Functional Foods in Health and Disease

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) journal is a peer-reviewed open access journal.

Our journal discusses various aspects of functional foods, bioactive compounds, and chronic diseases. The FFHD journal develops research to better understand the mechanisms of disease and support the development of functional foods. At the FFHD journal, we believe the development of functional foods is essential to prevention and management of numerous diseases and health conditions.

Through our journal’s research, we keep the readers of the Functional Food Center newsletter, Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds (ASFFBC), and public up to date with the latest advancements in functional foods, particularly their role in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. The readership of the Functional Food Center newsletter consists of more than 450,000 readers in various professions, including scientists, medical doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists. 

The FFHD journal has been published under the title Functional Foods in Health and Disease since December 3rd, 2010.


Impact Factor: 1.40* 

*The unofficial 2015 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2013 and 2014 with the number of citations in 2015. These statistics were collected using Google and the Google Scholar Citation Index database.

Index Copernicus Value: Our journal received 79.98 points for the ICV (Index Copernicus Value) and Standardized Value of 7.60 points.

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease journal has been selected for coverage in one of Thomson Reuters products and services. Beginning with issues published in 2015, our journal will be indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). 

We are also cited by the following databases:

DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), etc.


You can submit your manuscripts at or directly to the Editorial Office at as an e-mail attachment.

Vol 6, No 7 (2016): July 2016

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Let Them Eat Beef: Effects of Lean Beef Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome [Abstract] [Full Article]
Kristin Leigh Olson, Mary Beth Russell, Kelsey Raml, Kendra K. Kattelmann 440-451
Antioxidant, ACE-Inhibitory and Antimicrobial Activities of Kluyveromyces marxianus Protein Hydrolysates and Their Peptide Fractions [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mahta Mirzaei, Mahmoud Aminlari, Ebrahim Hosseini 425-439
Effects of commonly consumed traditional fortified staple meals on the postprandial blood glucose responses of undergraduate students in Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria: an open-label study [Abstract] [Full Article]
Chinagorom Asinobi, Henritta Uzoagba, Angela Mba-Anyadioha, Nnodim Johnkennedy 414-424
Extract of the sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra, induces apoptosis in human glioblastoma cell lines [Abstract] [Full Article]
Kant Sangpairoj, Kulathida Chaithirayanon, Pornpun Vivithanaporn, Tanapan Siangcham, Prapaporn Jattujan, Tanate Poomtong, Suksit Nobsathian, Prasert Sobhon 452-468
Effect of Kefir on Fusobacterium nucleatum Potentially Causing Intestinal Cancer [Abstract] [Full Article]
Zeynep Banu Güzel-Seydim, Merve Dibekci Ece Cagdas, Atıf Can Seydim 469-477