Influence of Diet and Obesity on Prevention or Promotion of Diseases

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019) | Viewed by 186

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA
Interests: diet and cancer prevention; diet and alcohol metabolism; alcohol and liver damage; hepatic and gastrointestinal cytochrome p450; obesity and breast cancer promotion; obesity and liver steatosis; obesity and oxidative stress

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Co-Guest Editor
Nutritional Sciences Department, Oklahoma State University, 422 Human Sciences, Stillwater, OK, USA
Interests: phytochemicals; diabetes; obesity; gut microbiome; cardiovascular and skeletal health; dyslipidemia

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Obesity has been an epidemic in the US for more than three decades, and the proportion of overweight and obese adults in the population continues to grow. Also, most countries are experiencing similar dramatic increases in obesity. Worldwide, more than 1.9 billion adults are overweight, and over 600 million adults are obese. These statistics have alarming health implications, as obesity is associated with serious health conditions including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancers, hyperlipidemia, and liver steatosis. Some studies have reported that certain diets or nutrients can prevent or promote obesity-associated diseases. The main objective of this Special Issue is to expand on some of the aspects of diet and obesity linked to diseases prevention or promotion. We invite researchers to submit original research and review articles on the influence of diet and obesity on prevention or promotion of diseases, including but not limited to the following topics:

1- Effects of different diet components on the prevention or promotion of specific diseases

2- Influence of childhood and adult obesity on disease promotion

3- Diet–gene interactions in disease prevention or promotion

Prof. Reza Hakkak
Prof. Edralin A. Lucas
Guest Editor

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  • diet
  • obesity
  • nutrients
  • genes
  • diseases prevention or promotion

Published Papers

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