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    The effects of dietary macronutrient composition on lipid metabolism-associated factor gene expression in the adipose tissue of chickens are influenced by fasting and refeeding

    Broiler chickens are compulsive feeders that become obese as juveniles and are thus a unique model for metabolic disorders in humans. However, little is known about the relationship between dietary composition...

    Guoqing Wang, Betty R. McConn, Dongmin Liu, Mark A. Cline and Elizabeth R. Gilbert

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:14

    Published on: 10 May 2017

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    Understanding perceived determinants of nurses’ eating and physical activity behaviour: a theory-informed qualitative interview study

    Unhealthy eating and physical activity behaviours are common among nurses but little is known about determinants of eating and physical activity behaviour in this population. The present study used a theoretic...

    Brian T. Power, Kirsty Kiezebrink, Julia L. Allan and Marion K. Campbell

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:18

    Published on: 9 May 2017

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    Increases in waist circumference independent of weight in Mongolia over the last decade: the Mongolian STEPS surveys

    In Mongolia, mean waist circumference (WC) has increased dramatically over the last decade, however, it is unknown whether these increases have been greater than corresponding increases in weight. In this stud...

    Oyun Chimeddamba, Emma Gearon, Samuel L. Brilleman, Enkhjargal Tumenjargal and Anna Peeters

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:19

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    The association of self-regulation with weight loss maintenance after an intensive combined lifestyle intervention for children and adolescents with severe obesity

    Knowledge is limited on the role the ability to self-regulate plays in the long-term outcome of obesity treatment in children and adolescents with severe obesity. The purpose of this study was to determine whe...

    Jutka Halberstadt, Emely de Vet, Chantal Nederkoorn, Anita Jansen, Ottelien H. van Weelden, Iris Eekhout, Martijn W. Heymans and Jacob C. Seidell

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:13

    Published on: 25 April 2017

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    Association of gene coding variation and resting metabolic rate in a multi-ethnic sample of children and adults

    Resting metabolic rates (RMR) vary across individuals. Understanding the determinants of RMR could provide biological insight into obesity and its metabolic consequences such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascu...

    Jacklyn N. Hellwege, Digna R. Velez Edwards, Sari Acra, Kong Chen, Maciej S. Buchowski and Todd L. Edwards

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:12

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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    Metabolic improvements following Roux-en-Y surgery assessed by solid meal test in subjects with short duration type 2 diabetes

    Glucose homeostasis improves within days following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. The dynamic metabolic response to caloric intake following RYGB has been assessed using liquid mixed meal tolerance t...

    Sudha S. Shankar, Lori A. Mixson, Manu Chakravarthy, Robin Chisholm, Anthony J. Acton, RoseMarie Jones, Samer G. Mattar, Deborah L. Miller, Lea Petry, Chan R. Beals, S. Aubrey Stoch, David E. Kelley and Robert V. Considine

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:10

    Published on: 1 March 2017

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    Informing the development and uptake of a weight management intervention for preconception: a mixed-methods investigation of patient and provider perceptions

    It is recommended for women to have a healthy body mass index before conception. However, there is limited research on appropriate preconception interventions for weight loss. Furthermore, there is a lack of k...

    Samantha M. Harden, NithyaPriya S. Ramalingam, Kathryn E. Wilson and Emily Evans-Hoeker

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:8

    Published on: 6 February 2017

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    Overweight and obesity in children aged 3–13 years in urban Cameroon: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and association with socio-economic status

    Childhood overweight/obesity is increasing rapidly in developing countries. There is a need to provide more evidence on its burden in sub-Saharan Africa, and to identify associated factors in order to set prev...

    Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Josiane Kamdeu-Chedeu, Sam D. Leary, Yannick Mboue-Djieka, Daniel N. Nebongo, Christoph Akazong, Yacouba N. Mapoure, Julian P. Hamilton-Shield, Jean-François Gautier and Jean Claude Mbanya

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:7

    Published on: 1 February 2017

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    Randomised, double-blind, clinical investigation to compare orlistat 60 milligram and a customized polyglucosamine, two treatment methods for the management of overweight and obesity

    The efficacy of a non-prescription drug to support weight loss programs has yet to be compared. This clinical trial investigates the comparability of orlistat 60 milligram (mg) and polyglucosamine.

    Manfred Stoll, Norman Bitterlich and Umberto Cornelli

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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    Severe obesity, emotions and eating habits: a case-control study

    Obesity has a multifaceted etiology that involves genetic, biological and behavioral factors, body growth, eating habits, energy expenditure and the function of adipose tissue. The present study aimed to expan...

    M. Koski and H. Naukkarinen

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    Body mass index–measured adiposity and population attributability of associated factors: a population-based study from Buea, Cameroon

    Obesity is currently a global health challenge driven by a mix of behavioural, environmental and genetic factors. Up to date population-based disease burden estimates are needed to guide successful prevention ...

    Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Jeannine A. Atem, Andre Pascal Kengne, Anastase Dzudie and J. Lennert Veerman

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:1

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    The association between severity of King’s Obesity Staging Criteria scores and treatment choice in patients with morbid obesity: a retrospective cohort study

    The King’s Obesity Staging Criteria (KOSC) comprises of a four-graded set of health related domains. We aimed to examine whether, according to KOSC, patients undergoing bariatric surgery differed from those op...

    Tone G. Valderhaug, Erlend T. Aasheim, Rune Sandbu, Gunn S. Jakobsen, Milada C. Småstuen, Jens K. Hertel and Jøran Hjelmesæth

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:51

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  13. Research article

    Somatic neural alterations in non-diabetic obesity: a cross-sectional study

    Reports on alterations in somatic neural functions due to non-diabetic obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes, are few and still a matter of debate. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, reports lack any comments...

    Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Prakash Kumar Yadav, Dev Kumar Shah, Kopila Agrawal, Rita Khadka and Md. Nazrul Islam

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:50

    Published on: 22 November 2016

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