Special Issue "Nutrition and Cardiovascular Diseases"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)
Prof. Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton
Department of Nutritional Sciences, 319 Chandlee Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 16802, USA
Phone: +814 863 2923
Fax: +814 863 6103
Interests: The effects of diet on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease
Historically, in the area of cardiovascular nutrition, research has focused on fats and major fatty acid classes. Current research has shown unique physiological effects of palmitoleic acid (as well as other de novo synthesized fatty acids) and stearidonic acid. Understanding the role of dietary fiber also has been a major focal point over the years. In recent years, there has been the emergence of research that has evaluated different types of dietary carbohydrate and protein. There is much ongoing research evaluating the type of dietary carbohydrate and specifically how fructose affects CVD risk versus other simple carbohydrates such as glucose. Moreover, there is great interest in better understanding how different dietary fibers affect risk of CVD. As a result of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Study, dietary recommendations have evolved in support of increasing plant protein intake, and substituting plant proteins for animal proteins. There is currently great interest in understanding the effects of animal proteins compared with plant proteins on CVD risk. The focus of this Supplement is on unique macronutrients, how they affect CVD risk, and the underlying mechanisms that explain their biological effects. Expanding our knowledge base in this area will be helpful for refining future dietary recommendations for health promotion.
Prof. Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton
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- palmitoleic acid
- stearidonic acid
- dietary fibers
- animal protein
- plant protein
Article: Grape Consumption Increases Anti-Inflammatory Markers and Upregulates Peripheral Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Absence of Dyslipidemias in Men with Metabolic Syndrome
Nutrients 2012, 4(12), 1945-1957; doi:10.3390/nu4121945
Received: 23 October 2012; in revised form: 7 November 2012 / Accepted: 30 November 2012 / Published: 6 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (287 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Monounsaturated Fatty Acids and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Synopsis of the Evidence Available from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
Nutrients 2012, 4(12), 1989-2007; doi:10.3390/nu4121989
Received: 11 September 2012; in revised form: 14 November 2012 / Accepted: 4 December 2012 / Published: 11 December 2012| Download PDF Full-text (508 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Review: Trust Your Gut: Galvanizing Nutritional Interest in Intestinal Cholesterol Metabolism for Protection Against Cardiovascular Diseases
Nutrients 2013, 5(1), 208-222; doi:10.3390/nu5010208
Received: 14 December 2012; in revised form: 9 January 2013 / Accepted: 11 January 2013 / Published: 16 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (229 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Abstract: Effects of Dietary Carbohydrate Replaced with Wild Rice (Zizania latifolia (Griseb) Turcz) on Insulin Resistance in Rats Fed with a High-Fat/Cholesterol Diet
Nutrients 2013, 5(2), 552-564; doi:10.3390/nu5020552
Received: 24 December 2012; in revised form: 25 January 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 15 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (491 KB)
Article: Naringin Improves Diet-Induced Cardiovascular Dysfunction and Obesity in High Carbohydrate, High Fat Diet-Fed Rats
Nutrients 2013, 5(3), 637-650; doi:10.3390/nu5030637
Received: 4 January 2013; in revised form: 16 February 2013 / Accepted: 21 February 2013 / Published: 27 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (4112 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Effect of Diets Differing in Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load on Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Review of Randomized Controlled-Feeding Trials
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1071-1080; doi:10.3390/nu5041071
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 12 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (494 KB) | Download XML Full-text |
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1081-1097; doi:10.3390/nu5041081
Received: 10 January 2013; in revised form: 10 February 2013 / Accepted: 13 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (508 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Functionality of Fatty Acid Chemoreception: A Potential Factor in the Development of Obesity?
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1287-1300; doi:10.3390/nu5041287
Received: 21 January 2013; in revised form: 26 February 2013 / Accepted: 4 April 2013 / Published: 17 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (632 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: At-Risk Serum Cholesterol Profile at Both Ends of the Nutrition Spectrum in West African Adults? The Benin Study
Nutrients 2013, 5(4), 1366-1383; doi:10.3390/nu5041366
Received: 24 December 2012; in revised form: 27 February 2013 / Accepted: 28 March 2013 / Published: 19 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (499 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 28 March 2013