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 9 (2018): September 2018

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Effects of blueberry leaf and stem extracts on hepatic lipid levels in rats consuming a high-sucrose diet [Abstract] [Full Article]
Yasushi Matsuura, Hiroyuki Sakakibara, Maho Kawaguchi, Emi Murayama, Daigo Yokoyama, Chizuko Yukizaki, Hisato Kunitake, Masanobu Sakono 447-461
Effects of Saccharomyces cerevisiae NK-1 on stool frequency and volume in healthy individuals with infrequent bowel movements: a randomized, placebo, placebo controlled, double-blind study [Abstract] [Full Article]
Ryuji Takeda, Norio Kanesugi, Michiyo Kanesugi, Syukuko Ebihara, Shigeru Imai 462-471
Retention of pro-vitamin A carotenoid in composite bread baked with high quality cassava flour from yellow-fleshed cassava root [Abstract] [Full Article]
Wasiu Awoyale, Adebayo Abass, Bussie Maziya-Dixon 438-446