Special Issue "Nutrients Intake, Exercise and Healthy Ageing"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 May 2019).
Interests: muscle physiology; sports nutrition; exercise immunology; healthy ageing
Muscle weakness induced by old age is associated with a higher risk of functional impairment and loss of independence, falls, and even mortality. Therefore, the projected rise in the global population of people aged 60 years or older poses a major burden to public health, private caregivers and of course the affected individuals. Several strategies have been pursued to counteract the age-associated loss of muscle mass and strength and to promote healthy ageing, but nutritional support and exercise seem to be incomparably effective to prolong healthy life years. Given the importance of this issue, the journal Nutrients is planning a Special Issue on “Nutrients Intake, Exercise and Healthy Ageing”. We invite specialists in the field to submit original research findings, systematic reviews or meta-analyses focusing on the combined effect of exercise, physical (in) activity and nutrient intake on tissues and organ systems affected by ageing, but especially on skeletal muscles, immune system and brain. Thereby, clinical intervention studies are as welcomed as studies that aim to discover underlying molecular processes.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Wessner
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- Skeletal muscle
- Immune system
- Exercise and physical activity
- Nutritional supplements