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  1. Research article

    Community factors related to healthy eating & active living in counties with lower than expected adult obesity rates

    Adult obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, yet vary considerably across states and counties. We sought to explore community-level factors that may be associated with reduced ad...

    Maureen E. Canavan, Emily Cherlin, Stephanie Boegeman, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Kristina M. Talbert-Slagle

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:49

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  2. Research article

    Measurement of overweight and obesity an urban slum setting in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparison of four anthropometric indices

    As a result of both genetic and environmental factors, the body composition and topography of African populations are presumed to be different from western populations. Accordingly, globally accepted anthropom...

    Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Samuel Oti, Thaddaeus Egondi and Catherine Kyobutungi

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:46

    Published on: 8 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Freshman 15 in England: a longitudinal evaluation of first year university student’s weight change

    Weight change in first year university students, often referred to as ‘Freshman 15’, has been shown to be a common problem in North America. Studies have reported weight gain to be between 1 kg and 4 kg over t...

    Claudia Vadeboncoeur, Charlie Foster and Nick Townsend

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:45

    Published on: 3 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2016 3:53

  4. 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

  5. Research article

    A randomized, open-label pilot of the combination of low-level laser therapy and lorcaserin for weight loss

    Obesity is a significant public health problem and innovative treatments are needed. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the preliminary efficacy and safety of a combined treatment of low-level laser...

    Ivana T. Croghan, Jon O. Ebbert, Darrell R. Schroeder, Ryan T. Hurt, Victoria Hagstrom and Matthew M. Clark

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:42

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    Accuracy of BMI correction using multiple reports in children

    Errors in reported height and weight raise concerns about body mass index (BMI) and obesity estimates obtained from self or proxy reports. Researchers have corrected BMI using linear statistical models, primar...

    Madhumita (Bonnie) Ghosh-Dastidar, Ann C Haas, Nancy Nicosia and Ashlesha Datar

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:37

    Published on: 13 September 2016

  8. Research article

    A comparison of snack serving sizes to USDA guidelines in healthy weight and overweight minority preschool children enrolled in Head Start

    Obesity disproportionately affects children from low-income families and those from racial and ethnic minorities. The relationship between snacking and weight status remains unclear, although snacking is known...

    Andrea Charvet, Kathryn Brogan Hartlieb, Yulyu Yeh and K.-L. Catherine Jen

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:36

    Published on: 27 August 2016

  9. Technical advance

    Adipocyte nuclei captured from VAT and SAT

    Obesity-related comorbidities are thought to result from the reprogramming of the epigenome in numerous tissues and cell types, and in particular, mature adipocytes within visceral and subcutaneous adipose tis...

    Suresh Ambati, Ping Yu, Elizabeth C. McKinney, Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy, Diane Hartzell, Clifton A. Baile and Richard B. Meagher

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:35

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  10. Research article

    In-school versus out-of-school sedentary behavior patterns in U.S. children

    This study contributes to the literature by using accelerometers to describe sedentary behavior (SB) patterns in US children. The purpose of this study was to examine SB patterns in fifth-graders by specifical...

    Jimikaye Beck, Christine A. Chard, Carolin Hilzendegen, James Hill and Nanette Stroebele-Benschop

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:34

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  11. Research article

    Correlation of adiposity indices with cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy adults of Singapore: a cross-sectional study

    Obesity has long been highlighted for its association with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Nonetheless, the best adiposity indices to evaluate the CVD risk factors remain contentious and f...

    Xinyan Bi, Siew Ling Tey, Claudia Leong, Rina Quek, Yi Ting Loo and Christiani Jeyakumar Henry

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:33

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  12. Research article

    Body weight perception among Sri Lankan cardiac patients

    Misperception of body weight by individuals is a known occurrence. However, it is a potential target for implementing obesity reduction interventions in patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The...

    Ranil Jayawardena, Pavani Punchihewa, Ishara Ranathunga, Niroshan Lokunarangoda, Anidu Keerthi Pathirana and Wijeyasingam Samuel Santharaj

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:32

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  13. 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

  14. Research article

    Maternal obesity (Class I-III), gestational weight gain and maternal leptin levels during and after pregnancy: a prospective cohort study

    Maternal obesity is accompanied by maternal and fetal complications during and after pregnancy. The risks seem to increase with degree of obesity. Leptin has been suggested to play a role in the development of...

    Sara Carlhäll, Marie Bladh, Jan Brynhildsen, Ing-Marie Claesson, Ann Josefsson, Gunilla Sydsjö, Annika Thorsell and Marie Blomberg

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:28

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  15. Research article

    Body composition and ankle-brachial index in Ghanaians with asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease in a tertiary hospital

    Ankle-brachial index (ABI) and indices of obesity are both use to indicate cardiovascular risk. However, association between body composition indices and ABI, a measure of peripheral arterial disease, is incon...

    Kwame Yeboah, Peter Puplampu, Ernest Yorke, Daniel A. Antwi, Ben Gyan and Albert G. B. Amoah

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:27

    Published on: 13 May 2016

  16. Research article

    The Pro12Ala polymorphism in the PPAR-γ2 gene is not associated to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus in a Cameroonian population

    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma 2 (PPAR-γ2) is a transcription factor with a key role in adipocyte differentiation, lipid storage and glucose homeostasis. The Ala allele of the common Pro12Ala po...

    Edith Pascale M. Mato, Priscille Eunice Pokam-Fosso, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Marie-Solange Evehe, Rosine Djokam-Dadjeu, Olivier Sontsa Donfack, Elvis Ndonwi Ngwa, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Wilfred F. Mbacham, Eugene Sobngwi and Jean Claude Mbanya

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:26

    Published on: 12 May 2016

  17. Research article

    Neighbourhood socioeconomic context, individual socioeconomic position, and overweight in young children: a multilevel study in a large German city

    The context of the close neighbourhood environment in which children live has gained increasing attention in epidemiological research. This study aimed to investigate if contextual neighbourhood socioeconomic ...

    Steffen Andreas Schüle, Rüdiger von Kries, Hermann Fromme and Gabriele Bolte

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:25

    Published on: 6 May 2016

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