Science Journal of Public Health

Special Issue

Obesity and Physical Activity: Myths, Indications and Facts

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Jéssica Eloá Poletto
About This Special Issue
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
Lead Guest Editor
  • Jéssica Eloá Poletto

    University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Guest Editors
  • Maristela Prado e Silva Nazario

    Department Physiotherapy, Cuiaba Institute of Education and Culture, Cuiabá, Brazil

  • Rafael Schimith da Silveira

    Department of Human Movement Sciences, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brazil

  • Daniela Tezoto Rizzo

    Medical Sciences College, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

  • Elaine Cristina Cândido

    Medical Sciences College, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

  • Mariela de Santana Maneschy

    Department of Human Movement Sciences, Methodist University of Piracicaba, Piracicaba, Brazil

  • Felipe David Mendonça Chaim

    Medical Sciences College, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

  • Letícia Baltieri

    Medical Sciences College, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

  • Vitor Antonio Cerignoni Coelho

    Federal University of Tocantins, Tocantins, Brazil

  • Aliona Tihon

    Department of General Hygiene, “Nicolae Testemitanu” State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

  • Atta Rehman

    Public Health Pharmacy,Margalla Institute of Health sciences,Gulrez II,Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Published Articles
  • The Influence of Physical Activity on Quality of Life in Morbidly Obese Patients with Urinary Dysfunction

    Jessica Eloa Poletto , Daniela Tezoto Rizzo , Elaine Cristina Cândido , Ana Maria Neder , Felipe David Mendonça Chaim , Elinton Adami Chaim

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020
    Pages: 72-76
    Received: Apr. 27, 2020
    Accepted: May 27, 2020
    Published: Jun. 03, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.20200803.12
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    Abstract: Obesity is a disease characterized by excess fat in the body that results in damage to health. Several cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders and some neoplasms are considered to be comorbidities related to obesity, as well as urinary dysfunction and, as a result, a deficit in quality of life. Adherence to physical activity ca... Show More