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 3 (2018): March 2018

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Cytotoxic activity and anti-cancer potential of Ontario grown onion extracts against breast cancer cell lines [Abstract] [Full Article]
Meghan Fragis, Abdulmonem I. Murayyan, Suresh Neethirajan 159-174
Metformin inhibits expression of the proinflammatory biomarker inducible nitric oxide synthase in hepatocytes [Abstract] [Full Article]
Richi Nakatake, Hiroya Iida, Morihiko Ishizaki, Kosuke Matsui, Yusuke Nakamura, Masaki Kaibori, Mikio Nishizawa, Tadayoshi Okumura 175-192
Polyphenols of leaves of Apium graveolens inhibit in vitro protein glycation and protect RINm5F cells against methylglyoxal-induced cytotoxicity [Abstract] [Full Article]
Rosa Martha Perez Gutierrez, Alethia Muñiz-Ramirez, Abraham Heriberto Garcia Campoy, Jose Maria Mota Flores, Sergio Odin Flores 193-211
L-Carnitine has a liver-protective effect through inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthase induction in primary cultured rat hepatocytes [Abstract] [Full Article]
Yusuke Nakamura, Hiroya Iida, Richi Nakatake, Tatsuma Sakaguchi, Masaki Kaibori, Tadayoshi Okumura, Yoshinori Hamada, Takashi Doi 212-227