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Call for papers - Public health policy to tackle obesity

Guest Editor:
Elif Inan Eroglu, PhD: German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Nuthetal, Germany. The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 August 2024

BMC Nutrition is calling for submissions to our Collection on Public health policy to tackle obesity. We invite submissions exploring the complex and often nuanced challenges surrounding obesity and examining the role of public health policy in addressing this global epidemic. This Collection aims to foster discussions and highlight innovative strategies to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce obesity.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Elif Inan Eroglu, PhD: German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE), Nuthetal, Germany. The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

Dr Elif Inan-Eroglu is a postdoctoral researcher at the German Institute of Human Nutrition conducting research on the effect of protein intake and genetics on type 2 diabetes complications as well as the association of adiposity and physical activity with early type 2 diabetes biomarkers. She holds a PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics from Hacettepe University, a leading institute in the health sciences in Turkey, and has been working as a post-doctoral researcher in epidemiology at the University of Sydney. With over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts published, she was recently awarded the Early Career Researcher Public Health Award 2022 from the European Association for the Study of Obesity. Her research covers a wide range of nutrition topics, with the aim of understanding the impact of nutrition on long-term health outcomes. She has extensive experience in nutritional epidemiology and is particularly focused on obesity, alcohol consumption, protein intake, and physical activity.

About the collection

BMC Nutrition is calling for submissions to our Collection on Public health policy to tackle obesity.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide, posing significant risks to our health and placing a severe burden on healthcare systems. Addressing this complex issue requires a comprehensive and compassionate approach encompassing individual behavior change and the implementation of effective public health policies. By highlighting successful policy interventions and innovative new approaches, this Collection aims to showcase effective strategies to tackle obesity.

This Collection invites original contributions on various aspects related to public health policy and obesity, including, but not limited to:

  • Policy development and evaluation: Demonstrating the design, implementation, and evaluation of policies addressing obesity (e.g. food marketing regulations, school interventions, urban planning strategies, and fiscal measures).
  • Multisector approaches: Discussing collaboration across healthcare, education, urban planning, agriculture, and industry to develop comprehensive policies addressing social determinants of obesity.
  • Policy impact and effectiveness: Assessing existing policies' impact on reducing obesity, improving nutrition, and promoting physical activity.
  • Equity and social determinants: Examining social, economic, and environmental factors influencing obesity and policies addressing disparities and promoting equitable access to healthy options.
  • Innovative policy interventions: Exploring evidence-based approaches, interventions, and strategies, including behavior change campaigns and policies for healthier food environments.

This Collection aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 3: "Good Health and Well-being." By addressing the public health policy dimensions of obesity, we can make significant progress towards reducing the prevalence of non-communicable diseases, promoting healthy lifestyles, and ensuring universal access to quality healthcare.

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Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. 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 "Public health policy to tackle obesity" 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 Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.