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, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), Chemical Abstract, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, Thomson Reuters: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), etc. 

Vol 7, No 10 (2017): October 2017

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled study of Kjellmaniella crassifolia Miyabe (Gagome) in human: The potential of Gagome to activate the immune system [Abstract] [Full Article]
Jun Nishihira, Mie Nishimura, Miwako Sugawara, Masafumi Kudo 758-772
Lentinula edodes and Pleurotus ostreatus: functional food with antioxidant - antimicrobial activity and an important source of Vitamin D and medicinal compounds [Abstract] [Full Article]
Simone Parola, Luca Chiodaroli, Viviana Orlandi, Candida Vannin, Luigi Panno 773-794
The modified amino sugar N-Butyryl Glucosamine fed to ovariectomized rats preserves bone mineral through increased early mineralization, which is independent of changes in body composition. [Abstract] [Full Article]
Tassos Anastassiades, Karen Rees-Milton, Wilma M. Hopman 795-815
Effects of vitamin E and its derivatives on diabetic nephropathy in Rats and identification of diacylglycerol kinase subtype involved in the improvement of diabetic nephropathy [Abstract] [Full Article]
Tomoko Kakehi, Keiko Yagi, Naoaki Saito, Yasuhito Shirai 816-832
In vitro investigation of orange fleshed sweet potato prebiotic potential and its implication on human gut health [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mary Muchiri, Anne L. McCartney 833-848

Review Articles

Dietary interventions as a neuroprotective therapy for the delay of the onset of cognitive decline in older adults: Evaluation of the evidence [Abstract] [Full Article]
Debra Krause, Peter Roupas 743-757


Functional Foods and Active molecules with relevance to Health and Chronic disease [Editorial]
Ian James Martins 849-852