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Special Issue "Bioactive Agents Effective in the Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome"

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 January 2024 | Viewed by 540

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Luís R. Silva
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Guest Editor
1. CICS-UBI—Health Sciences Research Centre, University of Beira Interior, Av. Infante D. Henrique, 6200-506 Covilhã, Portugal
2. CPIRN-UDI-IPG—Center of Potential and Innovation of Natural Resources, Research Unit for Inland Development, Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, 6300-559 Guarda, Portugal
Interests: bioactive compounds; health promoters
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioactive compounds are the food constituents that provide beneficial health effects to functional foods and nutraceuticals. These compounds exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal ctivities as well as additional preventative properties. They are also the target mechanisms that manage, prevent, and/or treat chronic or acute disorders. Metabolic syndrome is a clinical syndrome characterised by several comorbidities, including abdominal obesity, arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia, which together represent an important risk factor for the onset of cardiovascular diseases and premature death, as well as have a significant impact on healthcare costs. Bioative compounds are an effective weapon in the battle against metabolic syndrome.

In this regard, the consumption of functional foods and natural bioactive compounds may have a positive impact on body weight, blood pressure and glucose metabolism control, endothelial damage, lipid profile improvement, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

Dr. Luís R. Silva
Guest Editor

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  • metabolic syndrome
  • bioactive compounds
  • cardiovascular disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • inflammation
  • functional foods
  • obesity

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