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Special Issue "Nutrigenomics of Risk Factors for Disease 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Pathology, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 November 2019.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Marica Bakovic
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Guest Editor
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, ANNU Bldg Rm 346, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1 Canada
Tel. 15198244120 Ex 53764
Interests: genomics of lipid disorders; micronutrients; diabetes; metabolic syndrome
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the continuation of our 2016 Special Issue, “Nutrigenomics of Risk Factors for Disease” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/nutrigenomics).

Over the past two decades, the focus of nutrition has shifted from traditional epidemiological approaches of investigating the effects of diet on general population health towards a better understanding of the main processes through which dietary components regulate biological functions. The completion of the human genome project revealed significant individual and population differences in response to diets that now need to be seriously considered when new nutritional strategies are to be developed.

The new era of nutrition (nutragenomics) became of particular importance when applied to the increased global epidemics of predominantly diet related diseases. Using tools of nutragenomics we begin to appreciate better the dualistic role of diet, not only in the propagation but also in the prevention of debilitating diseases of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as the most influential factor in the epigenetic adaptations during fetal development and ageing.

Another important aspect of modern nutrition is to develop personalized diets and this great concept has yet to be fully developed. We need to learn more how to optimally combine traditional and bioinformatics’ information in our search for alternative approaches, with the processes of identification of responders and no responders as the primary goal in the applied nutragenomics.


This Special Issue, will focus on the nutragenomic role of diet in development and prevention of chronic diseases.


Prof. Marica Bakovic
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nutragenomics
  • epigenetics
  • metabolic phenotyping
  • preventive health
  • dietary interventions

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