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Nutrition, Immunity and Lung Health: Time to Take Center Stage

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In the past, when looking at inter-relationships between nutrition and health – the bones, heart, and brain have tended to take precedence. Now, with the emergence of the COVID 19 pandemic, coupled with rising levels of air pollution it is time for the lungs to take center stage and receive the attention that they deserve. Over the years a growing body of evidence has begun to form, looking at links between the diet, nutrition, and aspects of respiratory health. This evidence needs to come together and be showcased.

We are calling for contributions that highlight the importance of diet, nutrition, micronutrients, or bioactive ingredients in relation to lung health. Papers specifically relating to respiratory viruses (including coronavirus), infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), bronchiectasis, pneumonia, would be of interest. We aim to provide an overview of the latest science in the field and create a portfolio that can be used as an educative resource for healthcare professionals. We welcome the submission of Original Research, Review, and Perspectives on subtopics including (but not limited to):

- Intervention Studies
- Inter-relationships between nutrients, immunity and lung health
- The gut-lung axis
- Nutrient insufficiencies and lung health
- Nutrients that could abrogate the effects of pollution
- Nutrients that show promise for respiratory outcomes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Emma Derbyshire BSc, Ph.D., RNutr (Public Health) is an established Public Health nutritionist who has published over 150 publications and is an award-winning scientific writer. Dr. Derbyshire is the Founder of Nutritional Insight Limited. Having bronchiectasis Dr. Derbyshire noticed that research in this field was in need of advancement, collation, and deserving of much greater attention.

Professor Philip Calder is Head of Human Development & Health and Professor of Nutritional Immunology within Medicine at the University of Southampton. He has over 700 scientific publications and is a Highly Cited Researcher. He is the President of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies.


Keywords: nutrition, deficiencies, lung health, pollution, COVID 19, respiratory infections


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

In the past, when looking at inter-relationships between nutrition and health – the bones, heart, and brain have tended to take precedence. Now, with the emergence of the COVID 19 pandemic, coupled with rising levels of air pollution it is time for the lungs to take center stage and receive the attention that they deserve. Over the years a growing body of evidence has begun to form, looking at links between the diet, nutrition, and aspects of respiratory health. This evidence needs to come together and be showcased.

We are calling for contributions that highlight the importance of diet, nutrition, micronutrients, or bioactive ingredients in relation to lung health. Papers specifically relating to respiratory viruses (including coronavirus), infections, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), bronchiectasis, pneumonia, would be of interest. We aim to provide an overview of the latest science in the field and create a portfolio that can be used as an educative resource for healthcare professionals. We welcome the submission of Original Research, Review, and Perspectives on subtopics including (but not limited to):

- Intervention Studies
- Inter-relationships between nutrients, immunity and lung health
- The gut-lung axis
- Nutrient insufficiencies and lung health
- Nutrients that could abrogate the effects of pollution
- Nutrients that show promise for respiratory outcomes linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Emma Derbyshire BSc, Ph.D., RNutr (Public Health) is an established Public Health nutritionist who has published over 150 publications and is an award-winning scientific writer. Dr. Derbyshire is the Founder of Nutritional Insight Limited. Having bronchiectasis Dr. Derbyshire noticed that research in this field was in need of advancement, collation, and deserving of much greater attention.

Professor Philip Calder is Head of Human Development & Health and Professor of Nutritional Immunology within Medicine at the University of Southampton. He has over 700 scientific publications and is a Highly Cited Researcher. He is the President of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies.


Keywords: nutrition, deficiencies, lung health, pollution, COVID 19, respiratory infections


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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09 October 2020 Abstract
06 February 2021 Manuscript

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06 February 2021 Manuscript

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