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Design and manufacture of novel food structures for the targeted delivery of bioactive components to the large intestine

Investigators: Professor Heather Draper, Professor Jackie Blissett

Colonic delivered hydrocolloids may act as chemopreventive agents and/or also as prebiotics. However, in order to formulate foods that provide such benefit to consumers there is a need to design and manufacture novel “food-grade” delivery structures, using particles small enough to remain “undetected” in the mouth upon consumption engineered to be delivered to the appropriate part of the GI tract. This pilot project explored what the likely reaction of people might be to buying/consuming a hypothetical product (a yoghurt) containing such particles.

For more information email H dot Draper at warwick dot ac dot uk

Summary of Research Results for Participants...