Special Issue "Prevention and Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2024 | Viewed by 1004
Obesity has been recognized as one of the main challenges to public health around the world because of all of its impacts on health and wellbeing. Despite this, it is still under-recognized and under-treated, and, in many countries, it is not considered a non-communicable disease. These are some challenges to designing and delivering meaningful plans for the prevention, management, and long-term treatment of obesity. There are also the differences between intensive and prohibitively expensive interventions used in clinical trials which, to ensure lifestyle changes, need to be translated into practical affordable interventions that are deliverable in real-world healthcare systems. In particular, the population that receive care in community healthcare centers are under-served. These patients have high rates of obesity and obesity-associated conditions, particularly hypertension and cardiovascular disease, and have been under-represented in obesity trials. Another problem related to obesity is the stigma, even among health professionals, against people living with obesity. This tends to delay the search for healthcare and consequently may aggravate the condition. Considering all of the above, it is necessary that the scientific community present viable and scalable solutions to this massive challenge, and these solutions must be assessed in different scenarios in order to test their effectiveness in those conditions.
Dr. Nélson Nardo Júnior
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- metabolic syndrome