Special Issue "Plant-Based Diets and Their Antioxidant Role in Human Health"
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: 30 April 2022.
Interests: vegetarian diet; vegan diet; soy; soy foods; phytoestrogens; isoflavones; vitamin b12; cobalamins; homocysteine; b-vitamins; polyunsaturated fatty acids; vitamin D; dietary supplements
Interests: mediterranean diet; dietary patterns; obesity; plant-based diets; body composition; energy expenditure; sport nutrition
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Effects of Plant-based Diets on Human Health and the Environment
A common feature of dietary guidelines is the advice to choose mainly plant foods. These are the source of numerous beneficial substances for human health, including macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Many of these are bioactive substances produced by plants to cope with the oxidative stress to which they are constantly subjected. The human being takes advantage of the health benefits of these exogenous antioxidant molecules through nutrition. The more plant foods are represented in diet, the more these substances are conveyed by diet, offering their health benefits. The antioxidant role of diet may act with multiple mechanisms by offering a source of bioactive molecules with quenching properties or by stimulating endogenous antioxidant defence system. Plant-based diets are patterns mainly focused on plant foods, excluding animal foods in a more or less evident way, including vegetarian diet and Mediterranean diet. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide the current scientific evidence available in literature about the role of plant-based diets on human health, with particular regard to multiple molecules affecting antioxidant effect. These aspects are very relevant, if we consider that oxidative stress represents a common feature of various chronic non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and some types of cancer.
Dr. Gianluca Rizzo
Dr. Mauro Lombardo
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- Reactive oxigen species
- Non-communicable diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases