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  • Study: Phenols in purple corn fight diabetes, obesity, inflammation in mouse cells

    Scientists at the University of Illinois found that compounds in purple corn fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance in mouse cells. The team includes, from left, food science professor Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, postdoctoral researcher Diego Luna-Vital and crop sciences professor John Juvik.

    Scientists at the University of Illinois found that compounds in purple corn fight obesity, inflammation and insulin resistance in mouse cells. The team includes, from left, food science professor Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia, postdoctoral researcher Diego Luna-Vital and crop sciences professor John Juvik.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia , call 217-244-3196; e-mail edemejia@illinois.edu

    To contact John Juvik, call 217-333-1966; email juvik@illinois.edu

    To contact Diego Luna-Vital, call 217-244-3196; email dieluna@illinois.edu

    The paper “Relationship of phenolic composition of selected purple maize (Zea mays L.) genotypes with their anti-inflammatory, anti-adipogenic and anti-diabetic potential” is available online or from the News Bureau

    DOI:  10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.03.116