Special Issue "Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome"


A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Paul Huang
Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Cardiac Metabolic Syndrome Program, Cardiovascular Research Center and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
Website: http://www.massgeneral.org/heartcenter/doctors/doctor.aspx?ID=16779
E-Mail: huangp@helix.mgh.harvard.edu
Phone: +617 724 9849
Fax: +617 726 5806
Interests: nitric oxide; cardiovascular disease; metabolic syndrome; diabetes mellitus; obesity; vascular function; vascular biology; endothelium; animal models of human disease; translational research; genomics; metabolomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Obesity and diabetes mellitus are increasing at rapid rates in the population worldwide, leading to many health problems. Obesity and diabetes increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, along with hypertension, hyperlipidemia, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and genetics/family history. Many people who have type 2 diabetes are overweight, and there are clear pathophysiologic links between obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. In fact, the commonality of excess weight, hyperglycemia, hypertension, and atherogenic dyslipidemia has led to the concept of the metabolic syndrome.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine will cover the following important aspects of obesity, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome:

  • Lifestyle interventions for obesity and diabetes
  • Medical and surgical treatments for obesity
  • Effect of gastric bypass surgery on insulin sensitivity
  • Involvement of white and brown fat in human disease
  • Mechanisms by which diabetes increases cardiovascular disease
  • Effects of glycemic control on microvascular (renal and retina) and macrovascular (CAD and stroke) disease
  • Relationships between diabetes and hyperlipidemia
  • Management of prediabetes
Prof. Dr. Paul Huang
Guest Editor


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  • obesity
  • adipose
  • overweight
  • body mass index (BMI)
  • diabetes
  • prediabetes
  • metabolic syndrome
  • insulin resistance
  • intervention
  • lifestyle
  • white adipose tissue (WAT)
  • brown adipose tissue (BAT)
  • brown fat
  • macrovascular
  • microvascular
  • glycemic control
  • management
  • hyperlipidemia
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • diabetic nephropathy

Published Papers (2 papers)

J. Clin. Med. 2014, 3(1), 323-333; doi:10.3390/jcm3010323
Received: 9 January 2014; in revised form: 18 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 20 March 2014
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J. Clin. Med. 2014, 3(1), 153-166; doi:10.3390/jcm3010153
Received: 22 November 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014
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Last update: 16 October 2013

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