Special Issue "Appetite, Metabolism and Obesity"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Appetite and metabolism are key determinants of body weight and dysregulation can cause excessive food intake and storage of energy as fat that results in obesity. There are many factors that influence the neurohormonal control of appetite and metabolism, including side-effects of medications, genetic predisposition, gut microbiome composition, cultural trends and psychosocial factors. Evidence has shown that it is difficult to achieve and maintain healthy body weight by adhering to dietary and exercise guidelines. Similarly, there is a shortage of viable pharmaceuticals due to harmful side-effects in many effective treatments, with surgical methods often viewed as the most effective treatment in the medium to long term, although these also have accompanying risks and high cost. Thus, there has been a consistent drive to design optimal diets and discover nutrient extracts that can effectively reduce bodyweight by inhibiting appetite or increasing metabolic rate. These developments have been accompanied by consistent advancement in our understanding of the neurohormonal and cellular mechanisms underpinning the regulation of appetite and metabolism. It is expected that dietary manipulations and nutrient extracts can be optimised alone or in combination to reverse the seemingly intractable increase in worldwide obesity.
It is my pleasure to invite you to provide a scientific paper for a Special Issue of Nutrients on "Appetite, Metabolism and Obesity". You have been selected due to your outstanding research, clinical expertise, and publications in this field. Our goal is to provide the best and most updated information to all researchers and health care providers to allow them to understand and incorporate nutrition and nutritional supplements into their approach to the treatment of obesity. We also hope that this special edition will inspire others in this field to continue research and publications on this topic. Please join me as part of this Special Issue of Nutrients in order to make this an exciting and timely publication on this important topic.Prof. Michael Mathai
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