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Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution

Editors:
Mahfuzar Rahman: Pure Earth, Bangladesh
Amin Nakhostin-Ansari: Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Orsolya Varga: University of Debrecen, Hungary
Mojtaba Keikha: Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran


Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 31 May 2024


Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is calling for submissions to our collection on Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major obstacle globally to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), NCDs impede economic and environmental development. LMICs account for 86% of the 17 million people who die prematurely or before the age of 70 and account for more than three-quarters of all deaths from NCDs. As a result, NCDs place a heavy burden on health systems, making it challenging to achieve universal health coverage and other development goals.

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 1,3, 10 & 13.

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About the collection

Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition is calling for submissions to our collection on Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a major obstacle globally to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), NCDs impede economic and environmental development. LMICs account for 86% of the 17 million people who die prematurely or before the age of 70 and account for more than three-quarters of all deaths from NCDs. As a result, NCDs place a heavy burden on health systems, making it challenging to achieve universal health coverage and other development goals. The theme of the SDG is “to leave no one behind”. To attain this goal, it is imperative to measure where progress has been made. Reducing premature mortality from NCDs is a specific target (3.4) of the SDGs. Given the links between NCDs and efforts to reduce poverty and inequality, boost economic growth, combat climate change, and finance development, the 2030 agenda of SGDs could lead to common outcomes.

Most of the world's preventable illnesses, disabilities and death are caused by NCDs such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic respiratory disease. The NCD agenda was recently expanded to include mental health and environmental factors. This new collection issue brings together a wide and diverse author group to identify and provide a holistic perspective on the current challenges and scope of future action to tackle NCDs and improve health globally. The suggested solutions are scalable to accelerate attaining SDG by 2023. The four main risk factors for NCDs are smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol abuse, and poor diet. The purpose of this collection of articles is to present the latest cutting-edge scientific evidence, identify pressing problems, and challenges and disseminate evidence-based solutions in the field of NCD research. We welcome any work within the overall theme, including systematic or narrative reviews, original research, and unique clinical cases.  

  1. Integrated-pathy aims to integrate modern medicine with traditional systems via applying the holistic approach of Ayurveda, Yoga, and natural medicine. This is important for addressing the challenges surroundi...

    Authors: Acharya Balkrishna, Prashant Katiyar, Sourav Ghosh, Sumit Kumar Singh and Vedpriya Arya
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:48
  2. Adolescence is a period of rapid growth, with changes in body composition and cognitive and psychosocial development. Teenagers who eat properly and participate in daily physical activities have a healthy life...

    Authors: Elham Ghanbarzadeh, Ahmad Reza Dorosty Motlagh and Behnood Abbasi
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:44
  3. In Thailand, the epidemiological data on the relationship between obesity and heart failure (HF) among high-risk populations was limited. We assessed the association between body mass index (BMI) and the new-o...

    Authors: Boonsub Sakboonyarat, Jaturon Poovieng and Ram Rangsin
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:33
  4. Abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) is an important marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and a predictor of cardiovascular disease. This study aims to explore the association between carotenoid intakes and AAC.

    Authors: Weidong Chen, Yuanqing Li, Min Li, Hai Li, Caifang Chen and Yanzhao Lin
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:20
  5. This study aimed to investigate the association between different types of dietary fats with ischemic heart disease (IHD).

    Authors: Zeinolabedin Amini Sabegh, Maryam Ladaninezhad, Khadijeh Abbasi Mobarakeh, Anahita Hoshiar-Rad, Soheila Shekari, Seyed Ali Askarpour, Naeemeh Hassanpour Ardekanizadeh, Mina Esmaeili, Morteza Abdollahi, Saeid Doaei, Sara Khoshdooz, Marjan Ajami and Maryam Gholamalizadeh
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:19
  6. Multimorbidity (having two or more coexisting long-term conditions) is a growing global challenge. However, data on multimorbidity among adults in Africa, including Sudan, are scarce. Thus, this study aimed to...

    Authors: Imad R. Musa, Ahmed Ali Hassan and Ishag Adam
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:13
  7. Tobacco Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable morbidity and mortality in the world. It is well documented that tobacco smoking is risk factor for many diseases like: cancers, chronic respiratory ...

    Authors: Izzut Awad Ahmed, Mahmood Abdalmonem Mohammed, Hussam Mohammed Hassan and Ibrahim Abdelrhim Ali
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2024 43:5
  8. Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of global deaths. University students with unhealthy lifestyle constitute a high-risk group for NCDs. Evaluating and developing healthy behaviors ...

    Authors: Mahruk Rashidi, Funda Karaman, Gülay Yildirim, Aslı Genç, Sultan Çakmak, Ebru Durusoy, Buse Saygin Şahin and Nurten Elkin
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2023 42:137
  9. Antidiabetic medication adherence is a key aspect for successful control of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This systematic review aims to provide an overview of the associations between socioeconomic factors...

    Authors: Christian Ming Studer, Marie Linder and Laura Pazzagli
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2023 42:122
  10. Manganese (Mn) deficiency and intoxication may affect nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) risk differently. We aimed to explore the association between blood Mn and NAFLD in an area with high Mn exposure ...

    Authors: Liping Wu, Yanqi Lan, Ze Yu, Yanhong Wang, Wei Liao, Guoqiang Zhang and Li Wang
    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2023 42:118

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This collection welcomes submission of Research Articles, Data Notes, Case Reports, Study Protocols, and Database Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Non-Communicable Diseases, Challenges and Solution" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the collection as they are published.

The Editor has no competing interests with the submissions which he handles through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editor have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.