Special Issue "Sarcopenic Obesity: Impact on Diet on Clinical and Biological Outcomes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. John A. Batsis
Guest Editor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Interests: geriatrics; physical function; obesity; sarcopenia; epidemiology; clinical trials; technology; body composition

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aging population is affected by the ongoing public health epidemic of obesity, with rates exceeding 40% in developed nations. Lifestyle measures over the course of an individual’s lifespan lead to incident functional impairment, frailty, nursing home placement, and death. The loss of muscle mass, strength and function, termed sarcopenia, is a natural phenomenon associated with the aging process that is known to also lead to similar outcomes; this can also occur after hospitalization or acute illness. The coexistence of these two disorders, sarcopenic obesity, is believed to lead to synergistically worse outcomes as compared to either condition individually. While the definition of sarcopenic obesity continues to be debated, it is clear that additional epidemiological and clinical trial data are needed to better understand this important pathophysiological relationship and the importance of treating this entity. We are seeking manuscripts across the translational spectrum related to sarcopenic obesity—specifically looking at biological variables, epidemiological associations, and long-term clinical outcomes as a result of multicomponent interventions. These may be full-length manuscripts, systematic reviews, clinical reviews, and other potential manuscript-types relevant to this topic. Of special interest will be contributions focusing on the importance of diet in the development of sarcopenic obesity and the impact of diet on relevant outcomes in this population.

Prof. Dr. John A. Batsis
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Sarcopenia
  • Obesity
  • Functional status
  • Epidemiology
  • Outcomes
  • Geriatrics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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