Special Issue "Ketogenic Dietary Therapy for Chronic Diseases: From Bedside to Bench to Bedside"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2019).
Interests: epilepsy; neurodegenerative disease; sleep; neuroinflammation; neuro-metabolism; ketogenic diet; neuropharmacology; mitochondrial function; synaptic, cellular and network excitability
Interests: Epilepsy; sleep comorbidities; cardiorespiratory comorbidities; SUDEP; mitochondria bioenergetics; metabolic therapies; ketogenic diet
Nutrients is planning a Special Issue focusing on advances in ketogenic diet (KD) therapy in the prevention and management of epilepsy and other chronic diseases, as well as insights into the mechanisms of action. A growing number of clinical trials have firmly demonstrated the efficacy of KD in epilepsy. These data have strengthened the case for investigating KD use in epilepsy comorbidities and other neurological and peripheral diseases, including, but not limited to, sleep, diabetes, some cancers, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. At the same time, great strides have been made in identifying KD mechanisms that seem to transcend disease type, underlining the global usefulness of KD, and potentially indicating shared pathological processes of diverse diseases. This Special Issue, “Ketogenic Dietary Therapy for Chronic Diseases: From Bedside to Bench to Bedside”, welcomes manuscripts detailing human and animal studies focused on the role of KD in complex diseases, as well as in vitro studies aimed at elucidating the potential mechanisms of KD, including mediators; gene regulation; neuroprotection antiinflammation; mitochondrial bioenergetics; and cellular, synaptic, and network physiology. Primary research papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Timothy A. Simeone
Assoc. Prof. Kristina A. Simeone
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ketogenic diet
- Fatty acids
- Neurological disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Mechanism of action