Recent Progress in Nutrition is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of nutritional sciences. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in nutritional science and human health.

Recent Progress in Nutrition publishes high quality intervention and observational studies in nutrition. High quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses are also welcome as are pilot studies with preliminary data and hypotheses generating studies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the relationship between nutrition and health and of the role of dietary patterns in health and disease.

Topics contain but are not limited to:

  • Macronutrients
  • Micronutrients
  • Essential nutrients
  • Bioactive nutrients
  • Nutrient requirements
  • Nutrient sources
  • Human nutrition aspects
  • Functional foods
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Health claims
  • Public health
  • Diet-related disorders
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Sport nutrition

It publishes a variety of article types: original research, review, communication, opinion, study protocol, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc.

There is no restriction on paper length, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. Authors should present their results in as much detail as possible, as reviewers are encouraged to emphasize scientific rigor and reproducibility.

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Free Publication in 2022

Open Access Commentary

Emerging Nutrition Approaches to Support the Mind and Muscle for Healthy Aging

Received: 24 August 2022;  Published: 16 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2204022

Abstract

This narrative review highlights recent advances and ongoing trials using nutrition approaches for healthy aging. Focus will be placed on nutrition therapies that target cognition (“the mind”) and mobility (“the muscle”), both critical components to maintaining a high quality of life for older adults. For “the mind,” two seemingly incongruen [...]

Open Access Review

The Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Markers of Muscle Damage and Inflammation Following Exercise in Older Adults: A Brief Narrative Review

Received: 04 July 2022;  Published: 12 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2204021

Abstract

Exercise induced muscle damage occurs following strenuous and unfamiliar exercise and results in biomarkers of muscle damage and inflammation in the circulation. Creatine (Cr) is a commonly utilized nutritional supplement which has been proposed to enhance post-exercise recovery and has been suggested to decrease exercise induced inflammation. Exercise [...]

Open Access Research Article

Postprandial Glucose Responses to Standardised Meals Consumed After Moderate- and High-Intensity Exercise Bouts Across Standard School Days in Healthy Adolescents

Received: 30 March 2022;  Published: 15 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2203020

Abstract

Exercise-induced moderation of postprandial glycaemia in adolescents is unclear and has not been examined under free-living conditions. We assessed the effect of moderate-intensity exercise (MIE) and high-intensity intermittent exercise (HIIE) bouts on subsequent postprandial glycaemic responses across three standard school days. Fourteen healthy adoles [...]

Open Access Review

Dietary Modulation of the Gut Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Received: 28 April 2022;  Published: 09 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2203019

Abstract

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease, is a chronic relapsing-remitting inflammatory state of the gastrointestinal (GI) system. The cause of IBD is multifactorial, encompassing factors of genetics, environment, and the host immune system, initiating a complex interplay of maladaptive host immune respo [...]

Open Access Review

Role of Diet in the Pathogenesis of Colorectal Polyps and Cancer

Received: 24 April 2022;  Published: 01 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2203018

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is currently the third most common cancer within the United States among both males and females, with increasing rates occurring in younger individuals compared to the past. Multiple environmental and social aspects including diet may be contributing to this increase in CRC rates. The aim of this review is to examine foods contai [...]

Open Access Review

Nutritional Health and Bioflavonoids

Received: 23 March 2022;  Published: 21 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2203017

Abstract

Flavonoids are phytochemicals (polyphenols) of plant origin. They can trap free oxygen radicals generated by mitochondria and other electronic transport chains, thereby inhibiting inflammatory and carcinogenic changes in vivo and in vitro. Why the body requires these compounds for the well-being of the organism and the maintenance of human health remain [...]

Open Access Review

Senescence and DNA Damage in Adipocytes and Fat Tissues and Its Potential Amelioration through Nutritional Interventions

Received: 13 April 2022;  Published: 05 July 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2203016

Abstract

Accumulating evidence demonstrates that senescence and the associated inflammatory phenotype (SASP) also occur in post-mitotic cells such as mature adipocytes. Visceral adipose tissue in humans is susceptible to inflammation due to nutritional imbalance and ageing. However, while adipose tissue has been well researched in the context of obesity, senesce [...]

Open Access Case Report

Translating Evidence into Practice: A Case Study of Extended Use of a Very Low Energy Diet for Treatment of Co-Morbid Obesity and Chronic Disease

Received: 21 February 2022;  Published: 27 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202015

Abstract

We report the case of a 30-year-old male with significant obesity (body mass index 47 kg/m2) with co-existing moderate obstructive sleep apnoea, hypertension, hypercholesteremia and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, who was treated with a very-low-energy diet (VLED) and lifestyle modification programme for 12 months. The patient lost weight throughout [...]

Open Access Review

The Potential Role of Commensal Microbes in Optimizing Nutrition Care Delivery and Nutrient Metabolism

Received: 20 December 2021;  Published: 26 May 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202014

Abstract

Microbes have been part of the diet throughout human history. In the evolution of food preservation practices, some techniques inadvertently leveraged microbial activity not only to extend the storage life but also to enhance the properties and nutritive value of foods. In the last century, a variety of bacterial species (referred to as probiotics) [...]

Open Access Short Review

The Role of Vitamin D for Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Received: 23 January 2022;  Published: 19 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202013

Abstract

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency secondary to factors such as malabsorption and decreased intake. In recent years the benefits of optimal vitamin D status have been highlighted for their potential to improve the disease course and long-term outcomes in this population. Clinical benefits [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Efficacy of a Plant-based Diet (Semi-lacto-ovo-vegetarian Diet) for Treating Constipation

Received: 23 December 2021;  Published: 02 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202012

Abstract

A modern lifestyle, including dietary westernization, has increased the prevalence of constipation. The authors developed a plant-based diet for inflammatory bowel disease. This study investigated whether a diet containing a high amount of dietary fiber is also effective for constipation. Consecutive patients with constipation were recruited in this [...]

Open Access Research Article

Microwave-Assisted Extraction of Phenolic Compounds from Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) Stems, Leaves, and Florets: Optimization, Characterization, and Comparison with Maceration Extraction

Received: 17 February 2022;  Published: 01 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2202011

Abstract

Microwave-assisted extraction (MAE) to obtain phenolics from vegetable wastes has been of recent interest. Broccoli is one of the most globally produced vegetables, and around 43% of the harvest is considered waste. Thus, given the significant quantity of broccoli waste generated, the objective of this work was to optimize the MAE, to maximize the total [...]

Open Access Original Research

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic Measures on the Number of Meals and the Types of Physical Activity of Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Study in Delhi, India

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 30 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201010

Abstract

COVID-19 greatly affected the lives of adolescents through restrictions such as less playtime, more screen time, and limited interaction with peers. In this study, we assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dietary and physical activity-related behavior of school students aged 10–16 years. This cross-sectional study was conducted with [...]

Open Access Original Research

Physical Activity Mentoring in Schools: An Undergraduate-Mentored Running Intervention for Elementary Students

Received: 17 December 2021;  Published: 15 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201009

Abstract

Most children do not meet physical activity guidelines, and school-based programs often fail to increase physical activity levels. However, there has been no intervention pairing college mentors with elementary students to date. The purpose of this paper is to report the feasibility and acceptability, both quantitative and qualitative, of an undergradua [...]

Open Access Review

Sulforaphane: The Principal Broccoli Phytochemical as a Cancer Challenger

Received: 10 January 2022;  Published: 14 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201008

Abstract

Broccoli has long been reported to exert a positive impact on human health. It contains high levels of isocyanates, the most important of which is sulforaphane (SFN). Numerous studies have demonstrated that SFN can be used as an effective supplement for treating a variety of diseases. In addition, it is known to possess anti-cancer properties such as [...]

Open Access Short Communication

Gut Microbiota Potentiates the Effect of Immune Checkpoint Therapy against Cancers

Received: 16 November 2021;  Published: 08 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201007

Abstract

Immune checkpoints have been aggressively investigated for anti-cancer immunotherapy. The power of microbiota on the outcome of this immunotherapy has attracted much attention. For example, intestinal microorganisms play a key role in the effectiveness of programmed cell death 1 (PD1) and cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA4) blockade [...]

Open Access Original Research

Metabolic, Anthropometric and Blood Pressure Effects of Adding Two Kiwifruit or Bottled Water into the Diets of People with Pre-Diabetes: A Randomised, Parallel Group, Intervention Study

Received: 22 December 2021;  Published: 25 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201006

Abstract

People with pre-diabetes may be reluctant to add fruit to their diets due to concerns around sugars. Our objective was to measure outcomes associated with potential adverse effects of ingesting fruit sugars while assessing metabolic benefits from eating nutrient-rich kiwifruit. Thirty-four people with pre-diabetes were randomized to receive two kiwifrui [...]

Open Access Review

Dietary Needs, Approaches and Recommendations to Meet the Demands of Future Manned Space Flights

Received: 09 December 2021;  Published: 23 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201005

Abstract

Space flight imposes a myriad of adverse effects upon the human body. Improved in-flight nutritional strategies help mitigate those adverse effects. This review examines how space flight changes human physiology, and how improved in-flight nutritional strategies may address the unique dietary needs created by microgravity exposure. Dietary approaches [...]

Open Access Original Research

Association of Club Sports Participation and TV in the Bedroom with Dietary Pattern in Austrian Adolescents

Received: 15 November 2021;  Published: 18 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201004

Abstract

Poor lifestyle choices in adolescents, including low physical activity (PA), excess screen time, and unhealthy dietary habits, are major threats to their health in the future. Unhealthy behaviors such as insufficient PA, high TV time, and poor dietary choices also tend to cluster, but information on the combined association of screen time, sports partic [...]

Open Access Review

Ketogenic Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: A Review of Neurobiological Evidence

Received: 06 December 2021;  Published: 17 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201003

Abstract

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness that places a great burden on global health. A ketogenic diet, which has traditionally been used for treating refractory epileptic disorders, is being increasingly explored for its potential of alleviating other neuropsychiatric conditions. Providing an up-to-date summary on the ketogenic diet [...]

Open Access Review

Parenteral Nutrition: Review of Recent American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Publications

Received: 30 December 2021;  Published: 15 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201002

Abstract

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a complex medication administered to adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients. PN is recognized as a high-alert medication by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) has published several key recommendations regarding safe use of PN. This manuscript [...]

Open Access Research Article

An Exploration of Preschool Teachers’ Perceptions of Physical Activity Integration in a Whole Child Pilot Curriculum

Received: 15 November 2021;  Published: 13 January 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201001

Abstract

It is recommended that children ages 3-5 receive 180 minutes of physical activity a day, with at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Despite these recommendations, a majority of preschoolers are not provided opportunities in the early childhood education setting to meet these daily recommendations through either structured or [...]

Open Access Original Research

Consumption of a Recommended Serving of Wheat Bran Cereals Significantly Increases Human Faecal Butyrate Levels in Healthy Volunteers and Reduces Markers of Inflammation Ex Vivo

Received: 08 October 2021;  Published: 17 December 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2104002

Abstract

Wheat bran cereals are an important source of dietary fibre. The aim of the study was to investigate if a high intake (120 g) of fibre rich breakfast cereal (which delivers the UK Government guidelines for fibre intake in one serving but is three-fold higher than the manufacturers recommended serving) has additional potential health benefits compared [...]

Open Access Original Research

Ad Libitum Western Diet Feeding Does Not Alter Basal Skeletal Muscle Heat Shock Protein Expression in Sedentary or Aerobically Trained Young Rats

Received: 03 August 2021;  Published: 15 October 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2104001

Abstract

Poor dietary habits can lead to obesity and insulin resistance—both of which can impair basal heat shock protein (HSP) expression and the HSP stress response in skeletal muscle. It remains unclear if impairments in HSP expression occur during the early stages of diet-induced obesity and metabolic dysfunction. We determined if basal HSP expression [...]

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