Special Issue "The Effect of Gene-Diet Interactions in Human Health"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
MEDOLIALI S.L. (DNANUTRICOACH®), Calle Almogavers 165, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: nutrition; nutrigenetics; nutrigenomics
Dr. Sarela Garcia-Santamarina
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: human microbiome; microbiome-xenobiotics interactions; gut microbiome; gut microbial metabolism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of nutritional genomics, nutrigenetic and nutrigenomics is generating increasing attention, and consumers seem to be increasingly interested in understanding how general nutritional recommendations may be shaped by their unique genetic fingerprint. Gene–diet interactions play an enormous role in human health and are typically only partially assessed. Healthcare providers receive scarce knowledge on these interactions, thus jeopardizing the application of precision nutrition. Moreover, market initiatives have been developing to fulfill the market´s increasing interest in prevention through nutrition in order to optimize people’s health.

At the same time, the communication of studies and results assessing specific gene–diet interactions and how these may interfere with human health need to be accelerated to meet public health needs. In this Special Issue, we aim to communicate results assessing gene–diet interactions in humans, specifically those related to health effects and health claims. We would like to bring readers closer to the state-of-the-art developments in the field of nutritional genomics by gathering papers that cover different aspects of the relationships between genetics, nutrition and health effects. Original research articles and reviews (systematic reviews, critical reviews and meta-analyses) are welcome.

Dr. Valentini Konstantinidou
Dr. Sarela Garcia-Santamarina
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 2400 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.


  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Health
  • Nutrigenetics
  • Diet
  • Genomics
  • Interaction
  • Homo sapiens
  • DNA

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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