Special Issue "The Link between Dietary Minerals and Human Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 27201
Interests: the quality of food and food supplements in terms of the macro- and microelements; toxic elements content; food-drug interactions; the influence of nutrition and dietary habits on the human body mineral status and skin condition; the impact of eating patterns on nutritional and antioxidant status; the nutritional factors in the context of metabolic syndrome; mushrooms and bee products in supporting cancer treatment
Interests: the mechanisms and effects of toxic action of xenobiotics; interactions between toxic heavy metals and macro- and microelements; the possibility of using essential nutritional factors in preventing health consequences of exposure to xenobiotics; the quality of herbal plants and food supplements in terms of the content of the essential and toxic elements; toxicological studies conducted according to the Good Laboratory Practice standard
Dietary minerals are essential for the proper development and functioning of the human body, and, therefore, have to be provided regularly within diets. Food can be a source of beneficial minerals and, on the other hand, can contain toxic elements. Inadequate (insufficient or excessive) dietary intake of macroelements (e.g., Ca, Mg, Na, and K) and microelements (e.g., Fe, Se, Cu, and Zn), as well as overexposure to toxic elements (e.g., Cd, Pb, As, and Hg), may be dangerous for human health at different stages of life.
The purpose of this Special Issue, “The Link Between Dietary Minerals and Human Health,” is to provide cutting-edge research, especially original (epidemiological, clinical, and experimental) and review articles (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), regarding the diverse properties of various minerals and their importance in healthy conditions, including in the prevention of diseases and in supporting medical treatments.
Studies presenting the element concentrations in various food products, especially in products that have, so far, been little tested, are needed and can be used to assess the nutritional and toxicological impacts on consumers in different regions of the world. Studies on the impact of nutritional intervention on various disease states in children, adolescents, adults, and seniors are also welcome.
Dr. Renata Markiewicz-Żukowska
Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Brzóska
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- toxic elements
- dietary supplements
- nutritional intervention
- human health
- prevention of diseases
- support of medical treatment
- animal and in vitro models supporting novel molecular understanding of the link between dietary minerals and human health