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Special Issue "Obesity and Inflammation: Epidemiology, Risk, Factors, and Markers of Inflammation"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Endocrinology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 19651
Special Issue Editor
Interests: reproductive toxicology; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; obesity
Special Issue Information
Obesity results from excessive fat storage due to an imbalance in energy intake and expenditure, and it has become an epidemic public health problem with an increased global prevalence. The obesity rate has increased three times compared to the 1970s worldwide. As per the 2016 WHO report, 1.9 billion adults are overweight, and among these, 650 million adults are obese, equal to 13% of the world adult population. An excess of macronutrients in the adipose tissue causes the release of inflammatory molecules, leading to a proinflammatory and oxidative stress environment. Increased risk of inflammation causes the development of many diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and diabetes mellitus. Nevertheless, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Better insight into the underlying risk factors and markers are required to understand inflammation associated with obesity.
To emphasize the global importance of obesity and its associated pathological conditions, the journal Medicina is initiating a Special Issue entitled “Obesity and Inflammation: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Markers of Inflammation” to provide an update on obesity and its associated risk factors. We are inviting you and your colleagues to submit basic and clinical research articles and review articles with recent advances in the field.
Dr. Vaithinathan Selvaraju
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cardiovascular disease
- diabetes mellitus
- adipose tissue
- metabolic disorders
- insulin resistance