Special Issue "Plant Bioactives in Preventing Chronic Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
The alarming increase of chronic diseases has become a prominent problem for many industrialized countries and emerging economies with both societal and economic consequences. Among non-pharmacological interventions, nutritional recommendations represent a feasible means of developing preventive strategies against chronic diseases. A number of studies suggest that plant bioactives have protective effects against cardiovascular disease, obesity, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. However, for many of them a clear understanding of the contribution or the exact mechanism of action as health-protecting components of our daily diet is still incomplete.
This Special Issue aims to attract and review the latest research concerning plant bioactives and the prevention of chronic diseases, focusing on the biochemical, molecular and health-promoting effects.
Prof. Chiara Tonelli
Prof. Katia Petroni
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- Bioactive phytochemicals
- Functional foods
- Chronic diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Cancer prevention
- Neurodegenerative diseases