Special Issue "Nutritional Epidemiology"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2010)
Prof. Dr. Vicki Flood (Website)
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
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
The associations between diet and health are complex, and requires the application of rigorous methods and analysis to describe the nature and extent of the association. The field of nutrition epidemiology has advanced significantly since the initial ecological studies of Ancel Keys and colleagues of dietary determinants of fat and heart disease. Today, researchers are interested in a range of issues including the identification of food / nutrient and disease association in various population groups, development and evaluation of appropriate interventions, the prioritising of services and resources and the potential impact of different dietary patterns on the environment.
The purpose of this special issue is to demonstrate the wide-reaching applications of nutrition epidemiological in the field of public health.
Prof. Dr. Vicki Flood
Prof. Dr. Karen Charlton
- nutrition assessment of populations
- methodological issues
- cohort, case-control and intervention studies
- use of data to develop policy and practice