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. Beginning with issues published in 2015, our journal will be indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). 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 8 (2017): August 2017

Table of Contents

Research Articles

Astaxanthin attenuates neurotoxicity in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease [Abstract] [Full Article]
B. Grimmig, L. Daly, C. Hudson, K.R. Nash, P.C. Bickford 562-576
Evaluation of the effect of N-acetyl-glucosamine administration on biomarkers for cartilage metabolism in healthy individuals: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study [Abstract] [Full Article]
Akihito Tomonaga, Mitsuhiko Fukagawa, Asahi Suzuki, Mihoko Kurokawa, Isao Nagaoka 604-627
Influence of an elevated nutrition risk score in patients suffering from esophageal cancer following tumor resection [Abstract] [Full Article]
J. Bachmann, C. Riediger, M. Feith, O. Prokopchuk, K. Schultheiss, H. Friess, M.E. Martignoni 628-636
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to examine the effects of high-isoflavone soybeans “Yukipirika” in climacteric women [Abstract] [Full Article]
Mie Nishimura, Miwako Sugawara, Masafumi Kudo, Jun Nishihira 637-660
Elemental content profiles in propolis from several cities of Turkey [Abstract] [Full Article]
Canan Aksoy, Meltem Maras Atabay, Engin Tirasoglu, Ezgi Taylan Koparan, Aysel Kekillioglu 661-670

Review Articles

Natural product inhibitors of acetyl-lysine erasers in the prevention and treatment of heart failure [Abstract] [Full Article]
Levi W. Evans, Samantha S. Romanick, Bradley S. Ferguson 577-603