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Chi-Fai Chau
National Chung Hsing University
PolysaccharideChemistryCelluloseChromatographyBiochemistry
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#1Tsung-Yen Wu (Council of Agriculture)H-Index: 2
#2Shwu-Jene Tsai (Council of Agriculture)
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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Abstract The physicochemical properties (including morphology, pasting, and thermal properties) of resistant starch (RS) in green banana starch were analyzed after the heat-moisture treatment in the presence of citric acid (CAHMT) at different temperatures. Moreover, this study evaluated whether the administration of CAHMT banana starch could reduce body fat accumulation and modulate gut microbiota. Our results demonstrated that the CAHMT process (90 °C) resulted in a higher retention (80.9%) an...
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#1Pei-Ting Wu (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)
#2Yie-Qie Lau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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#1Hui-Ju Chen (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
#2Fan-Jhen Dai (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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Abstract In the present study, the influences of diets (i.e. chow and AIN-93 diets) on the interpretation of various fecal parameters including viable microbiota, moisture, weight, and short-chain fatty acids in rats fed different amounts of inulin (0.5–2 g/kg). Eight groups of rats (n = 8/group) were fed, for 4 weeks, chow or AIN-93 diets with or without inulin supplementation. Fecal samples were analyzed for different fecal parameters. After a 2-week adaptation, apparent differences in some fe...
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#1Chiou-Yeong Saw (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
#2Tsai-Ju Chang (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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ABSTRACTThis study was aimed to investigate the presence of Bacillus coagulans vegetative cells in the intestine and fecal samples in rats fed B. coagulans spores as well as to estimate the ratios ...
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#1Tsung-Yen Wu (Council of Agriculture)H-Index: 2
#2Chih-Ren Chang (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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The influences of atmospheric pressure plasma jet on different physicochemical properties of corn starch were evaluated after treated with the plasma jet (30 min) at different strengths (400 W–800 W). Our results demonstrated that residual aging effects of plasma on starch could be eliminated by washing the treated samples with distilled water at a ratio of 1:30, w/v. After plasma and washing treatments, significant (p < 0.05) reductions in pasting properties including peak viscosity, final visc...
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#1Wei-Min KaoH-Index: 1
#2Chih-Ren ChangH-Index: 1
Last. Chi-Fai ChauH-Index: 26
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This study investigated the effects of incorporating a mixture of fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and resistant maltodextrin (RMD) at a ratio of 1:2 on body fat accumulation and fecal bacterial parameters in rats. Our results indicated that high dietary fat consumption might effectively (p < 0.05) increase body fat, but consequently inducing a significantly (p < 0.05) higher growth of C. perfringens and retarded growth (p < 0.05) of the Bifidobacterium spp. in the large intestine. As compared with t...
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#1Shiuan-Huei Wu (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
#2Chi-Tang Ho (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 89
Last. Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
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Hunger has been a concern for generations and has continued to plague hundreds of millions of people around the world. Although many efforts have been devoted to reduce hunger, challenges such as growing competitions for natural resources, emerging climate changes and natural disasters, poverty, illiteracy, and diseases are posing threats to food security and intensifying the hunger crisis. Concerted efforts of scientists to improve agricultural and food productivity, technology, nutrition, and ...
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#1Ya-Ling Huang (NKMU: National Kaohsiung Marine University)H-Index: 1
#2Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the water-soluble polysaccharide-rich sage weed ( Salvia plebeia ) extracts on intestinal function. The results showed that the extract is rich in water-soluble polysaccharides (60.5/100 g extract), which are mainly composed of pectic polysaccharides and hemicellulose. The inclusion of sage weed extract in the control diet at a level of 0.5/100 g diet resulted in significantly ( P d -glucuronidase, β- d -glucosidase, mucinase, a...
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The dose–response relationship of the water-soluble carbohydrate concentrate (WSCC) from wild grape (Vitis thunbergii Sieb. & Zucc.) on intestinal health was investigated in this study. WSCC contained carbohydrates up to 71.9 g/100 g, including arabinose-rich pectic polysaccharide, hemicelluloses, glucose, and fructose. The consumption of WSCC (0.5 and 1.5 g/100 g of diet) effectively (P < 0.05) shortened gastrointestinal transit time (−62.3 to −63.0%), decreased toxic cecal ammonia (−59.3 to −6...
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#1Sui-Lin Nah (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 1
#2Chi-Fai Chau (NCHU: National Chung Hsing University)H-Index: 26
Significant numbers of people suffering from hunger and food shortage are in a daily struggle to obtain food for survival. This article discusses the issues and challenges on scientific, environmental, technological, socio-economic, and political aspects in facing global food insecurity problems. A multifaceted strategy for the applications of science and technology, as a part of the solution, in defeating world hunger has also been discussed. The wealth of information will hopefully create a pl...
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