Special Issue on Obesity and Physical Activity: Myths, Indications and Facts

Submission Deadline: Jun. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Jéssica Eloá Poletto
      University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
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    • Daniela Tezoto Rizzo
      University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
    • Elaine Cristina Cândido
      University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
    • Mariela de Santana Maneschy
      Methodist University of Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brazil
    • Felipe David Mendonça Chaim
      University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
    • Letícia Baltieri
      University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
    • Vitor Antonio Cerignoni Coelho
      Federal University of Tocantins, Tocantins, Brazil
    • Maristela Prado e Silva Nazario
      Department Physiotherapy, Cuiaba Institute of Education and Culture, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil
    • Atta Rehman
      Public Health Pharmacy,Margalla Institute of Health sciences,Gulrez II,Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
    • Aliona Tihon
      Department of General Hygiene, “Nicolae Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, Moldova
  • Introduction

    Obesity is a chronic and metabolic disease that has increased greatly in the last two decades, leading to a real epidemic that affects most developed and developing countries. Worldwide, the number of obesity cases has doubled since 1980. By 2014, there were 1.9 billion overweight adults, of whom more than 600 million were obese. Most of the world's population lives in countries where the number of obesity deaths exceeds the number of low-weight deaths. The projection of the World Health Organization is that, by the year 2025, obesity will reach 700 million adults and 75 million children. In comorbidity with obesity are cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some neoplasms such as endometrial, breast, ovary, prostate, liver, gallbladder, kidney and colon. Obesity, as well as diseases related to it, are preventable and can be treated. Bariatric surgery is an invasive form of treatment of this disease and requires multidisciplinary accompaniment with an educational character to change the lifestyle. Adherence to healthier lifestyles may aid in the treatment of this disease and in the recovery of the surgical procedure. Thus, this special issue aims to receive research related to the treatment of obesity and strategies to minimize such disease and its comorbidities.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Obesity
    2. Treatment of obesity
    3. Bariatric surgery
    4. Physical activity
    5. Diet
    6. Nutrition

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.sjpublichealth.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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