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Nutrition, metabolism and brain health

Edited by:

Alfred N Fonteh, PhD, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, Pasadena, United States of America
Oliver M Shannon, PhD, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Closed


This collection is no longer accepting submissions.


Nutrition & Metabolism is calling for submissions to our collection on Nutrition, metabolism and brain health. Advancing age is associated with a decline in cognitive function and an increased risk factor of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We particularly welcome articles which focus on links between nutrition, metabolism, and brain health, given the strong links between metabolic alterations and the initiation and progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG2 and 3.

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  1. Neurodegenerative diseases represent one of the utmost imperative well-being health issues and apprehensions due to their escalating incidence of mortality. Natural derivatives are more efficacious in various ...

    Authors: Rajat Goyal, Pooja Mittal, Rupesh K. Gautam, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Asma Perveen, Vandana Garg, Athanasios Alexiou, Muhammad Saboor, Shafiul Haque, Aisha Farhana, Marios Papadakis and Ghulam Md Ashraf
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2024 21:26
  2. The Eatwell guide reflects the UK government's recommendations for a healthy and balanced diet. Previous research has identified associations between healthy eating patterns and both cardiovascular and brain h...

    Authors: Sarah Gregory, Alex Griffiths, Amy Jennings, Fiona C. Malcomson, Jamie Matu, Anne-Marie Minihane, Graciela Muniz-Terrera, Craig W. Ritchie, Solange Parra-Soto, Emma Stevenson, Rebecca Townsend, Nicola Ann Ward and Oliver Shannon
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2024 21:21
  3. Resveratrol (RV), a natural compound found in grapes, berries, and peanuts, has been extensively studied for its potential in treating Alzheimer’s disease (AD). RV has shown promise in inhibiting the formation...

    Authors: Ali Azargoonjahromi and Fatemeh Abutalebian
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2024 21:15

About the collection

Nutrition & Metabolism is calling for submissions to our collection on Nutrition, metabolism and brain health. Advancing age is associated with a decline in cognitive function and an increased risk factor of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. As the average age of the worldwide population increases, more individuals will be affected by age-related cognitive decline and dementia, placing a substantial burden on public health services. Appropriate nutrition can positively impact brain health, slowing the rate of cognitive decline and reducing dementia risk with advancing age. However, more research is needed to understand the specific nutrients, foods, and healthy dietary patterns that can positively impact brain health. Similarly, additional mechanistic studies are warranted to elucidate the mechanisms through which nutrition can impact the brain. In addition, randomized clinical trials to determine which nutrients are beneficial in reducing age-related cognitive decline are needed to establish the importance of nutrition in brain health. In this collection of articles, we welcome research which provides new insight into the impact, and mechanisms of action, of nutrition on brain health, including (but not restricted to): cellular and animal model investigations, intervention studies with human participants, population-level epidemiological analyses, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We particularly welcome articles which focus on links between nutrition, metabolism, and brain health, given the strong links between metabolic alterations and the initiation and progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. 

Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a collection, please select "Nutrition, metabolism and brain health" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.