The Journal of Translational Medicine has just launched a new section dedicated to Nutrition & Metabolism. Led by Section Editor Laura Soldati, and with a dedicated editorial board, the section aims to provide a platform for the interaction and mutual validation between basic and applied research in the field of nutrition. To mark the launch of the section, Prof Soldati has co-written the editorial “Introducing the Nutrition & Metabolism section of Journal of Translational Medicine".
Nutrition is a topic of growing in importance among the medical community with over 60% of deaths world-wide now attributed to nutrition-linked diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. In the area of translational medicine in particular, it is the opinion of many that the field of nutrition ought to be taken into greater account in order to generate advanced applications for diagnosis and therapy and, at the same time, to develop new instruments of investigation.