The articles published in this journal discusses the various medical, psychological, social, educational, and occupational consequences of obesity in children and adults there by providing guidance and helpful tips and tricks for surgeons performing obesity surgery, general surgeons and surgical residents, endoscopists, anesthetists, support staff, nurses, dietitians, psychiatrists, psychologists, plastic surgeons, internists including endocrinologists and diabetologists, nutritional scientists, and those dealing with eating disorders.
Obesity is a serious, most prevailing, and refractory problem. Although research on obesity has accelerated over the past decade, the proportion of individuals considered obese has not declined. Individuals who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for a variety of medical conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke, dyslipidemia, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease, bowel cancer, breast cancer and the psychological consequences are also severe , which include body image disparagement, impaired quality of life, sleep apnea and depression. As these problems of obesity are multifactorial, this international journal of obesity and weight loss will include manuscripts which document psychological, clinical, biological, environmental and sociological approaches to these problems.
This journal serves as a great resource for those who are interested in joining the fight to eradicate obesity and obesity-related consequences.