Special Issue "Dietary Minerals"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ian J. Griffin
UC Davis Children's Hospital, 2516 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Website: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/search/faculty/biodetail.asp?bioid=1385&searchtype=3&fromsearchlist=yes
E-Mail: ijgriffin@ucdavis.edu
Interests: Mineral metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For decades mineral nutrients have been known to be vital for human health, and their deficiency has been known to be a serious global public health concern. In recent years we have learnt much about the mechanistic roles that minerals play in cell biology, mineral-nutrient interactions, and mineral-gene interactions; and minerals have been shown to be important in an ever-increasing range of biological processes.
Parallel to this increased understanding of basic biological processes, there has been an explosion in ideas to tackle population-wide mineral deficiencies. Some of these ideas depend on cutting edge basic science (such as the generation of transgenic food sources and biofortification), others rely on changes in public policy, education and social marketing.
In this Special Issue we wish to address the entire range of advances in mineral research that will help to understand and mitigate the burden of mineral deficiencies in developed and developing world populations.

These may including the roles of

  • bench research
  • population-based surveys of mineral status
  • assessment of mineral status in high-risk population
  • nutritional interventions programs
  • behavioral modifications and social marketing

Dr. Ian J. Griffin
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Micromineral
  • Macrominerals
  • Trace minerals
  • Global health
  • Biofortification
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Nutrient intake
  • Food supplementation

Published Papers (5 papers)

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Nutrients 2013, 5(6), 1840-1855; doi:10.3390/nu5061840
Received: 5 March 2013; in revised form: 8 May 2013 / Accepted: 13 May 2013 / Published: 28 May 2013
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Nutrients 2013, 5(1), 111-148; doi:10.3390/nu5010111
Received: 15 October 2012; in revised form: 21 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 December 2012 / Published: 10 January 2013
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Nutrients 2012, 4(11), 1610-1621; doi:10.3390/nu4111610
Received: 17 August 2012; in revised form: 26 October 2012 / Accepted: 30 October 2012 / Published: 6 November 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(8), 1120-1136; doi:10.3390/nu4081120
Received: 21 June 2012; in revised form: 12 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 21 August 2012
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Nutrients 2012, 4(6), 436-448; doi:10.3390/nu4060436
Received: 29 April 2012; in revised form: 22 May 2012 / Accepted: 24 May 2012 / Published: 31 May 2012
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