Friday, July 1, 2022
There could be little doubt in anybody’s minds that the 2020 launch of the Canadian Medical Apply Pointers 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 obtained 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 giant the affect of those pointers have been, is probably 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 Impression Issue (IF) on this 12 months’s report! CMAJ’s 2021 IF is 16.859. The highly-influential Guideline that you just and your colleagues printed in CMAJ in 2020 contributed to this massive leap. Thanks for selecting CMAJ in your publication. I hope you’ll select us once more.”
In reality, in line with 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 observe pointers (usually a somewhat 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 format our present considering and proof for addressing weight problems as a power illness in scientific observe.
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 data continues to advance, I stay up for the persevering with updates of those pointers to make sure that these advances proceed to enhance the lives of the individuals residing with weight problems.