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Special Issue "Dietary Anthocyanins and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Dr. Christopher Blesso Website E-Mail
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Interests: Sphingolipids, Phospholipids, Cholesterol, Lipoproteins, Obesity, Inflammation, HDL, Polyphenols, Anthocyanins, Atherosclerosis
Plants supply a significant amount of polyphenols to the human diet, including anthocyanins, which are thought to contribute to the inverse relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and chronic disease. Anthocyanins are pigments found in plant structures that consist of an anthocyanidin (aglycone) attached to sugar moieties. Cyanidin, peonidin, pelargonidin, malvidin, delphinidin, and petunidin are the six major anthocyanidins commonly found in fruits and vegetables. Recent meta-analyses of prospective cohort studies have reported anthocyanidin intakes were inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on bone health with the consumption of anthocyanins, as well as for the prevention of certain cancers and age-related cognitive decline. Anthocyanins may positively influence health through their well-documented effects on cellular antioxidant status and inflammation; however, their underlying mechanisms of action are likely complex and require further elucidation. It is the purpose of this Special Issue to highlight the diverse bioactivities of anthocyanins in the protection against chronic disease. This Special Issue welcomes clinical trials, epidemiological studies, and experiments conducted in cell or animal models that examine the potential health benefits of anthocyanins and anthocyanin-rich foods.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Chris Blesso
Prof. Dr. Ji-Young Lee
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