Special Issue "Dietary Intake and Diabetes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: prevention and therapy of type 2 diabetes; role of adiposity and body fat distribution, in particular fat accumulation in the liver (fatty liver, NAFLD) in the pathogenesis of diabetes
Interests: gestational diabetes; fetal programing; impact of maternal metabolism on offspring development; insulin sensitivity and secretion during pregnancy; diabetes prevention strategies
Interests: diabetic neuropathy; new technologies in diabetes; insulin treatment; food supplements
Diabetes mellitus is a major global health issue, affecting some 500 million people or about 9% of the adult population worldwide. The obesity epidemic is expected to lead to an enormous increase in diabetes cases in the next decades. Thus, it follows that strategies aimed at the prevention and successful treatment of diabetes are of outermost importance, both for patients and public health. Nutrition holds a central position in such strategies, constituting perhaps the most relevant part of diabetes prevention programs and a continuously integrated part of diabetes therapy. This is because nutrition is involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes by affecting insulin sensitivity and secretion. Some of the mechanisms by which nutrition exerts the latter effects are obvious. Quantitatively, a high calorie intake leads to obesity and the latter, in most cases, leads to insulin resistance. However, nutritional quality most probably plays a critical role in the development of diabetes, but its relevance is less established and the exact mechanisms are largely unknown. For instance, saturated fatty acids are largely believed to exert unfavorable effects, n-3 unsaturated fatty acids are generally associated with positive effects, while the effects of other fatty acids are still under discussion. Likewise, some evidence in the literature suggest that certain amino acids, as well as their respective proteins, may have more or less desired effects on glucose homeostasis than others. Several other issues remain unsolved, such as the ideal carbohydrate intake, the relevance of the combination of nutrients, i.e. certain “diets”, versus individual nutrients, and the possible protective effect of (any kind of) dietary supplements.
We invite clinicians and researchers to submit relevant scientific work, either original articles or review, to this Special Issue of Nutrients “Dietary Intake and Diabetes”.
We look forward to your active participation
Prof. Konstantinos Kantartzis
Dr. Louise Fritsche
Prof. Triantafyllos Didangelos
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- fatty acids
- dietary proteins and amino acids
- very-low calorie diet
- Mediterraenean diet
- diabetes prevention
- gestational diabetes
- food supplements
- insulin resistance