Letter from the Editors This year marks the 75th anniversary of Nutrition Reviews. that issue focused on vitamins or minerals, they additionally The journal’s rich history of connecting food, science, and covered diverse aspects of nutrient biochemistry, physi- health continues, just as the range of disciplines with which ology, and pathophysiology, such as hemoglobin produc- nutrition is inextricably connected expands. The pioneers tion, hypertension, muscular dystrophy, and tooth decay. of thefield during the“Golden Ageof Nutrition,” which There was even an article on the synthesis of B vitamins by ended midway through the 20th century, were biochemists, intestinal bacteria that foreshadowed current interest in the agricultural chemists, animal scientists, physiologists, and influences of gut microbiota on nutrition and health. physicians. Today, this list has grown to include geneticists In recognition of the increasing expansion of and molecular biologists, epidemiologists and anthropolo- knowledge and holistic, interdisciplinary connec- gists, psychologists and sociologists, and many others. The tions, Nutrition Reviews will feature monthly articles recognition that diet is important not only for individual throughout the 75th anniversary volume that explore health, but also for public health, is stronger and more both the current state and the future frontiers of our widespread than ever, leaving nutrition increasingly subject understanding of food and nutrition. In this way, the to legislation and regulation by governmental institutions. journal will continue its 75-year tradition of connect- So, as we prepared for this anniversary year, we asked our- ing food, science, and health through authoritative, selves, “Where is the field of nutrition going, and with it unbiased, editorially interpreted reviews of the Nutrition Reviews?” world’s research progress affecting nutrition. As al- We decided the answer lies in a fundamentally holis- ways, unsolicited contributions are welcome. To our tic, interdisciplinary understanding of food, nutrition, sci- colleagues around the world whose discoveries, theo- ence, and medicine, which recognizes that human health, ries, and novel intellectual connections further our animal health, and the health of our shared ecosystems understanding of the mechanisms by which foods and are interdependent. This is, by definition, an integrative nutrients affect health, and how the environment, agri- paradigm that not only merges basic and clinical research culture, governmental policy, and sociocultural factors in the biological and biomedical sciences, but also re- affect food quality, safety, accessibility, and choice, we search in disciplines such as environmental science, eco- applaud your endeavors and extend an open invitation nomics, agriculture, political science, and ethics. It is an for submissions. approach that is in keeping with the One Health Initiative Here’s to the next 25 years! for worldwide healthcare, and we take the position that within One Health lies a “One Nutrition/One World” Naomi K. Fukagawa, MD, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, paradigm, based on the recognition that nutrition is not Kristen E. D’Anci, PhD, Associate Editor, only essential for human and animal health, but that Sharon Donovan, PhD, RD, Associate Editor, human and animal nutrition are interdependent and de- Joshua W. Miller, PhD, Associate Editor, pendent on a healthy environment. This paradigm also Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD, Associate Editor, recognizes that integrative basic and clinical nutrition re- Allison Worden, Managing Editor search is necessary for establishing responsible public policy that is evidence-based and effective in promoting REFERENCES healthy eating, nutritional awareness, and the equitable and responsible use of natural resources to feed the world. 1. Allen LH, Bentley ME, Donovan SM, et al. Securing the future of nutritional sciences through integrative graduate education. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;132:779–784. Looking back through Nutrition Reviews’ 75-year his- 2. One Health initiative. http://www.onehealthinitiative.com. Accessed September tory, we find interdisciplinary connections as far back as 16, 2016. the inaugural issue. While the majority of the reviews in 3. Inaugural issue of Nutrition Reviews. Nutr Rev. 1942;1:1–32. V C The Author(s) 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Life Sciences Institute. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuw052 V R Nutrition Reviews Vol. 75(1):1 1
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