Special Issue "Obesity and Health Risk Knowledge"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Isabel Carmo
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Chief Guest Editor
Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: obesity; nutrition; metabolic syndrome; obesity surgery; hormonal messengers
Dr. Mariana P. Monteiro
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Assistant Guest Editor
Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar - Porto
Interests: obesity; metabolic syndrome; obesity surgery; hormonal messengers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Excess fat mass is a well-recognized risk factor for poor health outcomes with solid evidence derived from epidemiological, clinical, and experimental studies. Genetic selection, epigenetics, evolution of human beings, and social and economic conditions are among the reasons that have contributed to the current obesity or preobesity epidemics. Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, cancer, mental and cognitive diseases, sleep disruptions, and osteoarthritis are at the top list of conditions that are either triggered or negatively affected by the presence of obesity. Additionally, in the last few months, new evidence has also demonstrated that obesity is a risk factor for COVID-19 infection morbidity and mortality. 

This Special issue invites authors to submit their work depicting new data derived from epidemiological, randomized controlled trials focusing on nutritional, pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, communities’ actions, or health politics that may evidence the benefits for people affected by obesity.

Prof. Isabel Carmo
Dr. Mariana P. Monteiro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. 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 short communications 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • obesity
  • health risk
  • epidemiological data
  • social and economic factors
  • randomized clinical trials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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