Exploring Molecular Insights of Cereal Peptidic Antioxidants in Metabolic Syndrome Prevention

Antioxidants (Basel). 2021 Mar 26;10(4):518. doi: 10.3390/antiox10040518.


The prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is presently an alarming public health problem globally. Oxidative stress has been postulated to be strongly correlated with MetS, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and certain cancers. Cereals are important staple foods which account for a huge proportion of the human diet. However, owing to recent growing demand and the search for natural antioxidants for the prevention and management of MetS, cereal peptides have gained increasing attention for developing functional ingredients or foods with substantial antioxidant properties. This review explores the current production techniques for cereal peptidic antioxidants and their potential mechanism of action in the prevention and management of MetS.

Keywords: antioxidant peptides; cereal grains; functional food; metabolic syndrome; oxidative stress.

Publication types

  • Review