Special Issue "Effect of Diet on Vitamin D Metabolism: Implications in Health and Disease II"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 67

Special Issue Editors

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Interests: dietary molecules and pollutants impacting human; health; metabolism and bioactivation of drugs
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School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA
Interests: vitamin d; diabetes; obesity; microbiome; colon cancer; resistant starch
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Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Interests: Vitamin D; Kidney Stone Diseases; Ion Transporters
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Vitamin D is a lipid-soluble pre-hormone with a classic role in maintaining bone health. Recent interest in vitamin D is mostly focused on its benefits beyond its impact on bone, as suboptimal levels of vitamin D are linked to increased incidences of chronic diseases, including inflammatory bowel diseases, multiple forms of cancer, immune health, etc. Hence, optimal vitamin D levels could be beneficial for metabolic health. With the emerging evidence on the roles of vitamin D, strategies to optimize vitamin D homeostasis are highly desirable. This Special Issue aims to solicit original research papers, review articles, and meta-analyses that focus on topics that cover dietary strategies targeted toward vitamin D metabolism and their implications for health and chronic disease prevention (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, chronic inflammatory diseases), in both preclinical and clinical phases. These dietary strategies may include but are not limited to:

  • Dietary patterns and whole foods approach.
  • Specific dietary components, nutrients, or phytochemicals.
  • Prebiotic, probiotic, postbiotic, and synbiotic approaches.

We hope that the information generated from this Special Issue will identify dietary strategies for the optimization of vitamin D status, which may serve as approaches to prevent and attenuate disease progression, and to elucidate the regulatory role of vitamin D in health and disease.

Dr. Grover Paul Miller
Dr. Gar Yee Koh
Dr. Carmen Reynolds
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metabolites is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • vitamin D
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D
  • 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D
  • calcitriol diet
  • calcium
  • chronic disease
  • inflammation
  • prebiotic

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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