International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Special Issue

Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

  • Submission Deadline: 30 December 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Zahra Bahadoran
About This Special Issue
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and there is global concern regarding the alarming increasing trend of cardiovascular risk factors especially among developing countries. Important metabolic/physiological risk factors contributing to the development of CVD include overweight and obesity, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia. Low physical activity, use of tobacco and alcohol are also modifiable behavioral risk factors of CVD; among these lifestyle factors, unhealthy diet, including low fruit and vegetable consumption, regular consumption of high-energy foods, processed foods, higher intake of salt, fats, saturated and trans fats, as well as dietary cholesterol play critical roles. Consumption of imbalanced diets with high energy and low nutrient density is considered as main risk factors for development of CVD.

The proposed special issue "Nutrition and cardiometabolic risk factors" could be contained original research as well as review articles.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Zahra Bahadoran

    Nutrition and Endocrine Research Center, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Guest Editors
  • Parvin Mirmiran

    Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Tehran, Iran

Published Articles
  • The Association Between Dietary Patterns and Insulin Resistance: A Systematic Review

    Tayebeh Doostvandi , Hassan Mozaffari-Khosravi , Parvin Mirmiran , Zahra Bahadoran

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-2, February 2016
    Pages: 14-18
    Received: 13 November 2015
    Accepted: 13 December 2015
    Published: 13 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2016050102.13
    Abstract: Background: Insulin resistance (IR (is associated with multiple metabolic disorders, increasing thereby the risk of type 2 diabetes. The systematic review was performed to study the association between dietary patterns and insulin resistance. Method: The study was carried out in database of PubMed, Scopus, Iran Medex and Magiran for the main keyw... Show More
  • Study of Nuts and Dried Fruits Consumption in Adolescents in Relation to Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Its Components: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study

    Parvin Mirmiran , Shirin Ghotboddin Mohammadi , Zahra Bahadoran , Fereidoun Azizi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-2, February 2016
    Pages: 8-13
    Received: 28 July 2015
    Accepted: 30 July 2015
    Published: 13 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2016050102.12
    Abstract: Background and aim. This study was conducted to investigate the association of consumption of nuts and dried fruits with the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components adolescents. Material and Methods. In this cross-sectional study was conducted in 785 adolescents, aged 10-19 y, participated in the fourth phase of the Tehran Lipid and Gl... Show More
  • Nutritional Interventions to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors: An Iranian Perspective

    Parvin Mirmiran , Zeynab Amirhamidi , Zahra Bahadoran , Sahar Mirzaiee , Fereidoun Azizi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-2, February 2016
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 26 July 2015
    Accepted: 27 July 2015
    Published: 13 January 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijnfs.s.2016050102.11
    Abstract: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite efficacies of currently available clinical and pharmaceutical approaches for the control of CVD risk factors, it seems that designing and developing of population-based interventions reducing tobacco use, advocating of physical activity, reducing ha... Show More