Special Issue "Obesity—A Hot Topic in Modern Medicine—A Multidisciplinary Challenge"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Edyta Mądry
Guest Editor
Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: Obesity; body composition; fat tissue compartments; physical activities; resistance trening; endurance trening; metabolic health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The obesity epidemic, apart from the pandemic of SARS-Cov2, remains today a major challenge for modern medicine. It concerns all generations, races, and regions of the Earth. Even in those countries where the problem of malnutrition is still alive, the number of obese people drastically raises similarly to the developed countries.

Obese people often suffer from comorbidities that can be both the result and the cause of excessive caloric intake.

Therefore, the aim of this special issue is a multidisciplinary approach to obesity.

We would like to bring together researchers and clinicians involved in the care of obese people and their many comorbidities.

This Special Issue of the Healthcare Journal will cover the following general aspects of obesity:

  • Pathophysiology of obesity ( endocrine mechanisms, gut microbiota changes, stress, and emotion)
  • Obesity- genetic and epigenetic factors
  • Metabolomic characteristic of healthy and unhealthy obese individuals
  • Obesity Management ( pharmacological, dietary, behavioral, lifestyle interventions)
  • Chronic diseases linked to obesity ( atherosclerosis, dyslipidemias, cardiovascular diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes, osteoarticular problems)

Obesity in children and during pregnancy ( nutritional programming)

Dr. Edyta Mądry
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Obesity
  • pathomechanisms
  • endothelium
  • gut microbiota
  • bone health
  • inflammation
  • appetite regulation
  • stress
  • management
  • immunity
  • chronic diseases
  • pregnancy
  • nutritional programming
  • metabolomics
  • proteomics
  • genetic factors
  • epigenetics
  • visceral adipose tissue
  • healthy obesity
  • dyslipidemia
  • atherosclerosis
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • dietary interventions behavioural interventions
  • lifestyle interventions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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