The 2nd International Conference on Obesity and Chronic Diseases bought together around 130 participants in the Silicon City, San Francisco to learn and discuss around the theme, “Developing New Strategies against Obesity and its Comorbidities”. The three day event organized at Crown Plaza Hotel, Burlingame had its inaugural on July 06, 2017.Read More
Volume 1 Issue 2
The Editors of Journal of Obesity and Chronic Diseases (JOCD) would like to express their tremendous gratitude to all those individuals who participated in the peer review process during the preparation of this Volume-1 (2017). Many reviewers from around the world and across various disciplines provided their expert input that led to publication of the articles.Read More
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.
Obesity has been an epidemic in the US and world for more than two decades. Obesity is associated with serious health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancers, hyperlipidemia, and liver steatosis. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a major cause of abnormal liver function, is often associated with obesity.Read More
Vincent Ekenga and Monica Skomo
Purpose: To determine the impact of pharmacist-provided obesity diagnosis education, after a health assessment, on patient self-rated health and health behaviors.
Study Design: Unblinded, randomized cross-sectional prospective study with a pre-intervention and post-intervention survey.
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.
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).