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Special Issue "Collagen and Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2019).
Interests: influence of aging and different nutrients on muscle, bones and tendons; effects of lifestyle intervention on obesity and the metabolic syndrome; antioxidants and oxidative damage; nutritional needs of athletes; fatty acids and lipoprotein metabolism
The increase in life expectancy in Western societies is accompanied by a higher prevalence of chronic diseases and care dependency. An important prerequisite for healthy aging is an active lifestyle and a well-balanced nutrition, which is, ideally, associated with an age-appropriate preservation of muscle mass and function, bone mass and joint function. In contrast, we experience an increase in sarcopenia, osteoporosis and chronic degenerative joint diseases, also in younger age. These factors are among the most important determinants influencing health and independence in the elderly. In addition, they are responsible for the development and aggravation of obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors.
Our knowledge on the importance of dietary proteins and a high protein content in daily nutrition for healthy aging has been constantly increasing. In the last decade, protein sources such as whey, soy or casein have been in the focus of research interest. However, most recent investigations have also reported on beneficial effects of collagen peptides in terms of improved muscle mass, body composition, enhanced bone formation, as well as joint stability and function. First evidence suggests that these effects could also be mediated by signaling functions of collagen peptides of different size, which have been measured in the blood stream following collagen peptides administration.
In this Special Issue we welcome original research (in vitro or in vivo; animal and human studies) and review articles concerning the effects of collagen peptides on issues such as:
Collagen peptides and body composition
Collagen peptides and bone metabolism/osteopopenia/osteoporosis
Collagen peptides and joint health (joint stability/joint pain, osteoarthrosis)
Collagen peptides and cell signaling (muscle, bone, fat, etc.)
Collagen peptides as protein source
Prof. Daniel König
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- Collagen peptides
- Muscle mass
- Body composition
- Joint health
- Mtor pathway
- Healthy ageing