Arquivos de Gastroenterologia

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ANGELIS, Rebeca Carlota de. New concepts in nutrition: considerations on the connection diet-health. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 2001, vol.38, n.4, pp.269-271. ISSN 1678-4219.

The physiological effects of several foods are discussed as possible factors reducing the risk of degenerative diseases as cardiovascular and some cancers. The new emmerging concept of functional foods is presented with examples as the phytoestrogens of soya beans. The importance of consuming olive oil is emphatic, but with criticism to the lost of physiological bioactive material during the normal extractions of the olive oil and the refinement. So, much attention is needed. The way to obtain much of these bioactive protectors foods is summarized.

Keywords : Diet; Food; Food habits; Health promotions.

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