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Nutrition and Sports Science Open Access Research

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Call for Papers

Nutrition JournalSex and gender differences in dietary intake and other dietary behaviors across the life course

There is increasing attention to the role that sex and gender play in health behaviors and outcomes. For example, the prevalence of some chronic diseases differs between males and females and sex differences have been observed in life expectancy. Topics for this special issue may include but are not limited to:

• Associations between sex and/or gender and factors that influence dietary intake
• Sex and/or gender differences in the relationship between dietary intake and disease risk
• Sex and/or gender differences in response to dietary interventions

Find out more here.

Nutrition & MetabolismSpecial issue on: Precision Nutrition

Rates of diet-related chronic disease are increasing globally, driving the need to both understand the dose-response relationships among nutrients and chronic disease, and to establish scientifically-grounded guidance for optimal dietary intakes. This special issue is dedicated to improving our knowledge in precision nutrition and involves the following topics:

  • The link between metabolism and chronic diseases
  • Strategies to define responders and non-responders to nutritional interventions
  • Associations between nutrient intake and health/disease state
  • Biomarkers for metabolic disease
  • Conditionally essential nutrients in health and disease
  • Links between nutrient intake and the microbiome

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2019. Find out more here.

Featured Journals

Balanced nutritional dietNutrition Journal provides a global platform to disseminate innovative surveillance, epidemiologic, and intervention research relevant to human nutrition. Embracing a holistic approach, the journal considers population and public health as well as clinical contexts, and studies shedding light on links between eating patterns and the environment. Read more

Association of kidney function-related dietary pattern, weight status, and cardiovascular risk factors with severity of impaired kidney function in middle-aged and older adults with chronic kidney disease: a cross-sectional population study

Healthy eating index versus alternate healthy index in relation to diabetes status and health markers in U.S. adults: NHANES 2007–2010

Socioeconomic and ethnic differences in the relation between dietary costs and dietary quality: the HELIUS study

Sports nutritionInternational Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (IJBNPA) is devoted to furthering the understanding of the behavioral aspects of diet and physical activity and is unique in its inclusion of multiple levels of analysis, including populations, groups and individuals and its inclusion of epidemiology, and behavioral, theoretical and measurement research areas.  Read more

Physical activity-related health and economic benefits of building walkable neighbourhoods: a modelled comparison between brownfield and greenfield developments

Food banking and emergency food aid: expanding the definition of local food environments and systems

A systematic review of factors that influence food store owner and manager decision making and ability or willingness to use choice architecture and marketing mix strategies to encourage healthy consumer purchases in the United States, 2005–2017

Sports Food and NutritionAimed at researchers, practitioners, students and sport enthusiasts, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition is dedicated to delivering knowledge on how nutrition plays a role and is affected by sport, exercise and the lifecycle. The open access journal provides a global platform on which readers can determine the state of the evidence regarding a topic and can learn nutritional strategies that may enhance exercise and/or training adaptations leading to improved health and performance. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition also covers studies on nutrition and health, disease, rehabilitation, training, and performance. Read more

Effect of a short-term low fermentable oligosaccharide, disaccharide, monosaccharide and polyol (FODMAP) diet on exercise-related gastrointestinal symptoms​​​​​​​

The effects of TeaCrine® and caffeine on endurance and cognitive performance during a simulated match in high-level soccer players

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