Special Issue "Food, Nutrition and Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: health effects of foods; nutrition; food induced gut function; interaction between physiological and psychological responses
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Special Issue in Nutrients: Diet as Means for studying gut-related Inflammation
Interests: the quality of dietary proteins; food matrix–human physiology interactions; in vitro digestion models; metabolomics in food and nutrition
Substances and molecular derivatives travelling along the digestive tract within the food matrix may have long-term effects on human health. These effects can be related to, for instance, the bioavailability of essential nutrients and bioactive compounds, intestinal cell function and metabolism, and the composition and dynamics of human gut and oral microbiota. The interactions between the diet and metabolic events (both human and microbial) can be monitored via marker molecules present in human secretions, biofluids, and tissues. However, sampling of blood, muscle or adipose tissue, or intestinal content, for example, can be highly invasive and demanding, especially for subjects from special groups, such as children and the elderly. Thus, non-invasive sampling and imaging procedures have been developed to reduce the unnecessary inconvenience to study participants and researchers, and to improve overall research ethics. In addition, sophisticated in vitro and in silico models may also be valuable tools in order to minimize the discomfort caused to laboratory animals and human subjects in the field of food and nutrition science.
Thus, the focus of this Special Issue is on: 1) the food-borne exposure of the dynamic human digestive system to pollutants and natural or synthetic anti-nutritional factors; and 2) non-invasive sampling methods and imaging tools applied in research on clinical nutrition and human microbiota. We welcome original research articles, short communications, and reviews/mini-reviews related, but not limited, to:
- changes in food digestion kinetics and/or microbiota dynamics and metabolism after food-borne exposures;
- stabile isotope tracers in clinical nutrition;
- optical imaging tools in food and nutrition science;
- dietary and health biomarkers in urine, saliva, and sweat;
- in vitro digestion models in dietary exposure research; and
- in silico models for nutritional research.
Dr. Anna Kårlund
Prof. Marjukka Kolehmainen
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- clinical nutrition
- microbiota dynamics
- food-borne exposures
- digestion kinetics
- non-invasive techniques
- optical imaging