Scholarly journal is a peer-reviewed journal in which scholarship relating to a particular academic discipline is published. Scholarly journals serve as forums for the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new research, and the critique of existing research. Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research, review articles, and book reviews. The term Scholarly journal applies to scholarly publications in all fields; this article discusses the aspects common to all academic field journals.
Obesity is currently the most widely expanding epidemic disease of the modern world . It is defined as the excessive storage of body fat and it is diagnosed mainly according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Body Mass Index (BMI) criteria. A woman is diagnosed as obese when BMI is â¥ 30 Kg/m2 and overweight when BMI is between 25-29.9 Kg/m2. Obesity is a multifaceted, chronic inflammatory disease, characterized by metabolic and endocrine disorders, as well as behavioral declinations. The two prime factors for the manifestation of obesity are the genetic predisposition accounting for 60% and the environmental conditions accounting for another 40%.
Last date updated on September, 2014