Special Issue "Carotenoids and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Carotenoids are a group or nearly 600 pigments, mostly synthetized by plants, and present in our daily diet in fruits and vegetables; however, they are also present in some animals, such as salmon and seafood. Carotenoids are also a target of the growing food supplement industry market, which is estimated to have a revenue of over $110 million/year (only in the US). Approximately 20 different carotenoids are present in human plasma, and some of these carotenoids and their derivatives, such as vitamin A, act as bioactive compounds regulating key physiological processes including vision, energy metabolism, embryo development, and cancer. To date, however, the role of most of these compounds has not been completely understood.
The aim of this Special Issue entitled “Carotenoids and Human Health” is to provide the scientific community with an updated perspective of this exciting and growing research field. We are currently in the process of calling for scientific reviews and original publications until 28 February, 2019. Manuscripts covering topics ranging from the molecular mechanisms of action of carotenoids and derivatives in animal models to human population studies or dietary interventions are invited to participate.
Prof. Jaume Amengual
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- Vitamin A
- Human health