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Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging

This collection is now closed for submissions:

The topic of aging has attracted a significant volume of research throughout the years, inspiring studies across all disciplines. To embrace the advance of aging research, we announce a cross journal collection themed Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Participating journals include Nutrition JournalNutrition & MetabolismEuropean Review of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors, and BMC Geriatrics

The collection is calling for papers investigating the two major areas of aging, nutrition and physical activity, and welcomes population-level, clinical as well as cellular aging research looking at but not limited to the below topics:

  • Caloric restriction
  • Fasting regimens
  • Dietary patterns and nutrition quality
  • Food security 
  • Physical activity and rehabilitation, as well as exercise
  • Combination of dietary intervention and exercise, with or without sleep 
  • Circadian aspects of physical activity and food intake 
  • Patterns of physical activity and sedentariness
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia (cognitive impairment) and Parkinson’s disease
  • Daily living, sarcopenia, fractures and falls

Authors who are interested in submitting should first choose their target journal from the participating journals and make the submission via the journal’s online submission system. Authors will be asked to choose which collection they are submitting to during submission, and they should choose the collection on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Aging. Papers submitted to the collection will be handled by the editorial team at each participating journal and will be subject to the publishing criteria of the journal. For pre-submission inquiries, please contact the editorial team via the 'Contact us' button in the online submission system.

There are a limited number of waivers available to support authors who struggle with funding. The waivers will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis before the end of 2021. Authors who would like to request a waiver should send over a pre-submission inquiry along with the abstract of their paper. The editors will evaluate the request case-by-case. For some authors, the APC for OA publishing may be covered by institutional OA agreements. Alternatively, authors can go to our OA funding policy page for more support.

  1. Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour independently increase morbidity and negatively affect quality of life. This study evaluates the associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviour with ...

    Authors: Katika Akksilp, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, Yot Teerawattananon and Cynthia Chen
    Citation: Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors 2023 2:22
  2. Optimizing childhood domain-specific physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) for blood lipid profile is not well understood. We aimed to (1) determine the associations between accelerometer-measured...

    Authors: Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Naruki Kitano, Natsuko Imai, Justin J. Lang, Grant R. Tomkinson and Costan G. Magnussen
    Citation: Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors 2023 2:20
  3. Sarcopenia is commonly seen in the older adults and increases in incidence with age, also in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although research has indicated that the development of sarcopenia in patients with PD may...

    Authors: Qiu-Wan Liu, Cheng-Jie Mao, Zhao-Hui Lu, Rong-Fang Shi, Ying-Chun Zhang, Ping Zhao and Chun-Feng Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:494
  4. Higher circulating levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which is a metabolite that can be produced by the gut microbiota from L-carnitine (LC), have been associated with bone mineral density (BMD). Because...

    Authors: Robert A. Olek, Emilia Samborowska, Piotr Wisniewski, Pawel Wojtkiewicz, Krystian Wochna and Jacek Zielinski
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2023 20:32
  5. Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep are key components to health and well-being. Compositional data analysis of activity data overcomes the limitations of traditional statistical approaches and c...

    Authors: Rachel G Curtis, Dot Dumuid, Hamish McCabe, Ben Singh, Ty Ferguson and Carol Maher
    Citation: Journal of Activity, Sedentary and Sleep Behaviors 2023 2:15
  6. The impact of real-time remote cardiac rehabilitation (CR) on health and disability-related outcomes and its correlation with physical function are unknown. We compared the effectiveness of real-time remote CR...

    Authors: Yoshitatsu Fukuta, Shinichi Arizono, Shinichiro Tanaka, Tomonori Kawaguchi, Natsumi Tsugita, Takahiro Fuseya, Junichi Magata, Yuichi Tawara and Tomonori Segawa
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:388
  7. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of combining nutritional and physical activity (PA) factors on four different categories, according to the presence or absence of sarcopenia and central obes...

    Authors: Jong Eun Park, Seulgi Lee and Kirang Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2023 23:119
  8. Obesity is an strong risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), and obesity can affect the prognosis of AF. However, the role of weight loss on outcomes after ablation remains unclear.

    Authors: Huilei Zhao, Xiaozhong Li, Peng Yu, Menglu Liu, Jianyong Ma, Jingfeng Wang, Wengen Zhu and Xiao Liu
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2023 20:5
  9. Previous Chinese studies focused on the prevalence and influential factors of hypertension; however, little is known about their self-care literacy and quality of life among the Bai older adults with hypertens...

    Authors: Mengqi Du, Hongqian Kong, Lingyun Ran, Yuanyuan Ran, Leixao Bai, Yongxue Du, Hongxue Guan, Yong Dong and Ying Zhao
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:942
  10. Previous research has shown an association between homebound status and falls among older adults. However, this association was primarily drawn from cross-sectional studies. This study aimed to determine the b...

    Authors: Minhui Liu, Wenting Peng, Christina E. Miyawaki, Cen Mo, Yuqian Luo and Ni Gong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:923
  11. The Internet is considered an important channel for providing health information to older adults. We developed an intervention to improve eHealth literacy in older adults according to the information-motivatio...

    Authors: Sun Ju Chang, Kyoung-eun Lee, Eunjin Yang and Hyunju Ryu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:918
  12. Mild cognitive impairment often precedes dementia. The purpose of this analysis was to estimate the population attributable fraction for physical activity in Colombia, which is the reduction in cases that woul...

    Authors: Gary O’Donovan, I-Min Lee, Mark Hamer, Patricia García-Garro, Claudia Duran-Aniotz, Agustín Ibáñez, Olga L. Sarmiento and Philipp Hessel
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:28
  13. Hip fractures are a global problem, and it will probably increase. Hip fractures impair health aspects which creates demands on postoperative care. This study describes and compares patients with hip fracture ...

    Authors: Amanda Hammer, Katarina Ljungberg, Tony Bohman and Åsa G Andersson
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:842
  14. As a cardiometabolic disease, hypertension has shown an obvious upward trend, becoming a global epidemic chronic disease. Lifestyle intervention is a fundamental method for lowering blood pressure. This system...

    Authors: Weihao Wang, Ran Wei, Qi Pan and Lixin Guo
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:77
  15. Unlike the numerous studies concerning the role of dietary inflammatory potential in chronic diseases, limited studies focused on the association of dietary inflammatory potential with handgrip strength (HGS) ...

    Authors: Zahra Esmaeily, Shahrzad Daei, Mahshid Rezaei, Atefeh Eyvazkhani, Zahra Tajary, Marjan Mansouri Dara and Ahmad Reza Dorosty Motlagh
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:834
  16. Membrane nephropathy (MN) often presents as nephrotic syndrome with characteristic lipid metabolism that could not be explained by lipid indicators commonly used in clinical practice. Studies have shown that i...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Lu, Conghui Liu, Qingqing Wu and Yueyi Deng
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:68
  17. A striking effect of old age is the involuntary loss of muscle mass and strength leading to sarcopenia and reduced physiological functions. However, effects of heavy-load exercise in older adults on diseases a...

    Authors: Kaare M. Gautvik, Ole K. Olstad, Ulrika Raue, Vigdis T. Gautvik, Karl J. Kvernevik, Tor P. Utheim, Solveig Ravnum, Camilla Kirkegaard, Håvard Wiig, Garan Jones, Luke C. Pilling, Scott Trappe, Truls Raastad and Sjur Reppe
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:23
  18. Optimal composition of intestinal bacteria is an essential condition for good health. Excessive growth of these bacteria can cause various ailments. The aim of this study was to assess the mental state and gas...

    Authors: Cezary Chojnacki, Tomasz Popławski, Paulina Konrad, Michał Fila, Janusz Błasiak and Jan Chojnacki
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:66
  19. Cognition and motor skills are interrelated throughout the aging process and often show simultaneous deterioration among older adults with cognitive impairment. Co-dependent training has the potential to ameli...

    Authors: Shiri Embon-Magal, Tal Krasovsky, Israel Doron, Kfir Asraf, Iris Haimov, Efrat Gil and Maayan Agmon
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:720
  20. The activities of daily living (ADL) score is a widely used index to establish the degree of independence from any help in everyday life situations. Measuring ADL accurately is time-consuming and costly. This ...

    Authors: Cornelius Dzien, Petra Unterberger, Paul Hofmarcher, Hannes Winner and Monika Lechleitner
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:717
  21. Handgrip strength (HGS), an indicator of overall muscle strength, is a key component in sarcopenia diagnosis. Although exercise is an effective strategy to prevent sarcopenia, the most appropriate exercise typ...

    Authors: Joo Hye Sung, Se Rhim Son, Seol-Hee Baek and Byung-Jo Kim
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:676
  22. To explore whether differences between men and women in the sensitivity to (strength of the association) and/or in the exposure to determinants (prevalence) contribute to the difference in physical functioning...

    Authors: Lena Dirkje Sialino, H. Susan J. Picavet, Hanneke A. H. Wijnhoven, Anne Loyen, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Marjolein Visser, Laura S. Schaap and Sandra H. van Oostrom
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:610
  23. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been found to increase with age. This has resulted in an increase in the number of elderly patients undergoing renal replacement therapy. There is a significan...

    Authors: Magdalena Wisniewska and Stanislaw Niemczyk
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:583
  24. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is one of the most prevalent chronic liver disease worldwide. Alcohol-induced alterations in hepatic lipids play an important role in ALD develpoment and progression. The present ...

    Authors: Fei Zhao, Jun Chen, Rui Guo, Jinyan Zhu, Weijia Gu, Songtao Li and Jiaomei Li
    Citation: Nutrition & Metabolism 2022 19:42
  25. Physical activity and a healthy diet are important in helping to maintain mobility with aging. This umbrella review aims to identify group-based physical activity and/or nutrition interventions for community-d...

    Authors: Sarah E. Neil-Sztramko, Kylie Teggart, Caroline Moore, Diana Sherifali, Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis, Giulia Coletta, Stuart M. Phillips, K. Bruce Newbold, Elizabeth Alvarez, Ayse Kuspinar, Courtney C. Kennedy, Pasqualina L. Santaguida and Rebecca Ganann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:539
  26. There is a lack of of cross-sectional research that has investigated muscle morphology, function, and functional capability in all age-bands of healthy adults. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate age...

    Authors: Isobel Jacob, Mark I. Johnson, Gareth Jones, Ashley Jones and Peter Francis
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:538
  27. Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is an independent risk factor for dependency, cognitive impairment and premature mortality. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a proven time-efficient stimulus f...

    Authors: Tanvir S Sian, Thomas B Inns, Amanda Gates, Brett Doleman, Joseph J Bass, Philip J Atherton, Jonathan N Lund and Bethan E Phillips
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:529

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:926

  28. Very few older adults meet current muscle strengthening exercise guidelines, and several barriers exist to supervised, community-based resistance exercise programs. Older adults therefore require access to fea...

    Authors: Jackson J. Fyfe, Jack Dalla Via, Paul Jansons, David Scott and Robin M. Daly
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:521
  29. This work aimed to describe the nutritional status of French older adults (age ≥ 90 years) and studied the association between oral health and nutritional status.

    Authors: Claudine Khoury, Johan Samot, Catherine Helmer, Rafael Weber Rosa, Aurore Georget, Jean-François Dartigues and Elise Arrivé
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:499
  30. This study examined older adults’ experiences of participating in the Ballistic Exercise of the Lower Limb (BELL) trial, involving 12-weeks of group-based hardstyle kettlebell training.

    Authors: Neil J. Meigh, Alexandra R. Davidson, Justin W. L. Keogh and Wayne Hing
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:481
  31. Chronic inflammation and malnutrition play important roles in muscle loss. Although albumin, globulin and albumin to globulin ratio (AGR) are considered to be useful inflammatory-nutritional biomarkers, their ...

    Authors: Zhi Chen, Chenyang Song, Zhipeng Yao, Jun Sun and Wenge Liu
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:383
  32. Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) are not stable conditions but change over time and among individuals, and both could have deleterious effects on health-related outcomes among older adults. T...

    Authors: Aarón Salinas-Rodríguez, Betty Manrique-Espinoza, Rosa Palazuelos-González, Ana Rivera-Almaraz and Alejandra Jáuregui
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:13
  33. Being overweight or obese may be associated with lower physical and cognitive function, but in late-adulthood (≥ 65 years) evidence is mixed. This study aimed to investigate how being overweight or obese affec...

    Authors: Niamh L. Mundell, Parneet Sethi, Kaarin J. Anstey, Helen Macpherson, David W. Dunstan, Steve F. Fraser and Robin M. Daly
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:357
  34. Standard modalities recommended for sarcopenia diagnosis may be unavailable in primary care settings. We aimed to comprehensively evaluate and compare associations of some better popularized nutritional risk-r...

    Authors: Qiao Xiang, Yuxiao Li, Xin Xia, Chuanyao Deng, Xiaochu Wu, Lisha Hou, Jirong Yue and Birong Dong
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:327
  35. Inactivity is frequent among older patients during hospitalization. It is unknown how patients' daily activity pattern (diurnal profile) vary between hospitalization and after discharge. This study aims to des...

    Authors: Baker Nawfal Jawad, Janne Petersen, Ove Andersen and Mette Merete Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:209
  36. Midlife physical capability (PC) is associated with developmental factors in the populations of economically developed countries. As far as we know, there is no information for rural populations of low- and mi...

    Authors: Pedro Arroyo, Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar, Verónica Martín-Martín, Juan Carlos Gomez-Verjan, Lorena Parra-Rodríguez, Cinthya Cadena-Trejo, Cecilia Salazar-Pérez and Luis Miguel Gutiérrez-Robledo
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:113
  37. To examine the associations between BMI categories and subsequent 3-year cognitive decline among older adults, and to test whether physical activity modifies the associations.

    Authors: Isabelle Pitrou, Helen-Maria Vasiliadis and Carol Hudon
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:3
  38. Loss of hand strength is a predictor of mortality in aging populations. Despite reliance on the hands to participate in equestrian driving activity, no existing studies focus on associations of hand strength t...

    Authors: Michaela M. Keener, Kimberly I. Tumlin and Nicholas R. Heebner
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2022 19:2
  39. During geriatric rehabilitation, attempts are made to increase the patients’ health and functional capacity. In order to maintain these improvements in the medium- and long-term, behavioural changes regarding ...

    Authors: Lisa Happe, Andreas Hein and Rebecca Diekmann
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:712
  40. This study was sought to report the prevalence of malnutrition in elderly patients with cancer. Validate the predictive value of the nutritional assessment tool (Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment ...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Xiang-Rui Li, Xi Zhang, Jia-Shan Ding, Tong Liu, Liang Qian, Meng-Meng Song, Chun-Hua Song, Rocco Barazzoni, Meng Tang, Kun-Hua Wang, Hong-Xia Xu and Han-Ping Shi
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:687
  41. Health-promoting interventions are important for preventing frailty and sarcopenia in older adults. However, there is limited evidence that nutritional interventions yield additional effects when combined with...

    Authors: MoonKi Choi, Hayeon Kim and Juyeon Bae
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:639

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Geriatrics 2022 22:531

  42. Frailty is a kind of geriatric syndrome, which is very common in the elderly. Patients with malnutrition are at higher risk of frailty. This study explored the correlation between nutrition and frailty and com...

    Authors: Hong Liang, Xiaoping Li, Xiaoye Lin, Yanmin Ju and Jiyan Leng
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:619
  43. Resistance training with pneumatic machines attenuates the age-associated loss in muscle strength and function in older adults. However, effectiveness of scaled-up pneumatic machine resistance training in the ...

    Authors: Shuen Yee Lee, Alycia Goh, Ken Tan, Pei Ling Choo, Peck Hoon Ong, Wai Pong Wong and Shiou-Liang Wee
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2021 18:21
  44. Although there have been studies on the association between nutritional status and functional limitations, there were few studies on Asian centenarians in community. Therefore, this study aims to identify asso...

    Authors: Yang Song, Miao Liu, Wang-ping Jia, Ke Han, Sheng-shu Wang and Yao He
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:376
  45. Anabolic steroid has been suggested as a supplement during hip fracture rehabilitation and a Cochrane Review recommended further trials. The aim was to determine feasibility and preliminary effect of a 12-week...

    Authors: Signe Hulsbæk, Thomas Bandholm, Ilija Ban, Nicolai Bang Foss, Jens-Erik Beck Jensen, Henrik Kehlet and Morten Tange Kristensen
    Citation: BMC Geriatrics 2021 21:323