Ultra-Processed Foods and Chronic Diseases Nutrients

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutritional Epidemiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2024 | Viewed by 140

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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera odos 75, 118 55 Athens, Greece
Interests: epidemiology of chronic diseases; public health and prevention; childhood obesity; breast feeding; fermented food; food sustainability; plant-based diets; processed foods
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1. Hellenic Food Authority, 124 Kifisias Av. & 2 Iatridou Str., 11526 Athens, Greece
2. Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: nutrition; cardiovascular diseases; nutritional epidemiology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increase in the volume of industrially processed products in the global food supply has coincided with an increasing prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases in many countries, suggesting that consumption of ultra-processed foods may be detrimental for human health. However, food reformulations to improve food quality and nutritional composition, such as fortifications, also lead to the classification of ultra-processed.

This Special Issue in Nutrients, entitled “Ultra-Processed Foods and Chronic Diseases Nutrients”, aims to explore the intriguing relationship between ultra-processed foods and health, offering a platform for groundbreaking research and insights even in the face of controversial findings.

At the heart of this Special Issue lies a quest to understand the potential effect of ultra-processed foods on chronic disease prevention. This Special Issue also aims to explore controversies such as whether all ultra-processed foods are unhealthy; whether there are differences between animal- and plant-based ultra-processed foods; whether the negative findings are only because of their high added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium; and what the impact is of novel foods which have beneficial effects on health even though they are considered ultra-processed.

We encourage submissions of research findings, reviews, and innovative studies that shed light on the significance of personalized nutrition in disease prevention. This Special Issue aims to contribute in shaping the future of nutritional science and to explore the link between ultra-processed foods and chronic disease prevention from observational and clinical trials.

Dr. Emmanuella Magriplis
Prof. Dr. Antonis Zampelas
Guest Editors

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  • nutrition
  • chronic disease
  • dietary patterns
  • disease prevention
  • health outcomes
  • prevention strategies
  • plant-based food
  • fermented food

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