Journal of Diabetes Research

Nutritional Biomarkers, Gene-Diet Interaction, and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes


Publishing date
14 Oct 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 May 2016

Lead Editor

1University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

2Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

3University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA

4Tufts University, Medford, USA

5Harvard University, Boston, USA


Nutritional Biomarkers, Gene-Diet Interaction, and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Description

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition resulting from the interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Diet/nutrition is among the most critical environmental factors affecting the development and progression of type 2 diabetes. Over the past decade, accumulating evidence has suggested that favorable diets are key to the prevention and management of this disease by regulating the disease risk factors, such as two hallmarks of type 2 diabetes (insulin resistance and impaired β-cell function) and obesity. And more recently, commonly used subjective dietary assessment tools, such as food frequency questionnaire, which are prone to recall bias and measurement error, have shifted towards objective assessment measures, such as nutritional biomarkers. These nutritional biomarkers may reflect dietary intake as well as endogenous metabolic processes which promise further insight into the role of diet/nutrition in disease etiology.

Another frontier in type 2 diabetes research is investigating gene-diet interactions. Since the early genome-wide association studies in 2007, hundreds of type 2 diabetes genetic loci have been identified. These findings paved the way to “personalized nutrition” that enables tailored nutritional recommendations based on an individual’s genetic profile.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles addressing the role of diet/nutrition in the prevention or management of type 2 diabetes or its risk factors. Particularly, we are interested in original research papers related to the relationship between nutritional biomarkers and type 2 diabetes or its risk factors, as well as research contributing to the interplay between diet/nutrition and genetics influencing type 2 diabetes or its risk factors.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical trials for the management of type 2 diabetes risk factors among healthy and high-risk participants or type 2 diabetic patients through dietary modification or nutritional supplements
  • Observational studies investigating the role of diet/nutrition, especially nutritional biomarkers, in type 2 diabetes or its risk factors
  • Gene-diet interaction studies for type 2 diabetes or its risk factors
  • Meta-analyses and systematic reviews of randomized trials or observational studies investigating the influence of diet/nutrition and type 2 diabetes or its risk factors
  • Randomization studies to assess the causal association of diet/nutritional biomarkers with type 2 diabetes or its risk factors

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8610501
  • - Editorial

Nutritional Biomarkers, Gene-Diet Interaction, and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Ju-Sheng Zheng | Kaijun Niu | ... | Tao Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8738072
  • - Research Article

Glucose Tolerance, MTHFR C677T and NOS3 G894T Polymorphisms, and Global DNA Methylation in Mixed Ancestry African Individuals

Tandi E. Matsha | Carmen Pheiffer | ... | Andre P. Kengne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1564386
  • - Research Article

Swimming Exercise Alleviated Insulin Resistance by Regulating Tripartite Motif Family Protein 72 Expression and AKT Signal Pathway in Sprague-Dawley Rats Fed with High-Fat Diet

Jie Qi | Bo Yang | ... | Jun Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3965864
  • - Research Article

Effect of Alkaloids from Nelumbinis Plumula against Insulin Resistance of High-Fat Diet-Induced Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Mice

Yong Xie | Yi Zhang | ... | Baodong Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2794591
  • - Review Article

The Relationship between Branched-Chain Amino Acid Related Metabolomic Signature and Insulin Resistance: A Systematic Review

Xue Zhao | Qing Han | ... | Guixia Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5412084
  • - Review Article

Variations in the Obesity Gene “LEPR” Contribute to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Evidence from a Meta-Analysis

Ming Ming Yang | Jun Wang | ... | Yan-Bo Li
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