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) | Viewed by 12962
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
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- Insulin resistance
- Gut microbiota