Special Issue "Mindful Eating"

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ifigenia Giannopoulou
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Guest Editor
Senior Lecturer in Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Brighton Hillbrow, Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR, UK
Interests: mindful eating and mental health in young adults; eating disorders in athletes; exercise and diet effects on mental health; lifestyle interventions of diet and exercise in peri- and postmenopausal women and older adults; obesity; type 2 diabetes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mindful eating has recently been recognized for its important role in increasing awareness about eating practices and promoting behavior change in various clinical populations, such as individuals with binge eating disorder (BED), overweight and obese individuals, and patients with chronic diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease). However, there is a paucity of scientific evidence on the effects of mindful eating on mental health, especially in young populations with and without disordered eating and older adults with mental-health-related comorbidities.

In this Special Issue, entitled “Mindful Eating”, the journal Nutrients welcomes the submission of original research manuscripts or articles reviewing the existing literature on the topic of mindful eating in healthy and diseased populations. We particularly encourage submissions with a specific focus on the effects of mindful eating on mood disturbances and mental health in young and older adults with and without chronic diseases.

Dr. Ifigenia Giannopoulou
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Mindful eating
  • Disordered eating
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Chronic Diseases

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Review of Mindfulness-Related Interventions to Modify Eating Behaviors in Adolescents
Nutrients 2019, 11(12), 2917; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11122917 - 02 Dec 2019
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There are few well-established treatments for adolescent eating disorders, and for those that do exist, remission rates are reported to be between 30 and 40%. There is a need for the development and implementation of novel treatment approaches. Mindfulness approaches have shown improvements [...] Read more.
There are few well-established treatments for adolescent eating disorders, and for those that do exist, remission rates are reported to be between 30 and 40%. There is a need for the development and implementation of novel treatment approaches. Mindfulness approaches have shown improvements in eating disorder-related psychopathology in adults and have been suggested for adolescents. The present review identifies and summarizes studies that have used mindfulness approaches to modify eating behaviors and to treat eating disorders in adolescents. Focused searches were conducted in Embase, Medline, and PsycINFO, and identified articles were checked for relevance. A small number of studies (n = 15) were designated as appropriate for inclusion in the review. These studies were divided into those that focused on the promotion of healthy eating/the prevention of disordered eating (n = 5), those that concentrated on targeted prevention among high risk adolescents (n = 5), and those that focused on clinical eating disordered adolescents (n = 5). Thirteen of the 15 studies reviewed reported at least one positive association between mindfulness treatment techniques and reduced weight/shape concerns, dietary restraint, decreased body mass index (BMI), eating in the absence of hunger (EAH), binge eating, increased willingness to eat novel healthy foods, and reduced eating disorder psychopathology. In summary, incorporating mindfulness to modify eating behaviors in adolescent non-clinical and clinical samples is still in the early stages, with a lack of data showing clear evidence of acceptability and efficacy. Further studies and preferably controlled conditions are warranted. Full article
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