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Vitamins and Nutraceuticals for the Maintenance of Brain Health and Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Bioactives and Nutraceuticals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The word “nutraceutical” (from “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”) encompasses the pharmacological action of nutritional elements which are identified as useful for the prevention or treatment of conditions or diseases. Neurological diseases have a major impact on the population; as such, it is good to know that there is a very close link between the mind and nutrition. Many food-based substances are potentially useful in the prevention and treatment of cognitive decline in pre-clinical studies; however, further studies are needed to confirm their beneficial effects in humans.

A nutraceutical approach useful for improving cognitive abilities must consider an adequate dietary intake of vitamins and micro- and macronutrients.

The main objective of this Special Issue will be to improve our understanding of the functions of vitamins and/or nutraceuticals in brain health, by regulating pertinent molecules and signaling pathways, reducing oxidative stress, modulating molecular mechanism of neuroinflammation, suppressing the formation and aggregation of the pathogenic protein, etc. Specifically, we will publish high-quality reviews or original research articles that examine the role of vitamins and nutraceuticals in cognitive functions and/or neurodegenerative diseases, identifying molecular pathways as pharmacological targets aimed at therapeutic strategies.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute original articles, reviews, communications, etc. We look forward to your contributions to this Special Issue.

Dr. Maria Antonietta Panaro
Guest Editor

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  • vitamin
  • nutraceutics
  • brain
  • neuroinflammation
  • neurodegeneration
  • cognitive function

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