Special Issue "Nutraceuticals and Their Medicinal Importance 2019"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: Nutrition; health; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; free radicals; oxidative stress; aging; mitochondrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry; honey
In the last few years, numerous studies have demonstrated a wide range of biological properties and health benefits exerted by nutraceuticals, defined as a “food, or parts of a food, that provide medical or health benefits, including the prevention and treatment of disease”. These studies highlighted the beneficial role of nutraceuticals both in the prevention and in the treatment of several diseases, such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and osteoporosis and arthritis, with relevant consequences on quality of life and longevity. For these reasons, on the one hand, nutraceuticals have been included in conventional therapies, allowing the reduction of medication dosages and adverse effects, and, on the other hand, consumers have become aware that they may help to maintain good health and prevent diseases. This has led to a global annual increase of about 15% in the nutraceutical market.
The main aim of the Second Edition of this Special Issue on "Nutraceuticals and Their Medicinal Importance" is to be an open forum where researchers may share their investigations and findings in this promising field and, thanks to the open access platform, increase their visibility and the chances to interact with industries and the production systems. Contributions to this issue, both in the form of original research or review articles, may cover all aspects of nutraceuticals; studies with multidisciplinary input, offering new methodologies or insights, are particularly welcome.
Dr. Francesca Giampieri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Bioactive compounds
- Functional foods
- Medicinal products
- Disease prevention
- Quality control
- Food processing techniques
- Safety and efficacy
- Dietary supplements
- Commercialization of nutraceuticals and functional foods
- Economic and industry opportunities
- Labeling and health claims