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Special Issue "Nutraceuticals in Human Health and Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017).
Department of Biology and Biotechnology, School of Agriculture of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (ESA-IPB), Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5301-854 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: food quality and safety; food science and technology; microbiology; biotechnology; natural products
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In recent years, both industries and consumers have become increasingly interested in the health benefits and potential risks pertaining to beverages and food products beyond their basic nutritional assets. In parallel, scientific research has demonstrated a wide variety of biological properties and physiological benefits of dietary phytochemicals, highlighting their promising role in the prevention and treatment of several diseases with consequences on quality of life and longevity. Indeed, nutraceuticals have been reported to possess chemical natures and action mechanisms that differ from those of pharmaceutics, being important complements to the conventional therapies and medications, allowing reducing their dosages and adverse effects.
In the Special Issue on “Nutraceuticals in Human Health and Disease”, we invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles regarding, among others, the following topics:
- Characterisation of functional foods and functional constituents
- Quality control of functional food ingredients and products
- Effects of food processing techniques and technologies on functionality
- Bioactive compounds, their safety and efficacy
- Health-promoting properties
- Disease prevention and therapy
- Enriched foods and dietary supplements
- Development and commercialization of functional foods and nutraceuticals
- Economic evaluation, challenges and opportunities
- Regulations and health claims
Dr. Leticia M. Estevinho
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