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Special Issue "DASH Diet and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2019.
Dr. May A. Beydoun Website E-Mail
Behavioral Epidemiology Section, Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, NIA/NIH/IRP
Interests: Dietary patterns; dietary behavior; nutritional biomarkers; health disparities; cognitive aging; obesity; metabolic syndrome; depression; inflammation; longitudinal studies
The National Institutes of Health-developed DASH—Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet—is considered one of the best healthful eating plans. Findings from several research studies have provided evidence that this low-sodium diet has the potential to lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
Therefore, this Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “DASH Diet and Human Health”, has been developed to compile contemporary research on this important topic. We invite you and your collaborators to consider submission of your original research, protocol development and methodological studies, narrative or systematic reviews and meta-analyses. To better understand these complex relationships, we welcome all types of study designs in various populations, including large observational epidemiological studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, clinical and field trials, and qualitative investigations.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the associations of the DASH diet with weight loss, metabolic disturbances and type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, longevity, age-associated health outcomes, and epigenetic age acceleration.
Prof. Marie Kuczmarski
Dr. May A. Beydoun
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. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- DASH diet
- adolescence, adulthood
- obesity, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease
- diet quality
- gene expression
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
- Name: Dr. Deidra Crews
Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Potential Topic: DASH Diet Accordant Foods in the Homes of Urban African Americans at Risk for Chronic Kidney Disease
- Name: Dr. Carol Boushey
Affiliation: Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Potential Topics: 1) The influence of DASH, and other diet quality indexes such as alternative Mediterranean diet, the Healthy Eating Index-2015, and the Alternative Healthy Eating Index-2010) and health outcomes as part of the Dietary Patterns Methods Project.
2) Findings of a randomized pilot study to reduce DXA assessed visceral adiposity for which DASH was used as the active comparator in an intervention.
- Name: Prof. Katherine Tucker
Affliation: Center for Population Health, University of Massachusetts
Potential Topic: DASH diet and bone health in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study