Special Issue "The Close Relationship: Health and Nutrition"

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A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Samir Samman
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/ssamman.php
Interests: nutritional science; vitamins; minerals; zinc; biomarkers; chronic disease
Guest Editor
Prof. Ian Darnton-Hill AO
The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School, K25-Medical Foundation Building K25, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/idarntonhill.php#themes
Interests: public health nutrition; global health and nutrition policy; double burden of malnutrition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Health is inextricably linked to nutrition. An unbalanced diet, whether deficient in one or more nutrients or excessive intakes of macronutrients, contribute to many physical and mental disorders. Whether people are healthy or not, is determined by their lifestyles, genetic predisposition and the environment, especially their nutrition. Diet-related factors that affect the health of individuals include access to an adequate and safe food supply, consuming a balanced diet, keeping active, and drinking alcohol in moderation, and others more subtle in their effects. How we deal with stress also affects health. This special issue of Healthcare examines “the close relationship: health and nutrition” and aims to bring together recent findings in this field. Previously unpublished articles that describe research in diverse populations are invited and welcome.

Prof. Samir Samman
Prof. Ian Darnton-Hill AO
Guest Editors

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


Keywords

  • micronutrients
  • macronutrients
  • dietary patterns
  • food security
  • food safety

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p. 666-682
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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 666-682; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030666
Received: 16 March 2015 / Revised: 14 July 2015 / Accepted: 31 July 2015 / Published: 11 August 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 648-658; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030648
Received: 30 March 2015 / Revised: 7 July 2015 / Accepted: 23 July 2015 / Published: 30 July 2015
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p. 544-555
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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 544-555; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030544
Received: 31 December 2014 / Revised: 30 June 2015 / Accepted: 7 July 2015 / Published: 14 July 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 529-543; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030529
Received: 13 March 2015 / Revised: 24 June 2015 / Accepted: 29 June 2015 / Published: 9 July 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(3), 519-528; doi:10.3390/healthcare3030519
Received: 11 March 2015 / Revised: 2 May 2015 / Accepted: 29 June 2015 / Published: 7 July 2015
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p. 452-465
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 452-465; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020452
Received: 18 March 2015 / Revised: 11 June 2015 / Accepted: 12 June 2015 / Published: 19 June 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 429-451; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020429
Received: 9 March 2015 / Revised: 15 May 2015 / Accepted: 18 May 2015 / Published: 10 June 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 408-416; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020408
Received: 26 March 2015 / Revised: 1 May 2015 / Accepted: 14 May 2015 / Published: 4 June 2015
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p. 393-407
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 393-407; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020393
Received: 10 March 2015 / Revised: 16 May 2015 / Accepted: 22 May 2015 / Published: 1 June 2015
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p. 364-392
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 364-392; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020364
Received: 16 March 2015 / Revised: 19 May 2015 / Accepted: 22 May 2015 / Published: 29 May 2015
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p. 338-350
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 338-350; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020338
Received: 10 March 2015 / Accepted: 18 May 2015 / Published: 27 May 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 296-309; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020296
Received: 3 March 2015 / Revised: 20 April 2015 / Accepted: 14 May 2015 / Published: 21 May 2015
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p. 310-323
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 310-323; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020310
Received: 11 February 2015 / Revised: 8 April 2015 / Accepted: 14 May 2015 / Published: 21 May 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 233-251; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020233
Received: 1 December 2014 / Revised: 21 March 2015 / Accepted: 8 April 2015 / Published: 15 April 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 219-232; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020219
Received: 15 March 2015 / Revised: 2 April 2015 / Accepted: 8 April 2015 / Published: 14 April 2015
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p. 172-193
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Healthcare 2015, 3(2), 172-193; doi:10.3390/healthcare3020172
Received: 24 February 2015 / Revised: 17 March 2015 / Accepted: 22 March 2015 / Published: 30 March 2015
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p. 64-77
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Healthcare 2015, 3(1), 64-77; doi:10.3390/healthcare3010064
Received: 24 December 2014 / Accepted: 3 February 2015 / Published: 12 February 2015
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Healthcare 2015, 3(1), 3-19; doi:10.3390/healthcare3010003
Received: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 31 December 2014 / Published: 9 January 2015
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Healthcare 2014, 2(4), 505-515; doi:10.3390/healthcare2040505
Received: 12 August 2014 / Revised: 2 December 2014 / Accepted: 11 December 2014 / Published: 18 December 2014
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Healthcare 2014, 2(4), 468-491; doi:10.3390/healthcare2040468
Received: 28 July 2014 / Revised: 14 October 2014 / Accepted: 10 November 2014 / Published: 21 November 2014
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Healthcare 2014, 2(4), 429-444; doi:10.3390/healthcare2040429
Received: 17 May 2014 / Revised: 18 September 2014 / Accepted: 13 October 2014 / Published: 23 October 2014
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Healthcare 2014, 2(3), 282-298; doi:10.3390/healthcare2030282
Received: 5 February 2014 / Revised: 21 June 2014 / Accepted: 3 July 2014 / Published: 23 July 2014
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Healthcare 2014, 2(2), 207-219; doi:10.3390/healthcare2020207
Received: 12 February 2014 / Revised: 1 April 2014 / Accepted: 2 April 2014 / Published: 28 April 2014
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Title: How Research, International Law and Business Impact Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Child Survival and Lifetime Health
Authors: Veronika Scherbaum and Elizabeth Hormann
Affiliations: Universität Hohenheim 
Abstract: In an historical perspective reaching back into the last century, with particular focus on the last four decades, this article explores scientific developments on the role of nutrition in early childhood and lifetime health of children and their mothers and examines the many multi-sectoral programs developed to implement this knowledge, not only through nutritional and health promotion, but also by anchoring it in binding international agreements and legislation. In the 75 years since Dr. Cicely William’s famous address to the Singapore Rotary Club on the devastating effects on infant health and survival of promotion and widespread use of breast-milk substitutes, abundant research has underpinned these concerns, raised awareness among health professionals, families and legislators world-wide and given impetus to a broad array of resolutions, initiatives and legislation [International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes (1981), The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC 1989), The Innocenti Declaration on the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding and The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (1991), A World Fit for Children (2002), Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (2003), Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010) and the UN General Comment on Children’s Rights and Business (2013)]. There have been improvements over the last few decades, but still the problems of wasting, underweight, stunting and too high rates of infant and young child morbidity and mortality persist, especially, but not only, in developing countries.  Alongside of this, are the more recently recognized problems of obesity (which often also involves micronutrient deficiencies) and its long term consequences including, diabetes, cardiac problems, metabolic disorders and psycho-social stress. The UN Millennium Development Goals set for 2015 will certainly not all be met on time and it is increasingly clear that an additional component to ensure that implementing the “right to the highest achievable level of health” (2000) can only happen if health and nutrition promoting programs are complemented by strong, enforceable legislation and the recognition by business leaders that healthy children and mothers – as well as healthy populations in general – are also in their best interests. The Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010) is one instrument to help put into practice the growing awareness that child health, maternal health and nutritional status are closely linked and should be addressed together and protected by adequate legislation. The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals will be critically reviewed to assess their potential in strengthening the Right of Children to Health and Appropriate Nutrition.

Last update: 5 August 2015

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