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. Our journal has been indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) from 2015. We are also cited by the following databases: Index Copernicus, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, Google Scholar. 

Vol 8, No 6 (2018): June 2018

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Targeting biofilm inhibition using Quercetin – Interaction with bacterial cell membrane and ROS mediated biofilm control [Abstract] [Full Article]
Sreelatha Sarangapani, Ayyavoo Jayachitra 292-306
Effects of six-week consumption of lard or palm oil on blood pressure and blood vessel H2S in middle-aged male rats [Abstract] [Full Article]
Jomkarn Naphatthalung, Lian Suan Cing, Kanyanatt Kanokwiroon, Nisaudah Radenahmad, Chaweewan Jansakul 307-322
Fucoidan Inhibits Vascular Remodeling in Transplant Vasculopathy in Rat [Abstract] [Full Article]
Joanna Soin, Ewa Kurzejamska, Zbigniew Gaciong, Gabriela Henrykowska, Krzysztof Bojakowski 323-339
Anti-obesity and haematological effects of Malaysia Hibiscus sabdariffa L. aqueous extract on obese Sprague Dawley rats [Abstract] [Full Article]
Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Norsyafawati Shamsahal, Hussin Muhammad, Wan Amir Nizam Wan Ahmad, Mohd Isa Wasiman 340-352