Special Issue "Marine Functional Food Products - Cardiovascular Diseases"


A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Constantina Nasopoulou
Laboratory of Food Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, School of Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens 15771, Greece
E-Mail: cnasopoulou@chem.uoa.gr
Phone: +30 210 7274679
Fax: +30 210 6042320
Interests: marine functional food products; food biotechnology; antithrombotic; antiatherogenic properties of marine bioactive lipid micro constituents; inflammation; biological assays; gas chromatrograpy - mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the last three decades, the relationship between fish, fish oil consumption, and low mortality following cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) has been the subject of study. More recently, other marine lipid sources, such as krill oil (the most abundant biomass on earth due to its reproductive capabilities), have been found to exert anti-inflammatory activity and thus anti-atherosclerotic activity; inflammation is closely linked to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Also, the results of human studies concerning the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids are controversial; studies vary from finding no effect to beneficial effects. Further, it has been reported that the aforementioned cardio-protective properties of marine lipids can be attributed to biologically active lipid micro-constituents that exert antithrombotic action. Because CVDs are the leading cause of death worldwide, it is essential to develop marine functional foods and neutraceuticals that focus on preventing these chronic diseases.
This Special Issue covers all new trends in formulating marine functional food products with reinforced cardio-protective properties.

Dr. Constantina Nasopoulou
Guest Editor


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  • fish
  • fish oil
  • krill oil
  • inflammation
  • biologically active lipid micro-constituents
  • ω-3 fatty acids
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • Marine functional food products
  • neutraceuticals

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Mar. Drugs 2014, 12(11), 5396-5407; doi:10.3390/md12115396
Received: 24 September 2014; in revised form: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 4 November 2014 / Published: 13 November 2014
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Last update: 31 January 2014

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