Special Issue "Antioxidants—A Risk-Benefit Analysis for Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2015)
Prof. Dr. David D. Kitts
Food Science Program, Food Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Interests: food chemistry; functional foods; bioactive food components; lipids; antioxidants; health
The identification of molecules with antioxidant activity, and the mechanism(s) that describes this activity, continues to be an active area of academic research and one that has received considerable consumer interest as an important component of health and wellness.
Interest in antioxidant research has evolved over the last four decades, from early studies that identified antioxidant vitamins, to more recent endeavors that include screening for antioxidant activity in numerous plant and plant food sources; the characterization of biochemical and metabolic activity of non-enzymatic food antioxidants in both food matrices and in vivo, and evaluation of efficacy; this including epidemiology studies that have studied the success of antioxidant supplementation in the prevention of disease. The spectrum of risk-benefit analysis research concerning the utility of antioxidants from foods versus dietary supplements has proven to be especially controversial.
This Special Issue will present scientific studies, or reviews, on various viewpoints of antioxidants and their activity attributes. Topics for consideration include identifying antioxidant activities of specific nutrients, or non-nutrients, such as phytochemicals, that contribute to enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity in foods systems and consumers who consume them. In addition, new advances in measuring antioxidant functionality and the conditions for potential synergy between antioxidant molecules, or conversion to pro-oxidant risks, will be described. I invite authors to submit papers for review on this topic, within the scope of Molecules.
Prof. Dr. David D. Kitts
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- reactive oxygen species
- biochemical pathways
- synergy and pro-oxidant activity