Journal of Obesity and Weight-loss Medication is an international journal that provides a forum for the publication of basic to advances research in the obesity management and weight loss medications. It covers all the aspects of Causes, Childhood obesity, Classification of Obesity, Diet, Effects on Health, Epidemiology, Etymology, Hereditary Genetics, Historical Attitudes, History, Infectious Agents, Management, Morbidity, Mortality, Other Illnesses, Pathophysiology, Public Health, Sedentary Lifestyle, Size Acceptance, Social Determinants, Society and Culture, Survival Paradox, etc.

Journal of Obesity and Weight-loss Medication is a peer-reviewed open access journal that ensures the faster publication of high quality articles. Two independent review comments followed by editor's decision will be considered to publish the article. JOWM is a permanent archive of obesity information which under open access category provides its global readers with free access to its content, thus serving the scientific community.

 
Journal Information

Title: Journal of Obesity and Weight-loss Medication

ISSN: 2572-4010

Editor-in-chief: Timothy Koch

NLM title abbreviation: J Obes Weight-Loss Medic

ISO abbreviation: J Obes Weight-Loss Medic

Other titles: JOWM

Category: General Medicine

DOI: 10.23937/2572-4010

Peer review: Double blind

Review speed: 3 weeks

Fast-track review: 10 days

Publication format (s): Electronic and print

Publication policy: Open Access; COPE guide

Publication type(s): Periodicals

Publisher: ClinMed International Library

Country of publication: USA

Language: English

Contact email: contact@clinmedjournals.org

 
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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510021

Microalbuminuria among Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Patients at Mulago National Referral Hospital in Uganda: A Cross Sectional Study

Muddu Martin, Mutebi Edrisa, Isaac SSinabulya, Kizito Samuel, Mulindwa Frank and Mondo Charles Kiiza

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: August 23, 2018

Microalbuminuria is an early marker of nephropathy, cardiovascular diseases and severe ocular morbidity in adults with diabetes mellitus. This subclinical condition is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Microalbuminuria precedes the development of overt diabetic nephropathy by 10-14 years. At this stage, one can reverse diabetic nephropathy or prevent its progression. Unfortunately, tests to detect microalbuminuria in diabetics are not routinely done in Uganda. This study sought to de...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510020

Gene Polymorphism of Adiponectin SNP + 45 with Reference to Thyroid Status - A Comparative Study among Non-Obese, Overweight and Obese Type 2 Diabetics

Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan and Gopal Niranjan

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 25, 2018

150 Type 2 diabetics of both genders who had visited the tertiary health care clinics during the stipulated study period were included. Based on BMI (18.50 to 24.99, 25 to 29.99 and ≥ 30 respectively), they were segregated into non-obese, overweight and obese (n = 28, n = 76 and n = 46 respectively). The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through parameters including anthropometric and routine biochemical measures, besides glycemic sta...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510019

Effects of Supersession Prescription/Metformin Combination Therapy in Overweight and Obese Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Yiyuan Zheng, Dan Fang, Miao Wang, Xiaogang Ma, Meng Xu and Songhua He

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 23, 2017

This study was a 13-week, open-labeled, randomized parallel controlled study. Patients were randomly assigned to the treated and control groups in a 1:1 ratio. Both groups were provided metformin at the dosage of 750 mg twice daily as the primary treatment and the Supersession Prescription was given to the treated group as a supplementary treatment....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510018

Prevalence of Prediabetes in Overweight and Obese Children from the Pediatric Consultation of a Second Level Hospital

Jaime Valle Leal, Cecilia C Morales Alvarado and Lucia Alvarez-Bastidas

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 03, 2017

Childhood obesity represents a global public health problem, with Mexico occupying the first place in the prevalence of this pathological condition. In our country, this combined prevalence: Obesity and overweight, is reported by up to 39.4% in adolescents, being the most affected age group....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510017

Riopelle Fat Type Level: A Simpler Way for Men to Understand Body Shape and Health Risks

Donna Riopelle and Paulina Van

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 03, 2017

Obesity is recognized as a disease entity due to the damage that dysfunctional abdominal visceral fat can cause. Body shape and fat distribution are more predictive of future disease than Weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510016

A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Obesity Risk Reduction Behaviors and Demographic Factors among Chinese Americans

Doreen Liou, Kathleen D Bauer and Yeon Bai

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 20, 2016

The obesity epidemic is widely recognized as a salient health issue in the United States, affecting all races, ethnic and age groups including Chinese Americans. An increased risk for obesity-related diseases at lower body mass indexes magnify the urgency of investigating obesity related issues in this population....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510015

Oral and Intestinal Sweet Taste T1R2/R3 Receptors in Mice; Effect on Consumption, Overweight, Blood Glucose and Insulin Levels

Goran Hellekant, Eric Kaplan, Jared Schmolling, Teresa Rose-Hellekant and Philippe Marambaud

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: August 26, 2016

Sweet taste is an innate taste quality linked to consumption. It encourages over-consumption beyond basic needs and obesity has become one of the most prevalent problems in the Western world. Obesity permeates all facets of life with negative consequences from daily discomfort to prolonged health effects, including increased risk of diabetes....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510014

Eating Behavior in a Sample of Overweight and Obese: A Cross Sectional Study

Ahmed Salih Sahib, Tamara Sadeq Raheem, Maryam Shamal Saleh, Lina Saud khleel, Aya Mufeed Abdulhussein, Shams Reyadh Sadiq and Faris Abdul Kareem Kazaal

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 28, 2016

Obesity is becoming a public health problem worldwide especially in the recent years, thus; overweight and obesity are increasingly being observed among the population. The purpose of this study was to investigate the eating habits in a sample of overweight and obese Iraqi subjects who attend Al-Kindy obesity therapy and research unit....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510013

Association of Severe Obesity with the Metabolic Profile of Adolescents and Adults

Jessica Socas Teixeira, Aline Bull, Silvia Elaine Pereira, Carlos Saboya and Andrea Ramalho

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 30, 2016

Objective: To evaluate, in adolescents and adults, the association of severe obesity with the extent of the metabolic changes shown. Methods: This is an observational comparative study with a population consisting of adolescents with severe obesity and adults with class III obesity. The patients underwent anthropometric, biochemical and clinical evaluations. We evaluated the lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL-c, HDL-c and triglycerides), C-rea...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510012

Mood Disorders and Bariatric Surgery Patients: Pre- and Post- Surgery Clinical Course- An Overview

Lucia Godini, Giovanni Castellini, Enrico Facchiano, Marcello Lucchese and Valdo Ricca

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 29, 2016

Aim: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the clinical course before and after bariatric surgery (BS) of patients affected by mood disorders as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Bipolar Disorder (BD). Methods: A search in Pubmed's medline was performed for English-spoken articles published from January 2000 to May 2015 using the keywords 'depression', 'bipolar disorder', 'mood disorders' and 'antidepressive drugs' combined with 'bariatric s...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510011

Physical Exercise versus Natural Estrogen Supplement in Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome in Aged Postmenopausal Wistar Rats

Bahgat NM, Saad RA, Lasheen NN and Sabry YG

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 26, 2016

The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of either a low intensity swim- exercise program or low soybean flour supplementation on the different components of metabolic syndrome in aged postmenopausal rats. Fifty five rats, weighing 260-350 gm, were randomly allocated into: Control group (C), Metabolic Syndrome group(MS), Metabolic syndrome 6-week - swim exercised group (MSE), and Metabolic syndrome 6 week -soybean flour supplemente...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510010

Dermatologic Manifestations of Obesity: Part I Mechanical Causes

Reid Alexander Waldman and Anne H Kettler

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: January 16, 2016

Over the past several decades, the proportion of Americans suffering from obesity has risen drastically. Accompanying this increase in obesity is a concomitant increase in many of the co-morbidities associated with obesity, many of which are seen less frequently in persons with normal body weight. Notably, there has been an increase in dermatologic conditions seen in this special patient population....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510009

Overweight/Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk in the Eastern Morocco

El Bakkay Sellam and Abdellatif Bour

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 05, 2015

Epidemiological Study Transversal on 624 women of childbearing age healthy and not pregnant. The study was conducted in prefecture of Oujda-Angad. Data on socioeconomic and demographic level were collected using a questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements were determined according to the WHO standards. Medical tests were performed in a laboratory accredited private analysis in Oujda. The data were processed using SPSS....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510008

The Effects of Weight Loss on Blood Rheology in Obese Patients

Maciej Wiewiora, Jerzy Piecuch and Krystyn Sosada

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 12, 2015

Hemorheological alterations in obesity, including disturbances in the blood's rheological behavior such as increased blood and plasma viscosity and enhanced red blood cell (RBC) aggregation, have been reported by various authors. Blood and plasma viscosity are risk factors for arteriosclerosis. Other studies have shown that erythrocyte rheological changes have been observed in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus, which are more often...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510007

Dietary and Nutritional Factors Influencing Obesity in Qatari Adults and the Modifying Effect of Physical Activity

Mohammed H Al-Thani, Al-Anoud Al-Thani, Walaa F Al-Chetachi, Shamseldin AH Khalifa, Hammad Akram, Benjamin V Poovelil, Badria A Almalki, Ahmad Haj Bakri, Paul Arora and Alaa Badawi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 10, 2015

Obesity is a complex, chronic disorder characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the body due to an imbalance between calorie intake and energy expenditure. Obesity is also directly related to the socio-economic status, physical environment, and behavioral and cultural aspects of a community. In addition, genetic factors may play an important role in the development of obesity, especially in the presence of particular environmental factors.....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510006

Should Potential Micronutrient Deficiencies be evaluated when designing Weight Loss Interventions for Obese Individuals?

Nath A, Shope TR, and Koch TR

Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: August 21, 2015

Malnutrition is considered to be a condition that develops when individuals do not receive adequate quantities of energy-providing nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water. Inadequate intake does not permit the maintenance of physiologically normal tissue and organ function. Dietary intake could be an origin for obesity, as well as an origin for the development of micronutrient deficiencies. The National Research Council has reported that more th...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510005

Expectations from Body Contouring Surgery and Body-image Satisfaction in Post-Bariatric Patients

Robert Wenger, Mihai A. Constantinescu, Hugo B. Kitzinger and Daniel M. Frey

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 04, 2015

Because of the important developments in bariatric surgery over the last decade there is a significant increase in patients with sequelae of post-bariatric massive weight loss, which include skin- and soft tissue redundancy. These body contour deformities can be improved using plastic- and reconstructive surgery techniques. It remains unclear what percentage of post bariatric patients will eventually undergo body contouring surgery and what their...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510004

Exenatide Effects on Cardiometabolic Risk and Weight in Adolescents with Morbid Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Two Case Reports

Marisa Censani, Vivian L Chin and Ilene Fennoy

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 06, 2015

Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist Exenatide is an incretin mimetic approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2005 as an adjunct to diet and exercise for glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors and weight in type 2 diabetes patients using Exenatide are well described in adults; however, reports in adolescents are limited to non-diabetic youth with obesity....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510003

Management of Immediate Complications Following Bariatric Surgery: Clinical Pearls for the Clinician Managing Bariatric Patients

Maher El Chaar and Keith Gersin

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 16, 2015

Bariatric surgery is the only effective long term treatment of morbid obesity. With the establishment of an accreditation process for bariatric centers and the development of laparoscopic approaches to bariatric surgery, in addition to fellowship training, bariatric surgery became a role model for other surgical specialities in terms of efficacy and safety. Bariatric surgery has now a long track record of safety and a very low morbidity and morta...
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510002

The Pivotal Role of Microbiota in Obesity

L. Bonfrate and P. Portincasa

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: February 25, 2015

In general, obesity is a complex disease that results from the interplay between several determinants. From time to time, a role for host genetics, environment, biological factors, pregnancy and lactation history in mothers, social and cultural influence, and imbalance between energy intake and expenditure has been advocated. Dietary factors modulate the composition of the gut microbiota....
 

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510001

Anti-Obesity Drugs: A Necessary Part of Treatment

Raquel Cristina Lopes Assis Coelho

Article Type: Editorial | First Published: January 29, 2015

Worldwide obesity prevalence has nearly doubled since 1980. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions worldwide and it is correlated with various comorbidities, among which the most relevant are diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases. Obesity management is a modern challenge because of the rapid evolution of unfavorable lifestyles. Due to numerous co-morbidities, obesity represents a serious health and socioeconomic ...

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