Blanca Hernández-Ledesma

Spanish National Research Council Spain

Dr. Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma is currently working as a Postdoctoral researcher under the Ramón & Cajal Programme at the Institute of Food Science Research (CSIC-UAM) in Spain. Dra. Blanca Hernández Ledesma is Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM) in Spain. She obtained her PhD in Pharmacy in 2002. Her professional career has been focused on the identification and characterization of bioactive peptides derived from food sources. Currently, she is focused on the value of alternative proteins (plants, insects, and microalgae) as source of multifunctional and bioavailable peptides. She has participated in 34 research projects and 4 contracts with the food industry. She is author of 91 articles published in SCI journals, with an H index of 41. Also, she is co-inventor of three patents, and author of 37 book chapters and 8 divulgation articles. Her results have been presented in 90 international and national conferences. She has been member of the editorial board of several books and journals.

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"Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and Disease" highlights recent developments on bioactive food peptides for the promotion of human health and the prevention/management of chronic diseases. The book provides a comprehensive revision of bioactive peptides obtained from both animal and plant food sources. Aspects related to their bioactivity, mechanism of action, and bioavailability are extensively described along the different chapters. Also, the chapters describe the impact of bioactive peptides on the physiological absorption, regulation and disease prevention. The book also covers the recent technological advances for the production of food peptides. Bioactive Food Peptides in Health and Disease provides updated and interesting information, being a good reference book for nutritional and food scientists, biochemists, industry producers, and consumers.

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