- Philip McTernan, University of Warwick
- Anna Peeters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
- Tommy Visscher, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle
- Fernando Marques, BioMed Central
Obesity, indicated by an increased BMI, is associated with a higher cerebral blood flow and changing gray matter volume in the brain in older adults with heart failure.
Dr. Philip McTernan, Section Editor for the Basic science section, discusses his views about the current and future directions of basic science research in obesity.
General Practioners (GP's) have an important role in obesity management and key points of discussion with patients should include the influence of medication, psychosocial problems, and environmental factors related to weight gain, to improve the success of GP referrals.
BMC Obesity joins the BMC series focusing on prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, including the basic science relating to the causes and effects of this condition.
BMC Obesity is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of human obesity across the lifecourse. These include the prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, incorporating lifestyle, epidemiology, policy and community/environmental interventions, related approaches for weight loss and the prevention of weight gain, management of the condition including the use of drugs and surgery, and basic science relating to the causes and effects of obesity. Research from developing country contexts is encouraged.
It is journal policy to publish work deemed by peer reviewers to be a coherent and sound addition to scientific knowledge and to put less emphasis on interest levels, provided that the research constitutes a useful contribution to the field.
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Associate Professor Anna Peeters is the Head of Obesity and Population Health at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and President of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society.
Her research is focused on building the evidence base for public health policy regarding the prevention of obesity and related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She is interested in bringing objectivity and equitability to strategies aimed at tackling the rapidly escalating rates of obesity in communities and in particular tackles key issues such as the implications of obesity trends for social inequalities in health, obesity and healthy ageing, and past trends and future projections of obesity and related diseases.
“I believe that limiting the impact of obesity on socio-economic inequalities in health will be critical, and so in my section of Policies, socioeconomic aspects, and health systems would like to see articles that can shed new light on how this might be done. It is my hope that BMC Obesity will contribute to our ability to prevent the global increases in obesity through its role in making high quality, relevant research accessible to researchers, practitioners and policy makers around the world.”
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