Friday, July 1, 2022
There may be little doubt in anybody’s minds that the 2020 launch of the Canadian Scientific Observe 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 around the globe and the CMAJ abstract was the #1 downloaded article on the CMAJ web site in 2020.
Simply how massive the influence of those tips had been, is probably greatest mirrored by the latest “thanks” be aware 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 Impression Issue (IF) on this yr’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 huge soar. Thanks for selecting CMAJ on your publication. I hope you’ll select us once more.”
Actually, 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 relatively spectacular consideration to those scientific observe tips (typically a relatively mundane occasion that not often catches the eye of lay media), is testomony to the great efforts and forward-thinking strategy taken by the over 60 authors, who in 19 chapters structure our present considering and proof for addressing weight problems as a power illness in scientific observe.
Whereas I congratulate CMAJ on this spectacular soar 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 stay up for the persevering with updates of those tips to make sure that these advances proceed to enhance the lives of the individuals dwelling with weight problems.