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Call for Papers: Sex and gender differences in dietary intake and other dietary behaviors across the life course

Nutrition Journal invites submissions to a special issue entitled, "Sex and gender differences in dietary intake and other dietary behaviors across the life course".

There is increasing attention to the role that sex and gender play in health behaviors and outcomes. For example, the prevalence of some chronic diseases differs between males and females and sex differences have been observed in life expectancy. With respect to diet, biological differences between males and females can drive variations in dietary requirements. Additionally, gender can influence dietary intake through socially-constructed roles and behaviors that influence individuals’ perceptions of themselves, how they interact with others, and the distribution of resources in society.

Topics for this special issue may include but are not limited to:

  • Associations between sex and/or gender and factors that influence dietary intake, such as attitudes toward foods, dieting behaviors, and disordered eating;
  • Sex and/or gender differences in the relationship between dietary intake and disease risk;
  • Sex and/or gender differences in response to dietary interventions;
  • Strategies for incorporating sex and/or gender in relevant research to enhance our understanding of how they impact dietary intake and health.

We invite submission of papers reporting on original research (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods) or systematic or narrative reviews of the scientific literature.

The special issue is open to submissions until the end of December 2020. Submissions can be made via the journal’s online system and authors are encouraged to indicate in the covering letter they are submitting to the special issue on sex and gender differences. During submission, authors will be asked if they are submitting to a special issue and then to choose from a drop-down list the title of the special issue.

Submitted papers should be consistent with Nutrition Journal’s aims and scope, adhere to the submission guidelines, and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions will be subject to the journal’s regular peer review processes.

We look forward to receiving your submission, and invite you to share information about this Special Issue with your colleagues.

Kind regards,

Clare Collins

The University of Newcastle, Australia

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