Volume 4 Issue 3
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.
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.
Nine years follow up of the 1st Adolescent Bariatric Surgery in Spain
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.