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Dietary seaweed and human health

Brownlee, Iain; Fairclough, Andrew; Hall, Anna; Paxman, Jenny;
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  • Published: 29 May 2011
  • Publisher: Bournemouth University International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Seaweed as an ingredient is growing in popularity largely due to its perceived health-giving properties supported by findings from epidemiological studies.\ud Increased seaweed consumption has been linked to reduced risk of various diseases however there is a paucity of evidence for health benefits derived from robust randomised controlled trials (RCT). Emerging data from short-term RCT\ud involving seaweed isolates are promising. Further investigation of seaweed as a wholefood ingredient is warranted. This review aims to highlight the food uses\ud and potential health benefits of seaweeds.
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