Special Issue "The Emerging Role of Ketogenic Diet in Preventing Disease: Hype or Hope?"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Epidemiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Marcellino Monda
Guest Editor
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Caserta, Italy
Interests: hypothalamic neuropeptides; obesity; caloric restriction; autonomic nervous system; metabolic and inflammatory diseases
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Messina
Guest Editor
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Interests: orexin system; sympathetic activity; ketogenic diet; adipose tissue; oxidative stress
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The obesity epidemic has been growing steadily across the whole world, particularly in Western countries. Caloric restriction (CR) represents one of the most used strategies against obesity. It is well described that CR favorably impacts the metabolic and immune/inflammatory profile in obese subjects. One particular CR diet is the so-called ketogenic diet—a dietetic regimen that mimics fasting by restricting carbohydrates and fat with a moderate increase in protein intake. Furthermore, this diet intervention has various beneficial effects on numerous organs and tissues, reducing inflammatory mediators and modulating neurotransmitter activity.

Even if different aspects are continuously analyzed by the scientific community, several aspects should be clarified. Given the importance of the topic, the journal Nutrients is launching a Special Issue entitled “The Emerging Role of Ketogenic Diet in Preventing Disease: Hype or Hope?” with the aim of gathering accurate and up-to-date scientific information on all aspects of the ketogenic diet.

Prof. Marcellino Monda
Prof. Giovanni Messina
Guest Editors

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  • ketogenic diet
  • metabolic disorders
  • inflammatory diseases
  • autonomic nervous system
  • oxidative stress

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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