Anti-obesity and Anti-aging Natural Products

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 April 2024 | Viewed by 270

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia” of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: elderly; food; nutraceutical; extracts; nanoparticles; drug delivery; antioxidants; obesity; diabetes; cardiovascular diseases; metabolic disorders; myopathy; osteoporosis; cancer

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Laboratoy of Pharmaceutical Biology, IRC-FSH, Department of Health Sciences, University "Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: medicinal plants; extraction and isolation of compounds of natural origin; phytochemical analysis; biological activity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aging represents a progressive physiological senescence or a decline in biological functioning. Several cofactors can accelerate and promote this physiological phenomenon, including obesity, a condition expected to affect around one billion people by 2030.

In order to reduce medications and their related adverse effects, there is a growing interest in natural products that can mitigate or resolve pathologies as well as counteract the aging process. Indeed, different natural products might boost metabolism, suppress appetite, inhibit fat absorption, and help to reduce the signs of aging by combating free radicals, promoting skin health, and supporting cellular repair.

For this reason, we aim to develop a Special Issue for Pharmaceuticals that identifies “Anti-obesity and Anti-aging Natural Products”: those substances derived from plants, herbs, and other natural sources that are supposed to combat obesity or slow down physiological aging processes.

Dr. Rosario Mare
Dr. Vincenzo Musolino
Guest Editors

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  • anti-obesity
  • anti-aging
  • natural products
  • herbal remedies
  • antioxidants
  • weight management
  • aging prevention
  • phytochemicals
  • botanical extracts
  • metabolic health
  • healthy aging

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