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Special Issue "Health Effects of Nut Consumption"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rachel Brown

Department of Human Nutrition University of Otago, Dunedin,New Zealand
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Interests: nuts; nut consumption; cardiovascular disease; nutrition interventions; energy balance; consumer acceptance of nuts
Guest Editor
Dr. Siew Ling Tey

Department of Human Nutrition University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Interests: nuts; energy density; nutrition interventions; heart disease; diabetes; obesity; ageing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrients is planning a Special Issue focusing on the health effects of nuts.  Current guidelines in a number of countries emphasise the inclusion of nuts as part of a cardioprotective diet. Recent research has investigated the effects of regular nut consumption on a wide range of risk factors for a number of different chronic diseases. The continued investigation of these risk factors, as well as other novel biomarkers of chronic disease, are important for guiding nut consumption recommendations.  

This Special Issue aims to bring together up-to-date reviews and cutting-edge original research in the field of health effects of nut consumption. We welcome manuscripts on long-term, short-term and acute human studies, as well as epidemiological research on a wide range of outcomes associated with nut consumption. We also invite submissions of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on nut consumption.

We invite you to submit your latest research on the health effects of nut consumption.

Assoc. Prof. Rachel Brown
Dr. Siew Ling Tey
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Nuts
  • Chronic disease
  • Cardiometabolic risk
  • Human health
  • Energy balance
  • Dietary patterns
  • Snacks
  • Microbiota
  • Phytochemicals
  • Ageing
  • Appetite
  • Cognitive Function

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Open AccessArticle Association between Frequency of Consumption of Fruit, Vegetables, Nuts and Pulses and BMI: Analyses of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
Nutrients 2018, 10(3), 316; doi:10.3390/nu10030316
Received: 11 January 2018 / Revised: 1 March 2018 / Accepted: 2 March 2018 / Published: 7 March 2018
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Diets which emphasize intakes of plant-based foods are recommended to reduce disease risk and for promoting healthy weight. The aim of this study was to examine the association between fruit, vegetables, pulses and nut intake and body mass index (BMI) across countries in
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Diets which emphasize intakes of plant-based foods are recommended to reduce disease risk and for promoting healthy weight. The aim of this study was to examine the association between fruit, vegetables, pulses and nut intake and body mass index (BMI) across countries in adolescents (13–14 years) and children (6–7 years). Data from the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood; 77,243 children’s parents and 201,871 adolescents was used to examine the association between dietary intake (Food Frequency Questionnaire) and BMI using general linear models, adjusting for country gross national index. Adolescents who consumed fruit, vegetables, pulses and nuts three or more times a week had a lower BMI than the never or occasional group; eating nuts three or more times a week, was associated with a BMI value of 0.274 kg/m2 lower than the never group (p < 0.001). Compared to children who never or occasionally reported eating vegetables, those reporting that they ate vegetables three or more times per week had a lower BMI of −0.079 kg/m2. In this large global study, an inverse association was observed between BMI and the reported increasing intake of vegetables in 6–7 years old and fruit, vegetables, pulses and nuts in adolescents. This study supports current dietary recommendations which emphasize the consumption of vegetables, nut and pulses, although the effect sizes were small. Full article
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