Treatment of obesity in clinical practice

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This section considers studies on treating obesity in a clinical setting, including bariatric surgery, drug treatment, and obesity management in pregnant women.

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  1. Research article

    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

  2. Research article

    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

  3. Research article

    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

  4. Research article

    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

  5. Research article

    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

  6. Research article

    Barriers to weight loss among community health center patients: qualitative insights from primary care providers

    Community Health Centers (CHCs) are important settings for obesity prevention and control. However, few studies have explored the barriers that CHC clinicians perceive their patients face in maintaining a heal...

    Rebecca C. Woodruff, Gillian L. Schauer, Ann R. Addison, Ajay Gehlot and Michelle C. Kegler

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:43

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  7. Research article

    Hepatic steatosis, detected by hepatorenal index in ultrasonography, as a predictor of insulin resistance in obese subjects

    The metabolic syndrome is a worldwide health issue, with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (liver steatosis) being one of its features, particularly closely related to insulin resistance. This study aims to in...

    Victoria T. Isaksen, Maria A. Larsen, Rasmus Goll, Jon R. Florholmen and Eyvind J. Paulssen

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:39

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  8. Study protocol

    Hormonal regulatory mechanisms in obese children and adolescents after previous weight reduction with a lifestyle intervention: maintain - paediatric part - a RCT from 2009–15

    Weight loss improves cardiovascular risk factors and “quality of life”. Most therapeutic approaches fail to induce a sustained weight loss and most individuals undergo weight regain. In this paper the comprehe...

    Anne-Madeleine Bau, Andrea Ernert, Heiko Krude and Susanna Wiegand

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:29

    Published on: 10 June 2016

  9. Research article

    Effectiveness analysis of an internet-based intervention for overweight adolescents: next steps for researchers and clinicians

    The development of effective strategies for the management of overweight in adolescence is a well recognized need. The current study investigates the effectiveness of an e-therapeutic platform (Next.Step) whic...

    Helena Fonseca, Ana Prioste, Pedro Sousa, Pedro Gaspar and Maria do Céu Machado

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:15

    Published on: 9 March 2016

  10. Research article

    Readability and content analysis of lifestyle education resources for weight management in Australian general practice

    Weight management education is one of the key strategies to assist patients to manage their weight. Educational resources provide an important adjunct in the chain of communication between practitioners and pa...

    Nouhad El-Haddad, Catherine Spooner, Nighat Faruqi, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson and Mark Harris

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:16

    Published on: 9 March 2016

  11. Research article

    Military service and other socioecological factors influencing weight and health behavior change in overweight and obese Veterans: a qualitative study to inform intervention development within primary care at the United States Veterans Health Administration

    Obesity affects 37 % of patients at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers. The VHA offers an intensive weight management program (MOVE!) but less than 10 % of eligible patients ever attend. Howe...

    Melanie Jay, Katrina F. Mateo, Allison P. Squires, Adina L. Kalet and Scott E. Sherman

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:5

    Published on: 1 February 2016

  12. Research article

    Factors associated with participant retention in a clinical, intensive, behavioral weight management program

    We sought to identify factors associated with participant retention in a 2-year, physician-lead, multidisciplinary, clinical weight management program that employs meal replacements to produce weight loss and ...

    Amy E Rothberg, Laura N McEwen, Andrew T Kraftson, Nevin Ajluni, Christine E Fowler, Nicole M Miller, Katherine R Zurales and William H Herman

    BMC Obesity 2015 2:11

    Published on: 1 March 2015

  13. Research article

    Primary health care-level interventions targeting health literacy and their effect on weight loss: a systematic review

    Enhancing individual’s health literacy for weight loss is important in addressing the increasing burden of chronic disease due to overweight and obesity. We conducted a systematic review and narrative synthesi...

    Nighat Faruqi, Catherine Spooner, Chandni Joshi, Jane Lloyd, Sarah Dennis, Nigel Stocks, Jane Taggart and Mark F Harris

    BMC Obesity 2015 2:6

    Published on: 17 February 2015

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