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

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510049

The 5As Model: Obesity Prevention and Management in Primary Care

Matthew A. Bedosky

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2024/05/23

The increasing global prevalence of overweight and obese adults underscored the importance of evidence-based practices within primary care clinics to confront this enduring health issue. One such approach, the 5As model (Ask, Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist), was widely adopted in primary care settings, providing healthcare providers with a systematic approach to facilitate behavioral changes conducive to healthier weight management behaviors and lifestyles....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510048

The Impact of Male Obesity on Sex Hormones

Nicolle de Godoy Moreira e Costa, Joana Ferro Machado de Almeida, Amanda Delfino Braccini, Otávio Augusto Matos Gonçalves and Maria Angela Zaccarelli-Marino

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/12/30

Retrospective study; reviewed the medical records: 42 male patients; ABC region, São Paulo state; aged between 28 and 69 years. Evaluated: body weight, height, WC, total cholesterol (TC) and fractions, liver enzymes, alkaline phosphatase (AP), total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT), sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), estradiol (E2), luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Body Mass Index (BMI); men previously diagnosed with obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). A descript...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510047

Paleo vs. Keto vs. Animal Based: A Comprehensive Comparative Analysis of the Optimal Human Diet

Wendy Wen and Shi Wu Wen

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/12/11

There are countless dieticians, nutritionists, and health gurus out there, some of whom are certified and some who are not, with differing views in regards to what a perfect diet looks like; however, there is no one who denies that throughout the course of human existence, animal foods have been hunted and incorporated as an integral part of the evolution and continuation of our species. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510046

Perceptions of Nurses on Obesity Treatment Options

Thomas Boansi Gyamerah, Kwadwo Ameyaw Korsah, Gloria Achempim-Ansong, Bonney Osei, Samson Kofie, Samuel William Dodoo and Samuel Darko Opoku

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/08/10

Obesity is described as deviation from normal fat accumulation which endangers the health of an individual. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is normally used to indicate whether an individual is obese or otherwise. Different options of treatments are used in obesity reduction. Nurses play a significant role in providing medical care in obesity reduction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510045

Overweight and Obesity and Associated Factors among School-Aged Adolescents in Nigeria

Ibitoye B Samuel, Abel O. Alonge, Abiodun J Kareem, Qasim O Salau, Tolulope O Jegede, Ifedayo O Fasonranti, Korede O Oluwatuyi, Emmanuel O Babalola and Toluwalope Ejiyooye

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 30, 2022

Overweight and Obesity among adolescents constitute medico-social menace with rising prevalence. This study, therefore, determined the prevalence of Overweight and Obesity and assessed the factors associated with Obesity/Overweight. This was a school–based cross-sectional study. Consenting secondary school adolescents aged 10 to 18 years in Owo Local Government Area completed a pretested semi structured questionnaire. Anthropometric parameters were measured using standard methods. Overweight a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510044

The Obesity and Its Effect on Kidney Disease

Esraa A Ghazaly

Article Type: Comparative Study | First Published: March 12, 2022

Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic disease. It is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic concern. It’s a medical problem that increases the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancer. Besides, it has been pointed out as a vital cause of kidney diseases. Due to its close association with diabetes and hypertension, excess weight and obesity are important risk factor...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510043

Comparing Two Medications Used in Primary Care Management of Obesity

Rachel Johnson

Article Type: Comparative Study | First Published: February 24, 2022

The article aims to compare phentermine and liraglutide for weight loss management in the primary care setting. The article will examine current research regarding these two medications in order to provide relevant information pertaining to prescribing and providing education to patients interested in these medications. Obesity is a killer. Being overweight leads to numerous health problems, including hypertension, elevated cholesterol levels, and diabetes. As primary care practitioners, we lear...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510042

Prevalence of Overweight/Obesity and Its Association with Socioeconomic Status in Ethiopia: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tona Zema Diddana

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 05, 2021

The prevalence of overweight and obesity had considerably increased in developing countries including Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, there is a large variation in prevalence across different regions. There is also inconsistency in the relationship of socioeconomic status (SES) and overweight/obesity across regions. These inconsistencies could make policymakers difficult to make a decision and designing appropriate intervention strategies. Hence, this systematic review and meta-analysis was aimed to gene...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510041

Magnitude of Overweight, Obesity and Associated Factors among Middle Aged Urban Residents of West Ethiopia

Alemu Adeba, Dessalegn Tamiru and Tefera Belachew

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 28, 2021

Obesity becomes the major public health problem worldwide and unhealthy lifestyles are the most risk factors of it. People wrongly perceive central obesity as an indicator of wealth group in western Ethiopian; however it is a midfielder for cardio-metabolism disorders. Thus, study aimed to assess the prevalence of overweight, obesity and associated factors among middle aged urban residents of west Ethiopia. A community based cross sectional study was applied. Data was collected from 266 particip...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510040

5A’s Behavioral Model Framework on Weight Management

Gabrielle Allsup, FNP-BC and Melissa R Penkalski, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, AE-C

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 21, 2021

Research shows that the United States adult obesity rate is at the highest national rates ever recorded. These numbers have substantially increased since 2008. Obesity-related health conditions include heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer. This disease is preventable, and can be reversed if providers take action now. Research shows that obesity can be managed with diet, exercise and sometimes medications, but education needs to start at the primary care level. This project...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510039

The Effect Stool Transplantation as an Adjunct Treatment in Obesity in Rats

Cynthia Fontoura Klas, Rebeca Loureiro Rebouças, Giovanna Santos Piedade, Kader Osman, Luana Lima de Bastos, Gabriel Soares Martins de Souza, Felipe Menezes Varela de Araújo, Gabriela Franck Pasqual, Juliana Vogler de Arruda, Luiz Felipe Paludo Carmona, Camila Moraes Marques and Luiz Fernando Kubrusyl

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 22, 2020

Obesity is defined as a multifactorial metabolic syndrome, in which there’s an excessive number of fat cells within the tissues. It’s discussed that intestinal microbiota might have a relevant relation with obesity, since it’s relevantly altered in obese patients. To assess the effect of stool transplantation (ST) in the condition of obesity and its outcomes in an experimental model of cafeteria diet by hepatic function test, lipid profile, total glycemia and histology....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510038

Behaviour Modification in Weight Management: The Transtheoretical Mode of Change and the Motivational Interviewing

Tahir Omer

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: August 06, 2020

Addressing obesity is now a crucial public health challenge due to its sharply rising prevalence and despite the considerable effort directed at this, success is not yet fully achieved. Evidence has shown that effectively changing human behaviour and lifestyle is a corporate approach for weight management with recognised worthy success in achieving weight loss and maintenance. Behavioural change techniques are now chief contributory factors to any weight management program....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510037

Propensity-Score-Matching Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Gastric Bypass with 3 Years of Follow-Up

Lisa Hartmann, Stroh C, Benedix F, Wolff S and Hukauf M

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 23, 2020

From 1 January 2005, cases of bariatric surgery were examined with the help of the Quality Assurance Study for operative medicine. All data were registered and analyzed prospectively in cooperation with the Institute of Quality Assurance in Surgery at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany. The focus of the comparative study is on perioperative morbidity and complications....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510036

Results of Revisional Bariatric Surgery: A Single Center Experience

Hakan Seyit, MD and Halil Alis

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 01, 2020

With the increase in demand for bariatric surgery, increasing numbers of patients require revisional surgery due to unwanted outcomes of primary bariatric procedures. There is no ideal bariatric procedure for every patient and all bariatric surgeries have failure rates. We aimed to assess the indications for revisional bariatric surgery and short-term surgical outcomes in this study. Forty-four patients were included. Mean age was 42 years. The primary surgery of cases was distributed with 32 la...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510035

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Intermediate Schools Students in Buraydah, KSA

Ahmed Elnadif Elmanssury

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 06, 2020

A cross-sectional study was carried out in a government school in Buraydah, during academic year 2018-2019. All the study population were subjected to a predesigned questionnaire that included questions related to socio-demographic characteristics, life style (physical activity and eating habits) and anthropometric measurements including height, weight and body mass index. This study found a relatively high prevalence of overweight and obesity among intermediate school’s students, aged 13-16 y...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510034

Is Revisional Bariatric Surgery Effective as Primary Surgery?

Hakan Seyit, MD and Halil Alis, Professor

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 29, 2020

The study included randomly selected 350 PS patients for control group and 35 RS patients for study group. Prospectively-collected patient data were retrospectively reviewed. To measure the efficacy of the procedure, we calculated the excess weight loss percentage (EWL%). Effective weight loss was accepted as more than 50%. The changes in the status of the comorbid diseases, complications (leakage, bleeding and stenosis), weight loss, % excessive weight loss (EWL) and mortality were recorded. To...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510033

Association of Eating Behavior and Parental Body Mass Index with Obesity of Primary School Children: A Case Study in Hai Phong City, Vietnam

Khue Minh Pham, Phuc Thanh Pham, Cuong Nam Nguyen and Nam Quoc Nguyen

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 13, 2020

Obesity in children has adverse effects on both health and psychology. Obesity is known to be influenced by environmental factors and genetic factors, as well as the interaction between genes and environment. Hai Phong city located in the northern part of Vietnam has rapid economic growth and urbanization. Along with the development, the percentage of obese children has increased. To date, there have been no studies on the relationship between risky factors and obesity in children in this city. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510032

Upper Gastric Obstruction Related to a Fibrous Scare after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band

Tresor Monsere Modia, MD, Marie Dior, MD, Msc, Daniela Calabrese, MD, Henri Duboc, MD, PHD and Benoit Coffin, MD, PHD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 06, 2020

A 31-year-old woman who carried a laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity presented chronic postprandial vomiting and lack of efficacy with weight recovery three years after surgery. The adjustable gastric band was removed but symptoms did not improve. Morphologic and functional tests demonstrated a functional obstruction 5 to 6 cm below the oeso-gastric junction, probably related to a fibrous scare, which could explain symptoms. Laparoscopic procedure confirmed the diagnosis,...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510031

Evaluation of Fucoxanthin Content in Popular Weight Loss Supplements: The Case for Stricter Regulation of Dietary Supplements

Mohammad Faisal Hossain, Mamoon Rashid, Thomas Burniston, Mohammed Ahmed, Winnie Wu, Kolawole Adeshina Kataye, Rajjit Sidhu, Michael Justice and Shamly Abdelfattah

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: September 05, 2019

Misbranded and counterfeit dietary supplements have been an issue on which the US Food and Drug Administration has been vigilantly regulating. The ubiquity of online- shoppable weight-loss supplements and their unrestricted consumption by obese people are serious matters of concern. Fucoxanthin, a brown-seaweed-extracted carotenoid has exhibited anti-obesity property in some clinical trials through its ability to over express uncoupling protein (UCP1) in the white adipose tissue, which leads to ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510030

OR-MRS Cannot be used for Morbidity in Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Evrim Kucur Tulubas

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: July 15, 2019

A reliable method to predict postoperative risks may improve surgical risks and ensure preventive precautions to reduce complication risks. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is a common method to determine surgical risk, but at first glance it appears to be insufficient to determine the risk of morbid obesity surgery. The greatest advantage of Obesity Surgery Mortality Risk Score (OS-MRS) is the use of five easily obtained clinical variables. A possible disadvantage is that it may only...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510029

Use of Text Messaging as an Intervention to Promote Weight Loss and Reduce Waist Circumference among an Overweight and Abdominally Obese Patient Population: A Randomized-Controlled Quality Improvement Study in Primary Care

Deepa Iyengar, MD, MPH, Michelle R Klawans, MPH, Angela L Stotts, PhD and Thomas F Northrup, PhD

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 13, 2019

Obesity is a national epidemic resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Weight loss as modest as 5% of body weight significantly reduces the risk of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The primary aim of this pilot study was to test the efficacy of a text messaging intervention in a primary care setting to motivate overweight patients to lose weight and reduce their waist circumference....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510028

BMI, Waist Size, GFR: In African American Blacks

Clive O Callender, MD, Denee T Mwendwa, PhD, Georica Gholson, PhD, Regina Sims Wright, PhD, Larry Keen II, PhD, Babwande Adesibikan, MD, Serge Madhere, PhD, Victor Apprey, PhD, George Bonney, PhD, Miriam Michael, MD, Bomi Magnus-Lawson, MD, Gabriel Ivy, MD, Linda Idris-Suleiman, MD, Arturo Hernandez, MD, Olga Herren, MS, and Alfonso L Campbell, PhD

Article Type: Research article | First Published: April 10, 2019

Blacks have a greater need for kidney transplants than other American ethnic groups. Overrepresented on kidney transplant waiting lists (13%), they account for 35% of those waiting. Recent studies show that Black live donors are at greater risk for kidney failure, (44%) after donation, compared to other ethnicities. Explanations for these live donation data are few. While diabetic, hypertensive or morbidly obese Blacks are excluded as live donors; those overweight or obese are not. Participants ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510027

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass for Uncontrolled Diabetes in a Patient with Extremely Low Body Mass Index after Modified Gastric Bypass Surgery

Song-hua Zeng, Hong-bin Zhang and Liang-ping Wu

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 12, 2019

Laparoscopic roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB) surgery is often performed on patients with body mass index (BMI) > 35 kg/m2 in Europe and the United States. Due to the risk of malnutrition, LRYGB is not always suitable for Chinese diabetic patients, particularly for those with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a BMI < 35 kg/m2, and when nutritional levels are not great pre-surgery. Modified gastric bypass surgery is reserved for diabetic patients with BMI < 35 kg/m2 by Chinese clinicians in order ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510026

Venous Thromboembolism and Bariatric Surgery in the Middle East Region

Ashraf Haddad, Ahmad Bashir, Mohamed Al Hadad, Hayssam Fawal and Abdelrahman Nimeri

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: January 12, 2019

Eighty-two surgeons (63%) responded, they performed 121,369 cases and encountered 230 VTEs (0.19%). VTEs included 13 upper extremity, 103 lower extremity, 57 pulmonary embolism (PE), and 57 porto-mesenteric venous thrombosis (PMT). There was 9 VTE related mortalities constituting 4% mortality rate. The most commonly performed procedure was Sleeve Gastrostomy (56%). It was followed by Adjustable Gastric band (13%), One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass (10%), and Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass (9%). A scoring...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510025

Idiopathic Colitis after Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion: A Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Forat Swaid, Mustafa Somri, Simona Croitoru and Ibrahim Matter

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 10, 2019

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is considered the most effective procedure for the surgical treatment of morbid obesity. First presented by Dr. Nicola Scopinaro in 1976, this operation proved safe and reproducible, with astonishing results regarding weight loss and weight maintenance for many years after the operation. Possible late complications include anemia, stomal ulcer, bone demineralization, neurologic complications, and protein malnutrition....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510024

Approach to Obesity Management in the Primary Care Setting

Samuel N Grief and Megan Waterman

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 09, 2019

Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease that develops from the interaction between genotype and the environment. Our understanding of how and why obesity occurs is incomplete; however, it involves the integration of social, behavioral, cultural, physiological, metabolic, and genetic factors. Genetics has been a common variable researched among scientists, and the link has been proven between genetic predisposition and likelihood of developing obesity....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510023

Monosodium Glutamate Affects Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors on Obese Adult Rats: A Preliminary Study

Maria Catalina Olguin, Marta Delia Posadas, Gilda Celina Revelant, Dario Marinozzi, Veronica Labourdette and María Rosa Venezia

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 19, 2018

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is one of the most widely employed food taste enhancers and there is a safety concern on glutamate with respect to the obesity epidemics. The reported effects are attributed to the actions of MSG in the brain, which would affect food intake, body weight and lipid metabolism. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the addition of MSG to the rat chow on body weight, food intake, plasma glucose and aminotransferases and plasma and liver lipids in adult obese...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4010.1510022

Weight Perceptions and Weight-Related Behaviors among Low Income Postpartum Women

Valerie J Silfee, Christina F Haughton, Nisha Kini, Stephenie C Lemon and Milagros C Rosal

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: November 17, 2018

Minority and low-income women have higher rates of postpartum weight retention, contributing to increased rates of obesity in these populations. Weight perceptions may be an important factor contributing to the adoption of weight-management behaviors. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between weight perceptions and weight-related behaviors among overweight low-income women during postpartum enrolled in a weight loss intervention study....

 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 status and insulin resistance....

 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-reactive protein (CRP) and fasting glucose. Insulin s...

 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 surgery' and 'obesity surgery'. A total of 43 studi...

 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 supplemented group (MSS)....

 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 associated with obesity....

 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 than 80% of Americans consume a diet that is below t...

 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 body image and expectations are. The current stud...

 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 mortality rates. In addition, the number of bariatric p...

 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 problem worldwide....


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Clinical Medical Image Library: 93.51

International Journal of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine: 92.83

International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine: 91.84

International Journal of Womens Health and Wellness: 91.79

Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Treatment: 91.73

Journal of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology: 91.55

Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology: 91.55

Clinical Medical Reviews and Case Reports: 91.40

International Archives of Nursing and Health Care: 90.87

International Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research: 90.80

International Archives of Urology and Complications: 90.73

Journal of Clinical Nephrology and Renal Care: 90.33

Journal of Family Medicine and Disease Prevention: 89.99

Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology and Treatment: 89.54

Journal of Dermatology Research and Therapy: 89.34

International Journal of Clinical Cardiology: 89.24

International Journal of Radiology and Imaging Technology: 88.88

Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cases - Reviews: 88.42

International Journal of Blood Research and Disorders: 88.22

International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research: 87.97

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ISSN: 2474-3690 | ICV: 87.69



International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Research

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Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology

ISSN: 2474-3658 | ICV: 91.55