BioMed Research International

Food Bioactive Compounds against Diseases of the 21st Century


Publishing date
22 Aug 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
04 Apr 2014

1Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM), Nicolás Cabrera, Madrid, Spain

2Department of Human Development and Family Studies (Nutritional Science & Education), National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

3Food Science Department, University of California Davis, 631 Hilgard Lane, Davis, CA, USA


Food Bioactive Compounds against Diseases of the 21st Century

Description

In the 21st century, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers, immune disorder, and chronic respiratory disease are becoming the leading preventable causes of global morbidity and mortality. Diet is considered as one of the main factors responsible for these diseases, and, thus, modification of diet and lifestyle habits is becoming a new strategy for their prevention/treatment. Foods are rich in compounds with potential bioactivity against these current diseases, and also recent molecular biotechniques were improved: thus research in this area has been intensified in the last two decades. Due to their physiological and physicochemical versatility, food bioactive components are regarded as promising health-promoting alternatives to develop new functional foods.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles on advances on foods as sources of bioactive compounds used or potentially useful to prevent/treat the different diseases of the 21st century. We are interested in manuscripts that explore the aspects of food sources of novel bioactive components, their biological activities demonstrated by animal models and human trials, and new strategies for designing future-active foods. The development of economically feasible large-scale technologies to produce bioactive compounds is of great interesting to produce enough quantities of bioactive compounds for clinical trials and future commercial production. This special issue will become a forum for researchers worldwide to summarize the most recent studies in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Effects of food bioactive compounds against obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome
  • Antioxidant, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory food components: effects on cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders
  • Dietary-derived compounds in cancer chemoprevention
  • Role of foods and their compounds in allergy, autoimmunity, infection, or other immune disorders
  • Gut microbiota and their health implications: a modulation by food components
  • Mediterranean diet and its health promoting properties
  • Role of bioactive compounds in aging
  • Developmental origins of health and disease: role of diet and its bioactive components
  • Interactions between food bioactives and genes: nutrigenomics research
  • “Farm to cell” approaches
  • Household food insecurity and health consequences
  • Analysis of food additives and their health implications
  • Development of economically feasible large-scale technologies to enable future commercial production of bioactive compounds

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/biochemistry/fbc/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 241014
  • - Editorial

Food Bioactive Compounds against Diseases of the 21st Century

Chia-Chien Hsieh | Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell | Blanca Hernández-Ledesma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 519830
  • - Review Article

Alpha-Linolenic Acid: An Omega-3 Fatty Acid with Neuroprotective Properties—Ready for Use in the Stroke Clinic?

Nicolas Blondeau | Robert H. Lipsky | ... | Ann M. Marini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 146840
  • - Review Article

Milk Proteins, Peptides, and Oligosaccharides: Effects against the 21st Century Disorders

Chia-Chien Hsieh | Blanca Hernández-Ledesma | ... | Juliana María Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 313684
  • - Research Article

Antioxidant/Prooxidant and Antibacterial/Probacterial Effects of a Grape Seed Extract in Complex with Lipoxygenase

Veronica Sanda Chedea | Cornelia Braicu | ... | Carmen Socaciu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 361732
  • - Research Article

Role of Feed Forward Neural Networks Coupled with Genetic Algorithm in Capitalizing of Intracellular Alpha-Galactosidase Production by Acinetobacter sp.

Sirisha Edupuganti | Ravichandra Potumarthi | ... | Lakshmi Narasu Mangamoori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 438459
  • - Research Article

Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme Inhibitory Peptides Obtained after In Vitro Hydrolysis of Pea (Pisum sativum var. Bajka) Globulins

Anna Jakubczyk | Barbara Baraniak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 329712
  • - Research Article

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Siegesbeckia orientalis Ethanol Extract in In Vitro and In Vivo Models

Yong-Han Hong | Li-Wen Weng | ... | Jer-Yiing Houng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 185946
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activity and Antiproliferative Effect of the Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) Seed Extracts in Oral Carcinoma Cells

Wen-Hung Wang | Yu-Chang Tyan | ... | Wan-Chi Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 386953
  • - Research Article

The Study of Interactions between Active Compounds of Coffee and Willow (Salix sp.) Bark Water Extract

Agata Durak | Urszula Gawlik-Dziki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 580626
  • - Research Article

Oral and Intraperitoneal Administration of Quercetin Decreased Lymphocyte DNA Damage and Plasma Lipid Peroxidation Induced by TSA In Vivo

Shu-Ting Chan | Yi-Chin Lin | ... | Shu-Lan Yeh
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