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Natural Compounds, Vitamins, and Polyphenols in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Protection

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 343

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Institute of Medical Physiology “Richard Burian”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Str. Visegradska 26/2, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Interests: cardiovascular research; cardioprotection; experimental cardiometabolic models; endothelial dysfunction; experimental vascular models; gasotransmitters and oxidative stress; homocysteine and related vitamins; nutraceuticals and cardiovascular health; risk factors and cardiovascular health; vascular reactivity and mediators of inflammation; micronutrient deficiencies; atherosclerosis; environmental factors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Natural compounds, vitamins, and polyphenols play significant roles in providing cardiovascular and metabolic protection and have a significant role in modern therapeutic approaches as well as in traditional medicine. These compounds have a wide range of biological activities with structural diversity compared to synthetic compounds and possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help combat oxidative stress and inflammation, both of which are key factors in the development of cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders such as atherosclerosis and diabetes. Vitamins like C, D, E, K, and B group vitamins, along with polyphenols such as flavonoids and resveratrol, catechins, quercetin, curcumin, etc., have been shown to promote heart health, regulate blood pressure, improve lipid profiles, reduce LDL cholesterol oxidation, promote HDL cholesterol production, provide endothelial and anti-thrombotic protection, reduce platelet aggregation, inhibit arterial calcification, reduce inflammation in adipose tissue, and enhance insulin sensitivity. Incorporating a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, grapes, tea, red wine, berries, peanuts, onions, apples, spices, and other plant-based foods into the diet can provide a rich source of these natural compounds, contributing to overall cardiovascular and metabolic well-being.

This Special Issue aims to publish high-quality research, and possible topics cover many aspects of research concerning natural compounds, vitamins, and polyphenols and their potential roles in providing cardiovascular and metabolic protection.

Prof. Dr. Dragan M. Djuric
Guest Editor

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  • cardiovascular protection
  • metabolic protection
  • natural compounds
  • polyphenols
  • vitamins

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