Special Issue "State-of-the-Art Research of Obesity Management in the USA"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Rachael Nelson
Guest Editor
Exercise and Health Sciences Division, The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions, Central Michigan University
Interests: obesity; exercise prescription; insulin resistances; cardiovascular disease

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The high prevalence of obesity in the US at nearly 40%, coupled with rising obesity rates, is driving the need for innovative approaches to promote weight loss. However, interventions aimed at promoting weight loss are complicated by the fact that the etiology of obesity is multifactorial, resulting from the combined effects of genetics, environment, and behavior. Obesity has also been shown to contribute to the onset of additional chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Consequently, understanding the physiologic consequences of obesity, as well as the treatment of obesity, is complicated by the need to simultaneously address co-morbidities. Another important factor to consider is the growing concern regarding health disparities among various racial, ethnic, geography, and socioeconomic groups related to obesity and obesity-related health outcomes. Further contributing to health disparities in the treatment of obesity is the awareness of underlying bias toward obese patients in healthcare as well as shame associated with being obese potentially discouraging obese patients from seeking medical attention and/or participation in obesity-related research. Therefore, this Special Issue features a broad range of clinical practices and research investigations aimed at developing a better understanding of the complexities associated with the treatment of obesity.   

Prof. Rachael Nelson
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Overweight
  • Weight loss
  • Obesity causes
  • Obesity and health

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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