Friday, July 1, 2022
There could be little doubt in anybody’s minds that the 2020 launch of the Canadian Medical Observe Tips on Grownup Weight problems, a abstract of which was revealed in CMAJ, represents each a landmark and a watershed in weight problems medication.
Inside 48 hours of its launch, it obtained over 80 miillion media impressions around the globe and the CMAJ abstract was the #1 downloaded article on the CMAJ web site in 2020.
Simply how massive the impression of those tips had been, is maybe greatest mirrored by the current “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 Influence 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 revealed in CMAJ in 2020 contributed to this massive bounce. Thanks for selecting CMAJ in 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 quite spectacular consideration to those scientific observe tips (typically a quite mundane occasion that hardly ever catches the eye of lay media), is testomony to the super 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 power illness in scientific observe.
Whereas I congratulate CMAJ on this spectacular bounce in its impression 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 data continues to advance, I sit up for the persevering with updates of those tips to make sure that these advances proceed to enhance the lives of the individuals residing with weight problems.