Correlation between Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Diseases: A Veterinary Perspective

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 79

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Department of Veterinary Sciences, Polo Universitario Annunziata, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: veterinary internal medicine; companion animals; veterinary cardiology; clinical of infectious diseases; biomarker of disease
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current Special Issue aims to gather high-quality papers that may contribute to our knowledge of metabolic syndrome in veterinary medicine, focusing on its effects on cardiovascular function.

In humans, metabolic syndrome is a multifactorial condition with worldwide prevalence defined by the clustering of several factors including dysglycemia, obesity, high blood pressure, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), and elevated triglyceride levels that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus type 2.

Despite difficulties in translating the findings of research to humans due to the dissimilarity between species, animal models play a crucial role in better understanding the status of the disease and evaluating the underlying mechanisms involved in its pathophysiology.

Based on these premises, I am pleased to invite you to submit original papers, reviews, commentaries, and case reports addressing research and studies on the topic of understanding the biological mechanisms of metabolic syndrome and its cardiac pathological manifestation in animals. Please also note that the connection between the two topics, namely, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, should be proven using objective experimental data, not only statistics or bibliographic citations.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Michela Pugliese
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Animals is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • dyslipidemia
  • hypertension
  • cardiovascular function
  • veterinary medicine

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