Scientific Program

Overweight and Obesity
Diet Management Studies
Anabolic Steroids and Truncal obesity

Session Introduction


Shebani Sethi

Stanford University, USA.

Title: Obesity in Mental Illness: Tipping The Scales


Ari Mwachofi

Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University,USA.

Title: Is being underweight as bad for your health as being obese? Evidence from the 2012 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System


James David Adams

University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, USA

Title: How Do Most People Become Obese?


Ahmed Bettaieb

University of Tennessee-Knoxville,USA.

Title: Beige can be slimming, new insights into the metabolic functions of adipose Pyruvate kinase M2


Deepa Iyengar

The University Of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston,USA.

Title: The future direction and role of obesity management on the prevention of morbidity related to the metabolic syndrome among Asians in a westernized world


Khaled Alswat

Taif University School of Medicine, Saudi Arabia

Title: Relation between Body Mass Index and Self Esteem in Adolescents


Hala Alotaibi

King Faisal University,Saudi Arabia

Title: Weight status, body appreciation in Saudi women correlated to husbands satisfied


Eric Bailey

East Carolina University,USA.

Title: ood Choice and Obesity in Black America: Creating a New Cultural Diet


Ludwig E. Feinendegen

Heinrich-Heine University, Germany.

Title: Body-Mass Indices for the Healthy Weight of Humans: Comparison, Validation and Cut-off Values


Leegail Adonis

South African National Department of Health

Title: Creating a contextualized national obesity strategy: lessons learned from South Africa


Maria Derylo

Loyola University Chicago ,USA.

Title: Obesity


Eyitayo Omolara, Owolabi

University of Fort Hare, South Africa.

Title: Prevalence and Predictors of overweight and obesity among South African adults


Chii-Shy Lin

Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.

Title: Targeting dietary glycemic index toward a better weight management

Childhood Obesity and its Lifelong Effects
Endocrine Disorders and Obesity
Drug treatments and devices for obesity: Current Research
Steroids and Hormones in Obesity

Session Introduction


Andrea Romani

Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Title: Mg2+-deficiency increases cortisol production in liver cells: Cross-talk between Inflammation and Hormonal Dysmetabolism


Patricia K. Doyle-Baker

University of Calgary, Canada.

Title: Adiponectin and leptin concentration changes during a high intensity exercise intervention programme for obese children.


Haseed banwar

Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.



Peteris Tretjakovs

Riga Stradins University, Latvia.

Title: Serum fibroblast growth factor-21 is associated with renal sinus fat increasment independently of total intraabdominal obesity