Special Issue "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals in Metabolic Syndrome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
1. Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Avda Fuentenueva s/n, Granada 18071, Spain 2. Research and Development of Functional Food Centre (CIDAF), Health Science Technological Park (PTS) Granada, Avda. del Conocimiento s/n, EdificioBioregión, Granada 18007, Spain
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Interests: bioactive phenolic compounds; metabolomics; analytical techniques; extraction processes; plant and food analysis; bioavailability
Metabolic syndrome is a group of metabolic abnormalities, such as insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and excess body fat around the waist that may occur in the same individual. This condition has a remarkable impact on health, leading to shortened life expectancy, and also an increase in the risk of heart diseases. Adults with metabolic syndrome present obesity-associated metabolic, oxidative and inflammatory disturbances. A better understanding of disease-associated metabolic pathway alterations may lead to the identification of new drugs and to the development of new therapies against metabolic abnormalities.
Natural products are a source of anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, antioxidant, antithrombotic and antihyperglycaemic molecules, possibly useful in the treatment or prevention of metabolic disorders. These compounds could interact in humans with pleiotropic effects in a variety of tissues involved in stress response pathways, thus increasing the ingestion of dietary natural products could be helpful in the management of obesity-related deseases.
This Special Issue is a collection of research and review articles on the benefits of bioactives and nutraceuticals with a special interest in the “New Insights in Natural Compounds in the Management of the Metabolic Syndrome”.
As Guest Editors of this Special Issue, We cordially invite researchers from all around the world to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting original research articles, long and mini review papers, short notes, and opinions according to their expertise.
Prof. Dr. Enrique Barrajon
Prof. Dr. David Arráez-Román
Prof. Dr. Maria Herranz-Lopez
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- metabolic disorders
- metabolic pathways
- bioactives and nutraceuticals