Reza Hakkak, Ph.D.


Dr. Hakkak is a Nutritionist, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition in the College of Health Professions, Professor of Pediatrics in the College of Medicine, and Professor of Department of Health Policy and Management in the College of Public Health at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Frequency: Bi-annual | ISSN: 2573-5454 | IC Value 2019: 99.34

Associated with: 6th International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases | July 06-08, 2020 | San Francisco, CA, USA.


PATHWEIGH Tool for Chronic Weight Management Built into EPIC Electronic Medical Record: Methods, Pilot Results and Future Directions

Leigh Perreault, Christine W. Hockett, Heather Holmstrom, Lauren Tolle, E. Seth Kramer and Jodi S. Holtrop
Despite the overwhelming prevalence and health implications of obesity, it is rarely addressed in a health care setting. Providers and patients alike cite innumerable barriers as to the reasons why. The current study provides a framework to systematically address and deconstruct these barriers.

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Mobile Engagement Behaviors Associated with Sustained 15% Weight Loss

Ann Lih, Rojin Safavi, Zariyah Isaq, Shery Haller and Mohammed Bailony
This study aimed to report weight loss outcomes and evaluate behaviors of high performing participants who achieved ≥ 15% weight loss at 6 and 18 months in a precision medicine weight loss program, which incorporates clinical visits, a mobile application (mHealth) and tailored nutritional programming.

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Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Adiposity and Alter Glucocorticoid-Associated Transcripts in Epididymal White Adipose Tissue of C57BL/6 Male Mice Raised on a High Fat Diet

Jessica L. Hill, Jacqueline M. Wyman, Simone M. Godwin, Leeanna A. Beech, et al.
Background: Synthetic Glucocorticoids (GC) are widely used for their immunosuppressive capability, however chronic use is associated with adverse metabolic effects that are exacerbated when GC is combined with a high fat diet.

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Welcome Note

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new peer-reviewed open access journal titled Journal of Obesity and Chronic Diseases (JOCD) dedicated to the studies of causes, pathophysiology, economic impact, genetic and molecular basis of obesity and chronic disorders in both children and adults. The main areas of journal focus will be on studies that help in understanding the biology, genetics, epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention, management and treatment methods. Obesity is now recognized as one of the most important public health problems facing the world today. Children and adolescents who are obese are likely to be obese as adults and are therefore more at risk for adult health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis and some cancers.

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Scope, Aims & Topics

Journal of Obesity and Chronic Diseases (JOCD) is a peer reviewed, open access journal by United Scientific Group. The journal aim is to publish articles that contribute significant new knowledge to our current understanding about all aspects of Obesity and the related chronic diseases. The main areas of focus will be on studies that help in understanding the biology, genetics, epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention, management and treatment methods.

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