Journal of Obesity

Diet and Nutrition for Body Weight Management

Publishing date
01 Dec 2018
Submission deadline
10 Aug 2018

1King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

3UNIST, Ulsan, Republic of Korea

Diet and Nutrition for Body Weight Management


Body weight is regulated by several mechanisms including genetic, physiologic, and behavioural factors. In obesity, an imbalance occurs between food intake and energy expenditure which leads to an excess fat accumulation and negative health consequences. This special issue focuses on recent research findings describing the effect of dietary and nutritional factors on the control of body weight and how would these findings be utilized towards the prevention and management of overweight and obesity. Some of the main challenges in the area of diet and nutrition research include choosing the proper study design, obtaining accurate and reproducible data, performing the proper data analysis, and drawing accurate conclusions. A high-quality research’s outcomes will help in appropriate application of food and nutrition in the prevention and management of overweight and obesity.

The aim of this special issue is to update our knowledge regarding the utilization of various dietary and nutritional approaches towards body weight control. Original research articles (clinical, translational, and in vivo animal and in vitro studies) are welcomed to this Issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dietary approaches for the prevention of overweight and obesity
  • Portion size, nutrients’ content, and energy density in foods and beverages
  • Dietary assessment methods in clinical studies
  • Comparison of health consequences of dietary fats, saturated versus polyunsaturated fats
  • White versus brown adipose tissue, nutritional browning factors
  • Diet-gene interactions in the management of obesity
  • Epigenetic changes as mediators for the antiobesity effects of dietary natural products
  • Food tax and monetary incentives to tackle obesity


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6798096
  • - Editorial

Diet and Nutrition for Body Weight Management

Assim A. Alfadda | Reem M. Sallam | Jiyoung Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9497861
  • - Research Article

Development of a Dietary Factor Assessment Tool for Evaluating Associations between Visceral Fat Accumulation and Major Nutrients in Japanese Adults

Hideto Takase | Naoki Sakane | ... | Yoshihisa Katsuragi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7295978
  • - Research Article

Dietary and Lifestyle Factors Serve as Predictors of Successful Weight Loss Maintenance Postbariatric Surgery

Afshan Masood | Lujain Alsheddi | ... | Assim A. Alfadda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3032457
  • - Research Article

Beverage Intake and Its Effect on Body Weight Status among WIC Preschool-Age Children

Andrea Charvet | Fatma G. Huffman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3654728
  • - Research Article

Maternal Perceptions of Self-Weight and Child Weight May Influence Milk Choice of Participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Loan P. Kim | Nelly Mallo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2837367
  • - Clinical Study

Effects of a Meal Replacement on Body Composition and Metabolic Parameters among Subjects with Overweight or Obesity

Xiaohui Guo | Yifan Xu | ... | Guansheng Ma
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