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Special Issue "The Beneficial Effects of Plant Oil on Human Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Gérard Lizard

Universite de Bourgogne Franche-Comté / Inserm, Dijon, France
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of several oils such as argan and olive oils for human health has attracted a great deal of interest. Argan oil has been used in traditional medicine, mainly in Morocco, as a natural remedy for several centuries. Olive oil is a major component of the mediterranean diet, and its benefits on the prevention on numerous diseases is well admitted. The rich composition of these oils in tocopherols, phytosterols, and unsaturated fatty acid makes them very interesting oils with respect to their actions on the risk factors of numerous diseases, mainly cardiovascular diseases, associated with hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, and hypertension. Argan oil is also traditionally used for the treatment of skin infections and in cosmetics. Beside these two important oils associated with the mediterranean diet, some other oils deriving from different plants are of interest to prevent or treat major human diseases. The objective of this Special Issue is to present different types of papers (research papers and reviews) gathering different topics, in order to provide a wide overview on the beneficial effects of plant oils on human health. The different topics include: oil production, oil composition, cosmetic, aged related diseases (cancer, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, eye diseases, etc.), and nutrition. The cytoprotective effects of the major oil compounds on oxidation, inflammation, and cell death will be also considered.

Dr Gérard Lizard
Guest Editor

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