Special Issue "Nutrition and Insulin Resistance–Beyond Energy Metabolism"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: gut microbiota; obesity; insulin resistance; omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Over the past few decades we have seen a rapid change in the disease landscape and many attributes this to environmental factors, particularly nutrition. Beyond the classic effects of macronutrients on energy homeostasis, nutrition has a broader implication on human health by modulating insulin sensitivity. Recent research suggest that insulin resistance is a key mechanistic driver of many debilitating diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular, autoimmune to neurodegenerative diseases. This puts nutrition at the forefront of innovative prevention and/or treatment of many medical conditions. The current Special Issue gathers reviews of recent research from various disciplines to delineate the role of nutrition in the development of insulin resistance and disease pathophysiology, and potentially provide insights into nutraceutical-based strategies to curb global epidemics such as obesity.
Dr. Yan Lam
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 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.
- Insulin resistance
- Gut microbiota