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Special Issue "Coffee and Caffeine Consumption for Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: gastrointestinal motility; functional foods; cannabinoids; irritable bowel syndrome; nutraceuticals; enteric nervous system; brain–gut axis
Coffee is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages worldwide. Caffeine is present in coffee and many other beverages (tea, soft drinks) and is the most widely used central nervous system stimulant. However, caffeine and its metabolites may exert other relevant physiological effects on human health. Thus, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiologic studies on coffee, coffee derivatives, and caffeine effects on different aspects of human health are increasing. Evidence is accumulating suggesting that coffee drinking or caffeine supplementation may have a role in preventing cardiometabolic and endocrine disease, neuroinflammation, cancer, and even all-cause mortality. Other aspects are either less known or controversial, including the effects on the brain–gut axis, neurodevelopment, behavior, pain, muscle–skeletal health, skin or sexual function. Studies focusing on special populations (neonates, children, adolescents, athletes, elderly, pregnant and nonpregnant women), or interactions with other drugs and foods, are relatively scarce but of obvious interest. Other compounds present in coffee and other caffeinated food stuffs may affect caffeine´s physiological effects with a tremendous impact on health.
With the aim to offer a robust and critical updated view of the topic to the scientific community, any scientist or research group studying any aspect of coffee and caffeine effects on human health is welcome to contribute to this Special Issue entitled “Coffee and Caffeine Consumption for Human Health”. We welcome different types of manuscript submissions, including original preclinical and clinical research articles and up-to-date reviews (narrative and systematic reviews, as well as meta-analyses).
Prof. Raquel Abalo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Brain–gut axis
- Cardiometabolic health