Special Issue "Physical Activity and Nutrition Strategies for Preventing Overweight and Obesity in Adult Populations"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Exercise and Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jonghoon Park
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Guest Editor
Department of Physical Education, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
Interests: obesity; exercise metabolism; nutrition; body composition; blood profile

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than one billion adults are overweight and obese worldwide, with prevalence increasing in most countries. Obese adults are at increased risk for developing diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The world is now engaged in all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has resulted in increased rates of greater severity of obesity.

Physical activity strategies including exercise prescription have been largely linked to improvements in the parameters of obesity. Additionally, nutritional strategies have the potential to the improve body composition parameters and also the synergic effects on preventing obesity with physical activity intervention.

In this Special Issue on “Physical activity and nutrition strategies for preventing overweight and obesity in adult populations”, we are seeking unpublished works, including physical activity and nutrition strategies illustrating new clinical and physiological knowledge or synergistic effects for preventing obesity in adult populations. We will consider studies utilizing new digital technologies, clinical trials, interventions, observational studies, epidemiological studies, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses.

Dr. Jonghoon Park
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • adult
  • overweight and obesity
  • exercise prescription
  • daily physical activity
  • nutrition

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Effects of Diet Control and Telemedicine-Based Resistance Exercise Intervention on Patients with Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Control Trial
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(15), 7744; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18157744 - 21 Jul 2021
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This study investigated the effects of home-based nutritional and telemedicine-based resistance exercise interventions on improving body composition, blood biochemistry, and lower-limb functional performance. In total, 66 obese patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomly divided into a diet control group (D), elastic band [...] Read more.
This study investigated the effects of home-based nutritional and telemedicine-based resistance exercise interventions on improving body composition, blood biochemistry, and lower-limb functional performance. In total, 66 obese patients with mild-to-moderate knee osteoarthritis were randomly divided into a diet control group (D), elastic band resistance exercise group (E), and diet control plus elastic band exercise group (D + E). Each group was supervised by a clinical dietitian and follow-up was conducted via telephone calls or a communication application to track the participants’ progress. After 12 weeks of intervention, the D (p < 0.001) and D + E (p < 0.001) groups achieved significant weight loss. The D + E group exhibited a significant reduction in body fat relative to the D (p = 0.019) and E (p = 0.012) groups. Compared with the D (p = 0.002) and E (p = 0.019) groups, the D + E group achieved significant improvements in the timed up-and-go test and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis total scale. The D + E group experienced significant improvements in total cholesterol (p = 0.001), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (p = 0.01), and triglyceride levels (p = 0.007) relative to other groups. In conclusion, individual diet control intervention combined with telemedicine-based resistance exercise intervention significantly improved the body composition, blood biochemistry, and lower-limb functional performance of the investigated population with comorbid conditions. Full article
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