Special Issue "Diet Quality and Diet-Environment Interactions on Human Health and Disease"

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Aleksandra S. Kristo
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Interests: dietary bioactive compounds; nutrition and cardiovascular disease; diet and chronic disease risk factors
Dr. Angelos K. Sikalidis
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Guest Editor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA
Interests: signaling properties of nutrients on the immunology—T2DM axis; nutrition interventions for T2DM risk reduction and/or T2DM management improvement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is with much anticipation and excitement that we are announcing our call for papers for the Special Issue of IJERPH titled: “Diet quality and diet-environment interactions on human health and disease”. Metabolic deregulation and disease, such as cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes mellitus, autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, as well as immunity effectiveness and susceptibility to infections, are all major issues in the global health scene. When these are combined with a highly burdened environment and changing lifestyles due to factors such as epidemiological transition and new infectious agents, the health stressors and challenges maximize. As nutrition/diet become increasingly more established in a multitude of ways as contributors to health/disease along with other environmental factors, it becomes crucial and timely to investigate the effect of the interplay of nutrition/diet and the environmental inputs on human health. Diet in relation to environmental stressors, exposures, lifestyle practices and how those affect health and disease (either risk or management and prognosis) are of critical importance when thinking of recommendations and public health strategies. We therefore welcome work on the interface of nutrition, metabolism, genomics, epigenetics, microbiome, immunity and environmentally derived inputs for submission in this Special Issue.

Dr. Aleksandra S. Kristo
Dr. Angelos K. Sikalidis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • nutrition
  • diet
  • dietary interventions
  • epigenetics
  • environmental stressors
  • exposures
  • chronic disease
  • epidemiology
  • immunity
  • inflammation
  • metabolism

Published Papers (1 paper)

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Food Waste and Nutrition Quality in the Context of Public Health: A Scoping Review
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(10), 5379; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph18105379 - 18 May 2021
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Food waste and nutrition are intrinsically linked in terms of environmental health and public health. Despite this, it is unknown whether these topics have been previously synthesized into a review. The aim was to identify the interdisciplinary parameters that exist in public health [...] Read more.
Food waste and nutrition are intrinsically linked in terms of environmental health and public health. Despite this, it is unknown whether these topics have been previously synthesized into a review. The aim was to identify the interdisciplinary parameters that exist in public health and nutrition literature in terms of food waste and plastic waste associated with food, and to identify how these parameters currently contribute to food sustainability messaging and interventions. A rapid scoping review was conducted. Data were mapped into concepts and synthesized in a narrative review. Four main concepts were identified: (1) food waste and diet quality, nutrient losses, and environmental health, (2) food waste reduction interventions and diet quality, (3) food banks/pantries and diet/nutritional quality, and (4) food and plastic waste messaging in nutrition or dietary guidelines. Food waste is associated with nutrient wastage, and interventions to reduce food waste can successfully address food sustainability and nutrition quality. Food redistribution systems do not currently address access to sustainably sourced foods that are also nutrient-dense for lower-income communities. Opportunities for future research and practice include aligning food waste, plastic waste, and nutrition priorities together and developing better food redistribution systems to limit wastage of high-quality foods. Full article
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Planned Papers

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Title: Effects of Dietary Red Raspberry Consumption on Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Parameters
Authors: Aleksandra S. Kristo, et. al.
Affiliation: Department of Food Science and Nutrition, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA

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