Special Issue "Phytochemicals in Health and Disease"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2018)
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; mitochodrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry, honey
In the last few years, the potential role of dietary phytochemicals in the promotion of human health and in the prevention of chronic diseases has generated interest among worldwide researchers. It is widely accepted that the consumption of natural compounds, such as phytochemicals, confers protection against inflammation, oxidative stress, metabolic dysregulation and vascular dysfunction, reducing several risk factors for non-communicable pathologies, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular and neurological diseases and certain types of cancer. Nonetheless, many aspects remain to be still elucidated, such as the evaluation of their bioavailability and bioacessibility, the interaction with gut microbiota or the modulation of molecular mechanisms involved in cellular functions and cellular death. Based on these premises, there is an urgent need of studies evaluating the effects of dietary bioactive compounds from different fields of knowledge.
The main aim of the Special Issue on "Phytochemicals in Health and Disease" 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, in the form of original research, both in vitro and in vivo, or review articles, may cover all aspects of phytochemicals; studies with multidisciplinary input are particularly welcome.Dr. Francesca Giampieri
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- bioactive compounds
- functional foods
- medicinal products
- disease prevention
- molecular targets
- gut microbiota
- oxidative stress
- vascular dysfunction
- mitochondrial functionality