Special Issue "Catechins and Human Health: Current State of the Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Interests: cancer prevention by dietary components; obesity and inflammation prevention by dietary components; food toxicology; bioavailability and biotransformation of dietary components; natural products chemistry
Catechins are polyphenolic phytochemicals that are widely distributed in food and medicinal plants. A growing number of studies have linked intake of catechin-rich foods with prevention of chronic disease in human populations, and laboratory studies have demonstrated the potential preventive activity of catechins in laboratory models of cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, and metabolic syndrome. Although a number of potential mechanisms of action have been proposed to account for these effects, many questions remain. Understanding of the key mechanisms of action are complicated by the fact that catechins are extensively biotransformed both by mammalian enzyme systems, as well as the gut microbiota.
This Special Issue is devoted to summarizing the current state of the science on catechins and human health. Topics will include laboratory and human studies on the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome by catechins. Special focus will be given to mechanistically-informative in vivo studies, controlled human intervention studies, and human observational studies. The Special Issue will also deal with emerging topics, including the impact of catechins on the gut microbiota.
Dr. Joshua D. Lambert
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- cancer prevention
- cardiovascular disease
- neurodegenerative disease
- metabolic syndrome
- gut microbiota