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Special Issue "Dietary Factors and Chronic Diseases: Recent Trends and Advances"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 256

Special Issue Editor

Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Federico II University Hospital, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: dietary intake; energy metabolism; body composition; phase angle; weight loss strategies; nutritional status evaluation; appetite regulation; food intake

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diet is one of the most important modifiable lifestyle factors in human health and it has been recognized as a well-established risk factor for many chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and multiple types of cancer. Therefore, diet assessment is a crucial step to identify nutrient intake, in the context of the overall nutritional status evaluation, and to monitor the adherence to healthy habits. 

In nutritional research, dietary habits can be evaluated at different levels comprising intake of nutrients, foods, food groups, and/or patterns, and measured in different ways such as by directly assessing what people eat (e.g., through the administration of food frequency questionnaires, food records or recalls), but also by measuring markers and/or specific metabolites in biological specimens trying to mitigate the inherent misreporting errors of self-reported methods. Indeed, inaccurate dietary assessment may be a serious obstacle of understanding the impact of dietary factors on disease, thus methods used for their evaluation should be carefully selected.

Here, I invite experts to contribute to this Special Issue with original research or review articles exploring the link between dietary factors and chronic diseases in terms of prevention and treatment, highlighting the recent trends.

Dr. Iolanda Cioffi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nutrition assessment
  • lifestyle intervention
  • food habits
  • food frequency questionnaire
  • food records
  • micronutrients intake
  • vitamin deficiency
  • chronic disease prevention
  • dietary compliance

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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