Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Natural Foods from Plant Sources in Preventing Nontransmissible Diseases


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1Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

2Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Ambala, India

3Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Itajaí, Brazil


Natural Foods from Plant Sources in Preventing Nontransmissible Diseases

Description

Since the dawn of civilization, food has played a central role in the survival and perpetuation of species.

Numerous epidemiological studies show that the consumption of some types of food of natural origin such as vegetables and fruits, in addition to exerting their nutritive functions in the organism, is positively correlated with the reduction or prevention of diseases that affect different systems, including gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Its constituents include vitamins, minerals, proteins, and especially phytochemicals.

More broadly, phytochemicals are defined as chemicals produced by plants but are not considered essential nutrients, which may exert a beneficial effect on health by different actions such as being antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antihypertensive, modulating gene expression, interfering with the activity of essential enzymes, regulating blood glucose, and protecting the central nervous system.

Preclinical and clinical researches in the field of foods from plant sources have attracted the attention of several researchers. Indeed, phytochemicals enable preventing and delaying the onset of diseases, especially nontransmissible chronic diseases, and from an economic point of view, it is more efficient, logical, and cheaper to prevent than to treat diseases. In this sense, we would like to invite authors to contribute to this exciting subject submitting original and review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Preclinical or clinical efficacy studies of foods from plant sources in the prevention and control of nontransmissible diseases
  • Studies concerning evaluation of active compounds, isolated from food plants, in the prevention and control of nontransmissible diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6120103
  • - Editorial

Natural Foods from Plant Sources in Preventing Nontransmissible Diseases

Almir Gonçalves Wanderley | Randhir Singh Dahiya | Sérgio Faloni De Andrade
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1943203
  • - Research Article

Exploring the Therapeutic Ability of Fenugreek against Type 2 Diabetes and Breast Cancer Employing Molecular Docking and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

Shailima Rampogu | Saravanan Parameswaran | ... | Keun Woo Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2051279
  • - Research Article

In Vitro and Ex Vivo Chemopreventive Action of Mauritia flexuosa Products

Joilane Alves Pereira-Freire | George Laylson da Silva Oliveira | ... | Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7462839
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antioxidant Potential and Effect of a Glutathione-Enhancer Dietary Supplement on Selected Rat Liver Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Activity

Benoit B. N’guessan | Seth K. Amponsah | ... | Regina Appiah-Opong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2418673
  • - Research Article

Which Benefits and Harms of Using Fenugreek as a Galactogogue Need to Be Discussed during Clinical Consultations? A Delphi Study among Breastfeeding Women, Gynecologists, Pediatricians, Family Physicians, Lactation Consultants, and Pharmacists

Ramzi Shawahna | Sara Qiblawi | Haifa Ghanayem
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1243049
  • - Research Article

Glehnia littoralis Root Extract Inhibits Fat Accumulation in 3T3-L1 Cells and High-Fat Diet-Induced Obese Mice by Downregulating Adipogenic Gene Expression

Heeok Hong | Joseph F. dela Cruz | ... | Seong Gu Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8403648
  • - Research Article

Treatment of Urolithiasis with Medicinal Plant Salvia miltiorrhiza: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Wen-Chi Chen | San-Yuan Wu | ... | Yung-Hsiang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5952707
  • - Research Article

Effect of Resveratrol Dry Suspension on Immune Function of Piglets

Qiuting Fu | Qiankun Cui | ... | Zhongqiong Yin
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