Special Issue "The Role of Dietary Bioactive Compounds in Preventing and Treating Obesity and Overweight"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: adipose expandability; bioactive compounds; biological rhythms; chrononutrition; energy metabolism; epigenetics; functional foods; gut microbiota; hypothalamic dysfunction; leptin; nutrigenomics; obesity; polyphenols; xenohormesis
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Body weight management is essential for many people, especially in developed countries where food is more abundant and physical activity reduced, for preventing comorbidity risks related to obesity and overweight. Current strategies for weight management and obesity prevention include increase of energy expenditure and following of a balanced diet in order to achieve negative energy balance. However, emerging research evidence indicates that dietary bioactive compounds could be a promising strategy to complement current pharmacological and dietary therapies. Indeed, in recent years, thousands of these food compounds, such as flavonoids, fatty acids, terpenoids and bioactive peptides, have been investigated for their ability to prevent and treat obesity. Thus, the role of dietary bioactive compounds with novel properties that promote body weight management is worth investigating further. I believe that an exhaustive understanding of the role of food bioactive compounds in energy metabolism regulation is of increasing interest to both the scientific community and the food industry. Therefore, I will highlight the molecular mechanisms of these bioactive compounds involved in the prevention and treatment of obesity.
With the support of IJMS, this Special Issue welcomes manuscripts from human and animal studies focused on evaluating the ability of bioactive food compounds to promote weight management and prevent obesity and its metabolic consequences, as well as in vitro studies aimed to elucidate the potential molecular mechanisms underlying their effects.
Dr. Gerard Aragonès
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- adipose tissue
- bioactive peptides
- functional foods
- leptin signaling
- weight management