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April 29-30th, 2021

The theme of our virtual, online event will be "Can Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds Reduce the Risk of Chronic and Viral Disease ?"

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Print copies of FFHD's semiannual editions from 2011-2020 are now available for purchase! 

Price: $145

These paperback semiannual editions of our journal Functional Foods in Health and Disease feature a compilation of articles that have been published from January to June or July to December from the year of your choice.

Students and university faculty members interested in learning about the latest research of bioactive compounds, including sterols, minerals, vitamins, as well as their roles in treating chronic and viral disease would greatly benefit from having this as a resource  in their personal or university library. 

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Our semiannual editions are available for purchase on Amazon and our online store.

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Print versions of single monthly issues from 2011 to 2020 are also available for purchase on our online store and Amazon. 

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This would also make a great resource for research and studying for students and professors to have available in their university libraries. 

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Published November/December 2020 FFHD & BCHD articles and New Textbook Announcement

January 16, 2021

By FFC's Editorial Board

Hello Readers, 

We hope that the new year has started off well for you and that you continue to remain in good health.

In this letter, we would like to feature the articles from our November and December 2020 issues of the Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD) journals, as well as update you on the growth of our journal FFHD. 

As functional food science continues to rapidly evolve, we are pleased to present you with this fascinating research demonstrating the effects of functional foods and bioactive compounds in addressing various illnesses. 

Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD)

Brazilian green propolis promotes the cytoprotective expression of heme oxygenase-1 against oxidative stress injury in murine myoblast cells by Naoki Chinen, Wataru Otsu, Kazuki Ohuchi, Shiori Ando, Shinsuke Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kono, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara

                                                                            Read Here

Nanoencapsulation and identification of phenolic compounds by UPLC-Q/TOF-MS2 of an antioxidant extract from Opuntia atropes by Héctor E. Martínez-Flores, Eunice Tranquilino-Rodríguez, José O. Rodiles-López, Guillermo C. G. Martínez-Avila

                                                                             Read Here

Solvent extraction and spectroscopy identification of bioactive compounds from medicinal shrub Tamarix gallica by Moussa Mohammed Elamin

                                                                              Read Here

Production and nutritional composition of juice powder from oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) Kummer by Lauretta Nwanneka Ofodile, Nwachukwu Viola A. Nicholas-Okpara, Emmanuel Ani, Emmanual Mmaduabuchi Ikegwu, Anjorin Saanu, Peace Chidinma Ezenwa, Rafiat Titlope Osorinde
                                                                             Read Here

Functional Food Center’s vision on functional food definition and science in comparison to FDA’s health claim authorization and Japan’s Foods for Specified Health Uses by Rie Sadohara and Danik Martirosyan

                                                                             Read Here

Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD)

Liver protection: ancient empirical roots, marketing oversimplifications and novel molecular-biology-endowed compounds by Francesco Marotta, Hala Sweed, Reza Rastmanesh, Doha Rasheedy, Saida Rasulova, Roberto Catanzaro

                                                                               Read Here

War as a separate and independent factor for rise in COVID-19 cases and death: how to use vitamins, and other bioactive compounds in the absence of vaccine by Katelynn Gilbert, Benjamin Pitts, Autumn Allen, Danik Martirosyan

                                                                              Read Here

Dietary Deficiencies Exacerbate Disparity in COVID-19 and Nutrition Recommendations for Vulnerable Populations by Pooja Polamarasetti

                                                                             Read Here

Information gain in environmental monitoring through bioindi-cation and biomonitoring methods ("B & B technologies") and phytoremediation processes – with special reference to the Biological System of Chemical Elements (BSCE) under specific consideration by Bernd Markert et. al

                                                                            Read Here

Now Accepting Submissions for our Upcoming Textbook

Functional Foods and Healthy Aging

Interested in writing a chapter for our upcoming textbook Functional Foods and Healthy Aging? We are now accepting submissions! 

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Textbook Potential Topics

If you would like to write a chapter, please complete the following tasks in this order:

1. Send an email to requesting a sample example of a book chapter.

2. Once we send you the chapter sample, please take the time to review it and create your chapter 

3. Afterwards, submit an abstract of your chapter. Once your abstract has been accepted, submit your final, completed chapter draft by March 12th, 2021

Journal Citations Update

Using the citation reports provided by Web of Science (WoS), we have been able to monitor and understand the steady growth of the FFHD journal relative to other high-ranking journals featured on Web of Science.

Citation reports generated from Web of Science (WoS) have allowed us to track the growth of our journal FFHD compared to other high-ranking journals available on the WoS. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for supporting the growth of FFHD through the years by continuing to read and cite our articles.  Below is an overlook of how much our journal has grown over the past few years. 

We encourage you to visit our journal website,, to read our open access, peer-reviewed articles. If you find anything relevant or valuable to your work, make sure to cite our articles in your own research.

Interested in publishing your research? Please also consider submitting articles to either the FFHD or BCHD journal!

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued member of our academic society and, as such, these published articles. 

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