Zubin Amarsi

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BACKGROUND Overweight and obese persons are at risk of a number of medical conditions which can lead to further morbidity and mortality. The primary objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the incidence of each co-morbidity related to obesity and overweight using a meta-analysis. METHODS A literature search for the twenty co-morbidities(More)
This study is to update the estimates of the economic burden of illness because of overweight and obesity in Canada by incorporating the increase in prevalence of overweight and obesity, findings of new related comorbidities and rise in the national healthcare expenditure. The burden was estimated from a societal perspective using the prevalence-based(More)
BACKGROUND While use of the Internet is increasingly widespread in research, little is known about the role of routine electronic mail (email) correspondence during recruitment and early volunteer-researcher interactions. To gain insight into the standpoint of volunteers we analyzed email communications in an early rheumatoid arthritis qualitative interview(More)
The abstract (and the main text in general) is somewhat bland and not well-written. I suggest the authors’ look at recent systematic reviews for suggestions on how to improve their writing. I suggest using “incidence“ in the abstract and throughout. The conclusion should not be used to highlight study strengths. It should summarise findings, and include(More)
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