Exploring the health beneficial properties of rice bran

Charles Sturt University

  • Project code: PRJ-011503

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Project completion date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • National Priority: RIC-Optimised genetic improvement


The primary aim of this research project is to investigate the potential health benefits associated with the consumption of stabilized rice bran (S-RB) by utilizing a comprehensive analysis pipeline that encompass in-vitro assays and human clinical trials.
The proposed studies involve the analyses of S-RB and non-stabilized rice bran (NS-RB) extracts for differences in antioxidant capacity and phytochemical profiles. The ability of S-RB supplements to modulate starch digestibility of high GI rice varieties will be studied via an in-vitro starch digestibility model. Human dietary intervention studies and in-vitro assays will be conducted to study the influence of S-RB on biomarkers of endothelial function, inflammation, oxidative stress, platelet function and other cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.



Research Organisation

Charles Sturt University