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Special Issue "High-Carbohydrate Diet and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017).
Interests: nutrition; cardiovascular disease; developmental origins of health and disease; indigenous health
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: carbohydrates quality and fibers; diet quality; cardiometabolic risk; postprandial metabolism
The role of a high carbohydrate diet in the maintenance of health, and the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases remains controversial. Specifically, there is an inherent interaction between carbohydrate quantity and quality, which challenges a simple high carbohydrate message. The quality of carbohydrates can be influenced by the types of foods from which they are obtained, altered by food processing, and assessed by the glycemic response to the consumed carbohydrate, amongst others. Other dietary components may also influence the response to a high carbohydrate diet or be inextricably intertwined, as may an individual’s genotype or phenotype. For example, the inherent substation of fat, and to a lesser extent protein, for carbohydrate is also a likely contributor to related health outcomes associated with a high-carbohydrate diet. The purpose of this Special Issue, entitled “High-Carbohydrate Diet and Human Health”, is to highlight recent research examining the role of a high-carbohydrate diet in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, and the characteristics of carbohydrates in such diets.
Dr. Michael Skilton
Dr. Martine Laville
Dr. Julie-Anne Nazare
Manuscript Submission Information
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- High carbohydrate diet
- Carbohydrate quality
- Glycemic index
- Chronic disease prevention
- Chronic disease treatment