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Special Issue "Dietary Intake and Physical Activity for Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that unhealthy diet and physical inactivity are leading global risks to human health. Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular diseases (e.g., heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma), and diabetes, kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths in the world. A number of epidemiological studies has been published that examine the relationship between dietary intake or diet quality and health and the relationship between exercise habits, physical activity, or inactivity and health outcomes. However, the double burden of malnutrition which refers to the dual burden of under- and overnutrition occurring simultaneously within a population becomes a big issue globally.
The double burden of malnutrition is related to the lifestyle, socioeconomic status, and access to healthy food or an exercise environment. The healthy habits associated with diet intake and physical activity may differ depending on age (infant, children, adolescent, or middle- or older-age), sex, genetic background, cultural background, medical biography, and current medical status. Thus, high-quality or well-designed epidemiological studies (meta-analysis, intervention, longitudinal, or cross-sectional studies) are still needed. On this topic, you are invited to submit manuscripts that fit the objectives and the topics of this Special Issue.
The objective of this proposed Special Issue on “Diet Intake and Physical Activity for Human Health” is to publish selected papers detailing the role of diet and/or physical activity for human health in general. In particular, papers which examine the interaction between diet intake and physical activity on human health are welcome. To maintain a healthy weight, energy intake should be in balance with total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). TDEE comprises resting energy expenditure, diet-induced thermogenesis, plus physical activity energy expenditure. Review or clinical/experimental studies about such an energy metabolism are welcome to this Special Issue, as well as papers related to the metabolism of any major or minor nutrients.
The studies that aim to establish a diet recommendation on people who have limited daily physical activities because of diseases, disability, or frailty or people who engage in high-intensity or -volume physical activities due to their sports activities, occupation, or cultural environment are also suitable for this Special Issue. In addition, innovation and technological advancements on assessing dietary intake and physical activity are important to understand the effect of dietary intake and physical activity for human health. Hence, studies focused on developing or validating such assessments are also welcome. Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Interaction between diet intake and physical activity on human health;
- Healthy habits of diet intake and physical activity in specific age groups, sex, genetic background, cultural background, medical biography, and current medical status;
- Adequate diet intake of people who have limited physical activity due to diseases, disability, or frailty;
- Dietary recommendations for people who engage in high-intensity or -volume physical activities due to their sports activities, occupation, or cultural environment.
Dr. Yosuke Yamada
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
- Energy metabolism
- Water intake
- Noncommunicable diseases
- Body composition
- Physical activity