Health

ISSN Print: 1949-4998

ISSN Online: 1949-5005

Website: http://www.scirp.org/journal/health

Call For Papers


    Special issue on Obesity and Health

     

    Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. People are considered as obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by the square of the person's height in meters, exceeds 30 kg/m2.

    Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases, particularly heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food energy intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few cases are caused primarily by genes, endocrine disorders, medications or psychiatric illness. Evidence to support the view that some obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is limited; on average obese people have a greater energy expenditure than their thin counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass.

     

    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring Obesity and Health.

     

    Authors should read over the journal’s Authors’ Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.

    According to the following timetable:

     

    Manuscript Due

    June 20th, 2013

    Publication Date

    August, 2013

     

    Please kindly notice that theSpecial Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special issue- Obesity and Health ” should be chosen during your submission.

     

    Guest Editor:

     


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    Please contact Editorial Assistant at

    health@scirp.org