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 2020: 100.00


Prescribing Patterns of SGLT2 Inhibitors and GLP-1 RAs in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes and Comorbid Conditions of Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Obesity

Dunnya Salem, Vincent Ekenga and Christine Ekenga
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a metabolic condition which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Despite these risks, many people with diabetes do not meet treatment goals and thus remain at increased risk of mortality and morbidity associated with diabetes.

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Effects of the Inbreeding Reproduction on the Obesity Phenotypes Over Generations

Alais Ferreira da Rocha de Oliveria, José Rebuglio Vellosa, Bruno Hartmann, Yasmin Fidler, Camila Audrey dos Reis and José Rosa Gomes
The literature describes an increase in milk intake during the rat lactation period when the litter size is reduced, which induces an obesity condition in adulthood. However, there are no reports in this obesity model concerning the heritability of obesity phenotypes.

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Comparative Analysis of Economic, Geographic, Social and Nutritional Risk Factors 4 Types of Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases (Melanoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertensive Heart Disease) in the Mediterranean and Caribbean Countries (Population Study)

Lyudmila Alexandrovna Radkevich and Dariya Andreyevna Radkevich
In 2016, 40.5 million (71%) of the 56.9 million deaths worldwide were due to NCDs [1]. In the Caribbean, NCDs in 2010 outpaced those in North and South America [2].

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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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