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Each and every month at WHFoods, we rely on hundreds of research studies to keep you up-to-date on scientific information about food, nutrition, and health. (For more information about the role of science in our website content, please see Our Approach to Science Research). Among the featured sections of our website are 100 food profiles and 31 nutrient profiles. In terms of scientific review, we make these profiles one of our website priorities. In each of these profiles, you will find a dedicated References section that contains an alphabetized list of key scientific references involving that particular food or nutrient. In order to make all of these key food and nutrient research references available to you in a single place, we created this WHFoods Reference Library. You can use the radio buttons below to start with either Foods or Nutrients. Then simply choose the specific food or nutrient of interest, and click on it to obtain an alphabetized list of key research references.

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Corn, Fresh Sweet references

  • Bertoia ML, Mukamal KJ, Cahill LE, et al. Changes in Intake of Fruits and Vegetables and Weight Change in United States Men and Women Followed for Up to 24 Years: Analysis from Three Prospective Cohort Studies. PLoS Med. 2015 Sep 22;12(9):e1001878. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001878.
  • Dall'Asta C, Falavigna C, Galaverna G, et al. In vitro digestion assay for determination of hidden fumonisins in maize. J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Nov 24;58(22):12042-7. 2010.
  • De Oliveira GPR and Rodriguez-Amaya DB. Processed and prepared corn products as sources of lutein and zeaxanthin: compositional variation in the food chain. Journal of Food Science, 2007, 72, 1, pages S79-S85.
  • Gellar L, Royner AJ and Nansel TR. Whole Grain and Legume Acceptability Among Youths With Type 1 Diabetes. Diabetes Educ. 2009 May—Jun; 35(3): 422-427. 2009.
  • Geliebter A, Grillot CL, Aviram-Friedman R, et al. Effects of oatmeal and corn flakes cereal breakfasts on satiety, gastric emptying, glucose, and appetite-related hormones. Ann Nutr Metab. 2015;66(2-3):93-103. doi: 10.1159/000365933.
  • Jakeman SA, Henry CN, Martin BR, et al. Soluble corn fiber increases bone calcium retention in postmenopausal women in a dose-dependent manner: a randomized crossover trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep;104(3):837-43.
  • Jonnalagadda SS, Harnack Liu LH, et al. Putting the Whole Grain Puzzle Together: Health Benefits Associated with Whole Grains-Summary of American Society for Nutrition 2010 Satellite Symposium. The Journal of Nutrition. Bethesda: May 2011. Vol. 141, Iss. 5; p. 1011S-1022S. 2011.
  • Junpatiw A, Lertrat K, Lomthaisong K, et al. Effects of steaming, boiling and frozen storage on carotenoid contents of various sweet corn cultivars. International Food Research Journal, 2013, 20, 5, pages 2219-2225.
  • Kljak K and Grbesa D. Carotenoid content and antioxidant activity of hexane extracts from selected Croatian corn hybrids. Food Chemistry, Volume 167, 15 January 2015, pages 402-408.
  • Lin CY, Ma YQ, Wang X, et al. Comparison of polyphenols of sweet corn cob extracted by different methods. Food Research and Development, 2016, 37, 24, pages 58-63.
  • Masisi K, Le K, Ghazzawi N, et al. Dietary corn fractions reduce atherogenesis in low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout mice. Nutrition Research, Volume 37, January 2017, pages 87-96.
  • Masisi K, Diehl-Jones WL, Gordon J, et al. Carotenoids of aleurone, germ, and endosperm fractions of barley, corn and wheat differentially inhibit oxidative stress. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2015, 63, 10, pages 2715-2724.
  • McKeown NM, Yoshida M, Shea MK et al. Whole-Grain Intake and Cereal Fiber Are Associated with Lower Abdominal Adiposity in Older Adults. J Nutr. 2009 October; 139(10): 1950-1955. doi: 10.3945/jn.108.103762. 2009.
  • Nankar AN, Dungan B, Paz N, et al. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of kernel anthocyanins from southwestern United States blue corn. J Sci Food Agric. 2016 Oct;96(13):4542-52.
  • Ndolo VU and Beta T. Distribution of carotenoids in endosperm, germ, and aleurone fractions of cereal grain kernels. Food Chemistry, Volume 139, Issues 1—4, 15 August 2013, pages 663-671.
  • Perez-Rodriguez N, Torrado Agrasar A, and Dominguez JM. High hydrostatic pressure as pretreatment and adjuvant for the enzymatic release of ferulic acid from corn cob. Process Biochemistry, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 7 April 2017.
  • Petroni M, Trinei M, Fornari V, et al. Dietary cyanidin 3-glucoside from purple corn ameliorates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in mice. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2017, pages 462-469.
  • Piperno DR, Ranere AJ, Holst I et al. Starch grain and phytolith evidence for early ninth millennium B.P. maize from the Central Balsas River Valley, Mexico. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 31;106(13):5019-24. 2009.
  • Ranilla LG, Apostolidis E, Genovese MI, et al. Evaluation of indigenous grains from the Peruvian Andean region for antidiabetes and antihypertension potential using in vitro methods. J Med Food. 2009 Aug;12(4):704-13. 2009.
  • Rumpagaporn P, Reuhs BL, Kaur A, et al. Structural features of soluble cereal arabinoxylan fibers associated with a slow rate of in vitro fermentation by human fecal microbiota. Carbohydr Polym. 2015 Oct 5;130:191-7.
  • Sitthitrai K, Lertrat K, and Tangwongchai R. Effects of domestic cooking on enzyme activities, bioactives and antioxidant capacities in mini-ear supersweet corn. International Food Research Journal, 2016, 23, 4, pages 1564-1575.
  • Stewart ML, Nikhanj SD, Timm DA et al. Evaluation of the effect of four fibers on laxation, gastrointestinal tolerance and serum markers in healthy humans. Ann Nutr Metab. 2010;56(2):91-8. 2010.
  • Whisner CM, Martin BR, Nakatsu CH, et al. Soluble Corn Fiber Increases Calcium Absorption Associated with Shifts in the Gut Microbiome: A Randomized Dose-Response Trial in Free-Living Pubertal Females. J Nutr. 2016 Jul;146(7):1298-306. doi: 10.3945/jn.115.227256.

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