Special Issue Title:

Lifestyle Risk Factors and Mental Health in Older Men

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023

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Special Issue Editor

  • Guest Editor

    Hyunsik Kang, PhDE-MailWebsite

    College of Sport Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Republic of Korea

    Interests: Relationships of lifestyle risk factors and mental health issues such as cognitive impairment/dement and anxiety/depression; Therapeutic roles of adopting a healthy lifestyle (including physical activity and fitness and nutrition) against mental health risk; Molecular mechanisms underlying exercise training-induced health benefits for mental health conditions

  • Guest Editor

    Donghyun KimE-MailWebsite

    Department of Sports and Health Science, College of Future Industry Convergence, Hanbat National University, Dongseo-daero 125, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

    Interests: Physical activity and fitness and neurodegenerative diseases

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Approximately 20% of adults aged over 60 years are estimated to experience some type of mental or neurological disorder, including cognitive impairment, dementia, anxiety, and depression. Mental health issues are often implicated in suicidal thoughts. With the rapid increase in older populations worldwide, mental health has become a key issue for healthy and successful aging. However, despite their high prevalence and clinical significance, mental health conditions are under recognized, undertreated, and often viewed as an inevitable part of the normal aging process. Understanding the complex etiology of mental health conditions is critical to finding an effective strategy for healthy and successful aging. Lifestyle risk factors that have been implicated in mental health later in later life include physical inactivity, sarcopenia, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, overweight/obesity, unhealthy diets, use of illicit substances, and sexual health. The mechanisms linking these factors to mental health are still to be fully explored.

Clearly, there is a strong need for further studies of the etiology and pathology of mental health conditions and of preventive strategies. For this Special Issue, we invite contributions from cross-sectional and prospective studies, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses of lifestyle risk factors and mental health in men. We also encourage submissions regarding gender-specific differences in the association between exposures and outcome.

Hyunsik Kang and Donghyun Kim

Guest Editors


Aging; Lifestyle risk factors; Mental health; Lifestyle intervention; Comorbidity; Pathology

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