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Selected Papers from the 4th International Electronic Conference on Nutrients—Plant-Based Nutrition Focusing on Innovation, Health and Sustainable Food Systems

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2025 | Viewed by 239

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1. Section of Physiology, Department of Biochemistry and Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
2. Nutrition and Food Safety Research Institute (INSA), 08921 Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Spain
Interests: immunonutrition; flavonoids; microbiota; oligosaccharides; probiotics; breast milk
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA
Interests: diabetes; chronic kidney disease; dietary advanced glycation end products; dietary phosphorus; acid–base metabolism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a Special Issue inspired by the "4rd International Electronic Conference on Nutrients—Plant-Based Nutrition Focusing on Innovation, Health, and Sustainable Food Systems" (16–18 Oct 2024) virtual online conference focused on the latest developments in nutrient research, particularly innovations aimed at promoting health and sustainability. This Special Issue will serve as a multidisciplinary platform for the publication of cutting-edge research and advancements in nutrient science, emphasizing both macro- and micronutrients.

Scope and Topics

This Special Issue will cover a broad range of topics discussed during the conference, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Plant-Based Diets: Health and Well-Being

        Exploration of the health benefits associated with plant-based diets.

        Nutritional adequacy and potential deficiencies in plant-based diets.

        Long-term health outcomes of plant-based nutrition.

  1. Innovation in Dietary Choices

        Novel methodologies for nutrient extraction and bioavailability.

        Development of functional foods and their health benefits.

        Advances in food technology for healthier food options.

  1. Diet and Chronic Disease Management

        The role of the diet in the prevention and management of chronic diseases.

        Clinical trials and epidemiological studies on dietary interventions.

        Mechanistic insights into diet–disease interactions.

  1. Global Nutrition Trends: Shaping Health and Athletic Performance

        Current trends in global nutrition and their impact on health.

        Nutrition strategies for enhancing athletic performance.

        Comparative studies on dietary patterns across different populations.

  1. Behavioral Approaches to Healthier Eating

        Psychological and behavioral strategies to promote healthy eating habits.

        Interventions to reduce dietary risk factors and improve public health.

        The impact of cultural, social, and economic factors on dietary behaviors.

  1. Nutrition Across the Lifespan

        Nutritional requirements and recommendations for different life stages.

        Impact of early nutrition on long-term health outcomes.

        Special considerations for nutrition in aging populations.

Dr. Mauro Lombardo
Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Pérez-Cano
Dr. Jaime Uribarri
Prof. Dr. David C. Nieman
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Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 semimonthly 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 2900 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.


  • plant-based nutrition
  • plant-based diet
  • diet–disease interactions
  • healthier eating
  • dietary choices

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