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Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

Editor-in-Chief: Massimo Cuzzolaro
Co-Editor: Lorenzo Maria Donini

ISSN: 1590-1262 (electronic version)

Journal no. 40519

Topical Collections

What is a Topical Collection 

A Topical Collection receives and collects papers relating to a particular subject or concept in the area of eating and weight disorders. Manuscripts are managed online through Editorial Manager by a Guest Editor.
The papers included in a Topical Collection may be invited articles or unsolicited manuscripts relating to a subject matter of great and current interest.
All types of papers can be submitted according to the instructions for authors: review articles, original articles, brief reports, case reports, correspondence. Systematic literature review articles are welcomed.
A Topical Collection is not a Special Issue or a Supplement to the journal. The manuscripts are not submitted at the same time and they do not appear in a single issue of the journal.
A Topical Collection functions both as a call for papers on a specific topic and as an index of the articles that have been submitted, peer-reviewed, accepted and published in the journal on that subject.
Currently, the journal has four Topical Collections.
Sleep and Obesity
Guest Editor: Professor Caterina Lombardo (caterina.lombardo@uniroma1.it)
The Topical Collection “Sleep and Obesity” covers the contribution of poor sleep (i.e. short sleep or sleep of low quality) in the etiology of obesity in both humans and animals, the epidemiological and diagnostic features that relate poor sleep to obesity as well as the associated features and the factors that could moderate or mediate this relationship.
Among the mediating/moderating variables, age and gender have received great attention in the scientific literature: studies conducted in older are few; in children there is a consensual agreement in recognizing poor sleep as a risk factor for obesity while in adults there may be other variables that influence this relationship like, for instance, gender (males with poor sleep are more at risk of developing obesity), eating habits and depression. Other variables whose moderating role in the adults merits to be further studied are acute and chronic stress and emotional eating.
Studies addressing Nocturnal Eating and Nocturnal Eating Syndrome are also welcome.
Sleep and Obesity
Obesity Paradox
Guest Editor: Professor Ottavio Bosello (ottavio.bosello@univr.it)
The Topical Collection focuses on the Obesity Paradox, an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality reported in patients with many disease states and in several clinical settings: hemodialysis, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, surgery etc
Metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) metabolically obese normal weight (MONW) and obesity paradox (OP) are controversial phenomena that basically appear as a consequence of the frail current diagnostic definition of obesity based only on BMI and call for a commonly established new characterization and classification of obesities based on a number of variables.
Obesity Paradox
Food Addiction
Guest Editor: Professor Umberto Nizzoli (unizzoli@hotmail.com)
The aim of the Topical Collection on Food and Addiction is to collect invited articles or spontaneous manuscripts on comorbidity and the relations between eating/weight disorders and addictions.
Food addiction is not yet an official diagnostic category (the only behavioral addiction recognized by DSM-5 is gambling addiction). However a growing number of studies suggests that for some people eating becomes compulsive and even addictive with dangerous effects. The controversial and intriguing concept of food addiction is a subject of great and current interest for research in the field of obesity and eating disorders. According to some studies anorexia nervosa presents addictive features as well. Drunkorexia is a new unhealthy disordered eating behavior.
Food Addiction
Orthorexia Nervosa
Guest Editors: Dr. Friederike Barthels (friederike.barthels@uni-duesseldorf.de) and Dr. Benjamin Missbach (b.missbach@gmail.com)
The Topical Collection on Orthorexia Nervosa (a possible new eating disorder with two main features: obsessive focus on healthy food with inflexible dietary rules; consequent significant impairment) aims to provide a decisive hub for discussion based on data investigating different perspectives of Orthorexia Nervosa and to offer a wide range of research studies reporting relevant case studies, the development of novel and valid diagnostic tools and to provide meta-evidence via systematic reviews.
Editors wish to increase awareness within the scientific community, stimulate further high-quality research in this field and improve the knowledge on Orthorexia Nervosa.
Orthorexia Nervosa
New Authors and Guest Editors are welcome to join us (Contact the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, prof. Massimo Cuzzolaro, for proposals: massimo.cuzzolaro@gmail.com).

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    Eating and Weight Disorders. Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia, and Obesity (EWD) is a quarterly international e-only journal for research and treatment of eating disorders and obesity. The months of publication are March, June, September and December.   

    EWD publishes peer-reviewed articles and is intended to provide an interdisciplinary forum devoted to the sectors of eating disorders and obesity and the significant interrelationships between them. Topics covered include also over and under-nutrition, obesity surgery.

    The journal publishes editorials, review articles, clinical research, psychometrics, pharmacological studies, basic science and animal research, technical innovations, brief and case reports, new concepts and hypotheses, historical notes, medico-legal issues, guidelines, meeting abstracts, letters to the editor, correspondence, invited commentaries and book reviews.

    The journal benefits psychiatrists, psychologists, internists including endocrinologists and diabetologists, nutritional scientists, bariatric surgeons, nurses, dietitians and others dealing with eating disorders and obesity.


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