1st Edition

Applications of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Chronic Diseases Volume I

Edited By Syam Mohan, Shima Abdollahi, Yashwant V. Pathak Copyright 2023
    436 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    While disease is inevitable in humankind, the current century has been burdened with many chronic diseases, most of which are lifestyle mediated and, which in part can be controlled by consuming foods with specific functions. Functional foods are a special category of natural food or nutrient-derived pharmaceutical products containing beneficial biochemicals and phytochemicals beyond their basic nutritional functions.

    The first of two volumes, Applications of Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Chronic Diseases collects information on the association between functional and chronic diseases. The burden of escalating chronic diseases is discussed in the first chapter, and the remaining fourteen chapters summarize the effect of functional foods on a range of chronic diseases.

    Key Features:

    • Discusses the clinical application of functional foods for the management of a wide range of chronic diseases
    • Covers chronic diseases including Obesity, Arthritis, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Endocrinal and Hormonal Diseases, among others.
    • Explores beneficial effects of nutraceuticals on chronic diseases

    Contributors hail from different geographical locations around the world and have many years of research and scholarly experience in functional foods, nutraceuticals, and biology. The world’s leading wellness centers for chronic diseases are using functional foods and nutraceuticals in their practice and discovering their useful applications, and this book is a great reference for practitioners, scientists, and clinicians in the management of chronic diseases.

    Chapter 1: Global trends in growth of Chronic diseases

    Janefar Eva and Yashwant Pathak

    Chapter 2: Importance of Integrative Health Sciences in the therapy of chronic diseases

    Ghazaleh Eslamian, Arman Ghorbani, and Morvarid Noormohammadi

    Chapter 3: Safety and Efficacy Determination in functional foods and nutraceuticals

    Arun Soni, Tulsi Patil, Sanjeev Acharya, Niyati Acharya

    Chapter 4: Global burden of disease, the heavy cost of sun deprivation: implications for mass food fortification with vitamin D

    Zahra Yari, Bahareh Nikooyeh, Samira Ebrahimof, Tirang R. Neyestani

    Chapter 5: Functional vegetables and medicinal uses: Cure and Curse

    Sivakumar Sivagurunathan Moni

    Chapter 6: Dietary supplements and functional foods in the management of endocrine disorders

    Elham Razmpoosh, Shima Abdollahi, Sepideh Soltani

    Chapter 7: Changes in the regulation of energy metabolism in chronic diseases using functional foods and Nutraceuticals

    Aparoop Das, Manash Pratim Pathak, Kalyani Pathak, Urvashee Gogoi, Riya Saikia

    Chapter 8: Functional foods for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases including hypertension

    Nahid Ramezani-Jolfaie, Mohammad Mohammadi

    Chapter 9: Functional Foods and Natural Products for Obesity Management

    Najihah Mohd Hashim, Idris Adewale Ahmed, Rozana Othman

    Chapter 10: Non-commercial Plant-based Edible Oil for Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

    Jhi Biau Foo, Ooi Der Jiun, Neo Yun Ping, Tor Yin Sim

    Chapter 11: Oral health challenges during chronic diseases: prevention and treatment using functional foods and Nutraceuticals

    Sangeeta Jayant Palaskar, Rasika Balkrishna Pawar, Darshana Rajesh Shah

    Chapter 12: Urogenital system disorders and functional foods and Nutraceuticals

    Manish P. Patel, Jayvadan K. Patel, Praful Bharadia, Arya S. Vyas, Dipti H. Patel

    Chapter 13: Functional foods and Nutraceutical and Respiratory Diseases

    Azadeh Dehghani, Mehran Rahimlou

    Chapter 14: Strategies using functional food and nutraceutical to prevent and treat arthritis

    Kalpana Joshi, Shikha Sharma, Ramesh Bhonde

    Chapter 15: Functional foods of Polyphenolics for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Hanish Singh Jayasingh Chellammal, Dhani Ramachandran


    Dr. Syam Mohan is currently working as an Associate Professor at Jazan University, Saudi Arabia. Before that, he was at the University of Malaya, the oldest and premier public university in Malaysia. He graduated from TN DR MGR Medical University, India, in 2003. In 2007 he joined MS Pharmacology. His research outcomes were so outstanding that his Master's degree was upgraded to Ph.D. with a fellowship, awarded by University Putra Malaysia. He undertook a year of senior research fellowship (Postdoctoral) at the University of Malaya, later joined the Department of Pharmacy as Associate Professor, and established the pharmaceutical biology research group in the Pharmacology Unit. His specific expertise is focused on the pharmacology of cancer and inflammation. He acquired an overall H-index of 40 with his high number of research publications (120) in ISI-cited journals. Dr. Syam, the author of one book, also holds two patents. He was also one of the two selected participants from Asia who received a fellowship to attend the FEBS Advanced Lecture Course on Translational Cancer Research at Portugal organized by the Federation of European Biochemical Society, UK, and was a member of the European Association of Cancer Research (EACR) and is an active member of Malaysian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (MBMBS). He has organized several workshops and seminars and has attracted over US$ 250 000 as research funding so far, which includes the prestigious High Impact Research grant from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, and the Ministry of Education funding, Saudi Arabia. Recently he has been positioned among the Top 2% of scientists of the world for the consecutive two years (2020 & 2021) by a research study conducted by Stanford University. He also plays his role as a member of several international scientific organizations, editorial board, and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals. Recently, he has been appointed as an International Grant reviewer for the South African Medical Research Council. As a conscientious and potentially valuable scientist, he has been acknowledged and recognized by the Governments of various countries, including Iran and Malaysia. 


    Shima Abdollahi, PhD, is currently assistant professor in North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnurd, Iran. She earned her BS, MS and PhD degrees in nutrition sciences from Tabriz, Tehran, and Shahid Sadoughi universities of medical sciences, respectively. She received a research grant from Iran national science foundation (INSF) for her doctoral thesis on the effect of resveratrol supplementation in patients with diabetes. Shima has experience in gene expression studies, as well as systematic review and meta-analysis studies.


    Yashwant Pathak, PhD, is currently the associate dean for faculty affairs at College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Pathak earned his MS and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical technology from Nagpur University, Nagpur, India, and EMBA and MS degrees in conflict management from Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky. With extensive experience in academia and industry, Pathak has over 150 publications, research papers, abstracts, book chapters, and reviews to his credit. He has presented over 180 presentations, posters, and lectures worldwide in the field of pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, and other related topics. He has received several national and international awards including Fulbright Senior Scholar fellowship for Indonesia, Endeavour executive fellowship from Australian Government, CNPQ research award from Brazil Government and also was recognized by USF as outstanding faculty award and global engagement achievement award.