Special Issue "Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Sports Nutrition".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Martine Duclos
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Department of Sport Medicine and Functional Explorations, University Teaching Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, Diet and Musculoskeletal Health Team, CRNH, INRA, University of Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: exercise physiology; sedentary behaviors; hormones; metabolism; non-communicable chronic diseases; physical capacities; body composition
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Dr. Valérie Julian
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Guest Editor
1. Department of Sport Medicine and Functional Explorations, University Teaching Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand, Diet and Musculoskeletal Health Team, CRNH, INRA, University of Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2. Department of Pediatrics, Paracelsus Medical school, Salzburg, Austria
Interests: exercise physiology; functional explorations; childhood obesity; metabolic syndrome; insulin resistance; body composition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The marked increase in obesity-related metabolic diseases, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension, which define metabolic syndrome (MetS), and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD/MAFLD), regarded as the manifestation of MetS, is a major public health concern in adolescents. Independently of the persistence of obesity, body mass index during adolescence has been positively associated with cardiovascular death in middle-aged adults. Cardiorespiratory fitness has been recognized as an independent protective factor against the adverse effects of obesity, in particular, cardiovascular but also all-cause mortality, and this has contributed to the generalization of physical activity recommendations, in combination with nutritional interventions, as a cornerstone therapy to improve metabolic and cardiovascular health both at an individual and a population level. In the last 15 years, a positive association between sedentary time and adverse cardiometabolic outcomes has been largely demonstrated among adolescents. Treating obesity through weight loss has a beneficial impact on all components of MetS, including adiposity, dyslipidemia, hypertension and insulin resistance. As several drugs for the management of obesity have limited effectiveness, significant side effects or are still understudied among adolescents, effective and safe novel multidisciplinary strategies are required, targeting nutritional aspects, physical activity and sedentary behaviors. 

This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “Physical activity, Sedentary behaviors, Diet and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents”, welcomes the submission of original research or reviews of the scientific literature, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses. The proposed manuscripts should cover the effects of physical activity, sedentary behaviors and/or diet in the treatment or the prevention of cardiometabolic risks in adolescents, and focus on the mechanisms involved in these beneficial effects.

Prof. Dr. Martine Duclos
Dr. Valérie Julian
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • adolescents
  • metabolic syndrome
  • cardiometabolic risks
  • obesity
  • diet
  • fitness
  • physical activity
  • body composition
  • exercise physiology
  • sedentary behaviors

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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