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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Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021

Special Issue

Role of Diets, Vitamins, and Minerals in Cancers and Various Diseases

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Lunawati L Bennett, MS, PhD, PharmD, FACN

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Union University College of Pharmacy, Jackson, Tennessee, USA 

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Research Interests: role of antioxidants and nutraceuticals in cancer, pharmacogenomics, treatment of rare diseases, cancer genetics, leukemia, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and brain cancer

About the topic

In addition to proper diets, exercise, and healthy living lifestyle, many people use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, on a daily basis to improve their health’s or to treat their diseases.

Oxidative stress plays a significance role in pathogenesis of numerous diseases such as insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancers. Due to their highly reactive properties, imbalance production and removal of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) can damage various cellular components including DNA, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and cell membranes. In addition to oxidative stress, environmental exposure, person’s immune system, alterations in epigenetics, and other factors can impact changed in genes that effect diseases’ risks and progressions.

This special issue is a collection of new knowledge and discoveries on the role of nutrition, antioxidants, and epigenetics alteration on diseases prevention or progression. Wide varieties of manuscripts from original research or review papers on the role of nutrition in prevention, treatment of certain diseases, and side effect related to deficiency or excess vitamins and minerals are going to be considered.


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


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 [...]
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


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 [...]
Open Access Review

Nutritional Health and Bioflavonoids

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


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 [...]
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


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 [...]
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


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 [...]