Special Issue "Association of Dietary Patterns with Metabolic Syndrome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: Mediterranean diet; arterial hypertension; chronic non-communicable diseases; gut microbiota; chronic kidney disease
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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a growing global public health problem. MetS also represents a risk factor for the onset of chronic non-communicable degenerative diseases (NCDDs), including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and some types of cancer.
This Special Issue, titled "Association of Dietary Patterns with Metabolic Syndrome", aims to highlight the current scientific knowledge and possible new applications in the different dietary patterns for MetS prevention and treatment. In fact, a balanced diet associated with a healthy lifestyle is known to play a key role in the prevention of MetS. For this reason, the identification of different dietary patterns, in terms of quantity, quality, variety, or combination of different foods and drinks, is of fundamental relevance to its prevention. In addition to the classic concept of "dietary patterns", it is currently necessary to take into consideration the ability of an organism to process dietary nutrients. From this perspective, the composition of the gut microbiota is of great interest, and it appears to be related to the onset and degree of NCDDs. Currently, the Mediterranean diet seems to play a key role in the prevention and treatment of MetS. Additional dietetic-nutritional strategies (such as the DASH Diet, ketogenic diet, vegan diet, etc.) should be examined in order to evaluate their potential benefits in the prevention and treatment of MetS.
Prof. Dr. Nicola Di Daniele
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- Mediterranean diet
- Gut microbiota and metabolic syndrome
- Vegan diet
- DASH diet
- Metabolic syndrome in the elderly