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Special Issue "Nutritional Challenges in Women From Mid- to Older Age"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2019).
Institute for Successful Longevity, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306 USA
Interests: Nutrition and bone and body composition; Osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome; Nutrition in chronic stress and low-grade chronic inflammation
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As the result of increased life expectancy and subsequent increase in aging population, the prevalence of certain chronic conditions, including (but not limited to) osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, might reach epidemic proportions. Furthermore, it is also important to note that low-grade chronic inflammation (LGCI) increases with age and persists in older individuals, even when other illnesses are not present. Dietary factors are major contributors to many chronic diseases and to LGCI, the latter being an underliying condition of many. Typical Western-type diet, characterized by high consumption of processed foods, refined sugars, and cereals, as well as higher intake of fat with resulting high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, has been atributed to many of the modern-time ailments.
This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Nutritional Challenges in Women: From Mid- to Older Age”, welcomes the submission of either original research manuscripts or reviews of the scientific literature. Manuscripts should address the changes in nutrient requirements and intake in women during pre- through post-menopausal periods and beyond, in the context of the role of individual nutrients or specific foods in the development, prevention, and/or treatment of modern-time chronic conditions.
Topics should have a clear focus on women from mid- to older age and discuss the nutritional influences in the development, prevention, and/or management of chronic diseases.
Prof. Jasminka Ilich-Ernst
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.
- Macro- and micronutrients
- Bioactive compounds in food
- Energy, alcohol, and caffeine consumption
- Western-type diet
- Osteosarcopenic obesity and its components (osteopenia/osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and obesity)
- Cardiovascular disease (hypertension, hyperlipidemia)
- Diabetes type II
- Cancers (breast, lung, ovarian, skin, or others)
- Low-grade chronic inflammation
- Nutrition and chronic disease risk in underserved populations