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      Bioactivities and Health Benefits of Mushrooms Mainly from China

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          Many mushrooms have been used as foods and medicines for a long time. Mushrooms contain polyphenols, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals. Studies show that mushrooms possess various bioactivities, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, and antidiabetic properties, therefore, mushrooms have attracted increasing attention in recent years, and could be developed into functional food or medicines for prevention and treatment of several chronic diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus and neurodegenerative diseases. The present review summarizes the bioactivities and health benefits of mushrooms, and could be useful for full utilization of mushrooms.

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                [1 ]Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Food, Nutrition and Health, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China; zhangjj46@ 123456mail2.sysu.edu.cn (J.-J.Z.); liya28@ 123456mail2.sysu.edu.cn (Y.L.); zhout43@ 123456mail2.sysu.edu.cn (T.Z.); xudp@ 123456mail2.sysu.edu.cn (D.-P.X.); zhangp@ 123456mail2.sysu.edu.cn (P.Z.)
                [2 ]School of Chinese Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 999077, China; u3003781@ 123456connect.hku.hk
                [3 ]South China Sea Bioresource Exploitation and Utilization Collaborative Innovation Center, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China
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                [* ]Correspondence: lihuabin@ 123456mail.sysu.edu.cn ; Tel.: +86-20-8733-2391
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                Molecules
                Molecules
                molecules
                Molecules
                MDPI
                1420-3049
                20 July 2016
                July 2016
                : 21
                : 7
                27447602 6274515 10.3390/molecules21070938 molecules-21-00938
                © 2016 by the authors.

                Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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