Special Issue "The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Metabolic Health"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Emidio Scarpellini
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Internal Medicine, Sapienza University of Rome, 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: gut microbiota; pathophysiology; functional gastrointestinal disorders; antibiotics; probiotics
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Dr. Tiziana Larussa
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Department of Health Sciences, University of Catanzaro ‘‘Magna Graecia’’, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; celiac disease; helicobacter pylori; clinical trials in inflammatory bowel disease; nutraceuticals in inflammatory bowel disease
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Dr. Emanuele Rinninella
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1. Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy
2. Research and Training Center in Human Nutrition, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, 20123 Milano, Italy
Interests: clinical nutrition; advanced nutrition in oncology; perioperative nutrition; nutritional assessment and body composition; gut microbiota and diet therapy; diet and gastrointestinal diseases; liver diseases; internal medicine
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Gut microbiota is a complex ecosystem of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, archaea, and viruses harboring our gastrointestinal tract.

Despite the first evidence showing the culturable bacterial species of our intestine, recent metabolomic and metagenomic techniques have shown a significant impact of gut microbiota metabolism on the human body. More in detail, bacterial microflora is able to affect our metabolic processes through several physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms. Among these, the gut-liver axis is the one with more evidence and has helped to explain the development of diabetes, obesity, liver steatosis (ranging from simple fat deposition to cirrhosis), disorders of lipid metabolism, blood hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases.

A “ dysbiotic “ gut has been associated with these dysmetabolic conditions. Thus, dysbiosis re-modulation via pre-, pro-and symbiotics is a rapidly developing field of clinical and basic research of the last four decades.

Personalized and precision medicine asks for a detailed and case-directed microbial modulatory approach in metabolic diseases.

We welcome papers dissecting the role of gut microbiota in extra-intestinal non-communicable diseases with a special focus on metabolism, environmental factors (i.e. diet) and cutting-edge technologies and therapies (e.g., pre-, probiotics, symbiotics and post-biotics).

Prof. Dr. Emidio Scarpellini
Dr. Tiziana Larussa
Dr. Emanuele Rinninella
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • gut microbiota
  • dysbiosis
  • metabolism
  • diet
  • obesity
  • diabetes

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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