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Special Issue "Nutrients, Bioactives and Insulin Resistance"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018) | Viewed by 84829
Special Issue Editors
Interests: physiology; metabolism; insulin resistance; insulin signalling; endothelial dysfunction; hypertension; atherosclerosis; obesity; lipid mediators; clinical trials
Interests: nutrition; dietary interventions; obesity; diabetes; metabolic syndrome; adipocyte dysfunction; hepatic steatosis; immune defense; cell signaling
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Special Issue Information
Our understanding of insulin resistance remains limited, even though this condition is a considerable burden on human health. Diet has a major role in its onset and eventual progression to diabetes, however, at the same time, it is recognized that dietary constituents may provide a means to intervene, thus reducing the morbidity and mortality that stem from insulin resistance. Information regarding the ability of nutrients and bioactive compounds to modulate insulin resistance may provide novel therapeutic approaches for intervention. However, this can only happen if we know which compounds exhibit biological activity in an achievable dose, thus establishing which of the many components in our diet have relevance, will only occur if we know function, as well as their potency. Accumulation of the necessary knowledge could enable translation to the clinic through the development of novel functional foods or nutraceuticals, or through the formulation of new dietary guidelines to assist those who are insulin resistant.
Developing new paradigms to explain the effects of diet on glucose and lipid metabolism in the context of insulin resistance could lead to novel insights regarding approaches to intervene in these processes. This Special Issue will, thus, include original research and scientific perspectives on the relationship between insulin resistance and dietary constituents that may promote or prevent progression of this condition to diabetes. Mechanistic insights defining the contribution of diet to the occurrence and management of insulin resistance will provide additional details to our understanding of the clinical implications of insulin resistance.
Dr. Peter Zahradka
Dr. Carla G. Taylor
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- insulin resistance
- dietary bioactive compounds
- signal transduction
- gene expression