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The Interplay of Obesity with Diabetes

Call for Papers

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and obesity has been persistently rising for the last few decades, and both diseases are being recognized as a worldwide epidemic. Obesity and T2DM frequently occur together, and statistics show that 60–90% of all patients with T2DM are or have been obese.

While there is an abundance of epidemiological evidence demonstrating that obesity is a primary risk factor for developing T2DM, the mechanism(s) underlying this linkage are not completely understood. Identification and characterization of the mechanisms underlying this relationship are essential for developing new strategies for prevention and effective treatment options of these disorders.

We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles as well as review articles that help to elucidate the pathophysiological relationship between these two disorders. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Genetic factors linking obesity and diabetes
  • Large-scale population-based analyses addressing more complex disease determinants of obesity and diabetes
  • The role of ectopic fat deposition
  • The adipose tissue (role of adipokines, hypoxia, and inflammation) as a major linking factor
  • The impact of weight loss with lifestyle intervention or bariatric surgery on glucose metabolism
  • “Metabolically healthy obesity”: Origins and implications
  • Innovative approaches for simultaneous pharmacological management of both conditions

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobe/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jobe/iod/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 April 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 12 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Dimitrios Papazoglou, Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, 69100 Komotini, Greece

Guest Editors

  • Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine of the University of Cologne, 50931 Cologne, Germany
  • Peter Kempler, First Department of Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Semmelweis University, Budapest 1085, Hungary
  • Nikolaos Papanas, Department of Internal Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, University Campus, 69100 Komotini, Greece