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Special Issue "Diet and Health in Older Women"

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 371

Special Issue Editors

Department of Human Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW-WULS), Nowoursynowska 159C, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: dietary habits; nutritional assessment; nutrition; hydration; diet-related chronic diseases; determinants of nutrition; somatotype
Department of Human Nutrition, Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW-WULS), Nowoursynowska 159C, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: diet; nutrition; nutritional assessment; diet-related chronic diseases; bioactive compounds; physical activity; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human aging is a complex and dynamic process that requires the body to constantly adapt to various internal and external factors that are often unfavorable. Scientific evidence has shown that a healthy lifestyle is one of the best strategies currently available for successful aging, and modifications of lifestyle are generally the easiest to implement. The world population is aging and the percentage of older people is increasing, all while the ‘feminization of aging’ is taking place, whereby the ratio of women to men is increasing.

Women live longer than men and are more likely to suffer from serious illnesses and comorbidities.

Older women face many problems in meeting their nutritional and health needs; for example, they often have fewer financial resources and are more likely to live alone. This can contribute to stress, social exclusion, and addictions, which significantly worsen their quality of life. Improvements in health and nutritional status are closely related to diet and physical activity, also in this stage of life.

The aim of this Special Issue is to attract studies that address determinants of nutrition and nutritional status in older women. Although this call is primarily intended for manuscripts including research that concern only one sex or age category, research concerning the interaction between variables, e.g., age or sex, is also welcome provided it is contextualized within the influence or the role of diet, nutritional status, and health.

With this Special Issue of IJERPH, we would like to give readers an insight into the links between lifestyle, nutrition, and health. The Guest Editors invite submissions of original studies and reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyzes) on the following topics:

  1. Nutritional status and diet assessment in women
  2. Nutrition, health, and quality of life
  3. Hydration status in older women
  4. Nutritional support of the aging process
  5. Nutritional strategies for healthy aging
  6. Lifestyle determinants for successful aging
  7. Dietary patterns in older women
  8. Lifestyle, diet, and frailty syndrome
  9. Nutrition and mental health
  10. Specific and nonspecific nutritional factors in the development of chronic diseases
  11. Barriers (social, cultural, and economic) to meeting the nutritional needs of elderly women.

Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Ewa Drywień
Dr. Magdalena Górnicka
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 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.


  • older women
  • diet
  • nutrition
  • supplements
  • nutritional status
  • quality of life
  • health behavior
  • chronic diseases
  • nutritional education

Published Papers

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