Special Issue "Dietary Protein and Heart Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2018)
Over the last few decades, the contours of a heart-healthy diet have become more and more clear. We know we have to watch caloric intake in order to maintain a healthy body weight, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and limit our consumption of saturated and trans fats, refined carbohydrates and sugar, salt and alcohol. The effect of foods with different types of fatty acids and carbohydrates on heart health or related biomarkers has been extensively studied. Much less is known about the effects of the amount and different sources of protein on heart health. Does it make a difference how much protein we eat and whether we eat proteins from animal or plant origins, whether they come from meat, poultry, dairy or fish or from legumes or grains?
This Special Issue welcomes original research and reviews of literature concerning dietary proteins and heart health in humans under the following topics:
- Human dietary intervention studies that provide evidence for the effect of the total amount of protein intake on heart health or related biomarkers
- Human dietary intervention studies that provide evidence for the effects of consumption of different protein sources on heart health or related biomarkers
- Studies that provide mechanistic insights into the effects of different dietary proteins on heart health or related biomarkers
- Effects of dietary patterns on heart health or related biomarkers with a focus on protein composition
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Dietary proteins
- Heart health
- Biomarkers of heart health
- Protein sources
- Human studies