Hua-Bin Li

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Objective: Nigella sativa (N. sativa) from the family Ranunculaceae has medicinal properties. Previous studies have reported promising findings showing that N. sativa may benefit cardiometabolic health; however, current evidence on its effects on type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is still unclear. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-anal...
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Cancer is the leading cause of death in the world. Curcumin is the main ingredient in turmeric (Curcuma longa L.), and is widely used in the food industry. It shows anticancer properties on different types of cancers, and the underlying mechanisms of action include inhibiting cell proliferation, suppressing invasion and migration, promoting cell ap...
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The increasing demand of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) has attracted more interest in exploring its phytochemical profile and bioactivities, such as anti-inflammatory effect. In this study, the phytochemicals of different hemp leaves were investigated, with the content order: total saponins content (TSC) > total alkaloids content (TAC) > total phenolic...
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The fermentation process has, over time, been widely used in the production of various foods, including edible seeds. Fermentation of edible seeds and their products, such as cereals and soy, have been shown to be beneficial to health, as it promotes an improvement in the nutritional profile of foods. It is an old method that involves the participa...
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Cancer has been a serious public health problem. Berberine is a famous natural compound from medicinal herbs and shows many bioactivities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, anti-obesity, and antimicrobial activities. In addition, berberine shows anticancer effects on a variety of cancers, such as breast, lung, gastric, liver, co...
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Sweet tea is made from the leaves of Lithocarpus litseifolius (Hance) Chun, which is an herbal tea widely consumed in Chinese folk. In this study, five drying techniques were applied to dry sweet tea leaves, and the structural characteristics, antioxidant activities, α-glucosidase inhibitory activities, and antiglycation activities of sweet tea pol...
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Results from different clinical trials on the effects of ginseng on prediabetes and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) are still inconsistent. To fill this knowledge gap, we investigated the overall effects of ginseng supplementation on improving cardiometabolic biomarkers among these patients. A systematic literature search was conducted on PubMed/MEDLINE, Sc...
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obesity are serious public health problems. Green tea is widely consumed in the world and different green teas could possess different bioactivities. In this study, the effects of 10 selected green teas on obesity and NAFLD were evaluated and compared. The mice fed with a high-fat diet were intervened w...
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Sweet tea (Lithocarpus litseifolius [Hance] Chun) is a new resource for food raw materials, with plenty of health functions. This study aimed to investigate the preventive effect and potential mechanism of sweet tea extract (STE) against ulcerative colitis (UC). Briefly, BABL/c mice were treated with STE (100 and 400 mg/kg) for 2 weeks to prevent 3...
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Dietary intake of caffeine has significantly increased in recent years, and beneficial and harmful effects of caffeine have been extensively studied. This paper reviews antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of caffeine as well as its protective effects on cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cancers, and neurodegenerative and...
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This study aims to investigate the effect of instant tea processing on the chemical, sensory, and volatile profiles of sweet tea. Young leaves of Lithocarpus litseifolius [Hance] Chun were extracted and dried with freeze-drying and spray-drying, respectively. The contents of proteins, polysaccharides, total phenolics, total flavonoids, and free ami...
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Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) is a very popular health drink and has attracted increasing attention in recent years due to its various bioactive substances. Among them, L-theanine, a unique free amino acid, is one of the most important substances in tea and endows tea with a special flavor. Moreover, L-theanine is also a bioactive compound with plenty...
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The Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/36328/the-application-of-network-analysis-in-ethnopharmacology. About this Research Topic Medicinal Plants (MPs) have been used to prevent and treat many diseases for thousands of years. MPs are rich in diverse bioactive compounds, such as alkaloids, terpenoids, lignans, flavonoids, essential...
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Adzuki bean (Vigna angularis), also called red bean, is a legume of Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family. This crop is native to East Asia and is also commercially available in other parts of the world. It is becoming a research focus owing to its distinct nutritional properties (e.g., abundant in polyphenols). The diverse health benefits and multiple uti...
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Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) is a nutrient-dense fruit abundant in vitamin C and phenolic compounds, and it exhibits strong antioxidant capacity. However, the antioxidants in ‘Jinfeng’ kiwifruit have seldom been extracted and analyzed, and the conditions for the extraction of kiwifruit antioxidants by ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) have se...
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Cannabis sativa (C. sativa) has become a worldwide plant because of its multiple bioactive compounds with a wide range of health benefits for humans. Notably, some cannabinoid-like compounds have also been found in other plant species besides C. sativa. However, efficient extraction, separation, purification, and identification technologies for bio...
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Kombucha is a popular beverage with various bioactivities (such as antioxidant activity), which can be attributed to its abundant bioactive compounds, especially polyphenols. Kombucha is conventionally prepared by fermentation of a sugared black tea infusion without tea residue. In this study, the effects of black tea residue and green tea residue...
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黄花菜是一种富含各类营养物质的优质食品原料,具有良好的研究前景与潜在的应用价值。本文对黄花菜中主要营养成分进行了总结,发现干黄花菜是低脂高蛋白矿物质丰富的健康食品。此外,由于活性成分的存在使得黄花菜具有多种有益于人体健康的生物活性。在此基础上对黄花菜的贮藏保鲜与干制技术进行概述,指出可以通过鲜黄花菜的预处理和干黄花菜的干制及包装来提升黄花菜品质。最后介绍了黄花菜目前在食品相关行业中的应用与研究方向,以期为黄花菜生物活性成分的研究、贮藏加工技术、相关功能食品的开发和在其他行业领域的应用提供理论基础。 As an excellent food raw material with abundant nutrients, daylily (Hemerocallis citrina Baroni) e...
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Alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) is a common chronic liver disease and has become a critical global public health problem. Green tea is a popular drink worldwide and contains several bioactive compounds. Different green teas could contain diverse compounds and possess distinct bioactivities. In the present study, the effects of 10 green teas on...
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Background Broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica Plenck) is one of the most common cruciferous vegetables in the world. Broccoli florets and sprouts are usually used for consumption, while its other parts, such as stalks and leaves, are wasted during harvesting. Scope and approach This review summarizes and compares the main nutrients and phyto...
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The pomegranate peel is a by-product of pomegranate fruit rich in polyphenols. In this study, pomegranate peel polyphenols were explored using LC-MS/MS, and punicalagin was the most abundant compound. The highest yield (505.89 ± 1.73 mg/g DW) of punicalagin was obtained by ultrasonic-assisted extraction (UAE) with the ethanol concentration of 53%,...
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Tea, as a beverage, has been reputed for its health benefits and gained worldwide popularity. Tea polyphenols, especially catechins, as the main bioactive compounds in tea, exhibit diverse health benefits and have wide applications in the food industry. The development of tea polyphenol-incorporated products is dependent on the extraction, purifica...
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Obesity has become a global health concern. It increases the risk of several diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and certain cancers, which threatens human health and increases social economic burden. As one of the most consumed beverages, tea contains various phytochemicals with potent bioactive properties...
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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in elderly people with a high incidence rate and complicated pathogenesis, and causes progressive cognitive deficit and memory impairment. Some natural products and bioactive compounds from natural sources show great potential in the prevention and treatment of AD, such as apple, blueberr...
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Twelve representative edible Chinese teas (Camellia sinensis L.) from six categories (dark tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea, yellow tea, and green tea) were selected in this study. Tea polysaccharides (TPs) were extracted with hot water, and their structural properties and biological activities, mainly antioxidant and anti-diabetic activities,...
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Metabolic diseases are serious threats to public health and related to gut microbiota. Probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, and postbiotics (PPSP) are powerful regulators of gut microbiota, thus possessing prospects for preventing metabolic diseases. Therefore, the effects and mechanisms of PPSP on metabolic diseases targeting gut microbiota are wor...
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Background Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease causing severe locomotor disability and deterioration in the quality of life. Existing treatments for RA mainly focus on the use of immunomodulators and the suppression of synovial inflammation, and many have significant side effects. Medicinal plants are regarded as...
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Galangal (Alpinia galanga (Linn.) Willd) is a perennial aromatic rhizomatous plant with great industrial importance. In this study, four major antibacterial compounds were isolated from galangal and further identified as hydroxycinnamaldehyde, cinnamaldehyde, coumaryl alcohol, and 1′-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA). Among them, ACA was a less investi...
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The alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD) has been a severe public health problem. Oxidative stress is involved in the initiation and progression of AFLD. Tea is a popular beverage worldwide with strong antioxidant activity. In this research, our purpose is to explore and compare the effects of 12 selected teas on AFLD. The ethanol liquid diet was u...
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Eight extraction technologies were used to extract sweet tea (Lithocarpus litseifolius (Hance) Chun) crude polysaccharides (STPs), and their chemical, structural, and biological properties were studied and compared. Results revealed that the compositions, structures, and biological properties of STPs varied dependent on different extraction technol...
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Sweet tea (Lithocarpus litseifolius [Hance] Chun) is an herbal tea with multiple health benefits due to its main bioactive compounds. In this work, the DPPH-spiking test based on high-performance liquid chromatography (DPPH-spiking HPLC) was applied to precisely screen antioxidants from sweet tea. Three main antioxidants, including isoquercitrin, p...
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Onion (Allium cepa L.) is a common vegetable, widely consumed all over the world. Onion contains diverse phytochemicals, including organosulfur compounds, phenolic compounds, polysaccharides, and saponins. The phenolic and sulfur-containing compounds, including onionin A, cysteine sulfoxides, quercetin, and quercetin glucosides, are the major bioac...
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Special Issue Information Dear Colleagues, Many natural products exhibit antimicrobial and antivirulent effects and have been considered potential alternatives to antibiotics. Therefore, understanding the antimicrobial and antivirulent effects of natural products (e.g., phytochemicals, essential oils, polysaccharides, and bioactive peptides/prote...
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The aging of population has become an issue of great concern because of its rapid increase. Aging is an important risk factor of many chronic diseases. Resveratrol could be found in many foods, such as grapes, red wine, peanuts, and blueberries. Many studies reported that resveratrol possessed various bioactivities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflam...
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Akebia trifoliata is a fruit with rich nutritional properties, and its peel is produced as a by-product. In this research, we investigated the influences of microwave-assisted extraction parameters on antioxidant activity of the extract from Akebia trifoliata peels, and the ferric-reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) and Trolox equivalent antioxidant...
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The zebrafish is a species of freshwater fish, popular in aquariums and laboratories. Several advantageous features have facilitated zebrafish to be extensively utilized as a valuable vertebrate model in the lab. It has been well-recognized that natural products possess multiple health benefits for humans. With the increasing demand for natural pro...
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Tea is one of the three most widely consumed beverages in the world, not only because of its unique flavor but also due to its various health benefits. The bioactive components in tea, such as polyphenols, polysaccharides, polypeptides, pigments, and alkaloids, are the main contributors to its health functions. Based on epidemiological surveys, the...
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A long‐term high levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) can cause damage to liposomes, proteins, and DNA, which is known as oxidative stress. It may trigger the progression of several chronic diseases, such as neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers. The antioxidants are able to reduce excessive ROS and block the...
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Riboflavin is an essential micronutrient for humans and must be obtained exogenously from foods or supplements. Numerous studies have suggested a major role of riboflavin in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. There are mainly three strategies for riboflavin synthesis, including total chemical synthesis, chemical semi-synthesis, and m...
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Background Many harmful substances have been found in foods, such as heavy metals, organic pollutants, pesticides and antibiotics, and food additives are widely used in the industry. Recent studies showed that these substances could affect the composition and diversity of gut microbiota, which plays important roles in health and diseases of host. T...
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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered as a severe threat to human health. It has been reported that tea has abundant bioactive compounds and beneficial effects. In our study, the effects of 12 tea extracts on NAFLD were assessed and compared at the dose of 200 mg/kg body weight in mice fed with a high‐fat diet (HFD) for 15 weeks. E...
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Neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases have attracted global attention with an overwhelming burden on families and society. Tea contains many bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols and theanine, which could contribute to the neuroprotective effects of tea. The possible mechanisms of action include regulating signaling pathways and gut mi...
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Fatty liver disease (FLD), including nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and alcoholic fatty liver disease (AFLD), is a serious chronic metabolic disease that affects a wide range of people. Lipid accumulation accompanied by oxidative stress and inflammation in the liver is the most important pathogenesis of FLD. The plant-based, high-fiber, a...
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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have gained increasing attention because of their high prevalence and mortality worldwide. Epidemiological studies revealed that intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereals could reduce the risk of CVDs, and their antioxidants are considered as the main contributors. Moreover, experimental studies showed that some...
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Background Dark tea is a post-fermented tea with unique organoleptic characteristics. A unique microbial fermentation procedure is involved in dark tea processing that is considered a major factor to manage the quality of dark tea. Dark tea is gaining increasing attention recently because it contains various bioactive compounds with diverse biologi...
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Rutin is one of the most common dietary polyphenols found in vegetables, fruits, and other plants. It is metabolized by the mammalian gut microbiota and absorbed from the intestines, and becomes bioavailable in the form of conjugated metabolites. Rutin exhibits a plethora of bioactive properties, making it an extremely promising phytochemical. Nume...
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Sweet tea (Lithocarpus polystachyus Rehd.) has been consumed as herbal tea to prevent and manage diabetes for a long time. Recent studies indicate that sweet tea is rich in a variety of bioactive compounds, especially a class of nonclassical flavonoids, dihydrochalcones. In order to provide a better understanding of sweet tea and its main dihydroch...
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Background: Many natural products confer health benefits against diverse diseases through their antioxidant activities. Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is often used in animal experiments to study the effects of substances on liver injury and the related mechanisms of action, among which oxidative stress is a major pathogenic factor. Aim: To compare...
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The consumption of plant-based food is important for health promotion, especially concerning the prevention and management of chronic diseases. Flavonoids are the main bioactive compounds in citrus fruits, with multiple beneficial effects, especially antidiabetic effects. We systematically review the potential antidiabetic action and molecular mech...
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Excessive use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria that are a serious threat to human health. There is a need to develop efficient antibacterial agents to address this problem. Tannins are high molecular weight (MW) polyphenols (500−30,000 Da), distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Tannins are one of the major...
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Excessive use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria that are a serious threat to human health. There is a need to develop efficient antibacterial agents to address this problem. Tannins are high molecular weight (MW) polyphenols (500−30,000 Da), distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Tannins are one of the major...
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In this study, the feasibility of improving the extraction yield of green tea antioxidant polyphenols by the combination of ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) and deep eutectic solvents (DESs) was investigated. Choline chloride (ChCl)-glycerol was selected as the best DES among 12 ChCl-based DESs to extract tea antioxidant polyphenols. Subsequent...
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Mung beans (Vigna radiata L.) are important dietary grain legumes. Phenolic compounds in soluble and bound fractions of 9 mung bean varieties from Sri Lanka were studied. Significant variations in total phenolic contents of the soluble and bound fractions of the varieties were obtained. Vitexin and isovitexin were the major phenolic compounds in th...
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In this study, the effects of microwave-assisted extraction conditions on antioxidant capacity of sweet tea (Lithocarpus polystachyus Rehd.) were studied and the antioxidants in the extract were identified. The influences of ethanol concentration, solvent-to-sample ratio, microwave power, extraction temperature and extraction time on Trolox equival...
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In this study, the efficiency of microwave-assisted hydro-distillation (MAHD) to extract essential oil from Cinnamomum camphora leaf, and the recovery of polyphenols from extract fluid were investigated. The effects of microwave power, liquid-to-material ratio, and extraction time on the extraction efficiency were studied by a single factor test as...
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In recent years, obesity has become a global public health issue. It is closely associated with the occurrence of several chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Some edible and medicinal plants show anti-obesity activity, such as fruits, vegetables, spices, legumes, edible flowers, mushrooms, and medicinal plants. Numerous...
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Resveratrol is a bioactive compound in many foods. Since its anticancer activity was reported in 1997, its health benefits have been intensively investigated. Resveratrol has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, glucose and lipid regulatory, neuroprotective, and cardiovascular protective effects, therefore, can protect against diverse...
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Novel alternative antibacterial compounds have been persistently explored from plants as natural sources to overcome antibiotic resistance leading to serious foodborne bacterial illnesses. In this study, the ethanolic extracts from 239 traditional Chinese medicinal plants (TCMP)' materials were screened to discover promising candidates that have st...
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In recent decades, reduced antimicrobial effectiveness, increased bacterial infection, and newly emerged microbial resistance have become global public issues, leading to an urgent need to find effective strategies to counteract these problems. Strategies targeting bacterial virulence factors rather than bacterial survival have attracted increasing...
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Tea is a popular beverage and shows very strong in vitro antioxidant activity. However, the relationship among in vitro and in vivo antioxidant activities in teas is seldom reported. In this study, in vivo antioxidant and hepatoprotective activities of 32 selected Chinese teas were evaluated on a mouse model with acute alcohol-induced liver injury....
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Staphylococcus aureus, a foodborne pathogen, poses serious problems to the food industries owing to biofilm formation, and over 25% of the foodborne illnesses in China have been attributed to S. aureus only. Phytochemicals are widely used as anti-biofilm agents with promising efficacy, and most of them are widely available and safe. This study repo...
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In this study, the phytochemical and essential oil profiles, and bioactivities of an underutilized wild fruit Cili (Rosa roxburghii) were analyzed. Cili fruit was found to have higher antioxidant activities, ascorbic acid content (122 mg LAA/g DW), total phenolics (173 mg GAE/g DW), and total flavonoids (34.5 mg CE/g DW) than 11 selected common fru...
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Dysbiosis of the human gut microbiome has been linked to various health conditions, including respiratory tract infections (RTIs) through the gut-lung axis. Several trials have reported that synbiotic therapy could help prevent RTIs or relieve symptoms of some diseases. This meta-analysis comprehensively evaluates the clinical effects of synbiotic...