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Promoting Environmental Health, Sleep, and Nutrition through Chronobiological approaches

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The fulfillment of globalized demands generates a high cost for time managing, but, paradoxically, time is an ignored dimension during daily life, and the “social acceleration” of the modern lifestyle is treated as if it were something easy to handle. In this perspective, we would like to explore how ...

The fulfillment of globalized demands generates a high cost for time managing, but, paradoxically, time is an ignored dimension during daily life, and the “social acceleration” of the modern lifestyle is treated as if it were something easy to handle. In this perspective, we would like to explore how environmental influences such as work, food intake, and sleep can be better managed to promote a healthy lifestyle, and avoid circadian disruption. New evidence on this topic should bring a better understanding in the area of Chrononutrition - with information on the impact on eating times on health -, as well as sleep and nutrition management for shift workers and sleep deprived population, that represent around 20% and 60% of adults in the world, respectively. The special edition on this topic should make an important contribution of either evidence-based original research or a review of very high standards of scientific literature.

The goal of this Research Topic is to cover promising and novel research to provide robust evidence about the effect of working at night or in shifts, having meals irregularly or restricting sleep on the health of different populations, as well as to describe the impact of time managing for feeding, working and sleeping on general health. It is relevant to understand not only how these activities are organized but also how they should be better managed to promote health.

The list of topics that are relevant includes, but is not limited to, the following:
• Epidemiological and clinical impact of night or shift work, eating time and sleep restriction on the health of different populations.
• Time management for food, work and sleep.
• Sleep and nutrition management for shift workers and the sleep deprived population.
• Translational research on chrononutrition.
• Work hours and sleep among different groups.


Keywords: Sleep, Nutrition, Environmental Health, Urban, Work


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15 February 2021 Manuscript
15 March 2021 Manuscript Extension

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15 March 2021 Manuscript Extension

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