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)
Prof. Dr. Jaakko Tuomilehto
Center for Vascular Prevention, Danube University Krems, Krems, Austria
Interests: diabetes; prevention; epidemiology; cardiovascular disease; controlled trials; risk prediction
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
Article: Sudomotor Function as a Tool for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Level Evaluation: Comparison with Maximal Exercise Capacity
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5839-5848; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605839
Received: 8 April 2014; in revised form: 13 May 2014 / Accepted: 15 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014| PDF Full-text (324 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Review: What Works in Community-Based Interventions Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Eating? A Review of Reviews
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5866-5888; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605866
Received: 28 February 2014; in revised form: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 20 May 2014 / Published: 30 May 2014| PDF Full-text (489 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Community-Based Recreational Football: A Novel Approach to Promote Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Survivors
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(6), 5567-5585; doi:10.3390/ijerph110605567
Received: 10 March 2014; in revised form: 8 May 2014 / Accepted: 8 May 2014 / Published: 26 May 2014| PDF Full-text (219 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Physical Activity Levels in Women Attending Breast Screening, Receiving Chemotherapy and Post-Breast Cancer Treatment; A Cross-Sectional Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(5), 5487-5496; doi:10.3390/ijerph110505487
Received: 11 March 2014; in revised form: 24 April 2014 / Accepted: 9 May 2014 / Published: 20 May 2014| PDF Full-text (425 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Hypertension in Obese Type 2 Diabetes Patients is Associated with Increases in Insulin Resistance and IL-6 Cytokine Levels: Potential Targets for an Efficient Preventive Intervention
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 3586-3598; doi:10.3390/ijerph110403586
Received: 4 February 2014; in revised form: 3 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (399 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: A Simple Tool for Diet Evaluation in Primary Health Care: Validation of a 16-Item Food Intake Questionnaire
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2683-2697; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302683
Received: 15 January 2014; in revised form: 17 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 4 March 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (243 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2092-2107; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202092
Received: 24 December 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 19 February 2014| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (363 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Benefits of Selected Physical Exercise Programs in Detention: A Randomized Controlled Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(11), 5683-5696; doi:10.3390/ijerph10115683
Received: 27 July 2013; in revised form: 9 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 31 October 2013| PDF Full-text (238 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 7 May 2013