Impact of Phytochemical Intake on Chronic Disease

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2024 | Viewed by 176

Special Issue Editor

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1. Key Laboratory of Agro-Products Quality and Safety Control in Storage and Transport Process, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Beijing, China
2. Institute of Food Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: phytochemical; natural products; function food; depression; dietary interventions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, chronic disease prevention is particularly important, especially the role of dietary intervention has received extensive attention. Recent research has shown that phytochemical intake plays an important role in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Several food ingredients possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant biological activities and are the functional factors for regulating body function. Therefore, it is particularly important to seek dietary interventions that can alleviate depression symptoms from the perspective of food and nutrition, thus preventing depression in advance. However, the precise biological target(s) and the actual mode(s) of action are still unexplored, and the traditionally recognized health effects have also been challenged by population-based studies. In this context, a Special Issue regarding the progress in terms of deciphering modes of action as well as population-based evidence of the health effects of natural products would be very interesting and of great significance to readers. We aim to provide new insights towards the role of natural products in maintaining and promoting human health, especially in the prevention of chronic disease, and focus on the selection of evidence-based reviews and original laboratory research with high-quality advanced knowledge. Additionally, research that explores and derives guidance from the intake levels of phytochemicals and natural products is also a focus of this Special Issue. Other suggestions from experts in the field are especially welcome. I encourage authors to submit their original research on this attractive topic.

Dr. Cong Lu
Guest Editor

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  • phytochemicals
  • natural products
  • mode of action
  • depression
  • cognitive deficits

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