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 10 (2016): November 2016

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Protective effects of active hexose correlated compound in a rat model of liver injury after hepatectomy [Abstract] [Full Article]
Richi Nakatake, Yoshito Tanaka, Yosuke Ueyama, Hirokazu Miki, Morihiko Ishizaki, Kosuke Matsui, Masaki Kaibori, Tadayoshi Okumura, Mikio Nishizawa, Masanori Kon 702-717
Dehydrated melon containing antioxidants and calcium from grape juice [Abstract] [Full Article]
Flávio Luis Schmidt, Hulda Noemi Mamani Chambi, Julia Delgado Arid 718-734
Evaluation of functional potentiality of selected commonly consumed foods of Bangladesh [Abstract] [Full Article]
Nazma Shaheen, Avonti Basak Tukun, Saiful Islam, Nafis Md. Irfan, Ishrat Nourin Khan, Towhid Hasan 735-753
Polyphenol characterization, anti-oxidant, anti-proliferation and anti-tyrosinase activity of cranberry pomace [Abstract] [Full Article]
Vasantha Rupasinghe, Sandhya V. Neir, Indu Parmar 754-768

Review Articles

Dietary Nitrite: from menace to marvel [Abstract] [Full Article]
Nathan S. Bryan 691-701