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WOC 2022

Vaclav Bunc, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Vaclav Bunc, Charles University, Czech Republic

Overweight and/or obesity is a growing problem over the world. Alongside a range of health problems associated with increased body mass (BM) – adiposity and reducing of fitness level it is an important limiting factor for realization of regular physical exercise and quality [....] » Read More

Higinio Mappala, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Higinio Mappala, Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common forms of chronic liver disease which may progress to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Currently there are no therapeutic strategies for such disease. Only lifestyle modification through diet and exercise wer [....] » Read More

 Laura Weiner Kiser, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Laura Weiner Kiser, Change By Challenge- Step Into Your Healthiest Self, United States

Knowing what, when and how to eat to be healthy is insanely frustrating. All anyone wants is a guide for what to eat and what not to eat so they can live happily ever healthy….. But it’s not that simple, knowing isn’t enough. In today’s culture there is a [....] » Read More

Negar Maghsoodi, Speaker at Obesity Events
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Negar Maghsoodi, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust East Surrey Hospital, United Kingdom

Background: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass increases circulating bile acid concentrations, known mediators of postprandial suppression of markers of bone resorption. Long-term data, however, indicate that Roux-en-Y gastric bypass confers an increased risk of bone loss on recipient [....] » Read More

Raffaele Pilla, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Raffaele Pilla, St. John of God Hospital – Fatebenefratelli, Italy

It has been recently shown that nutritional ketosis is effective against seizure disorders and various acute/chronic neurological disorders. Physiologically, glucose is the primary metabolic fuel for cells. However, many neurodegenerative disorders have been associated with impai [....] » Read More

Brenda Hoehn, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Brenda Hoehn, ProCare Health Vitamins and Supplements, United States

Help others by facilitating a Support Group! Some patients report that a support group helps them achieve long-term success in their weight loss by helping them to maintain weight and keep it from coming back. Being able to hear what other patients have gone through and are exper [....] » Read More

Jennifer Bourbonnais, Speaker at Obesity conference
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Jennifer Bourbonnais, Lifestyle Nutrition and Wellness, United States

 This subject matter focuses on one of the psychological or behavioral perspectives into obesity. Many people who need to lose weight know what they need to do but have trouble doing what they know because they are using food to cope with life feelings and events. During t [....] » Read More

Rosalin D Bueta, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Rosalin D Bueta, University of Makati, Philippines

This paper, using a descriptive style, focuses on student’s status of health and well-being. The paper aimed to institute a concrete evidence of students’ health status as basis for monitoring every phase of progress and future interventions. Cluster sampling was used [....] » Read More

Ian Bussey, Speaker at Obesity conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Ian Bussey, Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center, United States

Background: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a pharmacologic drug used to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirement in perioperative patients. TXA use is prevalent in trauma, gynecologic, and orthopedic specialties. Heyns et al meta-analysis found 72% reduction of transfusion in [....] » Read More

Leslie Ruffalo, Speaker at Obesity Events
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Leslie Ruffalo, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

The prevalence of overweight and obesity remains stubbornly high in US children, adolescents, and adults and persists as a major public health concern. Weight-management efforts in the primary care setting can lead to unforeseen complications, including weight cycling and its det [....] » Read More

Jesse Benedetti, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Jesse Benedetti, Owner, Version180 Body and Mind Transformation, United States

The past learned associations do not have to be the predictor for future health and or health problems. Traumas, regardless how they look on the surface to others, can directly or indirectly create poor learned associations towards health and fitness. The last two years of the pa [....] » Read More

Isao Eto, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Isao Eto, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Introduction It is well established now that (1) the risks of various types of cancer are significantly higher in obesity and/or type 2 diabetes. It is also well established now that (2} the risks of various types of cancer are significantly lower in caloric restriction. The un [....] » Read More

Mao Qiang Man, Speaker at Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Mao Qiang Man, Dermatology Hospital, Southern Medical University, China

Epidermal function is associated with some systemic conditions, including obesity, diabetes and renal disease. In children, transepidermal water loss rates are higher in overweight than normal weight individuals. Likewise, subjects with body mass index (BMI) over 40 display a hig [....] » Read More

Carlos E Mendez, Speaker at world obesity conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Carlos E Mendez, Medical College of Wisconsin, United States

Obesity and diabetes disproportionally affect veterans, with estimated rates >41% and 22% respectively, increasing risks for complications and mortality. Moreover, social isolation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has affected physical and psychological well-being further, [....] » Read More

Peter Arthur, Speaker at Obesity Drug Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Peter Arthur, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Ghana

The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight is considered a public health issue in both developed and developing countries. This systematic review and meta-analysis estimates the prevalence of childhood obesity and overweight in Ghana. A multiple database search [....] » Read More

Doepp Manfred, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Doepp Manfred, Head of HolisticCenter, Switzerland

In the last 2-3 years, cases with histaminosis have clearly increased. We now call it a people's disease.Histamine is formed by splitting off carbon dioxide (decarboxylation) from the amino acid histidine and is stored in particular in mast cells, basophilic granulocytes and [....] » Read More

Rodolfo Rodriguez Cuadra, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Rodolfo Rodriguez Cuadra, Centro de Estudios Universitarios Vizcaya de Las Americas, Campus Uruapan, Mexico, Mexico

Introduction: Manual dynamometry (DM) is a parameter that measures the maximum static muscle strength, reflects the lean component, the mineral content of the bones and serves as an estimator of the physical condition and nutritional status of an individual1,2. Dynamometry (D) is [....] » Read More

Paolo Candio, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Paolo Candio, Centre for Economics of Obesity, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Background: The prevalence of excess weight has been increasing globally in the last decades, affecting disproportionally adults from low socio-economic backgrounds. The associated increased risk of chronic disease and loss of productivity puts undue pressure on health systems an [....] » Read More

Marija Petrushevska, Speaker at Obesity Events
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Marija Petrushevska, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

Introduction: SARS-CoV-2 infection is characterized by proinflammatory state and excessive cytokine production, which are accompanied by increased level of oxidative stress. The study was performed in order to investigate the impact of body weight on oxidative stress markers in C [....] » Read More

Chung Gun Lee, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Chung Gun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of

The main aim of the present study is to evaluate reach, dose, fidelity, and outcomes of the interventions for promoting voluntary exercise training among South Korean firefighters. Four interventions for promoting voluntary exercise training among firefighters (i.e., virtual real [....] » Read More

Chloe Muntefering, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Chloe Muntefering, University of Wisconsin- Madison, United States

Research Objective: An increasing number of adults with obesity are experiencing poorer mental and physical health outcomes, with annual healthcare expenses expected to top $1.2 trillion by 2025 in global obesity-related diseases. To reduce the annual obesity-related health care [....] » Read More

Bo Kyung Jin, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Bo Kyung Jin, The Catholic University, Korea, Republic of

Background: In previous studies, it is reported that hyperuricemia is a risk factor for hypertension, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal disease, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus (DM). On the other hand, considering that patients with DM have a 2-4 times higher m [....] » Read More

Soyeong Park, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Soyeong Park, The Catholic University, Korea, Republic of

As industrialization progresses in modern society, sleep time is getting shorter. As a result, sleep time is reported to be associated with chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes, and the importance of sleep is emphasized. Previous studies have shown that inappr [....] » Read More

Shin Hyun Hwa, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Shin Hyun Hwa, The Catholic University, Korea, Republic of

Background Menopause is one of the most important events in women life which changes the metabolism. While the correlation between metabolic syndrome and hyperuricemia in post-menopausal women has already been reported, the association in pre-menopausal women has not been stud [....] » Read More

Jaedong Lee, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Jaedong Lee, The Catholic University , Korea, Republic of

Clinical and research interest in sarcopenia has burgeoned internationally, Asia included. But, Little is known about whether sarcopenia predicts incident depressive symptoms in older adults. Screening for sarcopenia and depressive symptoms in the primary health care helps to imp [....] » Read More

Chiyoung Son, Speaker at Obesity Events
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Chiyoung Son, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea, Republic of

Suicide in adolescents is one of the most important mental health issues worldwide. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data, the suicide rate of Korean adolescents has progressively increased over the years, with a 12.2% increase from 20 [....] » Read More

 Nazmin Fatima, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Nazmin Fatima, King George's Medical University, India

Objective: Obesity is the major health problem in both developed and developing countries, due to increasing its rate there is a new strategy to prevent obesity by time restricted feeding (TRF). The aim of our study is the effect of TRF intervention on diet induced obese rats and [....] » Read More

Lilian Landin, Speaker at World Obesity conferences
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Lilian Landin, Clinical Psychologist, MBA in Obesity and in Health and Nutrition, Brazil

Stress symptoms such as anxiety, depression, nervousness and the habit of eating when emotional problems are present are common in patients with obesity (Abeso, 2016). The objective of this research was to raise the level of stress in 136 patients with obesity in the preparatory [....] » Read More

Whei Chang Kim, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Whei Chang Kim, Milton Keynes University Hospital, United Kingdom

Objectives: Bariatric surgery is currently one of the most effective management options for patients with morbid obesity, aiming to reduce the risks of multiple comorbidities and improve cost-efficiency.  A local audit was performed to compare the current practice at a gener [....] » Read More

Deshanie Rai, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Keynote Presentation (In-person)
Deshanie Rai, OmniActive Health Technologies, United States

Performance nutrition and weight management remains one of the most popular categories in health food and supplement markets globally. While this category was originally focused on products tailored for elite athletes and bodybuilders, it has expanded into mainstream markets. Con [....] » Read More

Vinod Nikhra, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation
Vinod Nikhra, Hindu Rao Hospital, India

THE HUMAN GUT MICROBIOSPHERE: The gastro-intestinal tract and various other organs including skin, respiratory tract and lungs, and genitals harbor large and diverse communities of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic life. In the human gut, a nutrient-rich environment, resid [....] » Read More

Andrzej Bissinger, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation
Andrzej Bissinger, Medical University of Lodz, Poland

Obesity has been a health problem of growing significance all over the world. Numerous studies showed a relationship between obesity and cardiovascular diseases - like coronary atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, heart failure, hypertension etc. Also numerous anatomical and f [....] » Read More

Silvana Pannain, Speaker at Speaker for WOC Conferences- Silvana Pannain
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Silvana Pannain, University of Chicago, United States

Diabetes and obesity are mostly overlapping epidemics and both are inextricably linked to many of the most common chronic illnesses like hypertension, hyperlipidemia, heart disease, sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease. Doctors in different specialties are routinely treating diabe [....] » Read More

 Mohammed Abdu Seid, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Mohammed Abdu Seid, Debre Tabor University in Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Visual impairment is a functional limitation of the eye(s) that results in reduced visual acuity, visual field loss, visual distortion, perceptual difficulties, or any combination of the above. T2DM is one of the common causes of visual impairment. The current study aimed to dete [....] » Read More

Kwizera Kevin, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Kwizera Kevin, IKIREZI SEED OF AFRICA, Rwanda

How The Medications Cause Obesity Obesity Can Be Defined As The Clinical Condition Where Accumulation Of Excessive Fat Takes Place In The Adipose Tissue Leading To Worsening Of Health Condition. Usually, The Fat Is Deposited Around The Trunk And Also The Waist Of The Body O [....] » Read More

Allison B Reiss, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Allison B Reiss, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, United States

One of the most compelling clinical challenges of our time is the increasing prevalence of obesity and its detrimental effect on the cardiovascular system. The underlying mechanisms through which obesity accelerates atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) are poorly unders [....] » Read More

Jerome Chelliah, Speaker at Obesity Events
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Jerome Chelliah, HerMD Cincinnati, United States

Flibanserin is a multifunctional serotonergic (5-HT) medication that acts as a 5-HT1A receptor agonist and 5-HT2A receptor antagonist. Findings from in vitro studies suggest it decreases serotonin and increases dopamine and norepinephrine activity in select regions of the cereb [....] » Read More

Eric Noel Djahmeni, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation( In-person)
Eric Noel Djahmeni, National Obesity Center, Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon

Background: This study is aimed at evaluating the effect of weight loss on glycaemic, lipid profile, insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity in obese, T2DM patients. Methods: We carried out a non-randomized single-arm clinical trial at the National Obesity Centre of the Yaou [....] » Read More

Martin Kussmann, Speaker at world obesity conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Martin Kussmann, German Entrepreneurship, Germany

While parts of the global population still suffer from mal- and under-nutrition, other parts of the population face – at least caloric – overfeeding. In obesity, too many calories are often accompanied by too few micronutrients (malnutrition). The combined public heal [....] » Read More

Jerzy Kotlinowski, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Jerzy Kotlinowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a slowly developing disease that includes a wide range of pathological conditions. In the first stage, NAFLD is characterized by simple hepatic steatosis (NAFL, nonalcoholic fatty liver) that might progress to nonalcoholic steatohepatit [....] » Read More

Marilena Stoian, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Marilena Stoian, Carol davila university of medicine bucharest romaniat, Romania

AIM: To investigate whether obesity is a risk factor of hepatocarcinogenesis in chronic hepatitis C patients. METHOD: We retrospectively analyzed the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) among patients with HCV infection followed up at 5 hospitals. Between 2002 and 2022 [....] » Read More

Malgorzata Wrzosek, Speaker at Weight Management Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Malgorzata Wrzosek, Medical University in Warsaw, Poland

Obesity is a complex disease, and genetic background plays an important role in its pathogenesis, apart from environmental factors, such as a high-energy diet and low physical activity. The great person-to-person variation seen in response to an obesogenic environment suggests th [....] » Read More

Georgina Pujol Busquets Guillen, Speaker at Weight Management Congress
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Georgina Pujol Busquets Guillen, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Overconsumption of sugar, refined carbohydrates, and poor-quality fats, increases the risk for developing chronic diseases. While poverty is an important barrier to health and education for both men and women, it tends to yield a higher burden in women. There is evidence that low [....] » Read More

Alberto Angel Martin, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Alberto Angel Martin, Industrial University of Santander, Colombia

Purpose: Golden beery (Physalis peruviana L.) is an exotic fruit exported from Colombia to different countries around the world. A review of the literature tends to demonstrate a hypoglycemic effect with an improvement in insulin sensitivity after oral ingestion of fruit extracts [....] » Read More

Yacob Mathai, Speaker at Speaker for WOC Conference - Yacob Mathai
Oral Presentation (Virtual)
Yacob Mathai, Marma Health Centre, India

Sumo wrestlers who weigh 350 kgs do not feel back pain, whereas lean people are found to develop back or neck pains. Pain in the neck is said to be caused by body weight. Even If we try to reduce the body weight, the reduction in the weight of the head will be only marginal. The [....] » Read More

Anna Rita Minafra, Speaker at WOC 2022
Poster Presentation(In-person)
Anna Rita Minafra, Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany

In the last two decades, obesity has been described not only as increase of fat cells caused by excess of nutrients and inactivity but as an inflammatory disease: the transition from healthy lean to obese adipose tissue is accompanied by a chronic low-grade inflammation and imm [....] » Read More

Cailin O Flaherty, Speaker at World Obesity conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Cailin O Flaherty, MCPHS University, United States

Introduction: Children and adolescent obesity across the globe continues to rise, despite efforts to both prevent and reduce its prevalence (NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. Though implementation of a parks and recreation program, children of diverse ethnical backgrounds effectivel [....] » Read More

Nana Takao, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Nana Takao, Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kansai Medical University, Japan

Background - We often experience loss of skeletal muscle mass while weight loss. It is going to be useful to find indicators for prevention of skeletal muscle loss. Adiponectin and myostatin are affected through changes in body composition due to weight loss. We examined changing [....] » Read More

Reza Goodarzi, Speaker at Obesity Conferences
Poster Presentation (Virtual)
Reza Goodarzi, lorestan university of medical sciences ,imam hospital of borujerd, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Obesity is one of the main health challenges of many countries, especially developed ones. The most important part of the obesity treatment plan is a change in lifestyle, including increased physical activity combined with a healthy diet. However, people in the community, es [....] » Read More

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