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  1. Content type: Research article

    The current literature on determinants of behavior change in weight management lacks sufficient studies on type of motivation among children/adolescents, on perceived competence, and in relation to healthy eat...

    Authors: Suzanne Mokhtari, Benjamin Grace, Youngju Pak, Astrid Reina, Quinn Durand and Jennifer K. Yee

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:36

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is known as an independent predictor of cardiometabolic risk and all-cause mortality, while increased physical activity has been shown to improve cardiometabolic risk. The purpose...

    Authors: Sean McGrath, Danielle Brazel, Lara Dugas, Guichan Cao, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu and Amy Luke

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:34

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Low physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to overweight/obesity in children. This study aims to explore relationships between out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and soc...

    Authors: Lifoter K. Navti, Mary B. Atanga and Loveline L. Niba

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:35

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The UK rheumatology community serves an ageing and ethnically diverse population, with a growing public health concern about obesity. Overweight and obesity contribute to 2.8 million preventable deaths annuall...

    Authors: G. Colligan, J. Galloway and H. Lempp

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    An understanding of the dietary behaviors linked to substantial postpartum weight retention, particularly in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM), is warranted to focus intervention efforts to preve...

    Authors: Jaimie N. Davis, Grace E. Shearrer, Wei Tao, Shanta R. Hurston and Erica P. Gunderson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:31

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a global health crisis, and portion control is a key method for reducing excess body weight. Given consumers’ familiarity with large portion sizes, reducing portion sizes can be difficult. Smaller p...

    Authors: Joel W. Hughes, Carly M. Goldstein, Carly Logan, Jessica L. Mulvany, Misty A. W. Hawkins, Amy F. Sato and John Gunstad

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:30

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Factors influencing the increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity among children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa remain unclear. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity an...

    Authors: Sarah Negash, Charles Agyemang, Tandi E Matsha, Nasheeta Peer, Rajiv T Erasmus and Andre P Kengne

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:29

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Baker’s/brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been used as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters to improve growth performance in animals. In humans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is among the most com...

    Authors: Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:28

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Increased visceral adiposity is strongly associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, little attention has been paid to the association between the change in subcutaneous adipose mass an...

    Authors: Ryotaro Bouchi, Tatsuya Fukuda, Takato Takeuchi, Yujiro Nakano, Masanori Murakami, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Koshi Hashimoto, Takanobu Yoshimoto and Yoshihiro Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:27

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The elderly are faced with health problems such as cardiovascular diseases, type II diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, arthritis and other musculoskeletal problems, which can be linked to obesity and overweigh...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Nuertey, Alabira Iddrisu Alhassan, Augustine D. Nuertey, Isaac Asimadu Mensah, Victor Adongo, Clement Kabutey, Joyce Addai and Richard Bekoe Biritwum

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:26

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Obesity was identified as a major risk factor for malignant diseases, but underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Natural killer (NK) cells, a pivotal aspect of innate immunity, are capable of identifying and ki...

    Authors: J. Spielmann, J. Hanke, D. Knauf, S. Ben-Eliyahu, R. Jacobs, G. I. Stangl, I. Bähr and H. Kielstein

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:24

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Previous studies in obese children demonstrating a positive association between serum uric acid (sUA) and components of...

    Authors: Elizabeth Solis Perez, Mario Alberto González Medina, Manuel Lopez-Cabanillas Lomeli, Verónica Tijerina González, Jesús Zacarías Villarreal Pérez, Fernando J. Lavalle González, Victorine Imrhan, Shanil Juma, Parakat Vijayagopal, Kittipong Boonme and Chandan Prasad

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:25

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported as more common in patients with morbid obesity than in the general population. The reason for this association is unknown. The aims of this study were to study the pr...

    Authors: Martin Aasbrenn, Ingvild Høgestøl, Inger Eribe, Jon Kristinsson, Stian Lydersen, Tom Mala and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:22

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is linked to cardiovascular diseases and increasingly common in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) since the introduction of intensified insulin therapy. Our main aim was to explore associations between o...

    Authors: Eva O. Melin, Ralph Svensson, Maria Thunander, Magnus Hillman, Hans O. Thulesius and Mona Landin-Olsson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:21

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in children is increasing worldwide. Malnutrition has become a double burden challenge of public health concern in developing countries. Childhood obesity increases the risk of chronic disease in child...

    Authors: Assefa Desalew, Alemnesh Mandesh and Agumasie Semahegn

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:20

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Globally, overweight and obesity are becoming a mounting concern, impacting negatively on the health of populations especially in low-income settings. However, there is paucity of epidemiological information a...

    Authors: Margaret Atuahene, John Kuumuori Ganle, Martin Adjuik, Nana Frema Atuahene and Grace Billi Kampitib

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:15

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:14

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:18

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:19

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study analysed the relationship between perceived and actual Body Mass Index (BMI) and the effect of a prior identification of obesity by a medical professional for adults using difference in response for...

    Authors: Jonathan F. Easton, Christopher R. Stephens and Heriberto Román Sicilia

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:16

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:13

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Both sprint interval training (SIT) and high-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) have been described as time-efficient strategies for inducing favourable metabolic and cardiorespiratory adaptations in healt...

    Authors: Benjamin M. Kelly, Soteris Xenophontos, James A. King and Myra A. Nimmo

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:17

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:12

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