Special Issue "The Perspectives of Plant Natural Products for Mitigation of Obesity"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Fang Chen
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Guest Editor
College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering, National Engineering Research Centre for Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Key Laboratory of Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Agriculture, Engineering Research Centre for Fruits and Vegetables Processing, Ministry of Education, China Agricultural University, Beijing 10083, China
Interests: food nutrition and human health, with a focus on the molecular mechanisms of phytochemical compounds against chronic inflammation; formation, toxicity and intervention of food processing contaminants, especially acrylamide
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The incidence of obesity has dramatically grown in recent decades, which has placed great pressure and burden on people's lives and the economy. Drug treatment of obesity may have certain side effects, while surgical treatment also has risks and will cause negative emotions in people. Weight loss obtained through diet and exercise leads to a significant reduction in morbidity and mortality. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the possible beneficial effects of dietary supplements, which are products intended to "supplement" the diet. In addition to vitamins, minerals and amino acids, dietary supplements can contain herbs or other botanicals and many other ingredients. They are not drugs and are not intended to treat diseases; they are adjuvants in the management of obesity and metabolic diseases. As a consequence, there is a great need to determine specific dietary supplements for the management of obesity. This will be the content of this Special Issue.

Dr. Fang Chen
Guest Editor

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  • dietary supplement
  • obesity
  • botanicals
  • nutrients
  • weight loss

Published Papers

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