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Special Issue "Gut Microbiome and Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Christine Edwards

Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Phone: 44 141 2010709
Guest Editor
Dr. Ada Garcia

Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Interests: the effect of dietary constituents such as fibre and antioxidants (polyphenols); metabolic responses including glucose, lipid metabolism, and gastrointestinal and adipokine secretion in healthy individuals and in individuals with the metabolic syndrome or with metabolic-related increased oxidative stress
Guest Editor
Dr. Alison Parrett

Affiliation: Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The gut microbiome has been implicated in the pathology of several diseases, from in utero to senescence. During childhood, alterations in gut microbiome diversity have been found in diseases, such as asthma, allergy, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity. In poverty associated undernutrition, environmental enteric dysfunction is associated with abnormal gut function and alterations in the gut microbiome and inflammation are proposed as underpinning mechanisms. In adulthood, the microbiome has been associated with the causes and prevention of many chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity and cancer, as well as decline in cognitive function and other brain disorders. 

This Special Issue seeks papers on the gut microbiome, including those on the impact of diet and environmental conditions related to public health at all stages of the life cycle. Epidemiological and mechanistic studies will be considered. High-quality narrative and systematic reviews will be also considered.

Prof. Christine Edwards
Dr. Ada Garcia
Dr. Alison Parrett
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Gut microbiome
  • Gut colonisation
  • Diet
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Chronic disease
  • Lifecycle
  • Brain function
  • Ageing
  • Feeding studies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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