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

Obesity, Sustainable Nutrition and Health

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Korach-André Marion, PhD, Associate Professor

Consultant and Experte in Nutrition, FoodFacts Start-Up, Stockholm, Sweden

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Research interests: Sustainable Nutrition, Health, Sex Differences, Nutrigenomics

About This Topic

Obesity is a complex disease involving excess body fat that in turn increases the risk of developing other diseases, such as cardiovascular and heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers. Notably, experts and researchers underscore the global impact of unbalanced nutrition and dysregulated metabolisms, identifying them as primary contributors to mortality on a worldwide scale. Despite decades of dedicated efforts in the realms of preventive nutrition and dietary guidelines, the prevalence of obesity-associated chronic diseases continues to increase worldwide. body weight is influenced by an intricate interplay of genetics, behavior, metabolism, daily calorie intake, physical activity, and hormones.

However, a recent wealth of evidence establishes a strong positive correlation between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and the manifestation of excess body weight. Within the scientific discourse on obesity, diet emerges as a pivotal factor in its pathogenesis. The focal objective of this special issue is to elucidate the physiological underpinnings of obesity, serving as a knowledge repository that fosters an understanding of its causes and effects. Empowered by a robust corpus of scientific data, it becomes evident that the significance of the food matrix rivals that of food composition in the risk profile for developing metabolic complications.

This special issue aims to cover a deep examination of eating patterns, encompassing facets such as food processing, food composition, and individual eating behaviors. A comprehensive understanding of these elements and their intricate relationship with obesity holds promise in mitigating the complexities inherent in this health challenge. Through this endeavor, we aim to contribute to the prevention of obesity by promoting informed and positive food choices.


Eating habits
Physical activity
Systemic Inflammation
Ultra-processed food


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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