Special Issue "Social Determinants of Health, Diet, and Health Outcome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 11400
2. Harris County Public Health, Houston, TX 77027, USA
Interests: gastrointestinal cancers; molecular epidemiology; genetic epidemiology; dietary intake; obesity; biomarkers; insulin; resistance; chronic inflammation; gut microbiome
Diet is an important modifiable risk factor for chronic diseases. The association between healthy food and good health has been well established. However, the association between diet and health has not been satisfactorily examined through the lens of social determinants of health (SDOHs), which have been related to all-cause mortality and life expectancy, and contribute to health inequities. SDOHs include education, income, employment, housing, transportation, job opportunities, neighborhoods, etc. These factors are directly or indirectly associated with food choice and food access. For example, food insecurity is one of the components of health. In addition, access to nutritious food is regarded as a key SDOH that has a direct impact on individual well-being. People who do not have access to grocery stores with fresh and healthy foods are less likely to have good nutrition. Therefore, these people may be at higher risk of chronic medical conditions. This Special Issue will summarize the current research on SDOHs and diet, with the hope of defining social determinants of diet and providing evidence on whether SDOHs affect health outcome partially through diet.
Dr. Li Jiao
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- dietary patterns
- social Determinants
- dietary behaviors
- food choice
- food insecurity
- health inequities