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We invite academics (faculty and students), government researchers and law makers as well as industry professionals interested in presenting their research findings and commercial developments in functional foods, nutraceuticals, natural health products, and dietary supplements or related topics, to participate in the ISNFF 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition. The topics of interest include, but not limited to, the following. Selected contributions from oral and poster presentations will be considered for publication in the Journal of Functional Foods (the official journal of ISNFF), published by Elsevier.

  • Anti-aging and anti-stress bioactives
  • Antioxidant polyphenols, carotenoids and xanthophyls
  • Asian functional foods and traditional medicine
  • Bioactive compounds and health
  • Cereal grains, legumes and oilseeds
  • Clinical trials for functional foods and nutraceuticals
  • Codex, regulatory issues and health claims for functional food ingredients, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements
  • Cognitive function
  • Commercialization of functional foods
  • Complementary and traditional medicine
  • Cosmoceuticals and skin health
  • Dairy-derived functional foods
  • Delivery systems and absorption and bioavailability of functional food ingredients
  • Fermented foods , functionality and health
  • Fruits and vegetables as sources of bioactives and their functionality
  • Functional beverages human health
  • Functional carbohydrates
  • Functional lipids
  • Fusion of medical science and functional foods
  • Ginseng
  • Globalization and marketing Government stategies for the management of functional foods and safety
  • Gut heath and microbiota
  • Herbal medicines
  • Manufacturing of functional food ingredients, nutraceuticals and natural health products
  • Marine derived foods ,seaweed products and by-products
  • Metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes
  • Nutrient based functional foods and nutrigenomics
  • Plant derived foods
  • Pre-, pro-, and synbiotics
  • Protein functionality, proteomics and biopeptides
  • Nutraceuticals and functional foods in disease risk reduction
  • Nutraceuticals in metabolic syndrome, obesity & weight control
  • Regulatory and legal issues for nutraceuticals, functional food ingredients and dietary supplements
  • Other suggested topics and voluntary papers