Special Issue "Lifestyle Intervention for Chronic Diseases Prevention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2014)
Dr. Noël Christopher Barengo
University of Tolima Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia
The global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases constitute a major challenge for development in the twenty-first century, one that undermines social and economic development throughout the world and threatens the achievement of internationally-agreed development goals in low-income and middle-income countries. An estimated 36 million deaths, or 63% of the 57 million deaths that occurred globally in 2008, were due to non-communicable diseases, comprising mainly cardiovascular diseases (48%), cancers (21%), chronic respiratory diseases (12%) and diabetes (3.5%). Diabetes, in particular, represents one of the biggest challenges, since its prevalence has increased dramatically during the last decades, and the number of people with diabetes is estimated to increase from current 336 million to 552 million by 2030. The efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases need to start as early as possible and address all susceptibility factors.
Lifestyle interventions have shown to be effective in the prevention of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. New technologies may offer innovative approaches in primary, secondary and tertiary prevention that may reach more people than current interventions.
This special issue has a focus on challenges and solutions of lifestyle interventions for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases, with the goal to share scientific knowledge on how we can reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases through lifestyle interventions at both the population level and in people at high risk. Both empirical and review paper submissions are welcome. Papers on innovative interventions to prevent non-communicable diseases are especially encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Jaakko O. Tuomilehto
Dr. Noël C. Barengo
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
- non-communicable diseases