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Ms. Xiaocen Zhang

Senior Assistant Editor
MDPI Haidian Office, Aerospace Cooperation Building, 8th Floor, No.99 Zhongguancun East Road, Beijing 100190, China
Tel. +86 10 6280 0830


Prof. Dr. Peter Howe

Joint Editor-in-Chief
Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: role of diet and exercise in health optimisation - impact on cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors and elucidation of underlying mechanisms; development of an integrated approach (diet, lifestyle and drugs) to risk management; food sources and intake recommendations for omega-3 and other bioactive nutrients
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Buckley

Joint Editor-in-Chief
Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 5001
Interests: Effects of diet and physical activity on cardiometabolic health, physical function and human performance in populations ranging from patients with chronic disease to elite athletes
Prof. Dr. Lynda M. Williams

Associate Editor
Metabolic Health Group, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen, Greenburn Road, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, UK
Interests: inflammation and obesity; role of dietary anti-inflammatories in improving metabolic health
Dr. Cindy D. Davis

Associate Editor
Director of Grants and Extramural Activities, Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 3B01, MSC 7517, Bethesda, MD 20892-7517, USA
Interests: diet and cancer prevention; selenium; vitamin D
Prof. Dr. Antonio Ferrante

Associate Editor
Department of Immunology, SA Pathology, Womens and Children’s Hospital Campus, Children’s Research Centre, University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
Interests: cellular immunology, cytokines and inflammation; intracellular signalling and leukocyte function; immunomodulation by fatty acids, their metabolites and other bioactive nutrients
Prof. Dr. Trevor Mori

Associate Editor
School of Medicine and Pharmacology Royal Perth Hospital Unit, The University of Western Australia (M570), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Interests: nutrition; hypertension; atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Prof. Dr. Susan J. Whiting

Associate Editor
College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan, 110 Science Place, Saskatoon SK, S7N 5C9 Canada
Interests: nutrient requirements for bone health; dietary assessment and population health

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Colin Binns

Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Public Health, Curtin University, PO Box U1987 Perth WA 6845, Australia
Interests: public health nutrition; development of Dietary Guidelines; breastfeeding policy
Contribution: Special Issue: Paediatric Nutrition
Special Issue: Nutrients in Infancy
In other journals:
Special Issue: Breastfeeding and Infant Health
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
Interests: dietary antioxidants; chronic disease prevention
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Antioxidants
In other journals:
Special Issue: Interactions between Dietary Flavonoids and Gut Microbiota: Functional Outcomes
Prof. Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller

School of Molecular Bioscience, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Interests: all aspects of carbohydrates, including diet and diabetes; the glycemic index and insulin resistance
Contribution: Special Issue: Carbohydrates
Prof. Dr. David Cameron-Smith

Chair in Nutrition, Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: the interplay between nutrition, genes and signalling pathways, particularly those related to muscle adaptation and responses to physical activity
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrient: Gene Interactions
Dr. Anitra C. Carr

Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch Street: 2 Riccarton Ave, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Interests: vitamin C bioavailability and health effects; role of vitamin C in mood and quality of life; role of vitamin C in cancer and infection; human intervention studies; vitamin C recommended dietary intakes
Contribution: Special Issue: Vitamin C and Human Health
Prof. Dr. Margarida Castell

Dept. Fisiologia Facultat de Farmácia, Institut de Recerca en Nutrició i Seguretat Alimentària (INSA-UB), Universitat de Barcelona, Av. Joan XXIII s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: flavonoids; antioxidants; allergy; inflammation; immunomodulation; methylxanthines; sport
Contribution: Special Issue: Chocolate and Cocoa in Human Health
Special Issue: Flavonoids, Inflammation and Immune System
Prof. Dr. Carlo Catassi

Head, Department of Pediatrics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy; President, Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP)
Interests: celiac disease; gluten-related disorders; gluten sensitivity; pediatric gastroenterology; pediatric nutrition
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and Celiac Disease
Special Issue: Gluten Related Disorders: People Shall not Live on Bread Alone
Special Issue: From Ptolemaus to Copernicus: The Evolving System of Gluten-Related Disorders
Dr. Karen Charlton

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; chronic disease; nutrition, health and ageing; food and nutrition monitoring; food security; salt reduction; micronutrient status of populations; dietary methodology
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutritional Epidemiology
Special Issue: Fortification to Combat Micronutrient Deficiencies
Dr. Oliver Chen

Associate Professor, Antioxidants Research Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 711 Washington St., Boston, MA 02111, USA
Interests: antioxidants; oxidative stress; polyphenols; flavonoids; glucoregulation; inflammation; tree nuts; berries; whole grains
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Interactions between Dietary Flavonoids and Gut Microbiota: Functional Outcomes
Dr. Alison M. Coates

Associate Professor, Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
Interests: inflammation, obesity, bioactive nutrients, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and CVD
Special Issue: Nutrition in Medicine
Special Issue: The Impact of Altered Timing of Eating, Sleep and Work Patterns on Human Health
Prof. Dr. Winston Craig

Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Marsh Hall 301C, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104-0210, USA
Interests: herbal therapies; health-promoting phytochemicals; cardiovascular disease; vegetarian diet
Contribution: Special Issue: Vegetarian Nutrition
Special Issue: Polyphenols and Human Health
Prof. Dr. Michael Felix Fenech

CSIRO, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, PO Box 10041, Adelaide BC, SA, 5000, Australia
Interests: DNA damage and telomere integrity diagnostics; nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics; genetic toxicology of environmental, life-style, malnutrition and psychological stress factors; the role of DNA damage and telomere malfunction in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer
Prof. Lynnette Ferguson

Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Interests: nutrigenetics; nutrigenomics; nutrigenomics technologies; genetic toxicology; DNA damage and repair; environmental mutagenesis; environmental carcinogenesis; mechanisms of anticancer drug action; gene-diet interactions—particularly in prostate and colorectal cancer; inflammatory bowel disease and other inflammation-related disorders
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutritional Epigenetics
Special Issue: Polyphenols for Cancer Treatment or Prevention
Special Issue: Nutrition and Diet in IBD
In other journals:
Special Issue: Gene-Diet Interactions in Chronic Diseases
Prof. Dr. Vicki Flood

Allied Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Western Sydney Local Health District, Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia
Interests: nutritional epidemiology, nutrition and eye disease, chronic disease prevention, nutrition across the lifespan, nutrition and cognition, folate, B12, food security, food environments
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutritional Epidemiology
In other journals:
Special Issue: Advances in Nutritional Epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Mark D. Haub

Physical Activity and Nutrition Clinical Research Concsortium, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health, 212 Justin Hall, Kansas State University Manhattan, Kansas 66506, USA
Interests: evaluating lifestyle (diet and exercise) factors to increase insulin sensitivity using randomized clinical trials; Specific areas include: dietary fiber and resistant starch; protein amount and source; exercise physiology; and, diet supplements and ergogenic aids
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Fiber
Dr. Leanne Hodson

Associate Professor, Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford Churchill Hospital, Headington OX3 7LE, UK
Interests: lipids; fatty acids; lipoproteins; postprandial metabolism; human in vivo; liver; adipose tissue; biomarkers
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and Liver Disease
Prof. Dr. Bengt Jeppsson

Skåne University Hospital, Inga Marie Nilssons gata 47, (Entrance 42) 3rd floor, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden
Interests: gut inflammation; gut ecology; probiotics; nutrition and cancer
Contribution: Special Issue: Probiotics and Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61802, USA
Interests: microbial adhesion; host-pathogen interactions; infectious disease; apicomplexan parasites; nutriceuticals; receptor therapy; complex carbohydrate biochemistry; neoglycoconjugates; lipids (LPUFA)
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutriceuticals
Special Issue: Nutrition and Infectious Diseases
Dr. Kevin D. Laugero

Stress Biology and Nutrition Research Laboratory Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit, Western Human Nutrition Research Center, ARS/USDA Department of Nutrition, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: stress physiology; nutrition; neuroendocrinology; neurobiology; energy metabolism
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and Neuroscience
Dr. Heather J. Leidy

Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, 204 Gwynn Hall, Columbia, MO 6521, USA
Interests: hormonal control of appetite (with specific emphasis on ghrelin; PYY; GLP-1; CCK; leptin); diet and exercise interventions to prevent obesity; increased dietary protein; breakfast skipping; adolescents
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Protein and Human Health
Special Issue: Food and Appetite
In other journals:
Special Issue: Food and Appetite
Dr. Marc Lemay

165 Glendora Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA
Interests: nutrients related to healthy longevity e.g. resveratrol; choline; carnitine; vitamin D; phytonutrients; treatment of subclinical vitamin and mineral deficiencies; ginkgo; essential fatty acids; botanical anti-inflammatory agents; nutrigenomics; metabolomics; microbiomics
Contribution: Special Issue: Vitamin D
Prof. Dr. Kelly Meckling

Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada
Interests: vitamin D; omega-3 fatty acids; cancer; cell differentiation; breast cell maturation; polyphenolics; phytochemicals; chemotherapy; cell signalling
Contribution: Special Issue: Polyphenolics
Prof. Dr. Ronald P. Mensink

Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands
Interests: lipids; bioactive nutrients; cardiometabolic health; metabolic syndrome; dietary intervention studies
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and CVD
Special Issue: Eating Disorders, Diet-Related Diseases, and Metabolic Health
Dr. Barbara Meyer

School of Medicine, Metabolic Research Centre and Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Interests: role of nutrients (e.g. omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) in health and disease including clinical intervention trials
Contribution: Special Issue: DHA for Optimal Health
Prof. Dr. Caryl Nowson

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, Deakin University, Locked Bag 20000, Geelong Victoria 3220, Australia
Interests: dietary mineral and electrolytes; nutrition related to cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis; elderly nutrition
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Salt and Human Health
Special Issue: Salt and Health: A Public Health Issue
Dr. Justin O'Sullivan

Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Interests: spatial genome organization; the epigenome; gene looping; microbiome; fetal epigenetics, maternal influence
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutritional Epigenetics
Dr. Omorogieva Ojo

Faculty of Education and Health, University of Greenwich, Avery Hill Campus, Avery Hill Road, London. SE9 2UG, UK.
Interests: diabetes, structured education in diabetes for ethnic minorities, evaluation of the glycaemic index of some carbohydrate rich ethnic minority foods in the uk, clinical nutrition, enteral tube feeding in the community, multi-morbidity
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Health Care and Diabetes
Dr. Amanda Patterson

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia
Interests: iron deficiency; nutrition in well-being, mental health and cognition; nutritional epidemiology; women`s health; diet quality; role of breakfast
Contribution: Special Issue: Iron Deficiency: Development, Implications and Treatment
Special Issue: Anthropometry, Body Composition and Resting Energy Expenditure in Healthy Populations
Dr. Jonathan Peake

School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: inflammatory responses to exercise-induced muscle damage; relationship between inflammation and oxidative stress; signal transduction pathways in skeletal muscle
Contribution: Special Issue: Advances in Sports Nutrition
Dr. Kristina Pentieva

School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster at Coleraine, Northern Ireland, BT52 1SA, UK
Interests: B-vitamin requirements and recommendations for intake in humans; B-vitamins in health and disease; B-vitamins and epigenetics; food folate bioavailability; food folate analysis; food fortification; functional foods
Contribution: Special Issue: Feature Papers for Vitamins
Special Issue: Vitamin B12 and Human Health
Special Issue: B-Vitamins and One-Carbon Metabolism
Dr. Catherine Phillips

HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland and School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Ireland
Interests: dietary and lifestyle determinants of metabolically healthy obesity; nutrigenetics; metabolic syndrome; nutritional and genetic epidemiology in the context of maternal; childhood, adult and intergenerational obesity; metabolic health and disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Special Issue: Metabolically Healthy Obesity
Dr. Peter Pribis

College of Education, University of New Mexico, 157 Hokona Hall MSC05, 3040, Albuquerque, NM 87131-1251, USA
Interests: omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and cognition; vegetarian nutrition; lifestyles medicine; prevention and intervention of obesity; lifestyle treatment of type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer
Dr. Kelly Pritchett

Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences, Central Washington University, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926, USA
Interests: sports nutrition; post exercise nutrition and recovery; carbohydrates and exercise; female athlete triad; energy availability; vitamin D and athletic performance
Contribution: Special Issue: Sport and Performance Nutrition
Special Issue: Nutrition, Health and Athletic Performance
Dr. Timothy Regnault

Associate Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Physiology and Pharmacology, Children's Health Research Institute, Western University, London, ON, N6A 5C, Canada
Interests: fetal programming; placenta; DOHaD; fetus; IUGR; adverse in utero environments
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition in Pregnancy
Prof. Samir Samman

Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Interests: nutritional science; vitamins; minerals; zinc; biomarkers; chronic disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Zinc in Health and Disease
In other journals:
Special Issue: The Close Relationship: Health and Nutrition
Prof. Dr. Andrew Scholey

Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University Victoria 3122, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: neurocognitive and mood effects of nutrition and nutraceuticals; cognition enhancing and anti-stress effects of natural medicines; blood glucose and cognitive function; neurocognitive effects of recreational drug use; use of novel platforms (internet, PDAs, mobile phone) for assessing mood state and cognitive performance
Contribution: Special Issue: Cognitive Benefits of Nutrients
Special Issue: Nutrition in Cognitive Function
Prof. Dr. Igor Sergeev

Health and Nutritional Sciences, Box 2203, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: vitamin D; calcium; bioactive food components; nutrient regulation of apoptosis; vitamin D, calcium, and bioactives in the prevention of obesity and cancer; vitamin D and cell calcium
Contribution: Special Issue: Vitamin D: Current Issues and New Perspectives
Dr. John Sievenpiper

Associate Professor, Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Queen Street East, Toronto, ON, M5C 2T2, Canada.
Interests: systematic reviews; meta-analyses; randomized controlled trials; clinical nutrition; clinical practice guidelines; sugars; carbohydrates; dietary fibre; Glycemic Index; legumes; nuts; dietary patterns; portfolio Diet; dyslipidemia; diabetes; metabolic syndrome; overweight/obesity; cardiometabolic risk; cardiovascular disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Sugar and Obesity
Dr. Sheila Skeaff

Associate Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 9054
Interests: nutritional assessment; nutrient deficiency; minerals and trace elements; salt; lifecycle nutrition; food literacy
Contribution: Special Issue: Iodine Supplementation
Special Issue: Selected Papers from 2015 Joint Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and Nutrition Society of Australia
Prof. Dr. Won O. Song

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition Director, Food and Nutrient Database Research Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: food consumption behaviors in relation to chronic diseases; dietary patterns and health risks at the national and international settings; biomarkers and predictors for nutritional status in large populations with emphasis on the subgroups at risk; national nutrition surveys and its application in research; nutrition education – theories and application of technology
Dr. Simon Spedding

Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA), Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 5001
Interests: applied epidemiology;clinical medicine focusing on nutrition exercise and sport; complementary medicine focusing on vitamin D
Contribution: Special Issue: Vitamin D and Human Health
Special Issue: Vitamin D and Psychological Health—The Sunshine Vitamin and Wellbeing
Prof. Dr. James H. Swain

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, 10900 Euclid Avenue, SOM WG-48, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Interests: the role of dietary iron and iron status on intestinal tumorigenesis; using immunohistochemistry; proteomics and gene expression analysis; iron bioavailability and food fortification using different forms of dietary iron
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Iron
Prof. Dr. Gloria Lena Vega

Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9052, USA
Interests: lipid and lipoprotein metabolism in atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, obesity
Contribution: Special Issue: Dyslipidemia and Obesity
Special Issue: Lipoprotein Metabolism and Atherosclerosis
Dr. Silke Vogel

Office of Clinical Sciences, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857, Singapore
Interests: vitamin A; retinoids; adipose tissue; adipogenesis; adipocyte differentiation; cellular retinoid binding proteins; lactation; vitamin A metabolism; obesity; insulin resistance; fatty acids
Contribution: Special Issue: Docosahexaenoic Acid and Human Health
Dr. Lisa Wood

Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Insititute Building, Level 2 West Wing, Kookaburra Crt, New Lambton Heights, NSW, Australia, 2305
Interests: nutrition, inflammation, immunity, antioxidants, fatty acids, obesity, respiratory disease, asthma, COPD
Contribution: Special Issue: Nutrition and Respiratory Disease
Dr. Maija H. Zile

Professor Emeritus, 208 G.M.Trout Bldg, Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: function and metabolism of vitamin A / retinoic acid at cellular and molecular levels; function during embryonic development, particularly cardiovascular development; vitamin A and enviornmental pollutants
Contribution: Special Issue: Vitamin A Update
Prof. Dr. Karen Simmer

Centre for Neonatal Research and Education, School of Paediatrics and Child health, M550, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling highway, Perth, 6009, Australia
Interests: infant nutrition; preterm infants; human milk and lactation; longchain polyunsaturated fatty acids
Contribution: Special Issue: Parenteral Nutrition
Dr. Zumin Shi

Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Level 7, SAHMRI, North Terrace, SA 5000, Australia
Interests: dietary pattern, micronutrients, epidemiology, anemia, obesity, diabetes, biostatistics and cardiovascular disease
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Pattern and Health
Dr. Tracy Burrows

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 2308, Australia
Interests: nutrition; obesity; paediatrics; diet assessment; validation; systematic review; food addiction
Contribution: Special Issue: Food Addiction
Dr. Barbara A. Fielding

Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: Adipose tissue; fatty acids; stable isotope tracers; obesity; type 2 diabetes; body fat distribution; menopause; VLDL metabolism; cardiovascular disease; bone metabolism
Contribution: Special Issue: Fatty Acids in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg

Institut für Experimentelle Endokrinologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CVK, Südring 10, D-13353 Berlin, Germany
Interests: minerals and trace elements; selenoproteins; hormones; endocrine feedback; thyroid gland; sexual dimorphisms; biomarkers; diabetes mellitus; inflammation; autoimmunity
Contribution: Special Issue: Dietary Selenium and Human Health
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