Special Issue "Food Reward and Obesity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.
Interests: neuroscience; electrophysiology; reward; nutrition; cognitive-behavioral therapy; obesity; type2 diabetes mellitus
This Special Issue of Healthcare will focus on the relationship between food reward and obesity, since understanding the hedonic aspect of feeding—which is not necessarily associated with the maintenance of the balance between energy intake and consumption—can provide useful strategies to prevent obesity and subsequent metabolic syndrome, impaired glucose tolerance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus. This research topic is focused on, but not limited to, (1) crosstalk between adipose tissue and the brain, (2) the contribution of nutritional components to feeding behavior, (3) diet and weight loss in obesity, and (4) cognitive-behavioral therapy for obese patients. We will feature original research from animal models as well as clinical studies, reviews, short reports, or opinion pieces from researchers interested in these research topics.
- Adipose Tissue
- Feeding Behavior
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy