Special Issue "Obesity in Children: Public Health Challenge from Lifestyle Modification to Treatment of Its Complications"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Global and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 58

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Irena Aldhoon-Hainerová
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Guest Editor
Department of Children and Adolescents, Faculty Hospital Kralovske Vinohrady, Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, 110 34 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: obesity; genetics of obesity; obesity-related complications; infectobesity; diabetes; pediatric endocrinology; telemedicine; psychological impact of increased body weight; pharmacotherapy of obesity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Obesity in children represents a global public health challenge in the 21st century. In the past decades, the number of children with excessive weight gain has been on the rise, partly due to the COVID-19 restrictions and changes in the daily routine. Although body weight has a significant genetic component, the worldwide increased prevalence of obesity is mainly due to an unhealthy lifestyle. In children, increased body weight is highly associated with cardiometabolic diseases and musculoskeletal problems. Additionally, children with obesity are often diagnosed with depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, and low self-esteem, which impact their well-being and quality of life. Due to complexity of obesity, the management of these problems in children requires a long-term multidisciplinary approach which represents a challenge for public health care systems.     

In this Special Issue of Children, we welcome original research articles, reviews, and short papers on obesity in children related to management strategies, including obstacles and innovative tools, approaches for lifestyle modification in various settings (e.g., school-based, group, individual), and treatment options for obesity-related complications.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Irena Aldhoon-Hainerová
Guest Editor

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.


  • obesity in children
  • multidisciplinary team
  • obesity-related complications
  • management strategies
  • lifestyle modification
  • telemedicine
  • psychological impact of obesity

Published Papers

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