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 6 (2017): June 2017

Table of Contents

Research Articles

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effects of quercetin-rich onion on cognitive function in elderly subjects [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mie Nishimura, Tatsuya Ohkawara, Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Takato Muro, Yuji Sato, Hiroki Satoh, Masuko Kobori, Jun Nishihira 353-374
Demonstrating the importance of phytochemical profile of different teas on antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capacities [Abstract] [Full Article]
Xiu-Min Chen, David D Kitts, Zhili Ma 375-395
Antioxidant Capacity and Phenolic Contents of Ajwa Date and Their Effect on Lipo-Protein Profile [Abstract] [Full Article]
Sumaira Khalid, Dr. Asif Ahmad, Muhammad Kaleem 396-410
Functional quality, sensorial and shelf life characteristics of Agathi (Sesbania grandiflora (L).Poir leaves enriched breads [Abstract] [Full Article]
Aruna Mesa, A. Sumana 429-441

Review Articles

Anti-atherosclerotic effects of tomatoes [Abstract] [Full Article]
Hidekatsu Yanai 411-428
Managing hypertension: relevant biomarkers and combating bioactive compounds [Abstract] [Full Article]
Bryan Singharaj, Kasia Pisarski, Danik M. Martirosyan 442-461