Special issue title:

Improving Health and Longevity: The challenge of Lifestyle Medicine.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Barbara Zanini, Department of Clinical and Experimental Sciences, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy  

Prof Alessandra Valerio, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy   


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lifestyle medicine is described as the preventive and therapeutic use of lifestyle approaches such as healthy dietary patterns, regular physical activity, adequate rest, good stress management, avoidance of toxic agents. Several epidemiologic observational studies, in different countries and with different methodologies, assessed a positive relationship between several adverse health outcomes (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, depression, cognitive impairment, metabolic syndrome, overweight, obesity, premature aging) and poor lifestyle choices. Lifestyle medicine represents a powerful intervention to prevent, treat, and even reverse many chronic non-communicable diseases, and their related disability and mortality. In this special issue, we would like to collect recent research on this emerging topic. Manuscripts that investigate the effect of different lifestyle interventions in humans and/or that focus on the importance of taking action in the acceptance and adoption of a healthy lifestyle are welcome. Study protocols, preliminary data, original research, narrative and systematic reviews, meta-analyses, opinion letters, and commentary articles will be considered for this special issue.

Manuscript Submission Information:

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.jptcp.com by registering and logging in to the journal website. Once you are registered, go to the submission form. Please write "Special Issue" before the title. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page of the journal.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.

Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

Type of Articles:

  1. Journal Format: narrative review, meta-analysis, systematic review, original article
  2. Submission due date: October 21, 2021

Article-processing charges: 

No publication fee for this special issue.