Psychosocial Outcomes from an Inter-Professional Worksite Weight Loss Program
A Garrett Hazelton, PhD, Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, Howard Eisenson, MD, Truls Ostbye, MD, PhD, Laura P Svetkey, MD MHS, Ruth Q Wolever, PhD
Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH | First Published: February 21, 2019
Management of obesity and overweight, with even modest success, can significantly ameliorate their public health burden and health care costs. Many employers recognize that obesity and the associated comorbidities decrease productivity and increase healthcare costs. They are therefore motivated to help their employees with obesity to manage their health both for financial reasons as well as for improving workplace productivity and morale. Worksite interventions have had some success in targeting...
Evaluation of Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Patients after Bariatric Surgery of the Fobi Capella Type
Renata Pereira Simplicio Lopes and Alexandre Coelho Serquiz
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 18, 2019
Obesity is considered an increasing problem in the worldwide population, reaching epidemic proportions of about 400 million obese people in the world. The accumulation of adipose tissue leads to chronic oxidative stress, since its excess is associated with the development of inflammation, increasing the probability of developing comorbidities due to weight gain. This research aimed to evaluate the changes in inflammatory and antioxidants biomarkers after bariatric surgery in patients with morbid...
Searching for the Meaning of Probiotics in the Non-Medical Literature
Tiara Dusselier and Ger Rijkers
Article Type: Commentary | First Published: January 18, 2019
When consumers are looking for probiotics, what are they looking for? Probiotics are defined as "live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host". This definition was the end product of an Expert Consultation of a group of international scientists, invited in 2001 by and on behalf of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to debate the (then) emerging field of probiotics. Twelve...