Special Issue "High-Fat High-Saturated Diet"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: omega 3 fatty acids; muscle; adipose tissue; lipotoxicity; metabolic syndrome
Dietary fat quality is a major determinant of several physiological, biochemical and molecular processes in the body and tissues. As a source of energy, lipids are mainly stored in fat cells and within lipid droplets (LD) in oxidative and steroidogenic tissues, but significant amounts are also found in cell membranes where their structural role is crucial for membrane protein functions and the control of cellular functions. Differential effects have been identified between different types of Fatty Acids (FA) on inflammatory and metabolic diseases during obesity or in response to physical exercise and chronic diseases. All the tissues and organs of the body are concerned. The most recent dietary guidelines advise that lipids should represent 35% of the daily energy intake in order to prevent deleterious effects of high glycaemic index carbohydrates and deficiency in essential fatty acids. Hence, the prevalence of obesity could rise dramatically despite a fall in total fat intake. Advice is more focused on the improvement of the quality of fat than on the reduction of total fat intake. Dietary fat sources provide a mixture of saturated FA (SFA), monounsaturated FA (MUFA) and polyunsaturated FA (PUFA). Although some controversies exist, most institutional dietary guidelines claim that the consumption of SFA should be limited to the expense of MUFA and PUFA as a nutritional strategy for the prevention of chronic diseases and the lipotoxic effect of some lipid derivates. The role of dietary SFA and MUFA in cardiometabolic risk remains controversial in the scientific community. This field still needs interventional and fundamental investigations to identify key lipid mediators involved in biological abnormalities and the underlying mechanisms. You are invited to submit proposals for manuscripts that bring new elements into this topic.
Dr. Frederic Capel
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- Fatty acid
- high fat diet
- metabolic syndrome
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
affiliation: Université Clermont Auvergne, INRA, UNH, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, CRNH Auvergne, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
tentative title: Dietary fat quality in the body and tissues
2. Adriana Mika
affiliation: University of Gdansk | UG · Environmental Analysis/Faculty of Chemistry
tentative title: Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism in Subjects with Morbid Obesity
3. Nikolaus Netzer
affiliation: Faculty of Psychology and Sportscience University Innsbruck
tentative title: Hypoxia, Oxidative Stress and Fat