Natural Products on Health and Diseases
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 13362
Interests: polyphenols; natural products; antioxidants; diabetes; obesity; hypertension; cardiovascular diseases
Interests: natural products; polyphenols; hypertension; pregnancy; pre-eclampsia; menopause
Plant biodiversity makes it possible study natural products in different pathological conditions, providing a natural possibility for coping with several diseases and is a significant source of inspiration in the development of new therapeutic agents, particularly new drugs. The plant kingdom is still insufficiently explored as a field, which has a wealth of bioactive natural compounds. Natural products obtained from plants have bioactive compounds with distinctive chemical structures and beneficial properties that positively impact health promotion or assist in the treatment of diseases. Studies on natural products have been growing rapidly and are currently a subject of great interest in healthy food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. Bioactive compounds from natural products have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and anticancer effects and have promising effects in neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The consumption of a diet rich in bioactive compounds and changes in lifestyle help in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Of the drugs approved between 1981 and 2019, 3.8% correspond to unaltered natural products, and 18.9% are natural products derivates. Natural products have a significant role in drug discovery, and new studies with bioactive compounds are increasingly required to understand the molecular and pharmacological mechanisms to increase the clinical arsenal in the treatment of several diseases.
Prof. Dr. Cristiane Aguiar Da Costa
Dr. Dayane Teixeira Ognibene
Prof. Dr. Graziele Freitas De Bem
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- natural products
- bioactive compounds