Special Issue "Natural Products, Micronutrient and Nutraceuticals to Improve Mood Disorders and Enhance Cognitive Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.
Emotional and cognitive dysfunctions are increasing in our society, leading to neuropsychiatric disorders. Among the preventive strategies that are encouraged, nutrition is a crucial environmental contributing factor to which the individuals are exposed throughout their life.
Epidemiological, clinical, and preclinical data suggest that poor dietary habits largely contribute to emotional and cognitive dysfunctions that are exacerbated with age, whereas dietary supplementation may help to improve mood disorders and enhance cognitive functions. The use of certain nutrients as medicinal supplements influences specific molecular systems and mechanisms that maintain mental function. Evidence supports the beneficial effects of several micronutrients such as polyphenols, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and minerals on brain health. However, there is still no consensus about optimal strategies for dietary intervention in mental health. We have to define how micronutrients and nutraceuticals affect the signaling pathways involved in brain functions and the conditions for therapeutic applications in humans to influence life quality and to delay the onset and progression of mental health disease.
Here, we invite experts to contribute to this Special Issue with original research or review articles that investigate the effects of natural products, micronutrients, and nutraceuticals on mental health (mood and cognitive aspects) that may participate in the development of novel predictive, personalized, and preventive participatory approaches.
Dr. Corinne Joffre
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Mood disorders
- Mental disease