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Lifestyle-Related Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

Dr. Shiomi is a researcher in biomedical science and biotechnology and has 27 years of educational experience with college students. He has published more than 40 papers, 10 book chapters and edited 9 books on recombinant microorganisms, bioremediation, and functional foods. His recent research focuses also on the prevention of obesity and aging.


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Obesity causes various lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, and the cluster of conditions that occur together is called “metabolic syndrome”. The risk of developing more than two lifestyle-related diseases in a person who develops metabolic syndrome is much higher than that in a normal person. Therefore, the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases and metabolic syndrome is one of the most discussed topics. This book aims to gather researchers who are active in lifestyle-related diseases and metabolic syndrome areas.
The main goal of this book is (1) prevention and treatment of life-related diseases and metabolic syndrome, (2) mechanism of lifestyle-related diseases and metabolic syndrome, (3) effective functional compounds, foods, and diet to lifestyle-related diseases and metabolic syndrome, (4) relationship between metabolic syndrome and various diseases such as cancer, allergy, and aging. This book hopes to bring an overview of the recent advances of metabolic syndrome, and thus we welcome both review chapters and original chapters.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 1st 2022

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 28th 2022

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Review results due: September 16th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 15th 2022

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About the editor

Naofumi Shiomi

Kobe College

Dr. Naofumi Shiomi studied recombinant yeast and its utilization as a researcher at the Laboratory of Production Technology of Kanena Corporation for 15 years until 1998 and earned his Ph.D. in Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. He now works as a professor at the School of Human Sciences of Kobe College in Japan, where he teaches applied microbiology, biotechnology, and life science in his Applied Life Science laboratory. He has studied bioremediation for 24 years at Kobe College and has published more than 40 papers and several book chapters on recombinant microorganisms, bioremediation, and functional foods. His recent research has also focused on the prevention of obesity and aging.

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