Special Issue "Food Bioactive Compounds and their Role in Diseases"

A special issue of Diseases (ISSN 2079-9721).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino

1Nutrition and Food Science Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, CITACA, CACTI, University of Vigo - Vigo Campus, Vigo, Spain
2Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
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Guest Editor
Dr. Francesca Giampieri

Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: Nutrition; health; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; free radicals; oxidative stress; aging; mitochondrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry; honey

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioactive compounds are found naturally in foods and have some active effect on our bodies; they have attracted a lot of interest from the scientific community for their ability to improve or protect our health. Bioactive compounds are found in many different types of foods (i.e. polyphenols, carotenoids, glucosinolates, marine compounds, polysaccharides, peptides and proteins, etc.). There’s already a large amount of evidence that people who eat diets rich in bioactive compounds have reduced risks of developing chronic diseases, such as cardiometabolic pathologies, brain health/cognitive reduced function, cancer onset and development, etc.

This Special Issue aims to provide an open platform that brings together researchers from various scientific communities to present the latest research and discuss common themes and challenges to understanding the impacts of food bioactives on health and diseases.

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Battino
Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Guest Editors

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  • Food bioactives
  • Health
  • Polyphenols
  • Carotenoids
  • Glucosinolates
  • Marine compounds
  • Polysaccharides
  • Peptides and proteins
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Gut diseases
  • Cancer prevention and interception

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Nanostructured delivery systems as strategy to improve bioavailability of carotenoids
Article type: Review
Author: Ariadna Gasa-Falcon

Title: Bioprospection of Isochrysis galbana: A microalgae with antioxidant and anticancer activity and potential as nutraceutical
Article type: Article
Author: Joana Matos

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