Obesity Facts – The Official Journal of EASO


OBESITY FACTS proudly celebrates the publication of its 5th volume in 2012! The journal has firmly established itself as an important scientific publication dealing with all areas of obesity research. The Impact Factor 2011 of OBESITY FACTS is now 1.856.

Obesity Factsis an interdisciplinary journal covering all aspects of adiposity. The publication is highly important for scientists of various subspecialties and physicians from both clinical and medical practice dealing with the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of adiposity. All of the submitted scientific papers are being peer-reviewed, and the editors carefully select papers to present only the most recent findings in clinical practice and research.

Obesity Factsis listed in Medline, Science Citation Index Expanded/Scisearch®, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition.

To further advance Obesity Facts the journal will proceed as an open access journal from 2013 on. All articles will be freely available on the journal’s homepage ( thus attracting more attention and generating more citations.

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We would like to call your attention to a publication that might be of interest for you. In August 2012 the journalVerhaltenstherapie (Behaviour Therapy) released a special issue dedicated solely to the topic of eating disorders. We are glad to announce that in this issue the English version of the three review articles plus the discussion on bariatric surgery and the interview are freely available online.

The following links lead directly to the respective articles:

Review Articles

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Eating Disorders: A Systematic and Practical Review
Hilbert, A.; Brähler, B.

Self-Regulation in Eating Disorders and Obesity – Implications for Treatment
Fischer, S.; Munsch, S.

Shape and Weight Concerns in Middle-Aged Women and the Relationship with Negative Affect and Education
Drobnjak, S.; Ehlert, U.

Monitoring the Obesity Epidemic into the 21st Century – Weighing the Evidence
Lauren Lissner, Tommy L.S. Visscher, Aila Rissanen, Berit L. Heitmann


Could Surgery Have a Better Long-Term Effect on Psychopathology Than Evidence-Based Psychotherapy? Pros and Cons of Bariatric Surgery in the Treatment of Obesity
De Zwaan, M.


The Role of Cognitive Factors in the Development and Maintenance of Eating Disorders – the Concept of Thought Shape Fusion.
An Interview with Jennifer S. Coelho


Reliable and relevant literature on obesity to support quality care is now only a mouse click away! The Online Best Evidence Service In Tackling Obesity Plus (OBESITY+) is an exciting  knowledge tool for health providers with an interest in obesity. It’s based on the innovative McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) service, as well as the latest research on information retrieval conducted at the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) at McMaster University.   OBESITY+ provides colleagues with the latest, best and most relevant evidence for their clinical practice on the causes, course, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of obesity and its related metabolic and mechanical complications.

OBESITY+ is accessible via (note that the site requires you to join the service, with a user name and password).  EASO is grateful to the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) for allowing us to share this resource.