Special Issue "The Impact of Altered Timing of Eating, Sleep and Work Patterns on Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
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
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Interests: inflammation, obesity, bioactive nutrients, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome
Some 20% of the population is required to work outside the regular 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. working day, and this number is likely to increase as economic demands push work hours into the night for many companies.
These irregular schedules mean workers often have to sleep during the day and be awake at night. This causes a misalignment between normal day-light entrained internal physiological processes, such as metabolism and digestion, and the external environment. As direct a consequence, night workers have poorer health than day workers, even after controlling for lifestyle and socioeconomic status.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the interrelationships between timing of food intake and diet quality with sleep and work patterns in humans with an emphasis on randomized controlled trials or meta-analyses of data from published studies.
Dr. Alison M. Coates
Dr. Siobhan Banks
Dr. Jill Dorrian
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- Shiftwork and dietary patterns
- Altered nutrient metabolism and circadian rhythms
- Diet quality, sleep and work
- Sleep and dietary factors
- Meal timing and health