Special Issue "Functional Foods and Cardiometabolic Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Functional foods, containing physiologically active compounds, are categorized as foods with specific health or medical functions over and above their traditional role in satisfying the body’s nutritional demands. A growing body of research has identified a variety of food-derived bioactive compounds including polyphenols, n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, and peptides with benefits towards cardiovascular and metabolic health. Bioactive compounds have the potential to reduce blood pressure and atherosclerosis, improve glucose homeostasis, and reduce body weight through diverse mechanisms including but not limited to improving endothelial function, scavenging reactive oxygen/nitrogen species, reducing inflammation, modulating the renin–angiotensin system, regulating food intake, enhancing glucose–insulin homeostasis, improving adipose tissue function, as well as blood lipids and lipoproteins. Food-derived bioactive compounds also have the potential to modulate the composition and functionality of the gut microbiota, which eventually exerts a beneficial impact on human health. Therefore, food-derived bioactive compounds have a great potential for innovation in the field of food, nutrition, and health.
Dr. Forough Jahandideh
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- bioactive peptides
- cardiovascular system
- functional foods
- glucose metabolism
- gut microbiota
- insulin resistance
- unsaturated fatty acids