Special Issue "Interactive and Bidirectional Associations between Sleep Health and Diet on Cardiometabolic Health"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Freda Patterson
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Guest Editor
Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
Interests: 24-hour epidemiology; bio-behavioral rhythms of cardiometabolic risk factors; multibehavior cardiometabolic interventions; health disparities
Dr. Hollie A. Raynor
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Guest Editor
Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Interests: lifestyle intervention; weight management; dietary variety; energy density; eating patterns; eating behaviors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sleep health and diet are recognized as potent, independent, behavioral determinants of cardiometabolic diseases. Insufficient sleep, a positive energy balance, and over-consumption of nutrient-poor foods reliably impair cardiometabolic health. Our aim is for this Special Issue to expand on this knowledge base and reflect the growing recognition that diet and sleep are related behaviors that may interact to determine cardiometabolic health status. The scope of this Special Issue will be broad, and possible topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • The co-occurrence of multidimensional poor sleep health with poor diet;
  • The degree to which co-occurrence of sleep health and diet relates to built-environment features;
  • The extent to which poor sleep health determines subsequent poor diet across successive days, or vice versa;
  • An examination of longitudinal changes in sleep health and diet;
  • Individual differences in the extent to which sleep health and diet interact to alter cardiometabolic health status;
  • Testing of new methodologies to examine relationships between sleep and diet.

We hope that the papers included in this Special Issue will share new information about the complex interplay between sleep health and diet on cardiometabolic health status at any point in the lifespan and expand this important field of inquiry. 

Dr. Freda Patterson
Dr. Hollie Raynor
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • eating behaviors
  • dietary intake
  • meal timing
  • sleep duration
  • sleep quality
  • sleep timing
  • ecological momentary assessment
  • cardiometabolic health
  • individual differences

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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