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Ultra-Processed Food and Metabolic Health

Edited by:

Alessandro Leone, Ph.D., University of Milan, Italy               
Mario Siervo, Ph.D., Curtin University, Australia



Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2024

Nutrition, metabolism and brain health

Edited by:
Alfred N. Fonteh: HMRI Pasadena and USC, USA
Oliver Shannon: Newcastle University, UK

Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2024

Featured article: Prospective association between an obesogenic dietary pattern in early adolescence and metabolomics derived and traditional cardiometabolic risk scores in adolescents and young adults from the ALSPAC cohort

Dietary intake during early life may be a modifying factor for cardiometabolic risk (CMR). Metabolomic profiling may enable more precise identification of CMR in adolescence than traditional CMR scores. The aim of this study is to assess and compare the prospective associations between an obesogenic dietary pattern (DP) score at age 13 years with a novel vs. traditional CMR score in adolescence and young adulthood in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).

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Aims and scope

Nutrition & Metabolism publishes studies with a clear focus on nutrition and metabolism with applications ranging from nutrition needs, exercise physiology, clinical and population studies, as well as the underlying mechanisms in these aspects.

The areas of interest for Nutrition & Metabolism encompass studies in molecular nutrition in the context of obesity, diabetes, lipedemias, metabolic syndrome and exercise physiology. Manuscripts related to molecular, cellular and human metabolism, nutrient sensing and nutrient–gene interactions are also in interest, as are submissions that have employed new and innovative strategies like metabolomics/lipidomics or other omics-based biomarkers to predict nutritional status and metabolic diseases.

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Editor's profile

New Content ItemProfessor Mario Siervo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Prof Siervo is currently a Professor of Human Nutrition and Physiology at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Prof Siervo is a clinical academic specialized in clinical nutrition and metabolic medicine. He completed his medical degree and clinical training at the University of Naples "Federico II". He obtained an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completed his PhD in Human Nutrition and Physiology at the University of Cambridge. He has worked in prestigious research institutions in England (MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge, Human Nutrition Research Centre in Newcastle and Metabolic Physiology group at the University of Nottingham) and in the USA (National Institutes of Health). He has been awarded prestigious prices for his contribution to nutrition research by the Italian Nutrition Society (2008), British Nutrition Foundation (2013) and by the UK Nutrition Society (Julie Wallace Award 2017 and the 2021 Silver Medal for Excellence in Nutrition Research).

Prof Siervo has published more than 220 publications, contributed to three book chapters and co-edited two books. He is the recipient as PI and Co-PI of several grants from MRC, NIHR and Alzheimer's Research UK. His current research interests include the 1) definition of sarcopenic obesity as a diagnostic phenotype and evaluation of its association with disease risk and 2) investigation of the role of nutritional factors, such as inorganic nitrate, vitamin C or salt consumption, to modify nitric oxide production and test effects on vascular, metabolic and cognitive functions in humans.

Editor's profile

New Content ItemDr Barbora Piknova, Co-Editor-in-Chief

With expertise in nitric oxide, nitrate/nitrite pathway, endothelial (dys)function, metabolic disorders, Barbora Piknova is undertaking this role in a personal capacity, and any actions or statements in this capacity do not necessarily represent the official position of her employer.  She is registered with ORCID (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5059-6258).

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.166 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.963 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    14 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    145 days submission to accept (Median)

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