Theme: To Share Preventive & Management Strategies for Obesity.

Obesity 2015

Obesity 2015

Obesity Conference-2015 focuses on bringing together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge, leverage partnerships and identify collective solutions to increase access to healthy foods and increase opportunities for people to be physically active and fight Obesity and Weight Management

4th International conference and exhibition on Obesity and Weight Management (Obesity Conferences Atlanta) will be held from December 7-9, 2015 in Atlanta, USA. This conference will be of interest to anyone concerned in learning, sharing issues and experiences regarding Obesity & its related areas of Medicine & Health Care. This 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. OMICS International Organizes 300+ Conferences Every Year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 500+ Open access journals which contains over 30000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.


 In the US, the adult obesity (symposiums) rate for 2014 is 27.7 %, according to new Gallup-Healthways 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 management market was worth $265 billion in the year 2012 and is expected to reach $361 billion by 2017. The 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.


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Track 1: Basic Science of Obesity and Overweight

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess percentage body fat events 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 a 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 raising 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 has contributed to a better understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of obesity.

Track 2: Childhood Obesity and its Lifelong Effects

Childhood Obesity (conferences 2015 & 2016) is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century, with rising rates in both the developed and developing world. As with obesity in adults, many factors contribute to the rising rates of childhood obesity. Changing diet, sedentary life style  and decreasing physical activity are believed to be the two most important causes for the recent increase in the incidence of child obesity. The consequences of childhood obesity may be grouped into three areas: physical, mental, and economic. Researchers surveyed 1,520 children, ages 9–10, with a four-year follow up and discovered a positive correlation between obesity and low self-esteem in the four-year follow up. They also discovered that decreased self-esteem led to 19% of obese children feeling sad, 48% of them feeling bored, and 21% of them feeling nervous. In comparison, 8% of normal weight children felt sad, 42% of them felt bored, and 12% of them felt nervous.

There is evidence that certain behavioral changes techniques may help prevent or treat childhood obesity. Healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing related diseases.

The dietary fiber conferences 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 3: Health Risks Associated With Obesity

Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, 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: diabetes mellitus type 2, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels conferences.

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.

As a result, obesity has been found to reduce life expectancy events

Track 4: Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn't just about a "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 diet is recommended for overweight/obese adults who wish to lose weight. 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 plan. 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 5: Obesity and Diabetes: Current Research Trends

Diabetes is a group of disorders characterized by chronic high blood glucose levels (hyperglycemia) due to the body's failure to produce any or enough insulin to regulate high glucose levels. There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, which often occurs in children or adolescents, is caused by the body's inability to make insulin or type 2 diabetes, which occurs as a result of the body's inability to react properly to insulin. There are several conditions in which insulin disturbance is pathologic. The basic underlying cause may be the insulin resistance that precedes type 2 diabetes, which is a diminished capacity for insulin response in some tissues (e.g., muscle, fat). It is common for morbidities such as essential hypertension, obesity congress, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) to develop. Unlike some traits, diabetes does not seem to be inherited in a simple pattern. Several factors are central to the risk question: the person with diabetes has most likely inherited a predisposition to the disease, and secondly, something in the environment triggers the disease.  Diabetes after an organ transplant may go away if your doctor changes or lowers your medication dosage. Many people can stop taking steroids after 6 months or so. This may solve the problem.

Track 6: Endocrinology and its Effects

Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions known as hormones. 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. 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.

Track 7: Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through 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 pouch (gastric bypass surgery). For obese patients, surgical intervention is an option and is frequently the treatment of choice. Non-surgical liposuction techniques use laser energy, radiofrequency, ultrasound or cold (cryolipolysis) to reduce fat. Although 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 massive 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 8: Clinical Research and Interventions

Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating 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 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 Rechargable 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 correct diet. Also “dieting” 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 slows and then plateaus with continued treatment, and most patients regain weight when their weight-loss drugs are stopped. Anti-obesity drugs 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 9: New Trends in Weight Loss Management

Hundreds of fad 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 habits.

Conference Highlights

  • Basic Science of Obesity and Overweight
  • Childhood Obesity and its Lifelong Effects
  • Health Risks Associated With Obesity
  • Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle
  • Obesity and Diabetes: Current Research Trends
  • Endocrinology and its Effects
  • Surgical and Non-surgical Treatments
  • Clinical Research and Interventions
  • Weight Management Strategies
  • New Trends in Weight Loss Management
  • Obesity and Diabetes: Current Research Trends
  • Obesity and Diabetes: Current Research Trends

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