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Special Issue Title: Nutrition and cardiovascular disease

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· Deadline for manuscript submissions:  31 January 2020 

Special Issue Editor

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        Dr.  Paramjit S. Tappia

        St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada

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Interests: Nutrition and human health; Cardiovascular disease; Diabetes

        Dr. Anureet Kaur Shah

        California State University, Los Angeles

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Interests: Nutritional biochemistry; Bioactive compounds; Nutrition and human health; Cardiovascular disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to 2019 report by American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for more than 17.6 million deaths per year in 2016. This number is expected to grow by more than 23.6 million by 2030, according to a study by the AHA. It is evident that nutritionally-poor diets can have a significant negative impact on cardiovascular health. In fact, it has been estimated that nutritional factors may be responsible for approximately 40% of all CVD. Thus, dietary interventions with specific nutrients and/or ingestion of functional foods and nutraceuticals are generally considered cost-effective and efficient components of prevention strategies for CVD. While, there are a variety of factors determining the incidence of heart disease, informed nutritional choices and consumption of healthy foods may well attenuate CVD progression and more importantly may reduce/prevent the occurrence of CVD. There is increasing public interest and scientific investigation into establishing dietary approaches that can be undertaken for the prevention and treatment of CVD. Accordingly, this Special Issue provides an insight into the role of nutrition and dietary habits on cardiovascular health and the predisposition to CVD. Furthermore, this issue will also highlight the mechanisms of therapeutic and preventive action as well as the influential role of sex, epigenetic and nutrigenomics factors in cardiovascular health and disease.

Dr.  Paramjit S. Tappia and Dr. Anureet Kaur

Guest Editors


Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by IMR Press.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1950. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.


Nutrition; Functional foods; Nutraceuticals; Cardiovascular disease; Prevention; Epigenetic factors; Nutrigenomics

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Nutrition, dietary habits, and weight management to prevent and treat patients with peripheral artery disease
Marios Sagris, Damianos G Kokkinidis, Ioannis G. Lempesis, Stefanos Giannopoulos, Loukianos Rallidis, Carlos Mena-Hurtado, Christos Bakoyiannis
Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine    2020, 21 (4): 565-575.   DOI: 10.31083/j.rcm.2020.04.202
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Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 3%-10% of the Western population and if remains untreated can have devastating consequences to patients and their families. This review article analyzes how healthy dietary habits can decrease PAD rates when applied in the general population. The aim is to focus on dietary, nutritional and weight management interventions in patients with established PAD. Most adults with PAD are overweight or obese, while three out of four patients are characterized by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. Weight loss interventions when needed and specialized dietary plans should be routinely recommended in patients with PAD. Appropriate nutritional support is of paramount importance in patients with advanced stages of PAD (critical limb ischemia).
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