Endocrine system comprises of hormone-releasing glands that are spread throughout the body such as hypothalamus, thyroid, pituitary, thymus, adrenal gland, pancreas, ovaries and testicles. These help in regulation of the reproduction, metabolism, sleep, blood pressure and heart rate. Proper nutrition plays a key role in regulating hormone. Nutritional deficiency may lead to impairment of endocrine gland function. On such example is physiological effect of insulin and growth hormone.
The gland emits the chemicals which are useful in controlling all bodily function such as cell growth and development, metabolism, sexual functions and mood. Simultaneously, thousands of chemical signals are releasing and chemical reaction happen inside a body in regulated fashion to keep our cells healthy and working. Since, endocrine system is regulated by the subcortical structures (pineal and pituitary gland) of the brain so it is involved in the unconscious regulation of our body.
Nutrients play a major role in providing nutrition to each organ and gland to efficiently fulfil their function. Without nutritional balance, our body is inefficient to manufacture energy needed for metabolism.
Journals related to Endocrine Nutrition
Journal of Autacoids and Hormones, Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome, Journal of Surgery [Jurnalul de Chirurgie], Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Journal of Child Neurology, Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism, Journal of Animal Science, Obesity Surgery.