Posted On 2024-04-08

Guest Editor:  Dr. Yinhua Zhu

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Department of Nutrition and Health, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.



Guest Editor:  Dr. Yongting Luo

Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Food Nutrition and Human Health, Department of Nutrition and Health, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.



Dear Colleagues,

Population aging has become a global issue. Aging is a gradual and irreversible pathophysiological process with the declines in tissue and cell functions, and acts as the dominant risk of various aging-related diseases. The typical aging-related diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, metabolic diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and immune system diseases, pose a serious threat to human health and challenge the development of effective intervention strategies. In recent years, increasing evidence indicates healthy nutritional interventions are beneficial for delaying individual aging and reducing the occurrence of age-related diseases, proven as a promising anti-aging approach. For example, a series of small molecules derived from plant polyphenols known as senolytics and senomorphics, which specifically target senescent cells, have been demonstrated to be effective at extending both healthspan and lifespan, alleviating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and osteoarthritis in animal models. Nevertheless, the safe and effective nutritional factors with application value, as well as their potential targets and mechanisms of action in the intervention of aging and aging-related diseases, remain under active investigation. Contributions to this Special Issue will further explore the fields of nutritional interventions in aging and aging-related diseases and provide a theoretical and molecular basis for developing new strategies for human health and treating aging-related diseases. Well-designed research articles and reviews on these related topics, especially at the molecular level, are welcome. We wish you useful and fruitful reading, and your patients, happy aging through healthy nutrition.


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at through the online submission system. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, Review articles as well as Therapeutic Brief are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. APT is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by ANT.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Considering limited grants for some researchers, Prof. Yinhua Zhu, Prof. Yongting Luo and the editorial office made the decision that Article Processing Charges will be fully exempted, which means that there are NOT any manuscript processing or publication fees for your article once accepted after standard peer-review.



Submission Deadline

December 31th, 2024







June Wong, Managing Editor,
Alan Zhou, Assistant Editor,


Updated on April 08, 2024

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