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Special Issue "Dietary Intake and Gastrointestinal Physiology"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2019).
Interests: Nutritional physiology; gastrointestinal mechanisms related to food intake and glycaemic control; dietary patterns for cardiometabolic health, malnutrition and frailty in older adults
The long-term consequences of dietary habit on the gut could affect the risk of many non-communicable diseases. Despite this, the parameters of what constitutes “normal” gastrointestinal physiology in humans remain poorly understood. The aim of the current Special Issue is to bring together original articles and reviews that help to understand the complex interplay between dietary intake and the parameters of gastrointestinal function.
The expected focus of original studies and review articles may include but is not limited to:
- Human studies, or in vitro, in vivo or in silico experimental studies relevant to modelling human gastrointestinal physiology.
- Acute and long-term dietary intake (including whole diets, foods, essential and non-essential nutrients) that could affect gastrointestinal physiology.
- Processes of macronutrient digestion and/or nutrient absorption along the entire length of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Objective or qualitative physiological factors affecting food intake, such as oral health status, taste, gastrointestinal chemo- or mechanosensation and satiety.
- Signalling pathways between the gastrointestinal tract and other organs in the body.
- The relationship between dietary intake with gastrointestinal motility, epithelial structure and function, processes of mucosal defence or exocrine and endocrine secretions of the gut and its accessory organs.
- Consideration of the interplay of the large intestinal microbiota with different dietary factors and/or parameters of gastrointestinal function and dysfunction.
Dr. Natalie Luscombe-Marsh
Dr. Iain A. Brownlee
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 2000 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.
- Gastrointestinal health
- Gut motility
- Gastrointestinal signalling
- Gastrointestinal secretion
- Large intestinal microbiota