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Topical Collection "Dietary Intake and Appetite Control—the Role of the Gut Hormones"

A topical collection in Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This collection belongs to the section "Nutritional Immunology".

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Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, Scotland, UK
Interests: nutrition; stress; exercise; polyphenols and steroid hormones
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The gastrointestinal tract is the largest endocrine organ in the body. It secretes more than 20 different peptide hormones, which serve both a local regulatory function and provide a means by which the gut can regulate appetite and satiety. With the continued rise in the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, the importance of delineating the mechanisms which regulate food intake becomes even more urgent.

There is now a substantial body of work demonstrating the effects of these peptides on appetite and work is underway to therapeutically manipulate the gut–brain axis for the treatment of obesity. This Topical Collection will collate recent high-quality research in the field of appetite regulation, focusing on the investigation of gut-related mechanisms, including gut hormones, gastrointestinal motility, gut–brain communication, and the roles of diet and microbiome. Both original research articles and reviews spanning clinical and preclinical work are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili
Collection Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 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.


  • diet
  • appetite
  • energy intake
  • gut mechanisms
  • gut hormones
  • gastric emptying
  • gut–brain communication
  • gut microbiome
  • obesity
  • diabetes

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