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Phytochemicals and Human Health

A section of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

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The Section “Phytochemicals and Human Health” aims to publish high-quality scientific contributions providing novel insights into the impact of dietary intake of plant ingredients, also called phytochemicals, on the physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing of humans. We will consider for publication in vitro and animal studies that have relevance to human health. Clinical trial focusing on the role of phytochemicals on key physiological functions and the pathogenesis of human diseases will be especially welcome. In addition, epidemiological studies to identify the relationship between dietary intake of phytochemicals and the risk of disease also fit in the scope of this section. We request the submission of articles providing novel data on the digestibility, bioaccessibility, metabolism, absorption, bioactivity, effective dose, route of administration, effect on microbiota, mechanism of action, phytochemomics, food matrix effect, development of improvements in phytochemical formulation, sustainable sources of phytochemicals, effect of phytochemicals in the reduction in risk and treatment of chronic noncommunicable and communicable diseases, emotional health, wellbeing, risk–benefit balance of consumption of phytochemicals as a dietary supplement in healthy and unhealthy people, safety of use of phytochemicals as a food ingredient or additive. and any innovative novel applications. We encourage the scientific community to make significant and innovative contributions to enhance our knowledge of the biological, pharmaceutical, and nutrition effects of phytochemicals.


absorption; antidiabetic effect; anti-inflammatory effect; antimicrobial effect; anti-obesity effect; antioxidant properties; bioaccessibility; digestibility; effective dose; emotional health; food security; functional foods; gastrointestinal health; gut–brain axis; health promotion; healthy diets; holistic health; hormonal effects; improved formulations; innovative food applications; mechanism of action; medicinal plants; Mediterranean diet; metabolism; microbiota; neuroprotective effect; nutraceuticals; nutrition security; physiological functions; phytochemicals; phytochemomics; phytodrugs; plant foods; prebiotic effect; quimoprotective effect; risk–benefit balance; skin health; supplements; sustainable sources; toxicity; wellbeing

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