Special Issue "Childhood and Adolescent Obesity and Weight Management: 3rd Edition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2024 | Viewed by 7216
Interests: adolescent medicine; pediatrics; endocrinology; pediatric adolescent gynecology; stress; mental health; obesity; metabolic syndrome; learning disabilities; childhood cancer survivors
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Special Issue in Children: Childhood and Adolescent Obesity and Weight Management: 2nd Edition
Special Issue in Healthcare: Ethical, Legal and Forensic Issues regarding Vulnerable Populations
Topics: Ethical, Legal and Forensic Issues regarding Vulnerable Populations
Obesity is a leading preventable cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with rapidly and unrelentingly increasing rates in children and adolescents. Obesity, especially starting from an early age, increases the risk of metabolic, cardiovascular, reproductive, orthopedic, mental, allergic/autoimmune, and neoplastic diseases, and curtails life expectancy. It is strongly related to chronic stress and associated with insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, polycystic ovary syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and depression. Obesity and its accompanying manifestations also negatively affect specific populations, such as childhood cancer survivors and children with developmental and behavioral disorders. There is an urgent need to understand all the factors contributing to childhood and adolescent obesity, in order to best implement effective treatment and prevention approaches, both of which have proven to be elusive so far.
Considering the success and popularity of the Special Issues "Childhood and Adolescent Obesity and Weight Management" and “Childhood and Adolescent Obesity and Weight Management Update” previously published in the journal Children (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/children/special_issues/Obesity_Weight_Management; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/children/special_issues/Childhood_Adolescent_Obesity_Weight_Management_Update), we now release a third Special Issue aiming to gather original research papers and review articles focused on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity and Weight Management.
This Special Issue of Children is an update on recent data pertaining to the diagnosis, prevalence, etiology, treatment, and prevention of childhood and adolescent obesity and its short- and long-term sequelae. We also encourage submissions that explore how chronic stress, gut dysbiosis, and physical, cognitive, developmental, behavioral, and mental health conditions may impact on childhood and adolescent body weight and relate to obesity complications.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Flora Bacopoulou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- insulin resistance
- gut dysbiosis
- non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- type 2 diabetes mellitus
- metabolic syndrome
- polycystic ovary syndrome
- cancer survivors