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

Associated with: 3rd International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases | July 23-25, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA, USA


A Qualitative Longitudinal Exploration of the Lived Experience of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery

Sue Jackson, Jude Hancock and Andrew Johnson
Objectives: In the United Kingdom, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery is an option for obese individuals who meet the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence criteria. Despite the many benefits of LAGB, there is a paucity of literature exploring the long-term impact on individuals.

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A Focus on Motor Competence as Alternative Strategy for Weight Management

Clemens Drenowatz
The high prevalence of overweight and obesity has been identified as major threat to future public health. Excess body weight not only impairs individual quality of life but is also associated with considerable costs. The fact that obesity rates have been rising throughout the world despite considerable efforts suggests that alternative strategies for addressing this problem are warranted.

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Influence of Vitamin D Deficiency on Cardiometabolic Risk in Obesity

Edita Stokić, Reza Hakkak, Andrea Romani, Aleksandar Kupusinac, et al.
Vitamin D deficiency and dysfunctional adipose tissue are involved in the development of cardiometabolic disturbances (eg, hypertension, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and dyslipidemia). We studied 50 obese (body mass index [BMI]: 43.5 ± 9.2 kg/m2) and 36 normal weight participants (BMI: 22.6 ± 1.9 kg/m2).

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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 newly launched 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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