Dietary Approaches and Exercise in the Management of Overweight and Obesity

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2024 | Viewed by 140

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The benefits of exercise and healthy dietary approaches on general health and body composition are well documented. Nevertheless, efforts to counter the global obesity epidemic have been of limited success, and policies implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic may have further contributed to poor dietary choices and insufficient exercise in individuals. Given the interaction between diet and exercise in the regulation of energy balance, both behaviors need to be considered when developing intervention strategies targeting excess body weight. For example, the potential benefits of a particular exercise intervention may be overridden if increases in energy expenditure lead to unhealthy food choices or an increase in sedentary time. Similarly, dietary interventions such as caloric restriction may result in compensatory reductions in exercise or physical activity. 

Therefore, the goal of this Special Issue is to enhance the understanding of the contribution of exercise and diet regarding the regulation of body weight, with a special emphasis on the interaction and integration of both components. Reviews and original research articles, including observational and intervention studies, are both welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Drenowatz
Prof. Dr. Klaus Greier
Guest Editors

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  • exercise
  • diet
  • physical activity
  • body weight
  • overweight
  • obesity
  • energy balance
  • weight management
  • health promotion
  • lifestyle
  • intervention

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