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Special Issue "Food and Nutrient Intake, Diet Quality, Obesity and Cancer"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Angela Kong

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
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Guest Editor
Dr. Yumie Takata

Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Variations in cancer risk and obesity status across populations can be attributed to both heritable factors, as well as modifiable factors, such as diet. Evidence based on observational and experimental studies suggest that diet, whether in food group form, as a single nutrient, or based on diet quality, helps to explain some of the differences observed in patterns of cancer risk and obesity status worldwide.  However, if we are to move towards making dietary recommendations that will have a public health impact, we will need to strengthen our evidence base and continue to enhance our understanding on the role of diet (in all forms) on these health outcomes.

In this Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Food and Nutrient Intake, Diet Quality, Obesity, and Cancer”, we welcome manuscript submissions of original research in humans (epidemiological or experimental) or reviews of the scientific literature on this topic.

Dr. Angela Kong
Dr. Yumie Takata
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Keywords

  • diet
  • obesity
  • food quality
  • nutritive value
  • humans
  • cancer
  • body weight

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Research

Open AccessArticle Association between the Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk for Cancer Recurrence and Mortality among Patients with Breast Cancer
Nutrients 2018, 10(8), 1095; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10081095
Received: 18 June 2018 / Revised: 21 July 2018 / Accepted: 14 August 2018 / Published: 15 August 2018
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The dietary inflammatory index (DII) has been associated with breast cancer incidence and survival. However, the association between DII and cancer recurrence and mortality among patients with breast cancer has not been investigated. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether DII was
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The dietary inflammatory index (DII) has been associated with breast cancer incidence and survival. However, the association between DII and cancer recurrence and mortality among patients with breast cancer has not been investigated. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate whether DII was positively associated with risk for cancer recurrence and overall mortality among patients with breast cancer. Among 511 women (51.9 ± 10.7 years; stage 0–3) who underwent breast cancer surgery, 88 had cancer recurrence, and 44 died during follow–up until 213 months (average disease free survival of 84.3 ± 42.4 months and overall survival of 69.3 ± 38.9 months). The DII assessed after surgery (5.4 ± 5.2 months after diagnosis) was significantly higher in patients with recurrence than those without recurrence, and Cox proportional hazards regression analysis showed that it was positively associated with the risk for cancer recurrence (hazard ratio (HR) 2.347, confidence interval (CI) 1.17–4.71) and overall mortality (HR 3.049, CI 1.08–8.83) after adjusting for confounding factors. Disease-free survival and overall survival rates were significantly lower in patients with higher DII scores. In addition, the DII was positively associated with the risk for cancer recurrence according to prognostic factors, such as age (<50 years), premenopausal status, body mass index (≥25 kg/m2), HR+, tumor size (>2 cm), and presence of lymph node metastasis. The present study showed that anti-inflammatory diets may decrease the risk of cancer recurrence and overall mortality in patients with breast cancer, particularly those with prognostic factors, such as younger age, premenopausal status, obesity, HR+ breast cancer, tumor size >2 cm, and presence of lymph node metastasis. Full article
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Planned Papers

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.

Author: Marian Fitzgibbon:
Affiliation: Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Implementation of a Mediterranean diet and physical activity program for weight loss on older adults

Author: Mary Byrn:
Affiliation: Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago
Topic: Serum vitamin D and obesity status

Author: Gerd Bobe:
Affiliation: Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State University
Topic: High dry bean intake associated with weight loss and maintenance in the 4-year Polyp Prevention Trial

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