Volume 4 Issue 3

Volume 4 Issue 3


Mini Review

Mutual Interaction between Obesity and Zinc Deficiency

Mohammad Reza Nazem, Mehdi Hedayati, Mojgan Asadi, Ali Emami*

Obesity and overweight are booming public health crises. Micronutrient deficiency, at all ages, is a world health issue too. High incidence of trace element deficiencies, especially zinc (Zn), in obese individuals has been reported. In addition, obesity-related consequences such as inflammation and oxidative stress affect zinc metabolism. Interestingly, with multi-protective function in obesity, the consumption of zinc in the management of obesity-associated metabolic disturbances is practical and effective.

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Research article

The Impact of Diet, Physical Activity and Weight Perception on Body Mass Index (BMI) In Patients of Indian Origin

Sujeet Jha MRCP*, Meghna Krishna M.Sc, Samreen Siddiqui MSc, Manju Panda, MSc DFSM, Rajesh Saxena MBA,Laxmi Raghuvanshi M.Phil, Hersh Bhatt, Ananya Shrivastava, Amit Bhargava MD, Karuna Singh, Swati Waghdhare MD

A predisposing factor for the rising tide of diabetes mellitus is the increasing prevalence of obesity. The reasons underlying this are multiple. The effects of diet/exercise on weight loss are well documented. However, before any intervention can be successful, there must be a self-perception of weight appropriateness. Limited data on weight perception exists in the developing world. This cross-sectional study in middle-aged adults evaluated the impact of diet, physical activity and self-perception of body weight on the body mass index (BMI) in an Indian cohort.

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Case Report

Nine years follow up of the 1st Adolescent Bariatric Surgery in Spain

Aniceto Baltasar*

This is an update of the 1st Adolescents Bariatric Surgery (ABS) done in Spain in a 10-year-old boy with BMI-42 Kg/m2. A Sleeve-forming Laparoscopic Gastrectomy (SFLG) was performed. Nine years later, his BMI is 25 and his % Expected BMI loss (PBMIL) is 127% better than expected.

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