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Special Issue "Metabolically Healthy Obesity"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
2. HRB Centre for Diet and Health Research, School of Public Health, University College Cork, Ireland
Interests: dietary and lifestyle determinants of metabolic health and disease; metabolically healthy obesity; biomarkers; circulating and dietary inflammation; nutrigenetics; nutritional and epigenetic epidemiology in the context of maternal; childhood, adult and intergenerational health
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Accumulating evidence suggests that not all obese subjects are at increased cardiometabolic risk and that the “metabolically healthy obese” phenotype may exist in the absence of metabolic abnormalities. Limited data regards the determinants of metabolically healthy obesity exist, particularly in relation to genetics, dietary and lifestyle behaviours. In light of the current obesity epidemic, it is clear that current “one size fits all” approaches to tackle obesity are largely unsuccessful. Whether dietary, lifestyle and/or therapeutic interventions, based on stratification of obese individuals according to their metabolic health phenotype, are more effective remains to be seen, with limited and conflicting data available.
This Special Issue welcomes original research articles and reviews of the scientific literature that contribute to our understanding of the role of clinical, biological, genetic, and environmental factors in metabolically healthy obesity. Manuscripts, which explore these topics across the life course or examine the impact of dietary or lifestyle interventions among metabolic healthy obese subtypes, are particularly welcome.
Dr. Catherine M. Phillips
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- Metabolically healthy obesity
- Physical activity
- Life course