There are several journals that are publishing the topic of Obesity. One of these journals is Internal Medicine Open Access an official journal of OMICS International that is covering all the topics related to obesity under a special issue title âObesity and diabetes. Internal Medicine Open Access journal is subjecting all the received articles to strict peer review process and is maintaining the quality of articles.
Obesity statistics from the 2006 Malaysian National Health and morbidity Survey showed 43% of Malaysian adults were overweight or obese as was 38% of child population. The recent 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) results showed that 60% of Malaysians age 18 and older had a Basal Mass Index (BMI) over 25. Obesity is a major contributor to the global epidemic of type 2 Diabetes (DM), fatty liver disease and cardiovascular diseases (CAD) but obesity is traditionally defined only by BMI without any regard to associated abnormalities. However, there are individuals in the population who have different phenotypes such as phenotypically obese but metabolically healthy (MHO); phenotypically not obese but metabolically unhealthy (NOMO); and other healthy in both categories.
Last date updated on July, 2014