The Role of Dietary Patterns in Malnutrition – Relevance of Body Weight upon Non-communicable Diseases

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2024 | Viewed by 4254

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1. Department of Biomedicine, Biochemistry Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S), Porto, Portugal
Interests: biochemistry; metabolism and nutrition; the study of metabolic dysfunction amelioration by means of mineral water consumption

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1. Department of Biomedicine, Experimental Biology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S), Porto, Portugal
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1. Department of Community Medicine, Information and Health Decision Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
2. CINTESIS-Center for Health Technology Services Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: preventive and lifestyle medicine; obesity science and management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Non-communicable diseases are the main responsible for morbidity and mortality worldwide. Adequate nutrition and body weight have a crucial role in their development and progression.

We invite authors to submit original basic and clinical research or survey articles as well as up-to-date review articles (meta-analyses and systematic reviews) that pursue the crosstalk between dietary patterns, malnutrition, body weight and non-communicable diseases.

Potential topics include, although not limited to:

  • Underweight, overweight and obesity: pathophysiological aspects as well as preventive and therapeutic dietary options;
  • Non-communicable diseases: link with body weight range and/or dietary patterns;
  • Body weight-associated epigenetic mechanisms;
  • Malnutrition: pathophysiological aspects as well as preventive and therapeutic dietary options;
  • Malnutrition-associated epigenetic mechanisms;
  • Mechanisms, including molecular, proteomic and metabolomic characterization, of the contribution of dietary patterns to non-communicable diseases;
  • Dietary patterns and metabolic reprogramming;
  • Potential preventive and therapeutic effects of specific diets against non-communicable diseases;
  • Dietary and body weight-control-by-diet educational programmes.

Dr. Maria Martins
Dr. Delminda Neves
Dr. Rosário Monteiro
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Keywords

  • non-communicable diseases
  • body weight
  • malnutrition
  • dietary patterns
  • epigenetic
  • underweight
  • overweight
  • obesity

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Opinion
The Relationship between Whole-Milk Dairy Foods and Metabolic Health Highlights an Opportunity for Dietary Fat Recommendations to Evolve with the State of the Science
by Moises Torres-Gonzalez
Nutrients 2023, 15(16), 3570; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15163570 - 13 Aug 2023
Cited by 1 | Viewed by 3921
Abstract
The science of dietary fats has evolved, and a body of evidence indicates they are complex bioactive nutrients that have different effects on health depending on their food source, chain length, degree of saturation, and other factors that can be affected by food [...] Read more.
The science of dietary fats has evolved, and a body of evidence indicates they are complex bioactive nutrients that have different effects on health depending on their food source, chain length, degree of saturation, and other factors that can be affected by food processing, handling, and storage. As such, it is becoming increasingly clear that the effects of foods on obesity and metabolic health cannot be predicted simply with their fat content. The aim of this opinion article is to provide a brief overview of select recent research on the effects of whole-milk dairy foods on body composition and indicators of metabolic health across the lifespan to show the gap between current knowledge and dietary guidance. As the state of the science on dietary fats and human health evolves to consider the complexity of food matrices, the total nutrient package they deliver, and the health impacts associated with dietary patterns, so too must guidelines for dietary fat. Full article
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