Special Issue "Advances in Nutritional Epidemiology"
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: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: epidemiology, eye disease, Mediterranean Diet, dietary assessment method, public health nutrition, carotenoids, vitamin B12, neurological diseases (e.g. MND)
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Nutritional epidemiology has developed in recent years to provide insights into the association between food and nutrition and health outcomes. Research in this area has been underpinned by large cohort studies, which have provided longitudinal data about important nutrition factors associated with diseases, ranging from topics related to single nutrients, such as lutein and macular degeneration, to dietary patterns, such as Mediterranean style diets and cognitive function. This observational research is then used as the basis to develop more robust evidence from intervention trials. However, a continual challenge in nutritional epidemiology is developing evidence based on well validated dietary assessment methods and appropriate nutrition biomarkers, which are acceptable to a range of population groups for large cohort studies. Increasingly, there are challenges around collecting high quality data, while simultaneously recruiting a sufficient proportion of the study population to ensure representation and maintain a high response rate. There is also a growing interest to investigate dietary patterns of food intake, rather than single nutrients. Concurrently, there are opportunities to link large datasets, which opens up other variables and health outcomes to investigate, such as links with visits to General Practitioners and hospitalisations. New advances in Nutritional Epidemiology are on the brink of taking advantage of health technology to support efficient dietary assessment methods and biomarkers, along with optimising links to large datasets. This direction will open up the field of Nutritional Epidemiology further, and we expect to see an increasing body of evidence supporting nutrition research into the future.
I invite colleagues to submit their latest research to this Special issue of “Advances in Nutritional Epidemiology”.
Professor Victoria Flood
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nutrition biomarkers
- dietary patterns
- cohort studies
- dietary intake