Advancing Patient Care: The Role of Nutrition in Immune-Mediated Diseases, Spanning from Cancer to Autoimmunity

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2024 | Viewed by 1214

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The interconnection between nutrition and the immune system has been an area of growing interest in recent years. As scientific understanding expands, it becomes increasingly evident that nutrition can significantly impact the development and progression of immune-related conditions, spanning from cancer to inflammatory disorders and autoimmune diseases. We encourage submissions that delve into the molecular mechanisms through which nutrition influences the immune response, innovative nutritional interventions that hold promise for patient management, and evidence-based studies highlighting the effects of specific dietary components on immune-mediated diseases.

This Special Issue seeks to foster collaboration between researchers, healthcare practitioners, and nutrition experts to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and patient care. By sharing novel insights and evidence-based practices, we hope to pave the way for the development of personalized nutritional approaches in the prevention and treatment of immune-mediated diseases.

We invite authors to submit original research articles, reviews, meta-analysis, case studies, and clinical trials that contribute to a deeper understanding of the relationship between nutrition and immune health.

Dr. Elena Niccolai
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nutrition
  • inflammation
  • immunonutrients
  • microbiome
  • cancer
  • autoimmunity

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Healthy Lifestyle and Quality of Life in Post-Operative Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Five-Month Observational Study
by Yi-Chiu Li, Hsi-Hsien Hsu, Shu-Ping Yang, Gwo-Chi Hu, Hui-Mei Wang, Wen-Chien Huang and Tsae-Jyy Wang
Nutrients 2024, 16(1), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu16010068 - 25 Dec 2023
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Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important indicator of treatment effectiveness. An unhealthy lifestyle can have a negative impact on quality of life. This study aimed to investigate changes in health-related lifestyle over time after surgery for colorectal cancer and their impact [...] Read more.
Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is an important indicator of treatment effectiveness. An unhealthy lifestyle can have a negative impact on quality of life. This study aimed to investigate changes in health-related lifestyle over time after surgery for colorectal cancer and their impact on HRQOL. Healthy lifestyle habits examined in this study included physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, sleep, and obesity levels. An observational study design was used. A total of 75 post-operative colorectal cancer patients were recruited from two medical centers in Taiwan. Data were collected through structured questionnaires. Mean HRQOL scores at 1, 3, and 5 months after discharge were 102.5 (SD = 18.8), 102.9 (SD = 20.1), and 103.0 (SD = 18.9), respectively. A generalized estimating equation analysis showed that alcohol consumption (p = 0.009), fruit and vegetable intake (p = 0.020), physical activity (p = 0.023), sleep quality (p < 0.001), and obesity (p = 0.035) were important predictors of post-operative quality of life in patients with colorectal cancer. The impact of smoking on HRQOL did not reach statistical significance. Colorectal cancer patients tend to have better HRQOL after surgery if they stay physically active, eat enough fruits and vegetables, and sleep well. Full article
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