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Special Issue "Dietary Antioxidants: Micronutrients and Antinutrients in Physiology and Pathology"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
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Dietary antioxidants include vitamins (tocopherol and ascorbic acid and provitamin-A carotenoids); essential micronutrients with physiological roles and symptoms of deficiency; as well as non-essential phytochemicals, such as polyphenols. The latter have reducing, free radicals’ scavenging, and/or mineral chelating activities. On the other hand, some dietary phytochemicals induce (at the transcription level) antioxidant enzymes. However, polyphenols are within the antinutrient compounds (including tannins, oxalate, and phytate). In addition to the effect on mineral bioavailability, preclinical studies suggest interactions between polyphenols and digestive enzymes and/or intestinal transporters. Furthermore, interferences with lipid absorption have been reported in humans. The absorption of sugars and lipids (macronutrients) is within physiological functions. Therefore, the potential health benefit of polyphenols in the context of noncommunicable diseases (such as cardiovascular and liver diseases, neurodegeneration, and some types of cancer) associated with high fat and/or carbohydrate intakes could be mediated, at least in part, by antinutrient effects.
We invite you to submit your latest research findings or a review article to this Special Issue, which will clarify the distinction, within dietary antioxidants, between micronutrients and antinutrients and their different roles in physiology and pathology. This research can include both in vitro and in vivo studies relating to any of the following topics: clinical markers, anthropometric measures, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant effects, molecular mechanisms, and epidemiological evidence.
Dr. Ilaria Peluso
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antioxidants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.