Special Issue "Prevention, Health Care and Policies for Populations at High Risk for Overweight and Obesity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Public Health Statistics and Risk Assessment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.
Interests: overweight, obesity, non-communicable diseases, public health, health services research
Interests: health promotion; primary school children; physical activity; healthy eating and drinking behavior
Overweight and obesity are omnipresent, as are research and programs to reduce their incidence and prevalence. In recent decades, an obesogenic environment has developed that not only leads to reduced physical activity and increased sedentary behavior but, together with a perpetual supply of obesity-promoting ready-to-eat processed food, creates an almost insurmountable barrier to returning to a healthy lifestyle. Governments hardly fulfill their obligation to protect the population from harmful environmental conditions and an industrial food production that has gone astray. The lobby of the producers of adipogenic food and beverages not only massively resists any restrictions but also influences scientific research by targeted funding. Furthermore, excess weight is not sufficiently addressed in healthcare, while the focus is strongly on sequelae and preventive measures are underrepresented. The decline in life expectancy in the USA is a first indicator of political and social failure. It is now high time for governments to legislate, levy taxes, and take comprehensive measures to address the roots of this pandemic. This requires scientific evidence to identify the best and most cost-effective measures in prevention, healthcare, and policies. Hence, we invite you to share your newest research on these topics with us in this Special Issue.
Dr. Dorothea Kesztyüs
Dr. Susanne Kobel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- overweight and obesity
- prevention and control
- living environments
- all ages
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Intervention effects of the health promotion programme "Join the Healthy Boat" on objectively assessed sedentary time in primary school children in Germany
Authors: Susanne Kobel
Affiliation: Division of Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, 89075 Ulm, Germany
Title: Associations of early vs. late time-restricted eating with markers of obesity: a secondary analysis of two pilot studies
Authors: Dorothea Kesztyüs
Affiliation: Institute of General Practice, Universitätsklinikum Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Title: Parental self-efficacy as a predictor of children's nutrition and its potential mediator effect between the health promotion program—Join the Healthy Boat and children's nutrition
Authors: Ricarda Möhler
Affiliation: Universitätsklinikum Ulm, 89081 Ulm, Germany
Title: Physical activity and its role in the prevantion of overweight and obesity using the examples of women who train in fitness clubs, run and dance the Tango
Authors: Joanna Witkoś; Magdalena Hartman-Petrycka
Affiliation: Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow Universitydisabled, Krakow, Poland