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Acta Portuguesa de Nutrição     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Eating Disorders : Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Advances in Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57)
African Journal of Biomedical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Aktuelle Ernährungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Alimentos e Nutrição     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Botany     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 220)
American Journal of Food and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 56)
American Journal of Food Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Amerta Nutrition     Open Access  
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 62)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Annual Review of Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Appetite     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise     Open Access  
Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archive of Food and Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Australian Coeliac     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Better Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bioactive Carbohydrates and Dietary Fibre     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Biomedicine & Preventive Nutrition     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
BMC Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
British Journal Of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 94)
Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Canadian Food Studies / La Revue canadienne des études sur l'alimentation     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Case Reports in Clinical Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Childhood Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 89)
Clinical Nutrition ESPEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Clinical Nutrition Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Nutrition Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Clinical Nutrition Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Clinical Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Comparative Exercise Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Current Developments in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Current Nutrition & Food Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Current Nutrition Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
DEMETRA : Alimentação, Nutrição & Saúde     Open Access  
Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 50)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Ecology of Food and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Egyptian Journal of Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Endocrinología y Nutrición     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Endocrinología y Nutrición (English Edition)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ernährung & Medizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73)
European Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flavour     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Food & Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Food and Environmental Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Food and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food and Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Food and Waterborne Parasitology     Open Access  
Food Digestion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Food Science & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Frontiers in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Genes & Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Harran Tarım ve Gıda Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indonesian Food and Nutrition Progress     Open Access  
International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Eating Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Neurological Diseases     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Nutrology     Open Access  
International Journal of Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Intrinsically Disordered Proteins     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Acupuncture and Herbs     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development     Open Access  
Journal of Dietary Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Eating Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Ethnic Foods     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Food & Nutritional Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Food and Pharmaceutical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food Chemistry and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Therapy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Medical Nutrition and Nutraceuticals     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Medicinal Herbs and Ethnomedicine     Open Access  
Journal of Muscle Foods     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism     Open Access  
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy     Open Access  
Journal of Nutritional Ecology and Food Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Nutritional Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Nutritional Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Obesity     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Probiotics & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Renal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Sensory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops     Open Access  
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Jurnal Gizi dan Dietetik Indonesia : Indonesian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Jurnal Gizi Indonesia / The Indonesian Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Gizi Klinik Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Penelitian Gizi dan Makanan     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Riset Kesehatan     Open Access  
La Ciencia al Servicio de la Salud y Nutrición     Open Access  
Lifestyle Genomics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Lifestyle Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Maternal & Child Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Médecine & Nutrition     Full-text available via subscription  
Media Gizi Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Metabolism and Nutrition in Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Molecular Nutrition & Food Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
NFS Journal     Open Access  
Nigerian Food Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Nutrafoods     Hybrid Journal  
Nutrición Hospitalaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nutridate     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nutrients     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Nutrire     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Nutrition & Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Nutrition & Dietetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Nutrition & Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Nutrition : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nutrition Action Health Letter     Free   (Followers: 2)
Nutrition and Cancer     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Nutrition and Dietary Supplements     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nutrition and Metabolic Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nutrition Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Nutrition Bytes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nutrition in Clinical Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Nutrition Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Nutrition Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Nutrition Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Nutrition Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Nutritional Neuroscience : An International Journal on Nutrition, Diet and Nervous System     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Obésité     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Obesity Facts     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Obesity Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Open Food Science Journal     Open Access  
Open Nutrition Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Obesity Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pakistan Journal of Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pediatric Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Perspectivas en Nutrición Humana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
PharmaNutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Plant Foods for Human Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Plant Production Science     Open Access  
Procedia Food Science     Open Access  
Proceedings of the Nutrition Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Progress in Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Health Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
RBNE - Revista Brasileira de Nutrição Esportiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RBONE - Revista Brasileira de Obesidade, Nutrição e Emagrecimento     Open Access  
Recent Patents on Food, Nutrition & Agriculture     Hybrid Journal  
Revista Chilena de Nutricion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Nutrição     Open Access  
Revista Española de Enfermedades Metabólicas Óseas     Full-text available via subscription  

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Obesity Facts
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  • Impact of Depression on Weight Variation after Bariatric Surgery: A
           Three-Year Observational Study

    • Abstract: Introduction: The association between obesity and depression has been repeatedly established. However, little is known about the impact that the diagnosis of depression before bariatric surgery (DDBS) may have on weight loss. Objective: To evaluate the impact of DDBS on weight outcomes. Methods: Retrospective study of patients submitted to BS. Patients with no weight, no current medication data, or those submitted to revision surgery were excluded. Patients were considered to have DDBS based on taking antidepressants prior to BS or if there was a medical history of past or current depression. Patients with and without a depression history were compared using independent t test. A multivariate logistic regression model was created to evaluate predictors of weight variation (variables included: age, sex, and type of surgery). Results: A total of 616 patients did not have a history of depression and 230 had DDBS. There was a statistically significant difference in the BMI variation between groups. On average, individuals with DDBS lost 1.4 kg/m2 less than those without DDBS. In the multivariate analysis, the group with DDBS, compared with the group without DDBS, presented on average less –0.9 kg/m2 (95% CI –1.7 to –0.2, p = 0.018) BMI variation. Conclusion: DDBS is a predictor of lower weight loss after the surgical procedure. Even after adjusting for confounding variables such as age, sex, and BS type, this effect remains.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:24:26 +020
  • Prepregnancy Overweight and Obesity Are Associated with an Increased Risk
           of Preterm Birth in Chinese Women

    • Abstract: Introduction: The association between obesity before pregnancy and preterm birth varies with age and ethnicity. Objective: To study the association between early body mass index (BMI) and risk of preterm birth in Chinese women. Methods: This was a hospital-based retrospective cohort study including 36,596 Chinese women who gave birth to a live singleton infant from 2015 to 2018. Women were classified as underweight (BMI #x3c;18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.5 to #x3c;23), overweight (BMI 23 to #x3c;27.5), or obese (BMI ≥27.5) according to the most recent criteria for Asian women. Multivariate log-binomial regression models were used to estimate the relative risks (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for preterm birth among different groups. Results: Compared to women with normal weight, women with overweight or obesity before pregnancy had an increased risk of preterm birth; the RRs and 95% CIs were 1.22 (95% CI: 1.08–1.37) and 1.30 (95% CI: 1.01–1.69), respectively. The greatest risk of extremely preterm birth was observed in obese women. The estimators were robust when considering the maternal age and rate of gestational weight gain (GWG) during pregnancy. Conclusions: Women with overweight and obesity had an increased risk of preterm birth regardless of GWG in early pregnancy. Our study suggests that it is beneficial to lose weight before conception for both overweight and obese women who plan to become pregnant.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:51:20 +010
  • Joint Effects of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference on the Incidence
           of Hypertension in a Community-Based Chinese Population

    • Abstract: Objective: We aimed to investigate the relationships of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and obesity defined using a combination of both indexes, with the incidence of hypertension in a Chinese community-based population. Methods: A total of 1,927 Chinese participants (57.2 ± 8.9 years old) with normal blood pressure at baseline were recruited from the Shijingshan community in Beijing. Incident hypertension was defined as blood pressure ≥140/90 mm Hg, self-reported hypertension, or the use of any antihypertensive medication at the follow-up visit. Results: During 2.3 years of follow-up, 19.1% (n = 97) of the men and 13.6% (n = 158) of the women developed incident hypertension. The adjusted odds ratios (ORs) (95% confidence intervals [CIs]) for obesity (BMI ≥30) were 3.49 (1.59–7.66) and 2.60 (1.48–4.55) for men and women, respectively. A 1-point increase in BMI was associated with 8% (OR = 1.08, 95% CI: 1.00–1.17) and 10% (OR = 1.10, 95% CI: 1.05–1.16) increases in the incidence of hypertension in men and women, respectively. Abdominal obesity (WC ≥90 cm in men and ≥85 cm in women) was positively associated with incident hypertension in both men (adjusted OR = 1.79, 95% CI: 1.10–2.91) and women (adjusted OR = 1.61, 95% CI: 1.09–2.40). A 1-cm increase in WC was associated with 4% (adjusted OR = 1.04, 95% CI: 1.01–1.07) and 4% (adjusted OR = 1.04, 95% CI: 1.02–1.07) increases in the incidence of hypertension in men and women, respectively. The combination of abnormal BMI and WC has the highest risk for hypertension in both men (adjusted OR = 3.10, 95% CI: 1.48–6.50) and women (adjusted OR = 2.51, 95% CI: 1.43–4.40). Conclusions: This study shows that BMI, WC, and an index that combined the two are independently associated with incident hypertension in a Chinese community-based population.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:57:22 +010
  • Effect of 12-Week Interventions Involving Nordic Walking Exercise and a
           Modified Diet on the Anthropometric Parameters and Blood Lipid Profiles in
           Overweight and Obese Ex-Coal Miners

    • Abstract: Background: Overweight and obesity after retirement are likely to be caused by unhealthy eating habits and the energy intake exceeding the energy expenditure. Objectives: This study was designed to assess the effects of two 12-week interventions involving, respectively, either regular physical activity or a modified lower-calorie diet on the anthropometric parameters and blood lipid profiles in overweight and obese retired miners with lipid disorders. Design: The study participants (n = 30, aged 58.7 ± 4.1 years, body height 174.8 ± 7.3 cm, body weight 96.6 ± 13.9 kg) were randomly assigned to 2 intervention groups: the Nordic walking group (NW), which exercised with intensity from 60 to 70% of participants’ maximal heart rates for 1 h 3 times a week, and the modified diet group (MD). Modification of the diet consisted of reducing the daily energy intake by 30%, increasing the dietary content of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids and dietary fiber, and reducing the proportion of saturated fatty acids. The variables assessed at baseline and after 6 and 12 weeks were: anthropometric parameters (body weight, fat mass content [FM], fat percentage [BF], BMI, waist circumference [WC], hip circumference [HC], and waist-to-hip ratio [WHR]) and blood lipid indicators (total cholesterol [TC], triglycerides [TG], low density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL-C], and high density lip­oprotein cholesterol [HDL-C]). Results: The body weight of the participants in the NW was lower at week 12 by an average of 5 kg, BMI by 6%, FB by 19%, FM by 15%, WC by 8%, HC by 6%, and WHR by 3%. In the MD, the respective decreases were 8 kg and 8, 25, 20, 6, 2, and 7%. In the MD, the postintervention concentrations of TC and TG were within the reference range. Conclusion: Both 12-week interventions improved the anthropometric parameters and blood lipid profiles of retired heavy manual workers, with the improvements being more pronounced in the dieting group.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 10:49:18 +010
  • Impact of Disability, Psychological Status, and Comorbidity on
           Health-Related Quality of Life Perceived by Subjects with Obesity

    • Abstract: Obesity is a rapidly growing public health problem affecting an increasing number of countries worldwide and creating substantial financial and health burdens. Obesity has a negative impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) with reference to physical and mental health status, social relationships, and economic factors. The aim of the present study is to investigate the association of number of comorbidities, psychological status, and disability level with HRQoL in a sample of subjects with obesity. Methods: A total of 273 subjects with obesity (199 women and 74 men) were recruited. Medical history and anthropometric measurements were carried out. The Italian version of the Laval questionnaire, the TSD-OC (SIO test for obesity-related disabilities), and SCL-90 (Symptom Checklist-90) tests were administered. The association between HRQoL (global and different domains scores of the Laval questionnaire – dependent variable) and age, body mass index (BMI), comorbidity, TSD-OC, and SCL-90 was analysed using a stepwise linear regression model. Results: BMI, disability (TSD-OC global score), and psychological symptoms (SCL-90 global severity index) were found to be the main determinants of HRQoL. Single domains of HRQoL (symptoms, activity/mobility, personal hygiene/clothing, emotions, social interaction, and sexual life) showed different patterns of associations with each domain of the Laval questionnaire. BMI, pain, and social life disruptions were found to be significantly associated with most of the HRQoL domains while age, comorbidities, psychological problems (depression, interpersonal symptoms, somatization), and disability were associated with only some domains of the Laval questionnaire. Education, psychological symptoms (obsessive-compulsive, anxiety, hostility, phobic anxiety, paranoid ideation), and disability domains (stiffness, housework, outdoor activities, occupational activities) were not associated with any of the dimensions of the Laval questionnaire. Discussion/Conclusion: The present study identified key determinants of QoL in subjects with obesity, which could help in refining the multidimensional diagnostic assessment of obesity as well as designing more effective interventions to improve HRQoL in these patients.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:52:43 +010
  • Specific Health Knowledge and Health Literacy of Patients before and after
           Bariatric Surgery: A Cross-Sectional Study

    • Abstract: Background: It is an important condition for adequate weight loss and prevention of adverse events that bariatric surgery (BS) candidates possess good specific health knowledge. There is a paucity of standardized instruments to evaluate the specific health knowledge of patients before and after BS. Therefore, we developed a 32-item multiple-choice test covering the main aspects of life which are important after BS, and investigated the correlation of specific health knowledge with health literacy, level of depression and anxiety, percentage of excess weight loss, and specific complications of BS in postoperative patients. Methods: Two groups participated in the cross-sectional study: the preoperative group (n = 109) was recruited from candidates for BS (gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy), the postoperative group (n = 110) was recruited from patients 12–74 months after BS (average 33 months, SD = 16.5). Both groups had completed a preoperative multimodal training program. Specific health knowledge was assessed with a newly developed knowledge questionnaire. Health literacy was evaluated with the short version of the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU-Q16). The 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and the 7-item Generalized Anxiety Scale (GAD-7) were used to assess the levels of depression and anxiety. Results: The pre- and postoperative group did not differ with regard to the number of correctly answered questions on the knowledge questionnaire, with 75% correct answers in both groups (p = 0.059). No correlations were found with health literacy (p = 0.498) and levels of depression (preoperative group: p = 0.279; postoperative group: p = 0.242) and anxiety (preoperative group: p = 0.866; postoperative group: p = 0.119). In postoperative patients specific health knowledge was not associated with the weight loss achieved (p = 0.437). Conclusion: The newly designed knowledge questionnaire can be useful for screening specific knowledge of BS patients at different time points.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 14:14:48 +010
  • Effects of Acute Whole-Body Vibration Practice on Maximal Fat Oxidation in
           Adult Obese Males: A Pilot Study

    • Abstract: Objective: Whole-body vibration (WBV) training has been established as a useful method to improve physical fitness in obese individuals. However, the effects of WBV exercise on maximal fat oxidation (MFO) have not been examined in obese subjects yet. Method: MFO was eval­uated during a cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) on a treadmill in 12 adult obese males (BMI = 34.9 ± 3.3 kg/m2) after three different warm-up conditions: static half squat plus WBV (HSV), static half squat without WBV (HSWV), and rest (REST). Cortisol levels were evaluated before and after the warm-up, and 1 min (T1), 10 min (T10), and 30 min (T30) of the recovery phase. Results: MFO was significantly higher in HSV (p = 0.013; 569.4 ± 117.9 mg/min) and HSWV (p = 0.033; 563.8 ± 142.9 mg/min) than REST (445.5 ± 117.9 mg/min). Cortisol concentrations at T1 were significantly higher in HSV (p = 0.023) and HSWV (p = 0.015) than REST. Moreover, cortisol concentrations were significantly lower at T30 than T1 in HSWV (p = 0.04). No differences were found between T30 and T1 in HSV. Conclusions: Active warm-up increases MFO; however, vibration stimulus during half squatting does not increase MFO during a CPET in obese subjects. The lack of significant differences of cortisol concentrations in HSV during the recovery phase might suggest a long-term effect of WBV on the endocrine system.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:49:53 +010
  • The Effect of Moderate Weight Loss on a Non-Invasive Biomarker of Liver
           Fibrosis: A Randomised Controlled Trial

    • Abstract: Background: Referral to weight loss programmes is the only effective treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Clinicians should advise weight loss and screen for liver fibrosis using the Enhanced Liver Fibrosis (ELF) score. Aim: To examine if the ELF score changes with weight loss. Design and Setting: Randomised controlled trial (ISRCTN85485463) in UK primary care during 2007–2008. Method: Adults with a BMI of 27–35 kg/m2 and ≥1 risk factor for obesity-related disease were randomised to attend a community weight loss programme (n = 45) or receive usual weight loss advice from a practice nurse (n = 28). Weight and the ELF score were measured at baseline and 1 year. Analysis of covariance examined mean changes in the ELF score between groups and its relationship with weight loss. Results: Mean (SD) BMI was 31.10 kg/m2 (2.55) with evidence of moderate levels of liver fibrosis at baseline (mean ELF score: 8.93 [0.99]). There was no evidence that the community weight loss programme reduced the ELF score compared with usual care (difference +0.13 points, 95% CI: –0.25 to 0.52) despite greater weight loss (difference: –2.66 kg, 95% CI: –5.02 to –0.30). Mean weight loss in the whole cohort was 7.8% (5.9). There was no evidence of an association between weight change and change in ELF; the coefficient for a 5% weight loss was –0.15 (95% CI: –0.30 to 0.0002). Conclusion: We found no evidence that the ELF score changed meaningfully following moderate weight loss. Clinicians should not use the ELF score to measure improvements in NAFLD fibrosis following weight loss programmes.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 08:21:40 +010
  • Effects of Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract on Obesity

    • Abstract: Obesity is a chronic metabolic disease resulting from excessive fat accumulation and/or abnormal distribution caused by multiple factors. As a major component of metabolic syndrome, obesity is closely related to many diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer. Hence, the problem of obesity cannot be ignored, and recent studies have shown that grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) has an antiobesity effect. This paper systematically reviews the research progress and potential mechanism of GSPE emphasizing on obesity prevention and treatment.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:30:59 +010
  • Weight Stigmatization among Physical Therapy Students and Registered
           Physical Therapists

    • Abstract: Introduction: Weight stigmatization is reflected in anti-fat attitudes and stereotypical perceptions of people who are overweight; it has been demonstrated to be prevalent in many segments of society across multiple countries. Studies examining the prevalence of weight stigmatization use different research tools, which can hinder inter-study comparisons. There is also evidence indicating weight stigmatization among registered physical therapists, although its magnitude differs between studies. Limited information exists regarding the attitudes and beliefs of physical therapy (PT) students toward individuals with obesity. Examining weight stigmatization among PT students is particularly important for developing appropriate educational interventions that may influence the professional lives of future physical therapists. Objective: This study aims to characterize and compare the stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs of PT students and certified physical therapists regarding people with obesity in Israel. Its secondary objective is to translate three weight stigmatization questionnaires into Hebrew and determine their psychometric properties. Methods: A cross-sectional, anonymous, and computerized self-report survey was completed by 285 certified physical therapists (average age 39.6 ± 10.1 years) and 115 PT students (average age 26.4 ± 4.9 years). The study used three validated weight stigma questionnaires employed in earlier studies to determine different aspects of weight stigmatization: the Fat Phobia Scale (short form; FPS), Anti-Fat Attitudes (AFA) questionnaire, and Beliefs about Obese People (BAOP). These questionnaires were translated into Hebrew and their psychometric properties ascertained. Results: Similar to the original English versions, the translated versions of the three questionnaires demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach’s α values of FPS = 0.77; AFA = 0.75; BOAP = 0.59). The three questionnaires showed a low correlation. No significant difference was noted in the FPS and AFA scores between groups, reflecting that both demonstrated average weight stigmatization (FBS in both groups: average score of 3.6 out of 5; AFA therapists: 3.3 ± 1.2, students: 3.0 ± 1.2 out of 9). However, significant between-group differences were observed for BOAP, which examines beliefs regarding individuals’ control over their weight (therapists: 16.4 ± 5.6, students: 18.0 ± 5.7 out of 48; p #x3c; 0.01). Conclusion: Student and certified physical therapists demonstrate average levels of weight stigmatization, as reflected in the FPS and AFA scores. Nevertheless, compared to certified physical therapists, physical therapist students believe more strongly that obesity cannot be controlled by the individual. The students’ beliefs could affect their clinical judgment and behavior as health care professionals in the future. Therefore, anti-fat attitudes and stereotypical perceptions should be addressed and remediated early using educational interventions during the study period.
      Obes Facts
      PubDate: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 13:37:37 +010
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