Special Issue "Nutrition and CVD"


A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ronald P. Mensink
Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre+, Maastricht, The Netherlands
E-Mail: R.Mensink@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Guest Editor
Dr. Alison M. Coates
Nutritional Physiology Research Centre, Sansom Institute for Health Research, University of South Australia, GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, South Australia 5001, Australia
Website: http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/staff/Homepage.asp?Name=alison.coates
E-Mail: alison.coates@unisa.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 830 22313
Fax: +61 8 830 22178
Interests: inflammation, obesity, bioactive nutrients, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The incidence of diet-related diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD), is still increasing. CVD is often linked to metabolic syndrome, which refers to a cluster of metabolic disturbances related to an abnormal lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, obesity and a pro-inflammatory state of the body. Many of the earlier human dietary studies have focused on the effects of macronutrients on single CVD risk markers. These studies have provided valuable information and have contributed to current dietary guidelines. In recent years, however, there has been increasing interest in the effects of a wide variety of bioactive ingredients on established and emerging CVD risk markers. Although a strict definition of bioactive ingredients does not exist, the compounds can be considered as foods substances that positively influence functional, physiological or cellular activities.

The focus of this Supplement is on how bioactive ingredients—or specific foods or dietary patterns—may affect CVD risk in humans, and the underlying mechanisms to explain these effects. Increasing our knowledge in this area will be helpful for the development of evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of CVD.

Prof. Dr. Ronald P. Mensink
Dr. Alison M. Coates
Guest Editors


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  • nutrition
  • bioactive ingredients
  • dietary patterns
  • human studies
  • metabolism
  • metabolic syndrome
  • cardiovascular risk

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p. 1037-1051
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Nutrients 2015, 7(2), 1037-1051; doi:10.3390/nu7021037
Received: 10 December 2014 / Revised: 19 January 2015 / Accepted: 21 January 2015 / Published: 4 February 2015
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p. 659-681
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Nutrients 2015, 7(1), 659-681; doi:10.3390/nu7010659
Received: 5 December 2014 / Revised: 15 December 2014 / Accepted: 4 January 2015 / Published: 20 January 2015
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Nutrients 2014, 6(10), 4373-4388; doi:10.3390/nu6104373
Received: 30 July 2014 / Revised: 28 August 2014 / Accepted: 24 September 2014 / Published: 16 October 2014
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Nutrients 2014, 6(9), 3474-3500; doi:10.3390/nu6093474
Received: 1 May 2014 / Revised: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 August 2014 / Published: 4 September 2014
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