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 700,000 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 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. 

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 7, No 4 (2017): April 2017

Table of Contents

Research Articles

A novel protodioscin-enriched fenugreek seed extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum, family Fabaceae) improves free testosterone level and sperm profile in healthy volunteers [Abstract] [Full Article]
Debasis Bagchi, Anand Swaroop, Anuj Maheshwari, Narsingh Verma, Kiran Tiwari, Manashi Bagchi, Harry G. Preuss, Pawan Kumar 235-245
Seaweed Fucoxanthin Supplementation Improves Obesity Parameters in Mild Obese Japanese Subjects [Abstract] [Full Article]
Shoketsu Hitoe, Hiroshi Shimoda 246-262
Reduction of blood pressure by aronia berries through inhibition of angiotensin-converting enzyme activity in the spontaneously hypertensive rat kidney [Abstract] [Full Article]
Takuya Yamane, Miyuki Kozuka, Momoko Imai, Yoshio Yamamoto, Iwao Ohkubo, Tatsuji Sakamoto, Takenori Nakagaki, Yoshihisa Nakano 280-290
Omega3 Fatty Acids Intake Versus Diclofenac in Osteoarthritis Induced in Experimental rats [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mohammed M. El-Seweidy, Sousou I. Ali, Sahar E. Elsweify, Abdelmoneim A. Ali, Mai M. Mashhour 291-302

Review Articles

Selenium bio-fortification: an alternative to improve phytochemicals and bioactivities of plant foods [Abstract] [Full Article]
Rattanamanee Chomchan, Sunisa Siripongvutikorn, Panupong Puttarak 263-279