Epidemiological Studies of Japanese Diet: Health and Nutritional Outcomes

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2024 | Viewed by 114

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Dear Colleagues,

Since the 1970s, Japan has had the highest class of life expectancies in the world. This is characterized by a low rate of ischemic heart disease mortality and a low prevalence of obesity in comparison to Western countries. It has been hypothesized that the unique diet of Japanese people over the past half-century has contributed to these characteristics. Therefore, it is expected that conducting studies on the Japanese diet may help in the consideration of healthy diets.

Despite the above expectations regarding Japanese diets, epidemiological studies of Japanese diets are considerably less common than those of Mediterranean diets. Epidemiological evidence about the benefits of Japanese diets on health and nutritional outcomes is needed.

This Special Issue aims to collate articles focusing on epidemiological studies of Japanese diets in terms of health and nutritional outcomes. For example, we welcome submissions of papers focused on the following research topics:

- The impact of the Japanese diet on healthy aging and longevity;
- Epidemiological evidence of ingredients (food items or nutritional components) of the Japanese diet on health and disease in human subjects;
- Nutritional characteristics of the Japanese diet;
- The definition (components) of the Japanese dietary pattern;
- Different dietary patterns among the Japanese population in different social contexts;
- Generalization (external validity) of Japanese diet to non-Japanese populations.

Dr. Yasutake Tomata
Guest Editor

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  • Japanese diet
  • Japanese dietary pattern
  • Asian dietary patterns
  • nutritional characteristics
  • epidemiology
  • clinical trials
  • soybeans
  • green tea
  • seaweeds

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