Scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting novel research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Scientific journals contain articles that are peer reviewed, to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
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 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