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Annals of Medicine

For an Article Collection on

Healthy Eating and Non-communicable Diseases Risks in Children and Adolescents

Manuscript deadline
01 July 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Tuyen Van Duong, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan
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Elena T. Carbone, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, United States
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Rafaela Rosário, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
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Healthy Eating and Non-communicable Diseases Risks in Children and Adolescents

Lifestyle medicine has [been emerging into] become a specialty in medical research and practice. It forms a triad with physical medicine and rehabilitation to prevent, treat and reverse the progression of chronic conditions. Healthy lifestyles consist of 6 core components (nutrition, physical activity, stress management, social connection, restorative sleep, and avoidance of risky substances), where healthy eating is a core part.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are associated with 41 million deaths annually, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Each year, more than 15 million people die from a NCD between the ages of 30-69 years, 85% of these "premature" deaths occur in low-middle-income countries (LMIC). Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes account for over 80% of all premature deaths.

People, especially children and adolescents, with unhealthy lifestyles (e.g. tobacco use, physical inactivity, harmful alcohol use, unhealthy diet) increase the risk of NCDs and death. Therefore, it’s important to investigate the role of healthy eating in the context of lifestyle as a whole to provide evidence for better medical practice and improving NCD outcomes in children and adolescents.

Authors of original research (both qualitative and quantitative), systematic reviews, and meta-analysis articles are encouraged to submit their work for consideration.

Annals of Medicine accepts the following types of articles:

  • Research Article (systematic/meta-analysis reviews and observational studies)
  • Review Article
  • Clinical Trials
  • Protocols
  • Case Series
  • Commentary

Dr. Duong is currently an assistant professor at the School of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University. He is also serving as Vice-president of Asian Health Literacy Association, and Elected Chair of International Health Literacy Association’s Committee on Research Standards. He has conducted several research projects related to healthy eating behaviour, diet literacy, dietary intake, nutritional status, metabolic abnormality in patients with stroke, end stage renal disease.

Tuyen Van Duong | Taipei Medical University

Dr. Carbone is a Registered Dietitian and social science researcher with over 25 years of experience in the development, integration, and evaluation of community-based theory-informed behavioral interventions to promote health and prevent disease among multi-ethnic underserved groups with low literacy skills. She has conducted numerous mixed method intervention studies related to obesity, diabetes, and cancer. She is Founding Director of the Community-Engaged Research Program (CERP) at the Commonwealth Honors College and has served as lead evaluator of a large federally-funded community transformation grant. She is also involved in multiple global health literacy research and policy collaborations, currently serving as Vice-Chair for the Committee on Research Standards for the International Health Literacy Association.

Elena Carbone | University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Rosário is an assistant professor at the University of Minho and the director of the Research Center in Nursing at the same University. She and her research group have significant experience in developing and conducting randomized and observational studies focused on healthy lifestyles and NCDs. With a vast research network, including the Schools for Health in Europe and the European Public Health Association, she has a history of collaboration at national and international levels.

Rafaela Rosário | University of Minho

Disclosure Statement: Dr. Duong, Dr. Carbone and Dr. Rosário declare no conflicts of interest regarding this work.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 1st, 2024.

When submitting your article, please select the section, 'Pediatrics', and the Special Issue, 'Healthy Eating and Non-communicable Diseases Risks in Children and Adolescents' from the drop-down menu on the submission system.

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Submission Instructions

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo a full peer-review; the Guest Advisor for this collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is July 1st, 2024.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.