Special Issue "The Impact of Micronutrients on the Clinical Condition of Chronic Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (19 February 2021).
Interests: obesity; type-2 diabetes; metabolic syndrome; endothelial dysfunction; hypertension; target organ damage
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Interests: renal function; chronic kidney disease; Type 2 Diabetes; Vitamin K
Micronutrients are essential trace elements and vitamins involved in the maintenance of tissue function as well as in the metabolic functions of the whole body. An adequate intake is therefore necessary, even if the provision of excess supplements in people who do not need them may be harmful. Growing evidence indicates that supplementation with different micronutrients may be useful in the treatment and prevention of several clinical conditions in select groups of patients. Although moderate-to-severe deficiency states of single micronutrients can be easily recognized and treated, subclinical deficiency—often of multiple micronutrients—is difficult to detect. Consequently, clinical benefit is most probable in severely depleted patients, and is unlikely in subjects with mild deficiency.
The aim of this Special Issue is to update knowledge on the role of micronutrients in human health and of their supplementation in the prevention and treatment of chronic clinical conditions (i.e., obesity, COPD, type 2 diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoarthrosis, etc.) and/or in particular settings of subjects (children, older adults).
Dr. Maria Perticone
Prof. Dr. Angela Sciacqua
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Disease Prevention
- Chronic Diseases