Nutrition and Lifestyle Intervention for Obese Adolescents

A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Obesity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 381

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, University of Miami, 5202 SW University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
Interests: nutrition; obesity prevention; pediatrics; cardio-metabolic fitness; weight

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Globally, the promotion of healthy nutrition and regular physical activity in youths constitutes one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Poor diet and sedentary behaviors in youth are associated with more chronic diseases, including obesity, pre-diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease. Research has shown that lower consumption of fruits, dairy, and whole grains in youth may worsen as children grow older. Furthermore, poor nutrition is associated with greater fluctuations in mood, depression, and longer recovery from illness. Therefore, it is critically important to gain scientific knowledge about proper nutrition and active lifestyle behaviors early on in youth before unhealthy lifestyle behaviors become more permanently ingrained and established.

Although quality nutrition and regular physical activity are strongly associated with a reduction in chronic diseases, many individuals are unwilling or unable to follow sound practices. Subsequently, overweight and obesity in youth are at an all time high. The purpose of this Special Issue is to bring together a select group of experts who can address effective interventions/strategies for optimizing best nutrition and/or exercise practices for overweight or obese youths. 

Dr. Arlette C. Perry
Guest Editor

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  • obesity prevention
  • nutrition science
  • youth
  • lifestyle behaviors

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