Special Issue "Antioxidant Nutrients and Bioactive Compounds in the Prevention of Chronic Diseases"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nancy D. Turner
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: colon cancer; inflammatory bowel disease; diet; microbiota
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Consumption of diets containing low levels of nutrients and bioactive compounds characterized as antioxidants is associated with multiple chronic diseases, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.  Several nutrients and bioactive compounds present in our foods and drinks not only have antioxidant activity but also protect against chronic diseases through a myriad of other mechanisms. These effects occur in response to the parent compound, or to a metabolite produced from mammalian or microbial metabolism. Because some of these compounds reach the colon intact, they also impact the microbiome, and through modifications to the populations present there and their metabolism, they have further effects on chronic disease prevention.

The goal of papers published in this Special Issue is to share cutting-edge research defining the impact of antioxidant nutrients and bioactive compounds on chronic disease prevention. Original research (cell based, preclinical, and clinical) and critical reviews addressing the impacts of antioxidant nutrients and bioactive compounds on systemic physiology, metabolic pathways, signaling pathways, as well as the transcriptome, metabolome, microbiome, and epigenome are welcomed.

Dr. Nancy D. Turner
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • antioxidants
  • bioactive compounds
  • chronic diseases
  • microbiome
  • metabolome
  • transcriptome
  • epigenome
  • signaling pathways
  • metabolic pathways

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop