International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Special Issue

Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Management of Type 2 Diabetes

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Brad S. Yen
About This Special Issue
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia, developing insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction and impaired insulin secretion. Several multiple metabolic disorders including impaired lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, oxidative stress, sub-clinical inflammation, vascular endothelial dysfunction and hypertension have commonly been accompanied with type 2 diabetes; these metabolic disorders lead to long-term pathogenic conditions such as micro- and macro-vascular complications including neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, and a decreased quality of life and an increased mortality rate.

Despite availability of multiple pharmacological interventions including oral hypoglycemic agents and insulin therapy for diabetes management, current evidence shows an alarming trend in the occurrence of undesirable complications in the patients.

During the past two decades, the concept of functional food has been developed; functional foods beyond the basic nutritional functions have potential benefits to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and therefore they have greatly been considered. In recent years, researchers have focused on properties of functional foods bioactive compounds in control of various aspects of diabetes mellitus. Considering the multiple biological properties of functional foods and its bioactive compounds, application of these foods as a supplement in type 2 diabetic patients, is one of the interests of researchers.

The proposed special issue "Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Management of Type 2 Diabetes" could be contain research articles as well as review articles.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Brad S. Yen

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering , National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Guest Editors
  • Yanqing zhang

    , United States

  • Parvin Mirmiran

    Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Zahra Bahadoran

    Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

  • Debasish Kundu

    American Nutritional Medical Association, Stockton, CA, USA, Kolkata, India

  • Prabhat Kumar Mandal

    Department of Livestock Products Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Published Articles
  • Screening of Potential Sources of Tannin and Its Therapeutic Application

    Mamta Kumari , Shashi Jain

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 26-29
    Received: Nov. 18, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 04, 2014
    Published: Mar. 21, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2015040201.15
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    Abstract: Tannins are a unique category of plant phytochemicals especially in terms of their vast potential health-benefiting properties. Researchers have described the capacity of tannins to enhance glucose uptake and inhibit adipogenesis, thus being potential drugs for the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Thus, the present research was... Show More
  • Evaluation of Oxidative DNA Damage and Its Relation with Anthropometric Indices in Healthy Adolescents

    Farzaneh Bagherzadeh , Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani , Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi , Zahra Aslani , Sare Edalati

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 21-25
    Received: Dec. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2015
    Published: Mar. 02, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajbio.s.2015030202.11
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    Abstract: Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and oxidative stress (OS) have important role in prevention, initiation and progression of chronic diseases from early childhood, but OS status in healthy young subjects and appropriate methods for its measurement have been remained unclear. Evaluation of urinary biomarker set for OS has not been well documented in Ira... Show More
  • Lentil’s (Lens Culinaris L.) Functional Properties in Prevention and Treatment of Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases: A Review

    Zahra Aslani , Beitollahe Alipour , Parvin Mirmiran , Zahra Bahadoran

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 15-20
    Received: Dec. 09, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2014
    Published: Dec. 31, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2015040201.14
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    Abstract: Background: using functional food in diet planning and diet therapy is one of the newest approaches in prevention and treatment of non-communicable chronic diseases. Lentil has many bioactive and functional compounds and we have reviewed the influence of lentil in prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in this review study. Materials and meth... Show More
  • Effect of Lentil Sprouts on Glycemic Control in Overweight and Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    Zahra Aslani , Beitollahe Alipour , Zahra Bahadoran , Farzane Bagherzadeh , Parvin Mirmiran

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 10-14
    Received: Oct. 30, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 04, 2014
    Published: Nov. 14, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2015040201.13
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    Abstract: Health benefits of Lentil sprout (LS) have not yet been well documented. In this study, effects of LS consumption on glycemic parameters and anthropometric measurements in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes were investigated. Thirty-nine type 2 diabetic patients were randomly divided into two groups; LS group and controls. Patients ... Show More
  • Potential Properties of Legumes as Important Functional Foods for Management of Type 2 Diabetes: A Short Review

    Zahra Bahadoran , Parvin Mirmiran

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: Sep. 13, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 17, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2015040201.12
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    Abstract: The concept of functional foods in health promotion and disease management has been developed during the past two decades. Beyond the basic nutritional functions, functional foods have several potential biological properties and have hence been given much attention. Leguminous seeds (peas, beans, lentils, peanuts), rich sources of bioactive protein... Show More
  • A Sesame Seeds-Based Breakfast Could Attenuate Sub-Clinical Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial

    Zahra Bahadoran , Parvin Mirmiran , Somayeh Hosseinpour-Niazi , Fereidoun Azizi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Sep. 08, 2014
    Accepted: Sep. 15, 2014
    Published: Sep. 20, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2015040201.11
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    Abstract: Background and aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of Tahini, a traditional functional food made from ground un-hulled sesame seeds, on glucose homeostasis parameters and serum high-sensitive reactive protein (hs-CRP) in diabetic patients. Methods: This randomized clinical trial included 41 patients with type 2 diabetes, who w... Show More