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Obesity 2017

About Conference

 ConferenceSeries Ltd is pleased to invite you to participate in the “16th International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management” to be held during November 13-15, 2017 with a theme to “To Share Preventive and Management Strategies for Obesity”.

ConferenceSeries Ltd organizes 1000+ Conferences every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Obesity Conference-2017 focuses on bringing together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, leverage partnerships and identify collective solutions to increase access to healthy foods, Obesity Diet and increase opportunities for people to be physically active and fight Obesity and Weight Management

 In the US, the adult obesity (symposiums) rate for 2014 is 27.7 %, according to new Gallup-Health ways data which was 27.1% in the year 2013, highest annual rate ever measured by the polling organization. So far this year, only 35 % are considered "normal weight." Obesity which was recently recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association disproportionately affects certain demographic groups. According to it black adults still have the highest obesity rate of any group (35.5 %), while young adults between ages 18 and 29 have the lowest (17.0 %). The obesity rate was highest in the South (29.2 %), followed by the Midwest (28.6 %), while in the eastern United States, 25.6 % of adults are obese, and in the West, 24.1 % are obese. Individuals with BMI values of 30 or above are considered "obese." A BMI of 25 to 29.9 lands someone in the "overweight" category. People with a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 are classified as "normal weight," while those with a score of 18.4 or less are considered "underweight." The global weight loss/obesity Research market was worth $265 billion in the year 2012 and is expected to reach $361 billion by 2017. The Obesity treatment market will grow at a healthy pace in the next five years due to increasing number of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiac problems and many more.

Target Audience:

This Obesity conference will be of interest to anyone concerned in learning, sharing issues and experiences regarding Obesity diet & its related areas of Medicine & Health Care. This Obesity meeting fetches leading and experienced Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Physicians, Basic and Clinical Research Scientists, Integrated Health Professionals, Registered Dietitians and Diabetes Educators, Physical Therapists, Students, Industry Professionals, Fitness Professionals and Health Promoters and many more.

Why to Attend???

Presenting at the 16th International Conference & Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management (Obesity Conferences) will be an excellent opportunity as it will be the most cost-effective professional development choice among all the conference in the world. Obesity-2017 will be the most pertinent and densely-packed educational and networking opportunity focused on Obesity Research ,obesity issues available to professionals nationwide.  The Obesity congress highlights the evolving strategies for Obesity, Weight loss-management, Obesity Medicines, childhood obesity, physical therapy, exercise, bariatric surgery and upcoming challenges in field of Medicine & Healthcare.

Scope and Importance:

•        The United States is facing a serious epidemic. Recent nationwide surveys reveal that 66 percent of adults have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or greater, classifying them as either "overweight" or "obese." Unfortunately, this epidemic is not only affecting adults. We are now seeing increasing numbers of overweight children and teens. As the weight of Americans rises, so do the secondary risks associated with obesity. These risks include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis and even cancer. The Obesity research chart below shows how in the U.S., for instance, poor diet and lack of adequate physical activity are the second leading underlying causes of death, second only to tobacco use. The solution to overcome this worldwide spreading problem is studied during the Obesity events.  

•       Researchers reported that the risk of developing diabetes, gallstones, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, and stroke increased progressively with the level of being overweight among both women and men. The most obese members of the study population were 20 times more likely to develop diabetes than their normal weight peers. This Obesity conference may provide a comprehensive study Obesity treatment on weight loss and fitness management.

 

 

Session/Tracks

ConferenceSeriesLLC takes immense pleasure & feels honored in inviting the contributors across the globe to “16th International Conference on Obesity and Weight Management (Obesity-2017)” to be held during November 13-15, 2016 Atlanta, USA. Obesity Conferences has been designed to address Obesity-related scientific communities to incorporate sustainability into every aspect of emergency and critical care sector and reveal the best techniques and treatments to stabilize the life of Obese people and improving the survival of Diabetic persons worldwide.

Obesity Conferences is a global platform to discuss and learn about Obesity and Diabetes: Current Research trends, Childhood Obesity, and its Lifelong Effects, Health risks Associated with Obesity, Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle, Basic Science of Overweight and Obesity, Endocrinology and its Effects, Surgical and Non- Surgical Treatments, Clinical Research and Interventions, New trends in Weight loss Management and Weight Management Strategies.

Track 1: Current research on Obesity

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess percentage of adipose tissue has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. In Western countries, people are considered obese when their body mass index (BMI), a measurement obtained by dividing a person's weight by the square of the person's height, exceeds 30 kg/m2, with the range 25-30 kg/m2 defined as overweight. In earlier historical periods obesity was rare, and achievable only by the small elite, although already recognized as a problem for health. But as prosperity increased in the Early Modern period, it affected increasingly larger groups of the population. In 1997 the WHO formally recognized obesity as a global epidemic. As of 2008, the WHO estimates that at least 500 million adults (greater than 10%) are obese, with higher rates among women than men. The rate of obesity also increases with age at least up to 50 or 60 years old and severe obesity in the United States, Australia, and Canada is increasing faster than the overall rate of obesity.

Once considered a problem only of high-income countries, obesity Events rates are rising worldwide and affecting both the developed and developing world. These increases have been felt most dramatically in urban settings. The only remaining region of the world where obesity is not common is sub-Saharan Africa. Obesity is a complex disease resulting from the interactions of a wide variety of hereditary and environmental factors. The combined progress in quantitative genetics, genomics and bioinformatics have contributed to a better understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of obesity.

Track 2: Genetic Obesity

Genetics of Obesity has always existed in human populations, but until very recently was comparatively rare. The availability of abundant, energy-rich processed foods in the last few decades has, however, resulted in a sharp rise in the prevalence of obesity in westernized countries like Android Obesity  and Gynoid Obesity Familiar resemblance in Obesity phenotypes is caused not only by genetic factors but also by the environmental factors associated with the lifestyle and the culture. Body Mass Index (BMI) is most frequently studied the measure of fatness. Heritability of trait can be estimated by modeling interfamilial correlations for different types of relatives. Polymorphisms in various genes controlling appetite and metabolism predispose to obesity under certain Ornish diet. The percentage of obesity that can be attributed to genetics varies widely, depending on the population examined, from 6% to 85%.

Track 3: Obesity and Cancer

Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma. People who are obese have more adipose tissue that can produce hormones, such as insulin or estrogen, which may cause cancer cells to grow. Many studies have shown that overweight and obesity are associated with a modest increase in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer. This higher risk is seen mainly in women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) and for tumors that express both estrogen and progesterone receptors. Stronger evidence comes from studies of patients who have undergone bariatric surgery for weight reduction. Obese people who have Weight loss Surgery (bariatric surgery) appear to have lower rates of obesity-related cancers than obese people who did not have bariatric surgery.

Track 4: Obesity- Health Risks

Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, and certain types of cancers, osteoarthritis and asthma. Obesity increases the risk of many physical and mental conditions. These comorbidities are most commonly shown in metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical disorders which includes: type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels conferences. As your body mass index rises so does your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). CHD is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque (plak) builds up inside the coronary arteries. These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. Being overweight and obesity can lead to a buildup of plaque in your arteries. Eventually, an area of plaque can rupture, causing a blood clot to form. Diabetes Statistics Diabetes is a disease in which the body's blood glucose, or blood sugar, the level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and then carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.

Track 5: Weight Loss Nutrition

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about an "Ornish diet" or "program". It is part of an ongoing lifestyle that you can adopt now and stay with for years to come. A combination of more physical activity and a suitable nutrient rich but energy controlled Weight loss diet is recommended for overweight/obese adults who wish for weight management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk for many diseases, helps control weight, and strengthens muscles, bones, and joints. CDC's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity meetings (DNPAO) utilizes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases. The scope of DNPAO activities includes leadership, policy and guidelines development, surveillance, epidemiological and behavioral research, intervention development, technical assistance to states and communities, training and education, communication, and partnership development. Maintaining activity throughout life is important for preventing obesity, and increasing a person’s physical activity level is an important element in any weight loss management program.

Track 6: Bariatric Surgery – Advantages & Complications

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight reduction is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through the removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouches (gastric bypass surgery). For obese patients, surgical intervention is an option and is frequently the treatment of choice. Non-surgical Weightloss techniques use laser energy, radiofrequency, ultrasound or cold (cryo lipolysis) to reduce fat. Although the fat loss is more subtle with non-surgical lipolysis techniques compared to surgical liposuction, non-surgical lipolysis techniques have several advantages including reduced risk, reduced cost, and reduced healing time. Plastic surgery can play a very important part relative to rapid weight loss.  It is already well known that fat pads can be removed either by aesthetic or plastic surgery. More recently, surgeons have been exploring methods of plastic reconstruction after massive weight-loss, such as that obtained after digestive surgery. Bariatric surgeons should be aware that some of their patients will need heavy and painful reconstructive procedures. After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits-leading to higher healthcare costs.

Track 7: Endocrinal & Hormonal Obesity

Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones which cause Obesity on improper balance. It is also concerned with the integration of developmental events proliferation, growth, and differentiation, and the psychological or behavioral activities of metabolism, growth, and development, tissue function, sleep, digestion, respiration, excretion, mood and sensory perception caused by hormones. Eating disorders lead to hormonal imbalance. A neuroendocrine signal is a "classical" hormone that is released into the blood by a neurosecretory neuron. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. Overweight and Obesity is highly associated with various endocrine abnormalities that are characterized by hormonal imbalance and/or resistance. Weight reduction generally normalizes these endocrine alterations, implicating obesity as a direct cause.

Track 8: Obesity during Pregnancy- Health complications

Obesity in Pregnancy has a major impact on your health and your baby's health. Find out about the possible complications, recommendations for ideal body weight and what you can do to promote a healthy pregnancy. Being obese can harm your fertility by inhibiting normal ovulation. Obesity can also affect the outcome of in vitro fertilization (IVF). As a woman's Body Mass Index increases, so do the risk of unsuccessful IVF. Women who are obese are more likely to have diabetes that develops during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) than are women who have a weight loss diet. Women who are obese during pregnancy are at increased risk of urinary tract infections. Obesity also increases the risk of postpartum infection, whether the baby is delivered vaginally or by C-section.

Track 9: Obesity medications

Most rapid weight-loss medicines for obesity work by making you feel less hungry or making you feel full sooner. They are used together with very low-calorie diet and exercise. Medicine is generally used only for those who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. But they sometimes are used for those with a BMI of 27 or higher who are at risk for high blood pressure, lipid metabolism, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea. Orlistat (Alli) is also available over the counter. Alli contains half of the medicine that is in Xenical. Over-the-counter orlistat is not meant for use by anyone under the age of 18.

Track 10: Liposuction & advanced weight loss treatments

Lipid metabolism is an invasive procedure used to improve body contour by removing areas of fat they’ve been resistant to diet and exercise. It's important to note that lipo is not intended to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin. Hundreds of diets, weight-loss programs, and outright scams promise quick and easy weight loss. However, the foundation of successful weight management remains a healthy, calorie-controlled diet combined with exercise. For successful, long-term weight loss, you must make permanent changes in your lifestyle and health fitness. Overweight and obesity affects more than 66% of the adult population and is associated with a variety of chronic diseases. Weight reduction reduces health risks associated with chronic diseases and is therefore encouraged by major health agencies. Incorporating more physical activity into a weight loss plan can maximize fat cells congress, preserve lean tissue, improve fitness and offer other health benefits. Being physically active can help prevent cardiovascular disease, some cancers and type 2 diabetes.

Track 11: Statistical & Clinical analysis

Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of Weight loss diet and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and energy intake. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. FDA-regulated weight loss medical devices have also played a role in treating obesity. Currently, there are three FDA-approved devices on the market designed to treat obesity: Lap-Band Gastric Banding System, Realize Gastric Band, and The Maestro Rechargeable System. When assessing popular diets, it’s important to understand that a person’s food preferences, lifestyle and medical conditions should be taken into account when choosing the Ornish diet. Also, Dietary Intake needs to be a lifestyle change and can’t just be for a short term amount of time. Along with diet, exercise, and behavior modification, drug therapy may be a helpful component of treatment for patients who are overweight or obese. The role of drug therapy has been questioned, however, because of concerns about efficacy, safety, and the observation that body fat conferences slow and then plateaus with continued treatment, and most patients regain weight when their weight-loss drugs are stopped. Diet pills events can be useful adjuncts to diet and exercise for adults with obesity and a BMI greater than 30 kg/m2, who have failed to achieve weight loss goals through diet and exercise alone.

Track 12: Psychological and Social factors causing Obesity

Society views obesity very negatively and tends to believe that people who are obese are “weak-willed” and “unmotivated”. Obese individuals are often aware of these negative views, and internalize them, putting themselves at risk for disorders of mood, anxiety, and substance abuse. They perceive interpersonal and work-related discrimination, often suffers from low self-esteem as a result and feel uncomfortable with their bodies (i.e. body mass Cosmopolitan). These feelings may lead to strain on their intimate and romantic relationships. 20-70% of obese individuals considering bariatric surgery suffer from a current and/or past psychiatric disorder, of which Major Depressive Disorder is the most prominent. Obese individuals have typically made multiple attempts to lose weight, with little or no success. Their failed attempts result in discouragement, frustration, hopelessness, and learned helplessness about the prospect of losing weight in the future on their own. The diabetic diet and physical activity behaviors of children and adolescents are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, communities, schools, child care settings, medical care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and the food and beverage industries and entertainment industries.

Track 13: Control & Prevention of Obesity

Obesity Prevention and maintain an ideal body weight, eat a weight loss diet and exercise regularly. Preventing obesity is important. Once fat cells form, they remain in your body forever. Although you can reduce the size of Fatty acids, you cannot get rid of them. To effectively lose weight, most people need to do moderate intensity exercise for 60 minutes most days of the week and include fat burning foods. Add more activity during the day. Take the stairs and get up often from your desk or sofa. Law has played a critical role in the control of chronic diseases and the behaviors that lead to them. The use of a systematic legal framework—the use of legislation, regulation, and policy to address the multiple factors that contribute to obesogenic environments—can assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a variety of legal approaches to obesity prevention and control.

Track 14: Exercise and lifestyle changes

Nutrition Sports fitness is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical training and overall health and wellness and best ways to lose weight. It is performed for various reasons, including strengthening muscles, balanced physical therapy and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, and merely enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Track 15: Yoga and Naturopathy

The Art of Living Yoga is a holistic way of life that integrates all elements of ancient knowledge of Yoga for weight loss, to make a prayerful discipline uniting the body, mind, and soul. Along with the series of simple, yet effective yoga postures and breathing techniques, a greater emphasis is placed on the inner experience of meditation, for the well-being of mind and other hidden elements of human existence. We believe when one is in harmony within, the journey through life becomes calmer, happier and more fulfilled.

 

 

Market Analysis

Obesity 2017 Market Analysis

The obesity epidemic all over the world represents a critical public health issue that has the potential to incur major healthcare costs because of the substantial risks associated with excess body fat. So the importance of healthy weight is gaining extreme important part of overall health. As Obesity has become a public problem we are very much concerned about this medical condition and playing a huge role in improving the health of individuals by bringing all the research and advances in this arena onto a single platform i.e., 16th International Conference & Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management (Obesity-2017).

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Importance and Scope

This event is expected to present an outstanding spectrum of research from different countries bringing together collective solutions. This Obesity congress will be of interest to anyone concerned in learning, sharing issues and experiences regarding Obesity & its related areas of Medicine & Health Care. This Obesity meeting fetches leading and experienced Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons, Physicians, Basic and Clinical Research Scientists, Integrated Health Professionals, Registered Dieticians and Diabetes Educators, Physical Therapists, Students, Industry Professionals, Fitness Professionals and Health Promoters and many more.

The health effects of being overweight or obesity

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Gout and Breathing problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Cushing Disease

Why Atlanta?

Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated population of 447,841. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area and is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is considered an "alpha-" or "world city", ranking 15th among world cities and sixth in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. Although Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, dominant sectors include logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology

Encompassing $304 billion, the Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth-largest economy in the country and 17th-largest in the world. Corporate operations comprise a large portion of the Atlanta's economy, with the city serving as the regional, national, or global headquarters for many corporations. Atlanta contains the country's third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and the city is the global headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Newell-Rubbermaid. Over 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies conduct business operations in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the region hosts offices of about 1,250 multinational corporations. Many corporations are drawn to Atlanta on account of the city's educated workforce; as of 2010, nearly 43% of adults in the city of Atlanta have college degrees, compared to 27% in the nation as a whole.

Due to the more than 30 colleges and universities located in the city, Atlanta is considered a center for higher education. Georgia State University, a public research university located in Downtown Atlanta, is the second largest of the 35 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia and a major contributor to the revitalization of the city's central business district. Atlanta is also home to nationally renowned private colleges and universities, most notably Emory University, a leading liberal arts and research institution that ranks among the top 20 schools in the United States and operates Emory Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in Georgia.

Conference Highlights

  • Current Research on Obesity
  • Genetic Obesity
  • Obesity and Cancer
  • Obesity – Health Risks
  • Weight Loss Nutrition
  • Bariatric Surgery – Advantages and Complications
  • Endocrinal and Hormonal Obesity
  • Obesity during Pregnancy – Health Complications
  • Obesity Medications
  • Liposuction & advanced weight loss treatment
  • Statistical & Clinical analysis
  • Psychological and social factors causing Obesity
  • Control and Prevention of Obesity
  • Exercise and Lifestyle Changes
  • Yoga and Naturopathy

Members associated with Obesity Research

Scientists, Researchers, professors, Business delegates, research scholars, and Young researchers and student delegates from Academia and Research along with the industrial professionals from medical sectors.

Academia     70%

Industry       20%

Others         10%

Hospitals associated with Obesity in USA

  • Greenwich Hospital, USA
  • Hiranandani Hospital
  • Patient
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospitals around the worldwide associated with Obesity

  • UR High Land Medicine Hospital
  • Stanford Health Care
  • H&HN Hospitals & Health Networks
  • NH Narayana Health
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • University of Rochester Midical Center
  • OWH Office on Women’s Health
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • Better Health
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
  • Laney Hospital & Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • BAPEN Advancing Clinical Nutrition
  • SHARP Health Plan
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Heath & Social Care Information Centre
  • MAYO Clinic
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
  • Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Johnson Country Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital

Hospitals associated with Obesity in USA

  • Greenwich Hospital, USA
  • Hiranandani Hospital
  • Patient
  • NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • UCSF Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania

Hospitals around the worldwide associated with Obesity

  • UR High Land Medicine Hospital
  • Stanford Health Care
  • H&HN Hospitals & Health Networks
  • NH Narayana Health
  • Texas Heart Institute
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • OWH Office on Women’s Health
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Encyclopedia.com
  • Better Health
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital
  • Laney Hospital & Medical Center
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • BAPEN Advancing Clinical Nutrition
  • SHARP Health Plan
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Heath & Social Care Information Centre
  • MAYO Clinic
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
  • Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Johnson Country Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital

Major Associations around the Globe

  • World Obesity Federation
  •  The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)
  •  International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO)
  • Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)
  • International Federation for the Study of Obesity (IFSO)
  • Obesity Foundation India (OFI)
  • British Obesity Society (BOS)

Major Associations in USA

  • American Obesity Treatment Association (AOTA)
  • Obesity Society
  • American Society of Bariatic Physicians (ASBP)
  • American Obesity Association (AOA)
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatic surgery (ASMBS)
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM)
  • American Obesity Association (AOA)
  • Association of Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP)
  • Obesity Action Coalition (OAC)

Market Value of Obesity in World

Obesity is one of biggest public health issues in all countries around the world.  In 2006, the number of overweight people in the world over took the number of malnourished underweight people for the first time. Since 1980 obesity rate have doubled or tripled in many OECD countries. Today 50 % or more of the population is overweight in almost half of OECD countries.  The chart below shows the past and forecasted weight incidences for selected OECD countries.

While the U.S has long topped world obesity rankings a high incidence of overweight and obese people has increasingly become a worldwide phenomenon afflicting developing as well as developed countries.  In China, overweight rates doubled from 13.5 to 26.7 % between 1991 and 2006 according to the OECD, while the prevalence of diabetes reportedly reached a level similar to the U.S at over 92 million obese.  In Brazil, obesity rates tripled in men and almost doubled in women between 1975 and 2003.

In January, 2011 CNN reported on OECD data indicating Mexico has the world’s highest national share of people 15 and older who are overweight or obesity at 69.5 %of the population.  Mexico’s Institute for Public Health reports that diabetes of which obesity is a contributing factor is the leading cause of mortality in the country.

Adults with a Body Mass Index over 30 are generally considered obese, while those with a BMI over 25 but less than 30 are classified as weight.  BMI can be calculated by the formula weight (kg) / [height (m)] 2 .The corresponding BMI with the same risk level may be higher / lower than 30 for some ethnic groups.  The chart below shows the overweight and obesity % for the OECD countries.

The global obesity therapy marketed in 2012 and a projection for 2022. The market is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 35 % from 0.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2012 to some 8.4 billion in 2022.

Fund Allotment to obesity Research

Obesity nearing $150 billion annually childhood obesity remains a pressing public health concern. Taxpayers fund about $60 billion of these costs through Medicare & Medicaid.  If obesity rates are reduced by as little as 5 %, health care savings could exceed $29 billion. The past three decades and today, an estimated 16.9 % of U.S. children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obesity, 31.7 % are either obesity or overweight. In sheer numbers, more than 12 million American children and adolescents are obesity and more than 23 million are either obesity or overweight. In one large study, 61 % of overweight 5 to 10 year olds already had at least one risk factor for heart disease and 26 % had two or more risk factors. There is a 70 % chance that an overweight adolescent will be overweight or obese as an adult.

By adulthood, obesity associated heart disease, some cancers, stroke, type 2 diabetes are the first, second, third, and seventh leading U.S causes of death. Moreover obesity is costly.  Among children and adolescents, annual hospital costs related to obesity were $127 million during 1997 to 1999 up from $35 million during 1979–1981. From 1987 to 2001, obesity-associated diseases accounted for 27 % of the increases in U.S. medical costs. 

Past Conference Report

Obesity 2015

The 4th International Conference on Obesity & Weight Management hosted by the OMICS International was held at Hilton Atlanta Airport, USA during December 07-December 09, 2015 was organized with a focus on Critical Review on “To Share Preventive & Management Strategies for Obesity was a great success where eminent keynote speakers from various reputed institutions made their resplendent presence and addressed the gathering. Benevolent response and active participation was received from the Editorial Board Members of OMICS Group Journals as well as from the scientists, researchers and students from the fields of Obesity, Waste Management and Nutrition who made this event successful.

The conference proceedings were carried out through various Scientific-sessions and plenary lectures, OMICS International would like to convey a warm gratitude to all the Honorable guests and Keynote Speakers of Obesity-2015 of which the following Speakers were highlighted as Keynote speakers:

Andrea Romani, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Edita Stokic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
David Mputhi, University of South Africa, South Africa

Emmanuel Mukewevho, North West University, South Africa
Owen B Nene, University of South Africa, South Africa

Obesity-2015 witnessed an amalgamation of peerless speakers who enlightened the crowd with their knowledge and confabulated on various newfangled topics related to the field of Obesity.

Obesity-2015 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderator of the conference, Ms. Lori Liebl from University of Wyoming, USA, who contributed a lot for the smooth functioning of this event.

OMICS International, on behalf of the conference, congratulates the Best Poster awardeeRoslyn Oakley for her outstanding performance and appreciates all the participants who put their efforts in poster presentations and sincerely wishes them success in future endeavors. We would like to thank the Poster Competition Judge Claire Beynon, Public Health Wales and Cardiff University, UK for his valuable time.

Best Poster Winner:
Roslyn Oakley, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine, United States

OMICS International also took the privilege of felicitating Obesity-2015 Organizing Committee, Editorial Board Members of Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss TherapyJournal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy and Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome, Keynote Speakers, Chair and Co-Chairs and Moderator whose support made conference a great success.

With the enormous feedback from the participants and supporters of Obesity -2015, OMICS International is glad to announce

10th International Conference on Obesity & Weight Management from December 08-10, 2016 Dallas, USA


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Obesity-2014

The 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management (Obesity-2014) took place at the hotel Double DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport, SF, USA from December 01-03, 2014 which was organized and hosted by the  Conference Series LLC.

This efficacious global event featured 80% participants from over 50 different countries and remains to be the biggest international learning conference which was accomplished by the support of diabetes specialty physicians, certified dieticians, registered nurses, public health workers, fitness experts, researchers, industrial professions, CEO’s and many more delegates who spread their support to make this meeting a successful one and given additional confidence to organize our next 2015 event “ 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity and Weight Management” December 07-09, 2015 Atlanta, USA

The Conference aimed: 

• To Place Obesity high on the Public Health Agendas
• To Raise Greater Awareness and High-Level Action
• To Sponsor International and Intersectoral Collaborations.


Under the overall theme of Dietary Interventions and Potential Applications to Tackle Obesity, Obesity-2014 discussed how to fight against this condition and all other preventive measures for more inclusive future which enables everyone to improve & enrich themselves.

A wide range of experts like Dr. Reza Hakkak from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA, Anil K Mandal, University of Florida, USA, Jenny E Gunton University of Sydney, Australia & M A L Fobi International Federation for Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, USA chaired and spoke in pre-conference workshops, plenary sessions and parallel sessions where they deliberated and presented the latest information and findings in the field of Medicine.

 Conference Series LLC has taken the honor of felicitating Obesity-2014 Organizing Committee, Editorial Board Members, Keynote Speakers, Chairpersons, Poster presenters and business delegates who supported for the success of this event. We would like to convey a warm gratitude to our Media partners, Exhibitors, Supporting partners like SMOK Travels, Arkray for their participation and their timely responses.


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Obesity-2013

With the trail of the a success of the previous conference,  Conference Series LLC hosted the2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management during December 02-04, 2013 at Hampton Inn Tropicana, Las Vegas, the USA with the themeFighting Fat for Healthy Weight Loss”. Benevolent response and active participation were received from the Editorial Board Members of  Conference Series LLC Journals as well as from the scientists, clinicians, beauticians, fitness professionals, dieticians, researchers, students and leaders from the fields of Medicine and Healthcare, who made this event successful.

The meeting was carried out through various sessions, in which the discussions were held on the following 17 thought provoking and celebrating scientific tracks:

  • Obesity and Weight Loss
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity and Cancer Risk
  • Obesity and Nutrition
  • Effect of BMI on Obesity
  • Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
  • Effect of Leptin & Ghrelin on Obesity
  • Steroid Hormones on Obesity
  • Obesity and Pregnancy Complications
  • Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Photovoice: An application on Obese individuals
  • Visceral fat and Obesity
  • Obesity and Osteoarthritis Risk
  • Non-Dieting Approaches to Weight Management
  • Surgical Procedures on Obesity
  • Plastic Surgery and Obesity
  • Clinical Research & Interventions

The conference was embarked with an opening ceremony followed by a series of lectures delivered by both Honorable Guests and members of the Keynote forum. The adepts who promulgated the theme with their exquisite talk were;

Dr. Reza Hakkak, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA

Dr. Jana Parizova, Obesity Management Centre, Czech Republic

Dr. Edita Stokic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Dr. Sultan Ayoub Meo, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Rajat Sethi, California Health Sciences University, USA

Dr. Robert W. Mullaly, National Childhood Obesity Foundation, Inc., USA

Dr. Amin Roshdy Soliman, Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Gabriel M. Gurman, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Dr. Noyan Gokce, Boston University School of Medicine, USA

Dr. Ema Kantorova, Comenius University, Slovakia

Obesity-2013 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderator of the conference, Dr.  Andrea Romani, Case Western Reserve University, USA, who contributed a lot for the smooth functioning of this event.

Obesity-2013 Organizing Committee also thanks, Ms. Mary Ann Hodorowicz, Consulting LLC, USA for her effort in organizing the workshop.

 Conference Series LLC offers its heartfelt appreciation to the Silver Sponsor: FitRx Treatment Center, Nashville, USA and Media partners: Cambridge Research Centre, EuroSciCon, ICDAM 9, LongsWoods Publishing Group, National Heart Forum, Conference Clocate, Nutrients: An Open Access Journal, Bentham Science Group, MedTube, Bio Conference Live, Labroots and is also obliged to the Organizing Committee Members, adepts of field, various outside experts, company representatives and other eminent personalities who interlaced with Conference Series LLC  in supporting and making the conference a never before one.

Your rejoinder is our inspiration; keeping this motto in mind and being witnessed the triumph of Obesity-2013,  Conference Series LLC is delighted to announce the next event.  Mark your calendars for the upcoming extravaganza, "3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Obesity & Weight Management" to be held during December 01-03, 2014 at San Francisco, USA.


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To Collaborate Scientific Professionals around the World

Conference Date November 13-15, 2017

Speaker Opportunity

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Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome

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