Special Issue "Factors Affecting Human Fat Distribution and the Metabolic Health Implications"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ursula White
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Guest Editor
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
Interests: adipose tissue; fat distribution; adipose tissue depots; human studies; metabolic health; visceral; abdominal; femoral

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Adipose tissue distribution, versus overall obesity, may be a better determinant of metabolic health risk. Preferential accumulation of abdominal fat (visceral and subcutaneous) is associated with obesity-related diseases, while lower-body fat (gluteal and femoral) is associated with lower health risk and may be metabolically protective.

This Special Issue will address this topic and feature the latest research investigating the factors and mechanisms that influence regional human adipose tissue development, distribution, and function. Scholars are invited to contribute novel research findings, approaches, and perspectives, with the aim to better understand the determinants of human fat distribution and the metabolic health implications.

Dr. Ursula White
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Adipose tissue
  • Fat distribution 
  • Adipose tissue depot 
  • Human studies 
  • Abdominal 
  • Visceral 
  • Femoral 
  • Gluteal

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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