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

Nutrition and Exercise Modification in Pathophysiology

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

Guest Editor

Song-young Park, PhD, Assistant Professor

School of Health and Kinesiology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, USA

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Research Interests: endothelial mitochondrial function; reactive oxygen species; aging; peripheral artery disease; Alzheimer's disease

About This Topic

It has been known that sedentary lifestyle to negatively influence risk factors for cardiovascular disease and lifestyle modification has been recommended to fight against the negative effects. However, the mechanisms underlying lifestyle modification-mediated beneficial effects have not been well elucidated. Therefore, mechanistic studies are in urgent need to examine how lifestyle modifications such as exercise, and nutritional interventions, improve positive factors related to the health benefits. This Special Issue examines the health effects of nutrition and exercise modification on cardiovascular risks, and skeletal muscular dysfunction. Further insight into these mechanisms will be beneficial for researchers and clinicians alike to develop novel interventions to help to reduce risks for cardiovascular disease, thereby potentially reducing overall disease risk worldwide.


Open Access Original Research

Physical Activity Mentoring in Schools: An Undergraduate-Mentored Running Intervention for Elementary Students

Received: 17 December 2021;  Published: 15 March 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201009


Most children do not meet physical activity guidelines, and school-based programs often fail to increase physical activity levels. However, there has been no intervention pairing college mentors with elementary students to date. The purpose of this paper is to report the feasibility and acceptability, both quantitative and qualitative, of [...]
Open Access Review

Ketogenic Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder: A Review of Neurobiological Evidence

Received: 06 December 2021;  Published: 17 February 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpn.2201003


Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating illness that places a great burden on global health. A ketogenic diet, which has traditionally been used for treating refractory epileptic disorders, is being increasingly explored for its potential of alleviating other neuropsychiatric conditions. Providing an up-to-date summary on the ketogen [...]