Prevalence and associated factors of obesity in inflammatory bowel disease: A case-control study
Giuseppe Losurdo, Rosa Federica La Fortezza, Andrea Iannone, Antonella Contaldo, Michele Barone, Enzo Ierardi, Alfredo Di Leo, Mariabeatrice Principi, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Bari 70124, Italy
Author contributions: Iannone A, Di Leo A and Principi M planned the study; Losurdo G, La Fortezza RF, Iannone A, Contaldo A and Barone M collected data; Ierardi, Barone M and Principi M supervised the study; Losurdo G performed statistical analysis; Losurdo G and Ierardi E wrote the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final version.
Institutional review board statement: The study was approved by the independent Ethics Committee of the Policlinico di Bari (protocol No. 4862) and was performed according to the Helsinki declaration 1975 statements.
Informed consent statement: All patients gave informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement-checklist of items, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement-checklist of items.
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Corresponding author: Giuseppe Losurdo, MD, Academic Fellow, Doctor, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Piazza Giulio Cesare 11, Bari 70124, Italy. email@example.com
Received: September 30, 2020
Peer-review started: September 30, 2020
First decision: November 13, 2020
Revised: November 18, 2020
Accepted: November 29, 2020
Article in press: November 29, 2020
Published online: December 21, 2020