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Special Issue "Obesity and Risk for Obesity-Related Diseases"

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: closed (22 June 2023) | Viewed by 77

Special Issue Editors

Department of Physiology, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas: Fisiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre 90035-003, RS, Brazil
Interests: endocrinology and metabolism; effects of neuroendocrine regulators of metabolism during fasting and exercise
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas: Fisiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre 90035-003, RS, Brazil
Interests: metabolism; exercise biochemistry; endocrinology; fasting exercise; obesity and insulin resistance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Our society is dealing with a worldwide obesity pandemic. Expansion of the adipose tissue is related to lipid accumulation in vital organs such as arteries, heart and muscles, and the development of many metabolic disorders, such as dyslipidemias and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiac conditions and cancer. Besides liver and skeletal muscle, the white adipose tissue and its metabolites, adipokynes, and inflammatory agents have a crucial role in the development of these disorders and obesity in a positive feedback mechanism. Many types of treatments have already been developed to prevent and control obesity, such as exercise, diets, medicines and even surgeries. However, many of these treatments are expensive and time consuming and therefore, with low adherence by the target population. Therefore, the unravelling of new molecular mechanisms involved in these processes and new types of therapies are urgent for a better understanding and treatment of these disorders. Papers describing these molecular pathways and possible interventions to treat and prevent obesity are welcomed in this special edition.

Prof. Dr. Anapaula Sommer Vinagre
Dr. Éverton L. Vogt
Guest Editors

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  • obesity
  • exercise
  • fasting
  • menopause
  • diabetes
  • steroids reductions
  • metabolism

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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