Special Issue "Dietary Assessment for Weight Management and Health Maintaining"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 3395
Interests: cell culture; insulin resistance; nutrition; clinical nutrition; diabetes; cell biology; molecular biology; human physiology; physiology
Interests: antioxidants; antioxidant activity; food chemistry; phytochemicals; bioactivity; food analysis; food & nutrition; food biochemistry; food composition; oxidative stress biomarkers
Today, regardless of the wide availability of information, the main health problems continue to be those related to inadequate eating habits, like obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer, among others.
To improve the eating habits of the population and to implement adequate health-related policies, it is necessary to carry out an adequate dietary assessment. Despite great technological advances, dietary assessment still has some limitations, like inaccurate or inaccessible food composition databases, inadequate software to manage these databases, and evidently, the own food composition variability.
Moreover, new challenges related to dietary assessment are ahead. Food quality markers, like Nutri-score, Food Compass Score, etc. have been developed to provide people with clearer nutritional information, but its usefulness for improving eating habits is not yet clear. New statistical and informatics procedures like machine learning or big data analyses can provide new insights into the relationship between nutrient intake and health. Furthermore, the development of smartphone applications and wearable devices can open a world of possibilities regarding dietary and health assessment. Therefore, dietary assessment is a study area of great interest for those researchers focused on nutrition and health.
The aim of this Special Issue is to summarize the latest advances in dietary assessment, specifically those that refer to the use of new data analysis techniques, tools and other indicators that allow evaluating eating habits and their influence on diseases such as obesity.
Dr. Juan José Hernández Morante
Dr. Juana María Morillas Ruiz
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- dietary assessment
- dietary record
- food frequency questionnaire
- index of nutritional quality
- healthy eating index
- nutrition-related diseases