British Journal of Nutrition

Research Article

Effects of milk-derived bioactives: an overview

Nagendra P. Shaha1 c1

a1 School of Life Science and Technology, Victoria University of Technology, PO Box 14428, Melbourne City Mail Centre, Victoria 8001, Australia


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.


c1 * Corresponding author: Nagendra P. Shah, Professor N. P. Shah, fax +61 3 9216 8284, email