Special Issue "Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Advisory Board Member
Prof. Dr. Luis Vitetta
Discipline of Pharmacology, Sydney Medical School – Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney
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Interests: probiotics/human microbiome and pro-oxidant signalling systems; nutraceuticals/nutrition; clinical trials/epidemiology; integrative medicine and a multidisciplinary approach to clinical medicine
For decades the scientific literature has demonstrated and posited the beneficial effects of functional foods, and their components. Epidemiology holds the key to aetiology and, as such, the epidemiological both from in vivo and in vitro studies and clinical evidence data indicate that functional foods/plant-based diets can significantly reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Functional foods comprise an array of compounds designated as phytochemicals, micronutrients in food and from animal sources, microbes (probiotics) and their metabolic by-products directly or indirectly maintaining homeostasis by influencing the body’s physiological system. This activity encompasses immune-neuro-endocrine networks that help maintain optimum health and end-organ functionality (e.g., liver, skeletal muscle function, brain) that currently places the intestines at the centre of this co-ordinated activity.
Prof. Dr. Luis Vitetta
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- Functional Foods