Special Issue "Functional and Bioactive Properties of Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
2. Associated Unit of R&D and Innovation CEBAS-CSIC+UPCT on “Quality and Risk Assessment of Foods”, CEBAS-CSIC, Campus Espinardo - 25, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: food science and technology; phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; health-promoters, functional ingredients; natural foods; healthy foods; energy metabolism (obesity and diabetes); human nutrition; wellbeing
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Interests: Food Science and Technology; Natural Products Chemistry; Bioactive Compounds of Plant-Derived Foods; Structure – Function and Bioactivity of Plant Substances for Health
Over the last 20 years, many research groups and teams, as well as different projects and resulting publications, have considered as relevant the change in the vision of producing foods, not only for nutrition, but also for health. Diet and nutrition are key tools in promoting health and reducing the comorbidities of chronic diseases. There are thousands of biomolecules in fruits, vegetables, wild and medicinal plants, other land and marine organisms, which can exert functional and health-promoting effects through bioactivity beyond nutrition.
There are many opportunities and challenges in establishing connections between the bioactivity in foods and ingredients with benefits on health. The evidence still is not clearly presented, there are difficulties in demonstrating causality, and the multifactorial conditions of chronic and non-communicable diseases (e.g., obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, etc.), which are not related to a single effect or a single compound. Additionally, the translation from lab to clinical studies still does not give enough support for claims, and more evidence is needed to give recommendations and dietary advice.
From the enormous amount of knowledge generated from different natural bioactive ingredients present in foods, we are aiming to bring together experts working in different fields of food, nutrition, and health, in order to work on this Special Issue, with a comprehensive collection of papers to gain insight into the most promising bioactive compounds in different foods, to improve the preservation of bioactivity during the food processing chain, and to provide scientific evidence of the efficacy of key bioactives in foods in preventing disease and improving health and well being.
Dr. Diego A. Moreno
Dr. Nebojsa Ilic
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