Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Tea and Its Bioactive Compounds: Effect on Cardiometabolic Disorders and Health Improvement"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2024 | Viewed by 116

Special Issue Editors

Research Center for Plants and Human Health, Institute of Urban Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, National Agricultural Science and Technology Center, Chengdu 610213, China
Interests: food authentication; food fraud; fingerprinting; stable isotopes; omics; chemometrics
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College of Food Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Interests: nutritional and functional effect of tea and natural products; development of tea products (preliminary processing, deep processing) and evaluation of tea flavor quality characteristics
Key Laboratory of Coarse Cereal Processing, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Sichuan Province Engineering Technology Research Center of Coarse Cereal Industrialization, School of Food and Biological Engineering, Chengdu University, Chengdu 610106, China
Interests: dietary fiber; structural characterization; chemical modification; quality evaluation; metabolic disorders; gut microbiota
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Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), 30 Medical Drive, Singapore 117609, Singapore
Interests: probiotics; gut microbiota; phytochemicals; bioactivities; analytical chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiometabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and certain types of cancer, are a significant global health concern, which require multi-faceted management approaches, such as individual lifestyle and dietary changes as well as innovative prevention and treatment strategies.

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is a popular beverage all over the world, especially in Asian countries. Based on the degrees of fermentation, tea can be classified into six categories: green, white, yellow, Oolong, black, and dark teas. Tea contains numerous bioactive ingredients, including catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins, caffeine, polysaccharides, L-theanine, and selenoproteins, exhibiting versatile bioactivities such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, anti-obesity, anti-diabetic, and anti-cancer properties. These components are believed to have certain health benefits, prompting research on the potential roles of tea and its bioactive ingredients in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disorders.

The molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of tea consumption and its bioactive ingredients on cardiometabolic disorders are complex and multifaceted. They may involve the modulation of metabolic pathways, regulation of gene expression, inhibition of oxidative stress and inflammation, improvement in insulin sensitivity, and modulation of gut microbiota, among others.

This Special Issue encourages authors to submit original research articles or reviews to address the positive impacts of tea consumption and its bioactive ingredients on cardiometabolic disorders. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of tea and its bioactive ingredients;
  • Effects and underlying mechanisms of tea bioactive ingredients on glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and cancer cells;
  • Impacts of tea consumption on body weight regulation and obesity prevention;
  • Synergistic effects of tea with other dietary components or drugs in the management of cardiometabolic disorders;
  • Clinical trials evaluating the cardiometabolic benefits of tea and its bioactive ingredients.

Dr. Hongyan Liu
Prof. Dr. Liang Zeng
Prof. Dr. Dingtao Wu
Dr. Ren-You Gan
Guest Editors

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  • tea
  • camellia sinensis
  • caffeine
  • dietary bioactive compounds
  • polysaccharides
  • cardiometabolic disorders
  • metabolic syndrome
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • diabetes
  • obesity
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

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