Special Issue "Nutraceuticals and Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: inflammation; osteoarthritis onset and progression; osteosarcoma; aging and skin cancer; glucosamine and its peptidyl derivatives; nutraceutical compounds
In this Special Issue of Nutrients, we would like to collect papers on the health-promoting effect of nutraceuticals, taking into account both healthy people and patients affected by different pathologies. At present, the administration of nutraceuticals is very diffused to treat diseases, to contrast aging and stress, and to serve as dietary supplements for athletes.
Several studies on compositions, formulations, and nutraceutical delivery have been conducted so far, with inconsistent outcomes. Particularly, the debate on the secondary and rare adverse effects of some nutraceuticals and their safety and effectiveness is very interesting. In recent years, the health claims of a large number of nutraceuticals were not approved by FDA and EFSA agencies. Therefore, further research is required to analyze more in depth the mechanism of action of molecules to be used as nutraceuticals.
We welcome different types of manuscript submissions, including original research articles and up-to-date reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses).
Potential topics may include but not be limited to the study of molecules extracted from plants used to treat different types of pathologies as inflammatory diseases, bone diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and weigth control, diabetes, immunometabolism, hyperlipidemic diseases, skin diseases, and quality of life.
Dr. Anna Scotto D'Abusco
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- Herbal extracts
- Nutraceutical screening
- Biochemical analyses
- Cell culture models
- In vivo studies
- Bone diseases
- Health claims
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Name: Anna Scotto d’Abusco
Affiliation: Sapienza University of Roma, Dept of Biochemical Sciences “A. Rossi Fanelli”
Topic: Micronized natural extracts to treat bone pathologies
Name: Antonella Di Sotto
Affiliation: Sapienza University of Roma, Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology “V. Erspamer”
Topic: Hop inflorescence by-products as antiviral remedies against influenza infection
Name: Lorenzo Maria Donini
Affiliation: Sapienza University of Roma, Dept of Experimental Medicine, Medical Pathophysiology, Food Science and Endocrinology Section
Topic: Effects of plant food extracts on inflammatory pathways in human primary osteoblasts
Name: Viviana Roman
Affiliation: Inst. “Stefan S. Nicolau”, Center of Immunology
Topic: The effect of some natural compounds upon chemotherapy response in head and neck cancer