Special Issue "Processed Foods and Diabetes Control"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Antonio Cabrera de León
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Guest Editor
Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública de la Universidad de la Laguna, 38200 La Laguna, Canary Island, Spain
Interests: diabetes; cardiovascular; obesity; diet; food; nutrition; physical activity; primary care;

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Processed foods have a high caloric impact and a high glycemic index. As such, they are associated to an increase in the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. People following a diet pattern rich in processed foods have a high energy intake, mainly from carbohydrates. Diabetes patients are recommended to limit these foods, but this is difficult in daily practice because of culture, prices and lack of time to cook. The low-income population is the core consumer of processed foods, mainly the elderly and the low-income workers, and diabetes is especially high in them. We need qualitative and quantitative studies that measure the benefits of a processed food free diet in people with diabetes, as well as studies that propose strategies for these people to avoid these types of food.

Prof. Antonio Cabrera de León
Guest Editor

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  • Diabetes
  • Processed food
  • Glycemic index
  • Dietary pattern

Published Papers

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