Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders

About Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders

Obesity and eating disorders are etiology for many diseases. Proper monitoring of diet and exercise can decrease the chances of developing these diseases.

Journal of Obesity & Eating Disorders is a peer-reviewed and open access journal with an aim to provide rapid and reliable source of information in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in all areas of the field and making them freely available through online without any restrictions or any other subscriptions to researchers worldwide.

This scientific publishs all relevant topics in the area of obesity and eating disorders and the associated areas of obesity like metabolic disorders, childhood obesity, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, bone and joint problems, diet, Sedentary lifestyle, malnutrition and weight loss medication, etc.

Although several important topics are mentioned, yet the journal will not be limiting the consideration for publication, other allied topics will be considered if found suitable under the wide scope of the journal.

Authors are encouraged to share their ideas and valuable research outcomes through this platform and provide the global readers updated and most important information in this regard.

The journal is using Editor Manager System for well-ordered submission to publication functioning for the authors, reviewers and editors.

Submit manuscripts at www.editorialmanager.com/imedpubjournals/ or Send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at eatingdisord@endocrinologyjournals.com or  obesity@imedpub.com

Obesity

Obesity means being overweight by the accumulation of excess fat within the body. Obesity is defined to some extent by measuring Body Mass Index (BMI).People become obese by consumption of excess calories, imbalance between calories intake and calories outgoing, leading a sedentary life, lack of sleep , disturbances in lipid metabolism and intake of medications that put on obese.

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Eating disorders

In world almost 50% of people are suffering from eating disorders. Among them only 10% are receiving treatment.10- 15% of men are suffering from bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa. Among athletes 13% of them are with eating disorders. Mortality is 3.9% for bulimia, 4% for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorder for 5.2%.

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Eating disorders statistics

Eating Disorder is a medical illness which is characterised by excess eating or taking small amount of food. Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa and binge eating are the common types of eating disorders. Eating disorder arises when gets affected psychologically, physically and socially.

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Eating disorders in children

Eating disorders in children lead to serious health problems. Anorexia, a condition in which child shows less interest to eat with a fear of becoming obese. Binge eating characterised by excess eating of food. Bulimia nervosa child eats excessively and purges.

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Eating disorders in teenagers

Teenagers have eating disorders like Anoreia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. The disorders are influenced psychological factors and environmental factors. Signs include over eating when distressed, disappearance of meal, dieting, alcohol abuse, performing excessive exercises.

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Causes of obesity

Causes of obesity may be overeating, less expenditure of energy, sedentary lifestyle, not being active includes relying on vehicles instead of walking and lack of performing exercises. One of the cause may be hereditary and others hormonal problems like cushing’s syndrome, hypothyroidism.

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Diet and obesity

Diet is a major factor of Obesity. Drinking and eating less, choosing healthier food, avoiding fast food, sugary drinks and processed food. Obesity can be controlled by following healthy diet which includes plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, high cereal fibre foods, legume foods, drinking plenty of water.

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Sedentary lifestyle and exercise trends

Sedentary lifestyle is associated with less or lack of physical activity. A sedentary life can be a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer and diabetes. Non communicable diseases are prevailing due to lack of exercise. Alternate solution for performing exercises is gym.

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Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a condition where an individual gets a diet which is lack of nutrients or excess of nutrients. Nutrients can be proteins, carbohydrates and micronutrients. If malnutrition occurs below age of two years, it effects physically and mentally. Kwashiorkor and marasmus are the protein deficiency diseases commonly seen among children.

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Weight loss medication

Weight loss medication is preferred only when BMI is higher than 30. Medications available are Orlistat, Belviq, Saxenda, Contrave which is combination of naltrexone and bupropion, Phentermine, Qsymia.These drugs acting by crubing appetite.

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Weight loss therapies

Weight loss therapies are mainly intended for loss and management of weight. Changes in lifestyle, dieting, exercise, weight loss medication and in some cases bariatric surgery are the different treatments available for weight loss.

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Metabolic disorders

Metabolic Disorders refer to a condition where a body’s metabolism is being interfered with inherited genetic defects. Niemann-Pick disease, Gaucher disease, Fabry disease, Krabbe disease are some of inherited metabolic disorders. The cause for metabolic disorder may be due to gene mutation.

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Adolescent eating habits

Adolescents need more nutrition as it the period where an individual’s body composition changes. At this stage teenagers have an idea of dieting and skipping meals. Disordered eating like binge eating and extreme levels of dieting.

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Long-term health risks for overweight

Overweight leads to many health problems. Obesity leads to coronary heart disease, angina pectoris and even to heart failure. High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and increased levels of blood fats are the health risks associated with obesity.

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Research advances in Obesity

NIH granted clinical trials and studies provided information regarding causes and factors responsible of being overweight. Metabolic Clinical Research unit (MCRU) conducted studies and discovered genes responsible for obesity in adults and children. It also studied medication in obese children. It is focusing on prevention and treatment of obesity.

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Nutrition & Healthy diet

A healthy diet must contain required proportions of vitamins, nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and roughage. Nutritional diet includes fruits, low fat products, fibre rich food, vegetables, healthy fats and low protein foods.

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Childhood Obesity

Obesity is being increasing rapidly in children due to several factors like genetic, environmental and hormonal factors. Obese children are likely prone to several health effects like high blood pressure, diabetes, bone and joint problems, stroke, cancer to body parts such as breast, cervix, kidney, endometrium and osteoarthritis.

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Weight related Health Problems

Overweight leads too many health issues, which are expressed immediately and some are long term effects. In adolescents there is a risk of development of diabetes, bone and joint problems in turn leads to osteoarthritis, several types of cancers and cardiac related issues like hypertension, stroke and even heart failure.

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Digestive diseases

Digestive disease refers diseases pertaining to gastrointestinal system. There many digestive disease. Symptoms like severe abdominal pain, weight loss, blood stools, heart burns are commonly resemble digestive diseases. Gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastric diseases are some among them.

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Obesity surgery

Obesity surgery also referred as Bariatric surgery or Gastric banding. This surgery is helpful in case of extreme obesity. In restrictive surgeries stomach size is shrinken by which digestion process is slowed down. Malabsorptive surgery removes part of digestive tract. An electrical device is implanted for weight loss, works by blocking signals between stomach and brain.

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Genetics of obesity

Genetic factors responsible for obesity may due to polymorphism of genes responsible for appetite and metabolism. Combination of obesity susceptibility genes and obesogenic environment results in obesity. In Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome genes cause obesity.

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Behavioural and Environmental factors causing Obesity

Environmental factors like high fat foods, super-sized portions, fast food consumption play a major role in occurrence of obesity. Individuals are addicted to high fat and calorie, highly palatable and inexpensive foods. Behaviour is one of the factors influencing weight gain. Learned behaviours like using food to express love, eating by ignoring body signals lead to obesity.

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Quality of Life

Quality of life is nothing but healthcare. It indicates the wellbeing and quality of an individual. Physical, environmental factors, mental health, wealth, education are dependent factors of quality of life.

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Obese

Obese is a condition where excess fat gets deposited due to less consumption of energy by which an individual gains weight and becomes obese. By becoming obese an individual gets strained to do physical activities like climbing, walking and daily activities.

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Binge eating disorder

Binge eating disorder is an eating disorder characterised by consumption of huge quantity of food and feels powerless to stop consumption. The symptoms usually begin early adolescence. Binge eaters eat a lot even though not feeling hungry.

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Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by refusal to eat and maintain a healthy weight. An individual have a fear of gaining weight by consuming food. There are two types of anorexia, restricting type where calories are restricted by which weight loss can be achieved. Purging type of anorexia weight loss is done by using diuretics and emetics.

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Bulimia Nervosa

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder characterised by binge eating and purge to lose weight by using laxatives and emetics. It is serious and dangerous disorder. This disorder leads to loss of potassium and health.

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Orthorexia

Orthorexia is characterised by excessive avoiding of foods in view of assuming as unhealthy. It symptoms coincides with anorexia nervosa. Individuals with orothexia nervosa avoid dairy products, food containing artificial colours or preservatives.

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