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 800,000 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. You can submit your manuscripts at or directly to the Editorial Office at as an e-mail attachment. 

Impact Factor for 2015 and 2016

At the beginning of 2015, our journal’s unofficial 2015 Impact Factor was 1.40. The 2015 Impact Factor was calculated by taking the total number of citations in 2013 and 2014 which were then divided by the number of articles published in those 2 years. Recently, the 2015 Impact Factor for our journal has actually increased to 3.95.

The unofficial 2016 Impact Factor is currently 1.88, based off the number of citations and articles published in 2014 and 2015. As we receive more publicity for our journal, we expect to this value will increase. 

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

Vol 7, No 7 (2017): July 2017

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Maitake mushrooms (Grifola frondosa) enhances antibody production in response to influenza vaccination in healthy adult volunteers concurrent with alleviation of common cold symptoms [Abstract] [Full Article]
Jun Nishihira, Mayumi Sato, Aiko Tanaka, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Tomonori Azuma, Naonobu Tsutsumi, Shozo Yoneyama 462-482
Beneficial effects on fasting insulin and postprandial responses through 7-day intake of New Zealand blackcurrant powder [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mark Elisabeth Theodorus Willems, Jose Dos Santos Silva, Matthew David Cook, Sam David Blacker 483-493
Quantitative analysis of sugar ingredients in beverages and food crops by an effective method combining naphthimidazole derivatization and 1H-NMR spectrometry [Abstract] [Full Article]
Yi-Ting Chen, Wei-Ting Hung, Shwu-Huey Wang, Jim-Min Fang, Wei-Bin Yang 494-510
Changes in the rate of PSA progression and the level of alkaline phosphatase during high dose vitamin C treatment of patients with prostate cancer [Abstract] [Full Article]
Nina Mikirova, Ronald Hunninghake 511-528
Phenolic and flavonoid compounds in aqueous extracts of thunbergia laurifolia leaves and their effect on the toxicity of the carbamate insecticide methomyl to murine macrophage cells [Abstract] [Full Article]
Marasri Junsi, Sunisa Siripongvutikorn, Chutha Takahashi Yupanqui, Worapong Usawakesmanee 529-544
Suppressive activity of enzymatically-educed soy protein hydrolysates on degranulation in IgE-antigen complex-stimulated RBL-2H3 cells [Abstract] [Full Article]
Tolulope Joshua Ashaolu, Chutha Takahashi Yupanqui 545-561