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Clinical aspects of egg bioactive peptide research: a review
- Grootaert, Charlotte, Voorspoels, Stefan, Jacobs, Griet, Matthijs, Bea, Possemiers, Sam, Van der Saag, Hans, Van Camp, John, Lucey, Alice
- International journal of food science & technology 2019 v.54 no.6 pp. 1967-1975
- bioactive properties, bioavailability, eggs, health claims, mechanism of action, peptides, protein hydrolysates
- Extensive in vitro and, to a more limited extent, animal research have demonstrated the health potential of a wide set of egg protein hydrolysates; however, well‐designed human intervention studies are scarce. Health claim assessment, however, sets high standards for characterisation of the bioactive peptides, investigation of the mode‐of‐action and convincing human intervention studies. In this review, we discuss the state‐of‐the‐art and knowledge gaps related to egg‐derived peptide bioavailability and bioactivity. In addition, we will formulate recommendations for appropriate design of future human intervention trials with egg‐derived peptides.