Volume 1 Issue 2

Acknowledgement of Manuscript Reviewers JOCD Volume-1 (2017)

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.

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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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