Special Issue "Obesity and Metabolic Dysregulation in Childhood"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018).
As any provider caring for children is aware, obesity and its resultant complications are increasingly prevalent and present an immense burden in time, energy, and cost for healthcare practices. The World Health Organization estimates that obesity and overweight effects over 40 million children aged five and under and nearly 350 million children ages 5–18. Initially limited to developed countries, the problem is now global. Various studies have shown rates of metabolic syndrome as high as 50% in obese children, indicating that the cardiometabolic complications of obesity that lead to morbidity and mortality begin young. Yet there is often little consensus on methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric obesity and metabolic syndrome leading to frustration for patients, families and care providers.
In addition to counseling on weight management, practitioners must also be confident in identifying and treating obesity-related complications such as insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, fatty liver disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, and the orthopedic complications and psychosocial impacts of obesity. Further, clinicians will need to differentiate whether a child’s abnormal weight gain is due to simple calorie excess or is caused by a hormonal, genetic, or neurologic defect. Finally, providers should be ready to discuss risks and benefits of current treatment options, encompassing various lifestyle modification programs, medications, and bariatric surgery. In our increasingly fast-paced and demanding medical practices, it is clear that access to up-to-date reviews and research for all pediatric care providers is a necessity.
This Special Issue, “Obesity and Metabolic Dysregulation in Childhood”, is dedicated to describing existing gaps, as well as the achievements made in clinical care, education, training, and research. Both reviews and original research will be considered for publication. Examples include, but are not limited to, manuscripts discussing pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of obesity, insulin resistance, lipid disorders, fatty liver disease, and polycystic ovarian syndrome in children and adolescents. This Special Issue will provide a review of the field of pediatric obesity medicine and provide resources for further education and training programs for medical professionals.
Dr. Rachana D. Shah
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- metabolic syndrome