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The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Aging and Its Impact on Metabolic Functions of Older Adults

Manuscript deadline
31 July 2024

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Fiona Lalor, University College Dublin
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Dávid Szakos, University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest
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The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Aging and Its Impact on Metabolic Functions of Older Adults

The exploration of the relationship between nutrition and healthy aging and the expansion of the evidence-based knowledge on this relationship constitutes an emerging scientific topic. The Article Collection within Annals of Medicine titled ‘The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Ageing and Its Impact on Metabolic Functions of Older Adults’ aspires to provide a comprehensive and impactful scientific overview of the intersection between nutrition and aging. The Article Collection would like to give a comprehensive overview on specific metabolically related conditions and diseases (e.g., frailty, sarcopenia, and osteoporosis).

In accordance with the United Nations estimates, the global share of the population aged 65 years or over increased from 6% in 1990 to 9% in 2019. This proportion is projected to rise to 16% in 2050.  Regions with the most developed economies, namely, Europe and North America, have the highest rate of individuals aged over 65 years, currently exceeding 15%. Projections suggest that this figure may approach 25% by the year 2050.  Similarly, according to data from the World Health Organization, chronic non-communicable diseases (CNDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes accounted for 71% of global deaths in 2016. These diseases significantly impact the quality of life and life expectancy of those affected, with many of these health issues strongly linked to diet and nutrition. Thus, promoting the well-being of older adults and preventing CNDs in earlier life stages represent pivotal objectives for policymakers and healthcare systems.

The Article Collection is dedicated to covering the topic of nutrition and aging with a wide-scope and interdisciplinary approach, including the following subtopics:

  • Metabolic factors and pathways influenced by food intake and dietary patterns in older people
  • Metabolic functions and immune functions in the elderly
  • Prevention of age-related diseases, CNDs, infectious diseases, and malnutrition in older people
  • Association of nutrition with geriatric syndromes, such as frailty, sarcopenia and osteoporosis
  • Physical and physiological well-being in an aging society
  • Functional food products, fortification, health and nutrition claims in food products
  • Personalized and precision nutrition approaches in disease prevention
  • Dietary patterns in relation to healthy aging

Annals of Medicine accepts the following types of articles:

  • Research Article (systematic/meta-analysis reviews and observational studies)
  • Review Article
  • Clinical Trials
  • Protocols
  • Case Series
  • Commentary

Dr. Fiona Lalor is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin (UCD), where she is also the Programme Director for the Online MSc in Food, Nutrition Health. Fiona completed her PhD in 2010 from the School of Public Health at UCD.  Her key areas of interest lie in nutrition and health claims, regulation around the use of novel food ingredients and all matters related to food regulation and food policy.  Prior to taking up her academic post in UCD, Fiona was the Regulatory Affairs & Corporate Communications Manager at the Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre, Food for Health Ireland (FHI).

Dr. Fiona Lalor, College Lecturer and Assistant Professor | University College of Dublin

Dr. Dávid Szakos is a Research Fellow in the Department of Applied Food Sciences at the Institute of Food Chain Science at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest. His professional background includes Food Engineering and Chemical Engineering. He spent 6 years working at the Hungarian National Food Chain Safety Office in the Department of Risk Prevention and Education. His research area encompasses consumer studies in the food chain, with a special emphasis on household food safety, food waste measurement and reduction, and functional food products. He is actively involved in various international research projects related to these topics.

Dr. Dávid Szakos, Research Fellow | University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Lalor and Dr. Szakos declare no conflicts of interest regarding this work.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 31st, 2024.

When submitting your article, please select the section, 'Geriatrics', and the Special Issue, 'The Role of Nutrition in Healthy Aging and Its Impact on Metabolic Functions of Older Adults' from the drop-down menu on the submission system.

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Submission Instructions

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 31st, 2024.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.