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Effects of milk-derived bioactives: an overview

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

Nagendra P. Shah*
School of Life Science and Technology, Victoria University of Technology, PO Box 14428, Melbourne City Mail Centre, Victoria 8001, Australia
*Corresponding author: Nagendra P. Shah, Professor N. P. Shah, fax +61 3 9216 8284, email
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Milk contains various components with physiological functionality. Peptides derived from caseins and whey proteins including opioid peptides, antihypertensive peptides, casein phosphopeptides, α- and β-lactorphins and albutensin have been shown to possess various bioactive properties. This review considers an overview of the bioactive components in milk proteins and whey and their physiological function.

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