Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds in Food: Analysis and Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1728
Interests: clinical nutrition; bioactive compounds; lipids; cardiovascular disease
Interests: analysis of food microconstituents; mechanisms of oxidation, thrombosis, and inflammation; health effects of bioactive food microconstituents on chronic inflammatory diseases
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Bioactive compounds in foods are usually minor constituents with health effects. They may belong to several categories with differentiated structures such as polyphenols, carotenoids, organosulfur compounds, terpenoids, fatty acids, platelet activating factor (PAF) antagonists, immune-boosting substances, probiotics, prebiotics and others. Nanoparticles being used in the food industry may enhance product features and can also be listed as bioactive compounds. In vitro, animal and human studies have pointed to several health effects of these compounds, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-thrombotic effects, which in turn render these bioactive compounds as potentially cardioprotective, immune-boosting, anti-diabetic and anti-cancer agents. In the COVID-19 era, such food constituents may contribute to combating infection and possibly affect the clinical course of the disease.
This Special Issue aims to attract original research and review articles describing current findings on the effects of bioactive compounds.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Characterization and analysis of bioactive compounds;
- Potential mechanisms of action of bioactive compounds;
- Bioactive compounds and oxidative stress;
- Bioactive compounds and thrombosis;
- Bioactive compounds and inflammation;
- Bioactive compounds and cancer;
- Bioactive compounds and cardiovascular disease;
- Bioactive compounds and diabetes;
- Bioactive compounds and hypertension;
- Bioactive compounds and obesity;
- Bioactive compounds and COVID-19;
- Effects of bioactive compounds in ICU;
- Immune-boosting properties of bioactive compounds;
- Nanoparticles and health effects;
- PAF antagonists in foods.
Dr. Paraskevi Detopoulou
Dr. Haralabos Christos Karantonis
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