Nutraceuticals, Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods: Their Role in Chronic Diseases

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Phytochemicals and Human Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2024 | Viewed by 124

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Department of Physiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology "José Mataix Verdú", Biomedical Research Centre, University of Granada, 18016 Armilla, Spain
Interests: aging; natural products; neurodegenerative diseases; nutrition; redox biology

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Department of Physiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology "José Mataix Verdú", Biomedical Research Centre, University of Granada, 18016 Armilla, Spain
Interests: aging; mitochondria; redox biology; foods; nutrition; age-related diseases; oral health
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, the intersection of nutrition, health, and disease prevention has garnered increasing attention from scholars and practitioners. As life expectancy increases globally, so does the burden of noncommunicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases. This underscores the urgent need to implement strategies to reduce their occurrence and negative impacts. Among the primary chronic diseases are cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases.

The advent of nutraceuticals, bioactive compounds, and functional foods represents a promising frontier in combating chronic diseases. Nutraceuticals, characterized by their therapeutic properties, offer a novel approach to complementing traditional healthcare practices. Similarly, bioactive compounds found abundantly in various natural sources possess remarkable potential in modulating biological processes implicated in chronic diseases. Moreover, functional foods fortified with specific nutrients or bioactive ingredients present a convenient and accessible means of promoting health and wellbeing.

The Special Issue “Nutraceuticals, Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods: Their Role in Chronic Diseases” of Nutrients aims to explore the multifaceted roles of bioactive compounds and foods in addressing a spectrum of chronic ailments, ranging from cardiovascular diseases and diabetes to cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Contributions to this Special Issue, in the form of original research, both in vitro and in vivo, as well as review or meta-analysis articles are welcome.

Dr. María D. Navarro-Hortal
Dr. Alfonso Varela-López
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Keywords

  • bioactive compounds
  • polyphenols
  • nutraceuticals
  • nutrition
  • foods
  • diet
  • chronic diseases
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • pulmonary disease chronic obstructive
  • autoimmune diseases
  • inflammatory bowel diseases
  • chronic kidney disease
  • fatty liver
  • neoplasms
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • diabetes mellitus
  • chronic periodontitis

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