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Special Issue "Dietary Bioactives and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: food bioactives; bioavailability; metabolism; antioxidant protection; inflammation; endothelial function; intestinal permeability; in vitro studies; human studies
Interests: berries; polyphenols and metabolites; cruciferous; glucosinolates and derivatives; bioactives bioavailability and metabolism; oxidative stress; vascular function; mechanistic studies; human intervention studies
Bioactive compounds in foods have been gaining interest for their potential role in the protection and promotion of human health, reducing numerous risk factors for chronic degenerative diseases. Compounds, such as polyphenols, carotenoids, and glucosinolates, can be involved in protection against oxidative stress, inflammation, vascular dysfunction, dysbiosis and metabolic dysregulation. The demonstration of such effects can be challenging since numerous factors (linked to food/diet characteristics, host and environment) may play a significant role. For this reason, reliable, science-based information is difficult to assemble, and often there is not a single compound–single effect relation.
Based on these premises, increasing knowledge on dietary bioactive efficacy in the protection and promotion there is a need of studies focused to demonstrate causality for bioactive compounds and/or their metabolites and human health.
This Special Issue of Nutrients encourages the submission of original research, or reviews of scientific literature, addressing the role of bioactives and bioactive-rich foods/dietary pattern in the modulation of metabolic and functional activities related to human health. In addition in vitro and animal models focused on understanding the potential mechanisms of action, as well as studies on the bioavailability and metabolism of bioactives with impacts on human health are welcome.Prof. Patrizia Riso
Dr. Cristian Del Bo'
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- dietary bioactives
- mechanisms of action
- health benefits
- disease risk prevention