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Health Outcomes and Dietary Patterns in the Diabetic and Obese Population

Submission deadline: 15 December 2022
Special Issue Editors
  • Roberta Zupo, PhD
    Unit of Data Sciences and Technology Innovation for Population Health, National Institute of Gastroenterology "Saverio de Bellis", Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Bari, Italy
    Interests: public health; human nutrition; nutrition education; malnutrition; nutritional epidemiology body composition; anthropometry; abdominal obesity; non-communicable diseases; clinical nutrition, dietetics; body composition; diet; obesity; nutritional therapy
  • Fabio Castellana, PhD
    Unit of Data Sciences and Technology Innovation for Population Health, National Institute of Gastroenterology "Saverio de Bellis", Research Hospital, Castellana Grotte, Bari, Italy
    Interests: epidemiology; computer engineering; data mining; artificial intelligence algorithms; clinical trials; epidemiology; machine learning; supervised learning; neural networks and artificial intelligence
  • Giovanni De Pergola, MD, PhD
    Department of Biomedical Science and Human Oncology, School of Medicine, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Interests: insulin resistance; diabetes; metabolism; nutrition; hypertension; abdominal obesity
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Obesity is a major health problem in developed countries, affecting people of all ages and genders. Overweight and obesity are attributed to an imbalance between dietary energy intake and energy expenditure, in addition to genetic factors. The obesity epidemic is exacerbated by a poor dietary quality and ready availability to nutritionally poor foods. Overweight and obesity are key risk factors in the etiology of a variety of diseases, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and others. Despite increased efforts to combat the obesity epidemic by encouraging healthy eating habits, physical activity and medication, the problem persists. New approaches are therefore clearly required to achieve successful preventive and treatment solutions for obesity and comorbidity. In the context of obesity and related disorders, several food intake patterns and nutritional interventions have been investigated.

Original articles, systematic reviews, reviews, mini-reviews and clinical trial articles that provide additional knowledge on the topic of "Health Outcomes and Dietary Patterns of Diabetes and Obesity" are welcome.

Please note this Special Issue will focus on male samples or gender differences compared with female samples.

Dr. Roberta Zupo, Prof. Fabio Castellana and Prof. Giovanni De Pergola

Guest Editors

dietary pattern
metabolic syndrome
type 2 diabetes
non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
cardiovascular disease
noncommunicable disease
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