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Medicinal Plants and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease

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 October 2024 | Viewed by 30

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Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Marília (UNIMAR), São Paulo, Brazil
Interests: inflammatory diseases; cardiovascular diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; inflammation; medicinal plants; oxidative stress
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chronic degenerative diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, metabolic-associated fat liver disease, cardiovascular diseases and cancer, have reached alarming proportions worldwide. Excessive consumption of processed foods rich in sugar and fat, associated with a sedentary lifestyle, predicts and worsens these conditions. Inflammatory aspects and oxidative stress also contribute primarily to the worsening of these conditions. Allopathic treatments are of little efficiency if they are not associated with nutritional support measures, physical exercise and other therapeutic adjuvants such as bioactive compounds extracted from plants. Therefore, the objective of this special edition is to focus attention on measures that can help reduce the risks of these diseases.

Leading by Prof. Dr. Sandra Barbalho and assisting by our Topical Advisory Panel Member Dr. Adriano Cressoni Araújo and Dr. Claudia Rucco P. Detregiachi (University of Marilia (UNIMAR)), studies with nutritional intervention, physical exercise and treatments with medicinal plants and bioactive compounds are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Barbalho
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • metabolic syndrome
  • metabolic-associated fat liver disease
  • inflammatory processes
  • free radicals and oxidative stress
  • phyto-compounds
  • medicinal plants
  • nutrition
  • physical exercises

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