Functional Foods with Modulating Action on Metabolic Risk Factors—Volume II

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 190

Special Issue Editors

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Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Department of Nutrition, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa 58051-900, Paraíba, Brazil
Interests: food safety; control of foodborne pathogens; antimicrobial compounds; bioactive molecules; probiotics; prebiotics; edible coatings; intestinal microbial ecology
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Department of Nutrition, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Paraíba, João Pessoa 58051-900, Paraíba, Brazil
Interests: gut microbiota; probiotics; nutrition; arterial hypertension; metabolic disease; translational studies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Volume I of this Special Issue ( was a great success and has gained the attention and interest of many scholars. I take the opportunity here to thank them for their contributions and support. As the topic continues to gain the attention of scholars and play a pivotal role, we are looking forward to the launch of Volume II. I hope it will be as successful as Volume I and add significant value to the field.

Health-related metabolic risk factors, such as increased blood pressure, hyperglycemia, obesity and dyslipidemias, can lead to metabolic syndrome and enhanced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and death. In recent years, there has been increasing evidence of functional foods, food components and bioactive molecules of plant, animal and microbial origins exerting preventive and therapeutic benefits for human health by modulating the host metabolism, physiology, nutrition and immune functions. For this Special Issue of Foods, we are inviting the submission of manuscripts to present and compile the effects of traditional and emerging functional foods and food components on metabolic risk factors from a translational perspective by combining in vitro, ex vivo and animal studies, and or clinical trials/approaches. Original and unpublished research and highest-quality review papers addressing the physiology, cellular, genomics and molecular mechanisms underlying the modulating action of functional foods and food components in inflammation, dyslipidemias, blood pressure, oxidative stress, and immune and endocrine signaling pathways are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Evandro Leite de Souza
Prof. Dr. José Luiz de Brito Alves
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Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plant foods
  • animal foods
  • microbial-origin foods
  • food components
  • dyslipidemias
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • obesity
  • raised blood pressure
  • oxidative stress
  • inflammation

Published Papers

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