Special Issue "Dietary Pattern and Nutrients Intake on Chronic Diseases"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Rosa Casas
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Guest Editor
Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, Ctr Invest Biomedica Red Fisiopatol Obesidad & Nu, Inst Invest Biomed August Pi Sunyer IDIBAPS, Madrid, Spain
Interests: clinical nutrition; control and prevention; supplementation; chronic disease; dietary patterns; ultra-processed food consumption patterns; balanced diet; cardiometabolic risk; immune system; gut-associated microbiome
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and represent an enormous global public health cost. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NCDs are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. It is estimated that 79% of death occurring in developing countries, predominantly in middle-aged men, is due to NCDs. The rapidly increasing burden of NCDs has made prevention and management of NCDs a global priority. NCDs share important points from the etiopathological point of view, all leading to a specific treatment: diet.

It is known that to reduce NCDs is to reduce risk factors associated with these diseases, mainly related to unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and consumption of tobacco and alcohol. Thus, NCDs are strongly influenced by lifestyle. Several studies show that a diet offered in a sufficient (high content of essential nutrients), accessible, safe, and varied way not only prevents malnutrition but also reduces the risk of suffering from NCDs. Definitely, diet is the key element of prevention. Promotion of healthy lifestyles is necessary to combat NCDs.

The aim of this Special Issue is to identify and assess healthy dietary patterns as well as specific nutrients in the prevention and management of NCDs. Also, we want to identify gaps that could help with the identification of the underlying mechanisms involved in this protection.

We want to encourage all investigators that work in this field to contribute with original research, reviews, sytematic reviews, and meta-analyses to submit their work to this Special Issue to widen our knowledge and open new research pathways.

Dr. Rosa Casas
Guest Editor

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  • Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Cardiometabolic risk
  • Food patterns
  • Dietary patterns
  • Ultra-processed food consumption patterns
  • Supplementation
  • Polyphenols
  • Natural antioxidants
  • Phytochemicals
  • Food supplement
  • Gut microbiota
  • Immune system
  • Inflammation
  • Gene expression
  • Prevent and control

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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