Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Eating Disorders and Obesity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 11422
Interests: eating disorders; binge eating; obesity; pharmacology; behavioral neuroscience; neurobiology of food and drug addiction; epigenetics; stress
Eating disorders (EDs) and obesity represent an urgent public health problem; although they appear as entirely separate, they share many similarities. Core symptoms are problematic eating habits and the inability to control body weight and food consumption; furthermore, it is well established that obesity can contribute to ED behaviors and vice-versa. A combination of environmental, nutritional and genetic factors defines individual predisposition to develop these conditions but, despite the well-recognized role of all these factors, the interaction among diet habits, environmental and heritable factors in the development of EDs and obesity is still largely unexplored.
In the last decade, a lot of progress has been made in identifying molecular targets, as well as mechanisms underlying their transcriptional regulation, potentially involved in the development and progression of EDs and obesity.
This Special Issue aims to highlight recent advances made in this field that are useful to prevent the individual risk of developing an ED and obesity, as well as to provide invaluable help for the advancement of preventive and pharmacotherapy strategies with the assessment of novel effective molecular targets.
We encourage researchers interested in these topics to present original research articles, emphasizing current preclinical and clinical knowledge on the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of specific targets involved in the development, progression or treatment of obesity and EDs. Moreover, critically and systematically, review articles, covering the related research, providing concluding remarks and an outlook, will be considered for inclusion in this Special Issue.
Dr. Maria Vittoria Micioni Di Bonaventura
Dr. Mariangela Pucci
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- eating disorders
- environmental factors
- reward system
- new targets for treatment