Special Issue "Nutrition and the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Karani S. Vimaleswaran
Guest Editor
Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, Reading RG6 6DZ, UK
Interests: nutrient–gene interactions; nutrigenetics; nutrigenomics; obesity; diabetes; cardiovascular disease; gut microbiome
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the most important causes of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. The development of CVD is associated with unhealthy dietary lifestyle together with a lack of exercise, overweight and obesity, stress, alcohol consumption, or a smoking habit. Studies have shown the effectiveness of healthy dietary patterns and lifestyles for the prevention of CVD. Furthermore, the rising incidence of CVD over the last 25 years has become a public health priority, especially the prevention of CVD through dietary interventions. Furthermore, biomarkers and genetic data have also helped enrich the fields of clinical, genetic, and biological research pertaining to CVD. Given that CVD is a complex multifactorial disease, there are unique opportunities to investigate novel biomarkers, gene–environment interactions, epigenetic, metabolomic, and gut microbiome markers in relation to the risk of CVD. Increasing the knowledge in these areas of research will be helpful for the development of evidence-based nutrition guidelines for the prevention and management of CVD.

This Special Issue, “Nutrition and the Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases”, welcomes manuscripts related to human and animal studies focused on the roles of dietary and related lifestyle factors, genetic, epigenetic, nutrigenetic, nutrigenomic, metabolomic and microbiome markers in CVD, as well as in vitro studies aimed at elucidating the potential molecular mechanisms of the role of macro- and micro-nutrients in CVDs. Experimental papers, review articles, and commentaries are all welcome.

Prof. Karani S. Vimaleswaran
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nutrition
  • dietary pattern
  • cardiovascular disease
  • nutrigenetics
  • nutrigenomics
  • metabolomics
  • epigenetics
  • microbiome

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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