Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Nutrients - Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez
Guest Editor
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: lipoprotein metabolism, functional foods, eggs, metabolic syndrome, diabetes
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Prof. Dr. Michael E. Symonds
Guest Editor
Academic Division of Child Health, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Nottingham Digestive Disease Centre and Biomedical Research Centre, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK
Interests: adipose tissue; nutrition; pregnancy; development; metabolism; obesity; diabetes; climate change
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue comprises selected papers from the Proceedings of the 1st International Electronic Conference—Nutritional and Microbiota Effects on Chronic Disease. The conference is set to be held from 2 to 15 November 2020 on sciforum.net, an online platform for hosting scholarly e-conferences and discussion groups. Selected extended papers from this e-conference can be submitted to the conference Special Issue with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charge.

The target topics for this Special Issue are the nutritional and microbiota effects on chronic disease. Research articles addressing microbiota and nutrition choices resulting in poor metabolic outcomes, as well as appropriate nutrient and lifestyle interventions, such as exercise, and their positive effects on host metabolism, will be accepted. The specific interactions of microbiota on inflammation, hypertension, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and fatty liver disease are also of interest for this Special Issue. Articles targeting the gut–brain axis and chronic disease, including effects of nutrients, phytochemicals and food addiction on metabolic outcomes, will also be accepted.

Prof. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez
Prof. Dr. Michael E. Symonds
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


  • microbiota
  • gut-brain axis
  • nutrition choices and metabolic outcomes
  • chronic disease
  • insulin resistance
  • obesity
  • dyslipidemia
  • fatty liver disease
  • inflammation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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