Overweight/Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk in the Eastern Morocco
El Bakkay Sellam and Abdellatif Bour
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 05, 2015
Epidemiological Study Transversal on 624 women of childbearing age healthy and not pregnant. The study was conducted in prefecture of Oujda-Angad. Data on socioeconomic and demographic level were collected using a questionnaire. Anthropometric measurements were determined according to the WHO standards. Medical tests were performed in a laboratory accredited private analysis in Oujda. The data were processed using SPSS....
The Effects of Weight Loss on Blood Rheology in Obese Patients
Maciej Wiewiora, Jerzy Piecuch and Krystyn Sosada
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 12, 2015
Hemorheological alterations in obesity, including disturbances in the blood's rheological behavior such as increased blood and plasma viscosity and enhanced red blood cell (RBC) aggregation, have been reported by various authors. Blood and plasma viscosity are risk factors for arteriosclerosis. Other studies have shown that erythrocyte rheological changes have been observed in patients with hypertension and diabetes mellitus, which are more often associated with obesity....
Dietary and Nutritional Factors Influencing Obesity in Qatari Adults and the Modifying Effect of Physical Activity
Mohammed H Al-Thani, Al-Anoud Al-Thani, Walaa F Al-Chetachi, Shamseldin AH Khalifa, Hammad Akram, Benjamin V Poovelil, Badria A Almalki, Ahmad Haj Bakri, Paul Arora and Alaa Badawi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 10, 2015
Obesity is a complex, chronic disorder characterized by excessive fat accumulation in the body due to an imbalance between calorie intake and energy expenditure. Obesity is also directly related to the socio-economic status, physical environment, and behavioral and cultural aspects of a community. In addition, genetic factors may play an important role in the development of obesity, especially in the presence of particular environmental factors....
Should Potential Micronutrient Deficiencies be evaluated when designing Weight Loss Interventions for Obese Individuals?
Nath A, Shope TR, and Koch TR
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: August 21, 2015
Malnutrition is considered to be a condition that develops when individuals do not receive adequate quantities of energy-providing nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water. Inadequate intake does not permit the maintenance of physiologically normal tissue and organ function. Dietary intake could be an origin for obesity, as well as an origin for the development of micronutrient deficiencies. The National Research Council has reported that more than 80% of Americans consume a diet that is below t...
Expectations from Body Contouring Surgery and Body-image Satisfaction in Post-Bariatric Patients
Robert Wenger, Mihai A. Constantinescu, Hugo B. Kitzinger and Daniel M. Frey
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 04, 2015
Because of the important developments in bariatric surgery over the last decade there is a significant increase in patients with sequelae of post-bariatric massive weight loss, which include skin- and soft tissue redundancy. These body contour deformities can be improved using plastic- and reconstructive surgery techniques. It remains unclear what percentage of post bariatric patients will eventually undergo body contouring surgery and what their body image and expectations are. The current stud...