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Register for the FFC's 29th International Conference Today!

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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Join us as we gather together virtually to hear experts from the fields of medicine and food science discuss their latest research regarding functional foods and bioactive compounds, and their impact on chronic and viral disease!

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Still interested in submitting an abstract for the conference? 

The deadline to submit an abstract was March 25, 2021, but you may request special approval from the conference secretary to submit an abstract. 

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FFC's Seminars/


Recently, we have been holding seminars/webinars about various functional food science topics over Zoom. 

Upcoming Webinars

April 2, 2021, 11:00am Pacific Time 

 "How the Microbiota-Gut Brain Axis could play a key role in the onset, prevention, and management of Parkinson’s disease"

The presentation will be given by Hunter Kanya and Dr. Danik Martirosyan

Interested in attending?

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and we will share the Zoom link with you. 

In addition, please email us you would like to present at one of our future webinars/seminars. 

By attending the FFC's Weekly Zoom Seminars, you may earn 1 credit per session attended towards becoming a Certified Functional Food Scientist/Professional. If you present at one of our seminars, you can earn 10 credits towards your certification.

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New Journal "Functional Food Science", FFHD & BCHD Published Articles for February & March 2021, and WoS Updates

By the FFC Staff

Hello Readers, 

We are thrilled to introduce our newest journal Functional Food Science (FFS)! In comparison to our journals FFHD and BCHD, this journal will have a broader focus, covering the theory, definition, and the future functional food science. This journal will also feature research on functional food products and bringing them to the market.. However, this journal will be held to the same procedures and standards established for FFHD and BCHD to ensure the highest quality. 

Click here to visit the FFS Website

Publication price for FFS will begin at $295 and will likely increase over time. However, we will be offering everyone free publication on any article submitted to FFS before May 31st, 2021. If you are interested in this opportunity, we advise you to begin working on your articles as soon as possible

Submissions (manuscript and cover letter) may be emailed directly to

Click the button to learn about the Five Stages of our Publication Process. Here you will find submission guidelines, sample articles, and cover letters. 

5 Stages of Publication

We are currently looking for a strong, active editorial board. Interested in being  part of the FFS Editorial Board? 

Let us know via email and attach your CV/resume. Contact us at

Expectations of our editorial board members

  • Submit at least one article per year
  • Bring colleagues to publish in FFS
  • Review certain articles
  • Provide input for important journal decisions

February 2021 FFHD & BCHD Articles

In this newsletter, we would like to feature articles from the Feburary 2021 issues of BCHD and FFHD. 

Click the buttons below to read fascinating research regarding functional foods and bioactive compounds.

Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD)

Effect of flavonoid-rich meals and low-flavonoid meals based on the dietary reference intakes for Japanese,  using basic foodstuffs on the gene expression of inflammatory cytokines in the whole blood cells from adult men of normal or light overweight by Ryo Mannen, Michiko T. Yasuda, Ayami Sano, Toshinao Goda, Kayoko Shimoi, and Yoko Ichikawa

                                                                            Read Here

Choosing Suitable Food Vehicles for Functional Food Products by Gloria Aderonke Otunola and Danik Martirosyan

                                                                             Read Here

The green tea polyphenol EGCG is differentially associated with telomeric regulation in normal human fibroblasts versus cancer cells by Angelika Pointner, Christine Mölzer, Ulrich Magnet, Katja Zappe, Berit Hippe, Anela Tosevska, Elena Tomeva, Elisabeth Dum, Diana Gessner, Stephanie Lilja, Olivier Jerome Switzeny, Ulrike Krammer, and Alexander Haslberger 

Read Here

Oil emulsion from Plukenetia huayllabambana (Sacha inchi) modifies nitric oxide and leptin in the liver and antioxidant and inflammation markers in the adipose tissue in obese rats by Johnny Ambulay, Percy A Rojas, Olga S Timoteo, Teresa V Barreto, Zayra N Vila, Maxy B De Los Santos, Maria Eguiluz, and Ana Colarossi

Read Here

The effect of consuming an anthocyanin-containing supplement derived from Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) on eye function: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Parallel Study by Takahiro Sekikawa, Yuki Kizawa, Atsushi Takeoka, Takuji Sakiyama, Yanmei Li, Takahiro Yamada

Read Here

Cholesterol in virus entry into host cell: diet, phytosterols and statins by Olimpio Montero

Read Here

Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease (BCHD)

The effect of cold plasma on antioxidant enzymes, minerals, and some of the levels of the biochemical parameters in the subjects with type 2 diabetes mellitus samples by Danik Martirosyan, Hamid Ghomi, Mohammad Reza Ashoori, Alireza Rezaeinezhad, and Hossein Mirmiranpour

                                                                               Read Here

Bioactive compounds in functional food and their role as therapeutics by Sukanta Mondal, Neelakanta Pillai Padmakumari Soumya, Saraswathy Mini, and Shali Kochuvelickakathu Sivan

     Read Here

Vitamin D and COVID-19: Partial Evidence by Mona Boaz

    Read Here

Web of Science (WoS) 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. 

Click the buttons below to see more of our published articles or learn how to submit an article!

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