Molecular Nutrition & Food Research

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Edited By: Hans-Ulrich Humpf

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Online ISSN: 1613-4133

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In the plant kingdom, the biggest groups of phytochemicals are the phenolic compounds and especially the group of polyphenols. They are recognized as bioactive compounds in plant food such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and herbal plants. Within the last 20 years these compounds have received tremendous attention by researchers worldwide and are considered to play an important role in the prevention of degenerative or chronic diseases, such as diabetes type II, cancer and others.

In this special issue of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, effects on human health, functionalities, and occurrence of phenolic compounds are addressed and a wide range of research results is presented.

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