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Plant-Derived Food Products in the Prevention of Chronic Non-communicable 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: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 284

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Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Krakow, Poland
Interests: health-promoting properties of food; chronic non-communicable diseases; assessment of human nutrition and nutritional status
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Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Krakow, Poland
Interests: plant-based foods; antioxidant activity; glycaemic index; antitumor and antidiabetic activity of plant-based food; toxins in food
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Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Balicka 122, 30-149 Krakow, Poland
Interests: human nutrition; dietetics; brassica vegetables; nutrients; non-essential nutrients; vitamin C; β-carotene; total polyphenols; chemical contaminants; antioxidant activity; nutritive value; starch digestibility; vegetables; iodine absorption; chemical analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a potential source of antioxidant compounds in the daily diet, plant foods (fruits and vegetables) are usually mentioned first. Oxidative stress and the production of harmful reactive oxygen species are caused by the lack of a physiological balance between free radicals produced in the body and their natural method of inactivation. The antioxidative substances in plants can help protect the human system from diseases resulting from a weakened immune system. The body’s imbalance is now considered a major cause of aging and the development of chronic non-communicable diseases (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s). Some evidence suggests that certain plant molecules may have much more potent antioxidant properties than the well-known antioxidant vitamins, but these findings are still awaited. This Special Issue aims to review the potential of common and uncommon plants and plant foods as potential sources of valuable antioxidants in the human diet for the effective maintenance of human well-being and protection against the development of some diseases.

Since IJMS is a journal of molecular science, we focus on plant bioactive compounds in plant foods and plant-derived foods, such as phenolic compounds, flavonoids, anthocyanidins, flavans, tannins, etc.

We welcome comments and research on the chemical composition of these bioactive compounds and their mechanisms of action in human disease and health.

Prof. Dr. Teresa Leszczyńska
Prof. Dr. Barbara Borczak
Prof. Dr. Joanna Kapusta-Duch
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Keywords

  • plant foods
  • plant-derived foods
  • oxidative stress
  • bioactive compounds
  • antioxidative substances
  • chronic non-communicable diseases

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