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Featured article: Interactions between vitamin D binding protein variants and major dietary patterns on the odds of metabolic syndrome and its components in apparently healthy adults

Recent studies have shown that the risks of chronic diseases resulting from high-risk alleles, such as cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome, can be affected by various dietary patterns. Among the genes affected by environmental factors are those associated with vitamin D binding protein. The present evidence indicates that interactions between healthy dietary patterns with vitamin D binding protein haplotypes and traditional dietary patterns with vitamin D binding protein haplotypes may be effective in reducing the odds of Metabolic Syndrome and some of its components through consuming healthy food groups and inherited low risk alleles.


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Aims and scope

Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome publishes articles on all aspects of the pathophysiology of diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

By publishing original material exploring any area of laboratory, animal or clinical research into diabetes and metabolic syndrome, the journal offers a high-visibility forum for new insights and discussions into the issues of importance to the relevant community.

The journal aims to help health care providers improve the management of people afflicted by these syndromes by increasing knowledge and stimulating research in the field.

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About the editor

Dr. Sérgio VencioEditor-in-Chief Dr. Sérgio Vencio is active in the field of Endocrinology. He is a professor in the Post Graduate Program at the Federal University of Goiás, a Principal Investigator at the Pharmaceutical Institute of Science and has participated as a PI in more than 70 clinical studies. Since 2008, he has been the Editor of the Brazilian Diabetes Society Guidelines. He is the Coordinator of Neuroendocrinology at the Hospital Araujo Jorge, the Medical Director at Diagnostics of America - Atalaia, and a member of the Diabetes Board for the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology.

Editor's quote

"Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome was launched in 2009 as a fully open access journal. Supported by the Brazilian Diabetes Society since the very beginning, Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome is now a truly international journal. Publishing human, animal and in vitro studies which are freely accessible to readers, we aim to accelerate research as well as help health care providers improve management of people afflicted by this pandemic condition."

Daniel Giannella-Neto, Former Editor-in-Chief


The official journal of the Brazilian Diabetes Society.

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