Special Issue "Nutritional Support for Chronic Disease"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sareen Gropper
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Guest Editor
Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
Interests: nutrition and healthy aging; chronic disease prevention; body composition changes with aging; protein metabolism; sarcopenia

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Chronic diseases represent the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and globally. Some of the most common chronic diseases include hypertension, heart disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, liver disease/failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. While a poor diet is one known contributing factor to the development of many of these conditions, it is also increasingly apparent that nutritional support (intervention) is key to improving outcomes in individuals dealing with many of these chronic diseases. Nutritional support/intervention can be provided in various forms such as restricting nutrient intake (e.g., sodium, saturated fat, refined carbohydrate-rich foods, phosphorus) and/or enhancing nutrient intake through diet or oral supplementation (e.g., potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, protein, methylfolate, functional foods), as well as altering intake of selected foods/food groups (e.g., animal protein restriction, gluten elimination, DASH diet, Mediterranean diet), to name a few examples. The promotion and publication of nutritional support strategies with demonstrated beneficial effects on disease management and/or on disease-associated complications are crucial to help improve the quality of life and outcomes of individuals living with these conditions. Thus, a Special Issue of Nutrients entitled “Nutritional Support for Chronic Disease” is in development and welcomes original research and reviews of the literature concerning this important topic.

Prof. Dr. Sareen Gropper
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Chronic disease outcomes
  • Nutritional support
  • Nutritional recommendations
  • Nutrient restriction
  • Nutrient supplementation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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