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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 608979, 11 pages
Review Article

Food-Derived Bioactive Peptides on Inflammation and Oxidative Stress

Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science, the Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Alberta, 4-10 Ag/For Centre, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2P5

Received 10 November 2013; Accepted 23 December 2013; Published 2 January 2014

Academic Editor: Blanca Hernández-Ledesma

Copyright © 2014 Subhadeep Chakrabarti et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer are now the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inflammatory processes and oxidative stress underlie the pathogenesis of these pathological conditions. Bioactive peptides derived from food proteins have been evaluated for various beneficial effects, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In this review, we summarize the roles of various food-derived bioactive peptides in inflammation and oxidative stress and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of using these compounds against the burden of chronic diseases.