Special Issue "Dietary Supplements in Gastrointestinal Disorders"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 132

Special Issue Editors

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, 1345 Center Drive, Room P3-20, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: dietary supplements; natural products with CNS activity; drug–nutrient interactions; drug–supplement interactions; gastrointestinal disorders
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Biobehavioral Nursing Science, College of Nursing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: interventions with use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to improve nutritional status; cancer-cachexia and symptom management in adult patients with gastrointestinal cancers; herbal supplement use to manage symptoms and health promotion in older adults; palliative care related to cancer-cachexia in patients with GI cancers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of dietary supplements in the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders is widespread and well-established. In many cases, patients may self-treat mild-to-moderate GI disorders with a supplement either in a traditional manner or as an over-the-counter commercial supplement. While such use may benefit patients, it is often without a formal diagnosis or evaluation of the underlying GI disorder by a healthcare provider, potentially disguising underlying serious pathologies and leading to drug interactions with prescribed or over-the-counter medicines. The wide range of traditional medicines as well as commercial supplements available to consumers and patients often have very limited research associated with their indicated uses and benefits, or regarding potential limitations and drug interactions. Given the high use rate of such supplements for GI disorders, we are seeking contributions to further our understanding of supplement use for either specific GI disorders or scientific summaries of supplements used for various GI disorders.

We are soliciting original papers, review articles, as well as case reports.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Grundmann
Dr. Saunjoo L. Yoon
Guest Editors

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  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • dietary supplements
  • traditional medicines
  • chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal disorders

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