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    Research on the pandemic of Covid-19 has demonstrated that there is a higher risk of contracting the disease, increased severity, and poorer outcomes in individuals who are obese.

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    The ability of modern computers to analyse massive data sets that heretofore were impossible to handle has opened up new vistas in research. Such massive data sets have been named “Big Data”. The International Journal of Obesity strives to identify novel areas for research into obesity and it appears that gleaning information from “Big Data” data sets holds promise to allow identification of questions for more targeted research as well as to directly answer some questions about obesity. There has been a very modest effort to use big data in obesity research to date and most of the questions have regarded identifying genetic loci from genome wide scans that correlate with obesity-related traits. Many types of research will be available using massive data sets, including genetic, biochemical/physiological, clinical, behavioural, economic, and other topics. The Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) in the United Kingdom funded a Strategic Network for Obesity to address Big Data in obesity research. This collection of articles discuss the potential role of big data in obesity research. Richard L. Atkinson and Ian A. Macdonald, Editors-in-Chief

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    See what scientists world-wide have been citing and sharing. In this Web Focus we highlight a selection of articles from 2019, which top the list of the journal’s most cited and most shared (including press coverage, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Weibo). They showcase the breadth of scope and coverage that the journal consistently delivers to its readers.

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    Growth in research coming from Asia, specifically China, over recent years has been pronounced. China has now surpassed the US in terms of global publications output and is challenging the US and Europe in terms of R&D investment. Not only has the volume of research increased but the quality of research has also improved with the volume of citations increasing and a greater percentage of top cited authors now coming from this region. This collection showcases a selection of top cited articles published in International Journal of Obesity from authors hailing from this region.

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    See what scientists world-wide have been citing and sharing. In this Web Focus we highlight a selection of articles from 2018 which top the list of the journal’s most cited and most shared (including press coverage, blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Weibo). They showcase the breadth of scope and coverage that the journal consistently delivers to its readers.

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    Conference proceedings from the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple University and the supplement were funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Con Agra Foods to the Center for Obesity Research & Education at Temple University.

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