Health Promotion in a Life Span Perspective

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Editor Special Issue "Health Promotion in a Life Span Perspective"


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A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643). This special issue belongs to the section "Nutrition and Public Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2021) | Viewed by 9810
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Dr. Elisabet Rothenberg E-Mail Website
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Department of Food and Meal Science, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden
Interests: food habits; non-communicable disease; inequality in health; life span; diet
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Dear Colleagues

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes—pose the greatest threat to health globally. Most premature deaths from these diseases are largely preventable by a healthy lifestyle with physical activity and healthy food habits as cornerstones. Health promotion, therefore, needs to build on these two cornerstones from early childhood until very old age. However, the risk of being affected by NCDs varies in the population with a low socioeconomic position as a strong predictor for poor health.

The incidence is also related to age—a consideration since older adults constitute a growing share of the population worldwide. However, the effectiveness and success of specific actions vary in the population over the lifespan and by sociodemographic position. There is a need for more knowledge of dietary habits and nutritional needs in different segments of populations and for methods and models based on evidence for prevention tailored for different parts of the population to bridge the gap of inequality in health.

This Special Issue will reflect different perspectives on health promotion in a life span perspective including the challenge of inequality in health.

Dr. Elisabet Rothenberg
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Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationNutrients
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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