Special Issue "Frontier of Diet and Chronic Disease: New Progress on Fibrotic Diseases Inflammation and Pain"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ricardo Araujo
Guest Editor
INEB-Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica and i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: dietary; lipid; microbiota; metabolism; bowel disease
Dr. Inês Alencastre
Guest Editor
INEB-Instituto Nacional de Engenharia Biomédica and i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: fibrotic diseases; chronic kidney disease; biomarkers; biochemical pathways

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fibrotic diseases represent a major health problem worldwide, being the main underlying cause of several highly incapacitating chronic diseases. Despite the advancements achieved in the last few years, there are still many key questions and challenges that remain unsolved. Up until now, few advancements have been made regarding the understanding of the pathogenic mechanism of the fibrotic process, the extraordinary heterogeneity of the disease aetiology and its clinical manifestations and the identification of biomarkers that allow early clinical diagnosis. Fibrotic diseases are frequently found in the tissues of the lung, liver or heart, but there are important manifestations in other tissues, such as in the kidney, intestine, brain or skin, that deserve further attention and more intensive study. In addition to the applied therapeutic approaches, the diet has been used for a long time and has a complementary strategy for the control and management of the fibrotic diseases, and there are nutritional guidelines for some patients, with increased risks of fibrotic diseases. Recently, several studies on the human microbiome revealed an intricate association between the dietary options and supplements, fibrotic diseases and the inflammatory processes.

In this Special Issue of the journal Nutrients, we will be accepting original research studies, extensive epidemiological analyses, reviews and meta-analyses that advance the current knowledge of the relationship between the diet of individuals, patients or populations and fibrotic diseases. In addition, we will be promoting the publication of studies focused on specific micronutrients, essential nutrients or trace elements in the development and progression of this disease in specific tissues.

Dr. Ricardo Araujo
Dr. Inês Alencastre
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • diet
  • fibrotic disease
  • chronic inflammation
  • chronic diseases
  • nutrition
  • micronutrients
  • supplements
  • essential nutrients
  • trace elements
  • microbiome
  • probiotics
  • biomarkers

Published Papers

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