Special Issue "Dietary Inflammatory Indices in Human Health and Disease"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: Developmental Origins of Health and Disease; Diet; Lifestyle; Biomarkers; Inflammation; Obesity; Metabolic Health
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Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is a pathological feature of several chronic conditions. Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammation is a potential mechanism linking diet with the risk of these non-communicable diseases. In recent years, dietary inflammatory indices (e.g. literature-derived dietary indices and empirically-derived dietary pattern scores linking foods and nutrients with inflammatory biomarkers) have been developed to characterise the inflammatory potential of an individual’s diet. Subsequently, a growing body of literature regarding the association between dietary inflammation and disease risk has emerged. Some data support the hypothesis that a more pro-inflammatory diet is associated with increased disease risk, but not all findings have been consistent and their examination from a life course or intergenerational perspective or as part of a healthy lifestyle has received little attention.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Inflammatory Indices in Human Health and Disease”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts either describing original research or reviewing the scientific literature. Manuscripts must have a clear focus on investigating the association between the inflammatory potential of habitual diet or dietary patterns (determined using the dietary inflammatory index or alternative measure of dietary inflammation) and the risk of chronic diseases including obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and bone, gastrointestinal, respiratory and mental health. Intervention, intergenerational and longitudinal observational studies are particularly welcome. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Developmental programming, intergenerational transmission and/or epigenetics
- Ageing and age-related diseases
- Dietary inflammation as part of a healthy lifestyle
- Cardiometabolic health and disease (obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and CVD)
- Mental health
- Respiratory health
- Bone health and osteoporosis
- Gastrointestinal health and/or gut microbiome
- Dietary interventions
Dr. Catherine M. Phillips
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dietary inflammation
- Dietary inflammatory index
- Life course
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Mental health