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

Special Issue

Nutrition, Carbohydrate Intake and Health

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Magdy Elnashar, Professor, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Distinction), Ph.D.

Medical School, Curtin University, Perth, 6102 WA, Australia
Centre of Excellence for Advanced Sciences, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt

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Research interests: Encapsulation of Active Materials (oils, drugs, flavours, etc), Immobilization of Enzymes (Biocatalysis), Biopolymers Grafting, Composites, Hydrogels, Drug Delivery Systems, Nano Magnetic Particles, Corrosion Inhibition
Keywords: Biocatalysis, Biocomposites, Drug Delivery Systems, Immobilization of Enzymes, Encaspsulation


Ghada Awad, Professor

National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt

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Research interests: Microbial fermentation, Enzyme production, Enzyme kinetics, Enzyme immobilization, Evaluation of probiotics, Production and evaluation of functional food, Drug delivery system, in-vitro and in- vivo evaluation of active compounds.
Keywords: Enzymes Production, Immobilization, Probiotics, Functional food, Drug Delivery System

Marwa Wahba, Associated Professor

Centre of Scientific Excellence-Group of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt
Department of Chemistry of Natural and Microbial Products, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt

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Research interests: Immobilization of Enzymes (Biocatalysis), Encapsulation of Active Materials (oils, drugs, flavours, etc), Biopolymers Grafting & Composites.
Keywords: biopolymers; enzymes; immobilization; encapsulation

About This Topic

Carbohydrate intake can have both positive and negative effects on health. The metabolic consequences of a high-carbohydrate diet may vary depending on the quality of the carbohydrates consumed. For example, replacing refined grains with whole grains in the diet can have health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin. In addition, how factors such as the composition of the gut microbiota alter dietary disease risk can help to effectively tailor dietary recommendations to individual needs. Low-carbohydrate (CHO) diets have also recently been found to be more effective than high-carbohydrate diets in optimizing blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, the beneficial role of high-protein diets (PRO) in metabolic diseases has been emphasized. Fibers have different physiological properties that confer different health benefits. Randomized controlled trials are needed to demonstrate that novel dietary fibers have clinically meaningful health benefits. Research has shown that a high-fiber diet (FIB) can help prevent Westernized diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. Recent studies has also showed that good fat such as omega 3 & 6 are very beneficial to our health and Drug Delivery and Translational Research (2021) 11:1943–1957 we need to increase the intake of good fat and reduce carbohydrate for better health.


Dietary fiber
Gut microbiota
Cardiometabolic Health
Mediterranean Diet
Dietary Patterns
Cardiovascular Disease
Dietary Strategies
Glucose Control

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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