Special Issue "Nutrition, Diets and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: nutritional physiology; public health nutrition; evidence-based medicine; chronobiology
Interests: nutrition throughout the life cycle with an emphasis on pregnant and breastfeeding women and children
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The cornerstones for good health are, primarily: Engaging in regular physical activity, not smoking and practicing a health-promoting eating pattern. Healthy nutrition and maintaining a normal body weight are very important for reducing the risk for cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus and certain cancers, in front those of the gut. On the other hand, several observational studies and meta-analyses have consistently shown that, for example, a high intake of red and processed meat can significantly increase the risk for these non-communicable diseases. In addition, not only too much, but also too little, e.g., an insufficient intake of certain food (groups), like vegetables and fruits, and essential nutrients, are well known to adversely impact our health. Therefore, humans should follow a balanced diet to ensure the adequate intake of health-promoting food components and, at the same time, avoid energy-dense and nutrient-poor foodstuff.
For this Special Issue on “Nutrition, Diets and Public Health,” we are interested in original research and all kinds of review articles studying or summarizing the effects and importance of nutrition on human health. The focus lies on human studies, with basic science investigations only welcomed if they are part of a human/clinical study. The topics we are interested are broad and include food, macronutrients or micronutrients and human health, the relationship between eating behaviors and chronic diseases, methods and efforts to improve healthy eating, nutritional assessments of food and nutrient intakes, human obesity, nutrition in the different stages of life, and, of course, highly up-to-date topics like salt, fructose or vitamin D and health.Assoc. Prof. Dr. med. Cem Ekmekcioglu
Assist. Prof. Mag. Dr. Petra Rust
Manuscript Submission Information
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- public health nutrition
- chronic diseases
- human studies
- nutritional assessment