Dr. Manfred Lamprecht as guest editor in chief for the special issue "Effects of Plant-Based Nutrition on Ageing”

The Nutrients journal has an exciting special issue in the works, focusing on the "Effects of Plant-Based Nutrition on Ageing” featuring distinguished guest editors: 

Name: Dr. Manfred Lamprecht

Affiliation: Juice Plus Science Institute, Tennessee US, and Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Medical University of Graz, Austria

Name: Prof. Dr. Claire Williams

Affiliation: School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Name: Prof. Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos

Affiliation: Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133, USA

Over the last few decades, scientific evidence has demonstrated that the ageing process is influenced by our lifestyle. A key player in this regard is nutrition and diet. Over the last few decades, increasing research has indicated that plant-based diets can have beneficial effects on the ageing process and life expectancy, including healthy life years. These effects were observed in both a direct manner, by analyzing life expectancy between cohorts on different dietary patterns, or via “surrogates”, e.g., changes in the inflammatory, redox, immunological, or microbiomic status of humans. However, there are still significant knowledge gaps that must be addressed to fully understand the effects of plant-based nutrition on ageing. Ageing research will continue to find solutions to extend life expectancy and, especially, to ensure a high quality of life leading up to old age.

For more information visit: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/nutrients/special_issues/P87R0JSETM