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Physical Activity in the Prevention and Management of Cardiometabolic and Mental Health in Low-middle Income Countries and Ethnic Minorities

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Physical activity and exercise training have been shown to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors and improve mental health, and are therefore recommended for the prevention and management of these diseases. However, most studies have been undertaken in high income countries including populations of mainly European descent. There is a need for studies, in particular intervention studies, in low-middle income countries (LMIC) and in ethnic minority populations in whom the context and environment may differ.

In this research topic, we wish to gain insight into the impact of physical activity and exercise training on the promotion and management of cardiometabolic and mental health conditions in LMICs and/or ethnic minority populations.

We welcome researchers to submit manuscripts of original research or reviews (scoping reviews, narrative reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analysis) on the following topics in LMICs and/or ethnic minority populations across the lifecourse, with an emphasis on physical activity/exercise training intervention studies:

• Epidemiological studies examining the relationship between physical activity (also including exercise training, physical fitness, functioning and strength) on the prevention and/or management of cardiometabolic and mental health conditions;
• Exercise/physical activity interventions with and without dietary manipulation;
• Studies that explore the most effective type, dose, intensity of exercise/physical activity to prevent and/or manage cardiometabolic and mental health conditions;
• Studies that explore group (age, sex, ethnicity etc.) differences in the response to the exercise/physical activity interventions.
• Mechanistic studies that explore the biological mechanisms underlying the impact of physical activity and exercise training on cardiometabolic and mental health conditions.
• Studies include the effects of perceptions, inequality, discrimination and context on physical activity/exercise.
• Methodological studies


Keywords: exercise training, interventions, cardiometabolic risk factors, mental health


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Physical activity and exercise training have been shown to reduce cardiometabolic risk factors and improve mental health, and are therefore recommended for the prevention and management of these diseases. However, most studies have been undertaken in high income countries including populations of mainly European descent. There is a need for studies, in particular intervention studies, in low-middle income countries (LMIC) and in ethnic minority populations in whom the context and environment may differ.

In this research topic, we wish to gain insight into the impact of physical activity and exercise training on the promotion and management of cardiometabolic and mental health conditions in LMICs and/or ethnic minority populations.

We welcome researchers to submit manuscripts of original research or reviews (scoping reviews, narrative reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analysis) on the following topics in LMICs and/or ethnic minority populations across the lifecourse, with an emphasis on physical activity/exercise training intervention studies:

• Epidemiological studies examining the relationship between physical activity (also including exercise training, physical fitness, functioning and strength) on the prevention and/or management of cardiometabolic and mental health conditions;
• Exercise/physical activity interventions with and without dietary manipulation;
• Studies that explore the most effective type, dose, intensity of exercise/physical activity to prevent and/or manage cardiometabolic and mental health conditions;
• Studies that explore group (age, sex, ethnicity etc.) differences in the response to the exercise/physical activity interventions.
• Mechanistic studies that explore the biological mechanisms underlying the impact of physical activity and exercise training on cardiometabolic and mental health conditions.
• Studies include the effects of perceptions, inequality, discrimination and context on physical activity/exercise.
• Methodological studies


Keywords: exercise training, interventions, cardiometabolic risk factors, mental health


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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28 February 2021 Abstract
23 July 2021 Manuscript

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28 February 2021 Abstract
23 July 2021 Manuscript

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