Special Issue "Dietary Protein and Muscle in Aging People"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2018)
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Dietary Proteins and Muscle in Aging People”, welcomes the submission of manuscripts either reporting original research or reviewing the scientific literature. Manuscripts should focus on the mechanisms linking dietary protein with muscle quality and quantity. Articles presenting (both positive and negative) results from clinical trials testing protein interventions on muscle mass and function are welcome. The Special Issue aims at including articles spanning different disciplines (e.g., nutritional sciences, geriatrics, sports medicine, public health, rheumatology, oncology, cardiology, orthopedics) for exploring the topic of interest. Reports from basic up to clinical and population research are suitable. Articles adopting a longitudinal approach or reporting data from life-long interventions/observations in the exploration of the theme will be given special consideration.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Description of patterns of dietary protein consumption across life
- Influence of dietary protein intake on the functional status of older people
- Preclinical and clinical studies describing the mechanisms through which protein intake modifies muscle mass and function
- Protein/amino acid supplementation interventions against sarcopenia, cachexia or disease conditions associated with muscle wasting in old age
- Disease-specific alterations modifying the effects of dietary protein intake on the skeletal muscle
- Interactions of dietary protein intake and gut microbiota on skeletal muscle
Dr. Emanuele Marzetti
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.
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- Skeletal muscle