Special Issue "Nutrition as Prevention Factor for Diabetes, Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: nutrition; obesity; flavor recognition; food preferences; dietary choice; childhood obesity; SNPs, polymorphism; public health
Interests: gene/environment interaction; non-genetic inheritance; complex diseases; diabetes; obesity; cancer; epigenetics
In the past decades, lifestyle changes such as an increase in sedentary behavior and easier access to low-priced, highly energy-dense foods have produced critical variations in body composition, resulting in higher obesity rates and diabetes. Nutrition describes the processes by which cells, tissues, organs, and the whole body acquire energy and nutrients for their normal structure and function. Since the early stages of life, a correct nutrition has a fundamental role to avoid the onset of pathologies. Indeed, childhood obesity is an important risk factor for the development of several health conditions in adults, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), metabolic syndrome, and other non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension (HTN), hyperlipidemia, stroke, various cancers, sleep apnea, liver and gall bladder diseases, osteoarthritis, and gynecological problems. In addition, recent studies have focused on the psychosocial consequences of obesity, which appeared to be responsible for depression and/or prejudice. Thus, food choice combined with physical activity represents an important factor to prevent several diseases.
This Special Issue entitled “Nutrition as a prevention factor for Diabetes, Obesity, and other Chronic Diseases” will collect articles written by international researchers focusing on known and novel approaches to counter obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases. Original research papers, reviews, case reports, meta-analyses, and clinical studies addressing these topics are invited for this Special Issue.Dr. Immacolata Cristina Nettore
Dr. Raffaele Teperino
Prof. Paolo Emidio Macchia
Assistant Guest Editor
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Food Choice
- Childood Obesity, Diabetes
- Chronic Disease
- Non-communicable diseases
- Public health
- Sedentary Life
- Gene/Environment Interaction