Recent Progress in Nutrition (ISSN 2771-9871) 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, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 6.7 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 16.1 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 6 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2024  Archive: 2023 2022 2021

Editorial Board (52)


Jennifer Keogh, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor (Biography)

Clinical and Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

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Research interests: prevention and management of chronic disease; dietary; obesity, diabetes; cardiovascular disease

Editorial Board Members

Hany Aly, MD, Professor

Neonatology, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH, USA

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Research Interests: Neonatology; Neonatal Medicine; Neonatal Intensive Care; Allergy; Lung; Neonatal Resuscitation; Ventilation; Lung Diseases; Respiration Disorders; Mechanical Ventilation

Paul J. Arciero, PhD, FACSM, FTOS

Professor and Director, Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory, Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department, Skidmore College, NY, USA

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Research interests: protein pacing; prise protocol; nutrition and fitness interventions; sport performance nutrition; resistance training; yoga and stretching training; endurance training; interval training; neurocognitive training; bioenergetics; exercise training; obesity and disease prevention; energy metabolism; diet and exercise

Tiziana Bacchetti, Associate Professor

Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, 60131 Ancona, Italy

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Research interests: molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of chronic and metabolic diseases; plasma lipoprotein structure and functions in normal and pathological conditions 

Peter Ballmer, MD, Professor

Swiss Society for Clinical Nutrition (SSCN/GESKES), Geneva/Bern, Switzerland.  

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Research interests: nutrition; nutritional supplements; nutrition therapy; clinical nutrition

Daniel Rico Bargues, PhD

Subdirection of Research and Technology, Agro-Technological Institute of Castilla y León, Consejería de Agricultura y Ganadería, Finca de Zamadueñas, Ctra. Burgos Km. 119, 47071 Valladolid, Spain 

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Research interests: food chemistry; antioxidant activity; food processing and engineering; food preservation.

Paolo Bellavite, MD, Retired Professor of General Pathology

Department of Medicine, Section of General Pathology, strada Le Grazie 8, 37134 Verona, Italy

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Research interests: flavonoids and coronavirus, molecular, cellular and pharmacological aspects of inflammation; granulocytes and macrophages; free radical formation and toxicity; platelet function and regulation; epistemology; history of medicine; vaccination, bioethics

Dimitrios P. Bogdanos, MBA, MD, PhD (London), Professor

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece

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Research interests: role of immunonutrition in health and diseases; role played by nutrients, neutricals, diet supplements; diets in immunity, autoimmunity and inflammatory disorders

Cristiano Capurso, PhD, Associate Professor

Università degli Studi di, Foggia, Italy

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Research Interests: Lipid Metabolism; Atherosclerosis; Abdominal Obesity; Nutrition; Nutritional Medicine; Human Nutrition; Nutrition Assessment; Nutritional Education; Malnutrition; Diabetes

Franck Carbonero, PhD, Assistant Professor

Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Elson Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University-Spokane, USA.

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Research interests: microbiome; gut bacteria; nutrition; microbial ecology; polyphenols; berries; metabolomics

Arrigo F. G. Cicero, PhD, Associate Professor of Applied Dietary Sciences

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.

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Research interests: Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics; Human nutrition and dietary supplementation; Cardiovascular disease prevention; Clinical epidemiology; Internal medicine and geriatrics

Anibh Martin Das, PhD, MD, Professor

Head, Pediatric Metabolic Diseases, Clinic for Paediatric Nephrology, Hepatology and Metabolic Disorders, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany.

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Research interests: energy metabolism; amino acid metabolism; lysosomal storage diseases

Andrew S Day, MB, ChB, MD, FRACP, AGAF, Professor

Department of Paediatrics, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Research interests: inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis, Coeliac disease; biomarkers; nutrition; paediatrics

María Jose Esteve, PhD, Professor

Nutrition and Food Chemistry, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

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Research interests: biocompounds; natural antioxidants; valorization of agrofood industry co-products; sustainable extraction; functional food; analytical food methods; food waste; healthy food; clinical dietetics.

Rosita Gabbianelli, PhD, Professor

Unit of Molecular Biology and Nutrigenomics, School of Pharmacy, University of Camerino, 62032 Camerino (MC), Italy

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Research interests: Early life, Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics, Nutrigenetics, Oxidative stress, Redox system, Exposome.

Martin Grootveld, PhD, Professor

Leicester School of Pharmacy, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

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Research interests: aetiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory and cardiovascular diseases; oxidative stress; action of drugs and metallodrugs; Pharmacology and pharmacodynamics (both clinical and forensic aspects); techniques for the monitoring of drugs

Blanca Hernandez-Ledesma, PhD

Institute of Food Science Research, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

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Research interests: food science and technology; food proteins; bioactive peptides; multifunctionality; bioavailability; proteomics

Salam A. Ibrahim, PhD, Professor of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA

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Research interests: food microbiology, food safety, food fermentation, lactic acid bacteria; probiotics; prebiotics; Fermentation; organic acid production, malolactic fermentation; alcoholic fermentation; spoilage microbes; fermented beverages; bioconversion process, biofortification; foodborne pathogens; toxins degradation; rapid methods for detection and other related topics

Joanna Jerzyńska, PhD

Department of Paediatrics and Allergy, Copernicus Memorial Hospital, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

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Research interests: pediatrics, allergy, pulmonology, asthma

Tassos Koidis, PhD

School of Biological Sciences, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom.

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Research interests: olive oil; novel preservation technologies; food quality and safety; vibrational spectroscopy; plant-based foods

Karen Lambert, PhD

PhyMedExp, Université Montpellier, INSERM, CNRS, France 

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Research interests: diabetes; obesity; insulin resistance; metabolism; nutrition; physiology

Stefania Lamponi, PhD, Associate Professor

University of Siena, Siena, Italy

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Research interests: Biomaterials, Biocompatibility, Natura Plants Extracts, Cell Cultures, Drug Delivery

Yung-Po Liaw, PhD, Professor

Department of public health and institute of public health, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.

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Research interests: precision public health; precision nutrient; precision medicine; epidemiology; genetic; epigenetic; machine learning; cancer map

Say Chye Joachim Loo, PhD, Associate Professor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

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Research interests: Encapsulation; Delivery Systems

Richard Mackenzie, PhD

Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, UK.

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Research interests: isotope physiology and metabolism; protein signaling – skeletal muscle; insulin resistance; type 2 diabetes; fat, glucose; protein metabolism in both health and disease physiology

Lucia Malaguarnera, PhD, Professor

University of Catania, Catania, Italy

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Research interests: Inflammation; Innate Immunity; Cell Culture; Cellular Immunology; Immunity; Immunology; Cell Biology; Oncology; Flow Cytometry; Immunology of Infectious Diseases

Mohsen Mazidi, PhD, RSS, Genetic Epidemiologist

Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK

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Research interests: nutrition sciences; cardiovascular epidemiology; public health; personalised medicine/nutrition; dietary intakes

Giuseppe Murdaca, Associate Professor

University of Genoa, Italy

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Research interests: T Lymphocytes; Clinical Rheumatology; Rheumatic Diseases; Clinical Immunology; Immunology; Autoimmune Disease; Autoantibodies; Psoriasis; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Innate Immunity

Gema Nieto, PhD, Associate Professor

Department of Food Technology, Nutritition and Bromatology, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

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Research interests: natural extracts; meat science; bakery science; dairy products; lipolysis and proteolysis; bioactive compounds; development of healthier food products; nutrients; bioactive compounds; food preservation; bioaccessibility; bioavailability

Maria Beatriz P. P. Oliveira, PhD, Professor

LAQV, REQUIMTE, Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal.

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Research interests: food chemistry; sustainability; agro-food quality control; byproduct valorization; food authenticity

Costantino Paciolla, Professor

Università degli Studi di Bari "Aldo Moro", Dipartimento di Biologia, I-70125 Bari, Italy

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Research interests: antioxidant systems, plant defense responses, secondary metabolites, light in post-harvest, shelf-life, antioxidant metabolites in plant, plant nutraceuticals

Federico Pallottino, PhD

Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi Dell'Economia Agraria (CREA), Rome, Italy

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Research interests: Applications of Digital Engineering Techniques and Digital Methods in Agri-Food and Agro-Industry in Biological Systems (ICT, Imaging, RFiD, Spectroscopy, Proximity Sensing, Thermal Imaging, Inferential or Predictive Multivariate Modeling). Rapid and non-destructive techniques for analysis and food characterization. Precision agriculture applications.

Raffele Palmirotta, PhD, Senior Researcher

University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy

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Research interests: Cancer genetics, Genes & Molecular Sequences, Pharmacogenetics, Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition, Clinical Genetics, Genetic Association Studies, Paleopathology and paleogenetics, Biobanking, Precision medicine

Song-young Park, PhD, Assistant Professor

School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, USA

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Research interests: endothelial mitochondrial function; reactive oxygen species; aging; peripheral artery disease; Alzheimer's disease

Mirian Pateiro, PhD

Centro Tecnolóxico da Carne de Galicia, rúa Galicia No 4, Parque Tecnolóxico de Galicia, San Cibrao das Viñas, 32900 Ourense, Spain

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Research interests: food technology; functional food; bioactive compounds; natural antioxidants; meat quality; healthier meat products

Leonel Pereira, PhD, Associate Professor with Habilitation

University of Coimbra, Marine and Environmental Sciences Center, Department of Life Sciences, Coimbra, Portugal

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Research interests: Ecology; Nuclear Magnetic Resonance; FTIR-ATR; Nutrition; Taxonomy; Biodiversity; Invasive Species; Biodiversity & Conservation Marine Ecology; Marine Biodiversity; Marine Environment

Tara Perrot, PhD, Professor

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Canada

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behavioural neuroscience; neuroendocrinology; stress; gut-brain axis; sex differences; early life programming

Raffaele Pezzani, BSc, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

University of Padova | UNIPD · Phytotherapy Lab (PhT-Lab), Department of Medicine (DIMED), Padua, Italy

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Research interests: Phytotherapy, Endocrinology, Nutraceuticals, Cancer Biology, Cancer Biomarkers, Cell Culture, Cancer Diagnostics, Western Blot, Immunohistochemistry, Immunoblotting, Apoptosis, Flow Cytometry, qPCR, NGS, droplet PCR, Tumors

Connie Jo Rogers, PhD, Associate Professor

1.Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
2.Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

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Research interests: neoplasms; obesity; T-Lymphocytes; fats; vaccines; cytokines; immunity; diet; chitosan; young adult; carcinogenesis; natural killer cells

Alberto Romero, PhD, Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Seville,Sevilla, Spain

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Research interests: agro-waste; bio-based materials; food by-products; food industry; processing and characterization of biopolymer-based materials; protein concentrates.

Bashar Saad, PhD, Professor

Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Arab American University, P.O. Box 240, Jenin, Palestine

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Research interests: Medicinal plants; anti-inflammatory; Anticancer; Anti-obesity; Diabetes; Cell Biology; Metabolism; Cell Culture; Inflammation; Cancer Research; Innate Immunity; Immunology; Immunology of Infectious Diseases; Tissue Culture

Francisca Serra, PhD, Professor

Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology, NUO Group, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 07122 Palma, Spain.

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Research interests: personalized nutrition; nutrigenetics; gene-diet interaction; novel foods; molecular basis of obesity; development of tools to promote healthier diets and lifestyle

Rafat A. Siddiqui, PhD, Associate Professor

Nutrition Science and Food Chemistry Laboratory, Agricultural Research Station, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23804, USA

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Research interests: lipids in health and disease; nutraceuticals for anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic properties; nutrients for improving muscle growth; super foods (papaya, turmeric, plums, grapes)

Célia C.G. Silva, PhD

Instituto de Investigação e Tecnologias Agrárias e do Ambiente dos Açores (IITAA), Universidade dos Açores, Angra do Heroísmo, Portugal

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Probiotics; bacteriocins; dairy foods; bioactive lipids; bacterial exopolysaccharides; human microbiome.

Jesus Simal-Gandara, PhD, Professor

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Food Science, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo, Spain.

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Research interests: food quality and safety; food sustainability; bioactive ingredients; food production and transformation; food consumption.

Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP, Dermatologist and Director of Research

Integrative Skin Science and Research and Pacific Skin Institute, Sacramento, USA

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Research Interests: General dermatology; Medical; Surgical; Cosmetic services; Western medicine; Bioengineering; Herbal medicine; Nutrition; Ayurvedic medicine; Clinical research

Sajid Bashir Soofi, PhD, Associate Professor, FCPS, MBBS

Residency in Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

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Research interests: Maternal Health; Newborn Health; Vaccines and Vaccine Preventable Diseases; Childhood Infectious Diseases; Nutrition and Malnutrition; Evidence-based Paediatric and Child Care

Jose M. Soriano, PhD, Professor

Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain

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Research interests: Nutrition; Food Safety; Clinical Nutrition; Human Gut Microbiome; New Biomarkers Applied in Nutrition

Marijn M Speeckaert, MD, Professor

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Ghent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium

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Research interests: Proteins; Biomarkers; Hypertension; Acute Kidney Injury; Clinical Nephrology; Chronic Renal Failure; Diabetes Mellitus; Metabolism; Insulin Resistance

Frederic J Tessier, PhD, Professor

Inserm, CHU Lille, Pasteur Institute of Lille, University of Lille, U1167 - RID-AGE, F-59000, Lille, France. 

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Research interests: glycation; maillard reaction; vitamin C; protein; amino acids; digestion; analytical chemistry; chromatography; mass spectrometry; biochemistry

Sathish Thirunavukkarasu, MBBS, DFM, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor

Division of Preventive Medicine
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

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Research interests: Diabetes and Cardiovascular epidemiology; Diabetes prevention; Lifestyle change; Diet

Tongzhi Wu, MD, PhD, THRF Mid-Career Fellow, Associate Professor

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

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Research interests: Clinical Research; Diabetes; Metabolism; Diabetes Mellitus; Nutrients; Glucagon-Like Peptide 1; Nutrition; Glucose Metabolism; Glucose Measurement; Nutritional and Metabolic Disea