Aims and Scope

The Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) journal is dedicated to biomedical research concerning the impact and development of functional food products. It aims to investigate the role of functional food products and their constituents, food bioactive compounds, in managing symptoms of chronic diseases. The journal also aims to analyze research encompassing preclinical, clinical, and epidemiological studies evaluating safe human dosages of functional food products.

The scope of the Functional Foods in Health and Disease Journal is the development and analysis of functional food products, specifically designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. 

The scope also extends to food bioactive compounds (probiotics, prebiotics, sterols, minerals, vitamins, dietary fiber, flavonoids, lipids, polyphenols, phytochemicals, and more) that also may manage symptoms of chronic diseases. The process of creating functional food products involves establishing molecular mechanisms of action of food bioactive compounds, finding biomarkers, developing food vehicles to house the FBC, in vivo and in vitro studies to ensure safety and efficacy of the product, clinical trials to determine proper human dosages and side effects, and epidemiological studies to determine long-term efficacy in uncontrolled environments.