Friday, July 1, 2022
There will be little doubt in anybody’s minds that the 2020 launch of the Canadian Scientific Follow Tips on Grownup Weight problems, a abstract of which was printed in CMAJ, represents each a landmark and a watershed in weight problems drugs.
Inside 48 hours of its launch, it acquired over 80 miillion media impressions world wide and the CMAJ abstract was the #1 downloaded article on the CMAJ web site in 2020.
Simply how massive the influence of those pointers had been, is maybe finest mirrored by the latest “thanks” notice to the authors from Kirsten Patrick, Editor-in-Chief of the CMAJ, which notes:
“I’m writing to thanks for contributing to CMAJ’s doubling its Affect Issue (IF) on this 12 months’s report! CMAJ’s 2021 IF is 16.859. The highly-influential Guideline that you simply and your colleagues printed in CMAJ in 2020 contributed to this massive leap. Thanks for selecting CMAJ to your publication. I hope you’ll select us once more.”
In actual fact, based on Google Scholar, the rules have already been cited in over 150 articles and downloads of the PDF from the CMAJ web site continues at a gradual clip of over 2000 a month.
This moderately spectacular consideration to those medical follow pointers (usually a moderately mundane occasion that not often catches the eye of lay media), is testomony to the large efforts and forward-thinking strategy taken by the over 60 authors, who in 19 chapters format our present pondering and proof for addressing weight problems as a persistent illness in medical follow.
Whereas I congratulate CMAJ on this spectacular leap in its influence issue, I can solely hope that this consideration is mirrored within the implementation of the over 80 suggestions by payers and well being authorities in addition to any well being practitioners concerned in weight problems care.
As our information continues to advance, I sit up for the persevering with updates of those pointers to make sure that these advances proceed to enhance the lives of the individuals dwelling with weight problems.