Friday, July 1, 2022
There will be little doubt in anybody’s minds that the 2020 launch of the Canadian Medical Follow 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 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 giant the affect of those tips have been, is probably finest 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 Impression Issue (IF) on this yr’s report! CMAJ’s 2021 IF is 16.859. The highly-influential Guideline that you just and your colleagues revealed in CMAJ in 2020 contributed to this huge leap. 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 gentle clip of over 2000 a month.
This somewhat spectacular consideration to those scientific apply tips (typically a somewhat mundane occasion that hardly ever 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 pondering and proof for addressing weight problems as a continual illness in scientific apply.
Whereas I congratulate CMAJ on this spectacular leap in its affect 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 look ahead to 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.