Special Issue "Fat Oxidation as Marker of Metabolic Flexibility: Role of Nutrition, Dietary Supplement and Exercise"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Jesús Gustavo Ponce González
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Guest Editor
1. MOVE-IT Research Group, Department of Physical Education, Faculty of Education Sciences, University of Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain
2. Biomedical Research and Innovation Institute of Cádiz (INiBICA) Research Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, Cádiz, Spain
Interests: exercise training; sports; physical fitness; performance; exercise physiology; health; obesity and comorbidities; metabolism; nutrition and endocrine system
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metabolic flexibility is the ability of organisms to respond or adapt fuel oxidation to fuel availability, and its disruption—known as metabolic inflexibility—has been associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cancer. Fat oxidation capacity in resting condition and during exercise has been considered as a marker of metabolic flexibility. In fact, maximal fat oxidation (MFO) is downregulated in individuals with obesity or type 2 diabetes.

It has been shown that there are several factors that may disrupt metabolic flexibility, reducing fat oxidation capacity, such as a lack of physical exercise, unhealthy nutrition habits, and poor physical fitness. In turn, metabolic inflexibility can be reversed by a healthy lifestyle or pharmacological interventions, such as dietary supplements.

In this Special Issue, we invite research papers focusing on the different factors that may influence metabolic flexibility, such as dietary composition and patterns; exercise training; and the use of pharmacological compounds, such as dietary supplements. Articles that shed light on how these factors can affect fat oxidation capacity in healthy people or those with diseases are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Jesús Gustavo Ponce González
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • muscle plasticity
  • metabolism
  • indirect calorimetry
  • nutritional status
  • diet
  • dietary patterns
  • obesity and diabetes
  • physical activity
  • exercise training

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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