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Special Issue "Gut Microbiome: Profound Implications for Diet and Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Prebiotics and Probiotics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2022) | Viewed by 23310
Special Issue Editor
2. American Public University System, Charles Town, WV, USA
Interests: diet and dietary assessment; gut microbiome; body composition; cancer cachexia; nutrition for athletes; nutrition education for health science students
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Special Issue Information
Since 2002, scientific interest in the gut microbiome has exploded, with more than 23,000 papers published according to PubMed. Why the excitement? Because this growing body of evidence has demonstrated the profound implications that the gut microbiota has for our health. The microbes in our GI tract are a diverse mixture of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, and these have been linked to a range of essential physiological processes. For example, numerous studies have connected our gut bacteria to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and cardiovascular disease, to name a few.
Our lifestyle choices impact our gut microbiota, both beneficially and detrimentally, which ultimately impacts our health. Diet is the most important lifestyle choice that modulates gut diversity and growth. For example, the Western diet produces a distinct gut microbiota pattern compared to cultures with a higher fiber and lower saturated fat, sugar, and sodium intake. Notably, many chronic diseases are associated with Western culture.
For this Special Issue, we invite articles that explore the implications that gut microbes, and even lesser studied organisms such as archaea, fungi, protozoa, and viruses, have for our health, and the role diet may play. We also welcome articles that explore lesser known physiological effects of the gut microbiota on our health and the role of diet. This Special Issue aims to explore new implications of the gut microbiome on diet and health.
Dr. Lauri Byerley
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 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.
- gut microbiome
- gut microbiota
- physiological processes