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  1. Content type: Research article

    Genome-wide association studies have implicated the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene in type 2 diabetes risk, and more recently, in decreased body mass index. Given the contrary direction of genetic ef...

    Authors: Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes, Annie Green Howard, Mariaelisa Graff, Carmen R. Isasi, Heather M. Highland, Kristin L. Young, Esteban Parra, Jennifer E. Below, Qibin Qi, Robert C. Kaplan, Anne E. Justice, George Papanicolaou, Cathy C. Laurie, Struan F. A. Grant, Christopher Haiman, Ruth J. F. Loos…

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:26

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Body mass index (BMI) has been used to assess body adiposity, but it cannot adequately reflect body fat (BF) amount. The body adiposity index (BAI) has been shown a better performance than BMI for this purpose...

    Authors: Giliane Belarmino, Raquel S. Torrinhas, Priscila Sala, Lilian M. Horie, Lucas Damiani, Natalia C. Lopes, Steven B. Heymsfield and Dan L. Waitzberg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:25

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    Variations in the delivery of content and process can alter the effectiveness of complex interventions. This study examined the fidelity of a weight loss intervention (Camden Weight Loss) from recorded consult...

    Authors: Lorraine M Noble, Emma Godfrey, Liane Al-Baba, Gabriella Baez, Nicki Thorogood and Kiran Nanchahal

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:24

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease. While it is well-established that obesity affects OA through increased axial loading on the joint cartilage, the indirect effect of obesity through ...

    Authors: Kelsey H. Collins, Behnam Sharif, Raylene A. Reimer, Claudia Sanmartin, Walter Herzog, Rick Chin and Deborah A. Marshall

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:23

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Capsaicinoids (CAPs) found in chili peppers and pepper extracts, are responsible for enhanced metabolism. The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects of CAPs on body fat and fat mass while consideri...

    Authors: James Rogers, Stacie L. Urbina, Lem W. Taylor, Colin D. Wilborn, Martin Purpura, Ralf Jäger and Vijaya Juturu

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:22

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is positively associated with low-level chronic inflammation, and negatively associated with several indices of health-related quality of life (HRQOL). It is however not clear if obesity-associated inf...

    Authors: Jeffrey Wilkins, Palash Ghosh, Juan Vivar, Bibhas Chakraborty and Sujoy Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity can be defined as excessive and abnormal fat depositions in our body. They have become one of the emerging and serious public health concerns of the twenty-first century in low income co...

    Authors: Alemu Gebrie, Animut Alebel, Abriham Zegeye, Bekele Tesfaye and Aster Ferede

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    People living with severe obesity report high levels of weight-related stigma. Theoretically, this stigma undermines weight loss efforts. The objective of this study is to test one proposed mechanism to explai...

    Authors: SeungYong Han, Gina Agostini, Alexandra A. Brewis and Amber Wutich

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:18

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although there have been extensive studies that make group comparisons on child eating and feeding practices, few studies have examined measurement equivalence to ensure that measures used to make such group c...

    Authors: Marisol Perez, Tara K. Ohrt, Amanda B. Bruening, Aaron B. Taylor, Jeffrey Liew, Ashley M. W. Kroon Van Diest and Tatianna Ungredda

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:17

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Obesity (BMI ≥30) during pregnancy is becoming an increasing public health issue and is associated with adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) further increases the ri...

    Authors: Karin Haby, Marie Berg, Hanna Gyllensten, Ragnar Hanas and Åsa Premberg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:16

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The global pandemic of obesity and the metabolic syndrome are leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Bariatric surgery leads to sustained weight loss and improves obesity-associated morbidity including rem...

    Authors: Abdullah Alkandari, Hutan Ashrafian, Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Peter Sedman, Ara Darzi, Elaine Holmes, Thanos Athanasiou, Stephen L. Atkin and Nigel J. Gooderham

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:20

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Abdominal obesity is linked to cardiovascular diseases in type 1 diabetes (T1D). The primary aim was to explore associations between abdominal obesity and cardiovascular complications, metabolic and inflammato...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is associated with metabolic risk, however it is unclear whether the relationship is confounded by racial/ethnic differences in socioeconomic status (SES), lifestyle...

    Authors: Cindy George, Juliet Evans, Lisa K. Micklesfield, Tommy Olsson and Julia H. Goedecke

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:14

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a well-known condition of resistant hypertension (HT). Insights to the hemodynamic patterns that characterize obesity related hypertension may help guide therapeutic adjustments and shorten time to ...

    Authors: Catarina Santos and Pedro Marques da Silva

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:13

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has been an established bariatric procedure for the last three decades and was, for many years, the first-choice procedure for the treatment of chronic obesity. Howe...

    Authors: Leeying Giet, Julia Baker, Franco Favretti, Gianni Segato, Paul Super, Rishi Singhal and David Ashton

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:12

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Given the current prevalence of childhood obesity among Hispanic populations, and the importance of parental feeding behaviors, we aimed to assess the impact of the evidence-based Healthy Children, Healthy Fam...

    Authors: Laura Otterbach, Noereem Z. Mena, Geoffrey Greene, Colleen A. Redding, Annie De Groot and Alison Tovar

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Since 2014 the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has funded 13 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) around the country to support large-scale comparative effectiveness research and pragma...

    Authors: William J. Heerman, Wendy L. Bennett, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Elizabeth Nauman, Amanda E. Staiano and Kenneth A. Wallston

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To assess the value of serological biomarker testing as a substitute for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) in pre-operative assessment of patients referred for bariatric surgery.

    Authors: Jaanus Suumann, Toomas Sillakivi, Živile Riispere, Kari Syrjänen, Pentti Sipponen, Ülle Kirsimägi and Ants Peetsalu

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:9

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The internet is a potentially promising medium for delivering weight loss interventions. The current study sought to explore factors that might influence primary care patients’ initial uptake and continued use...

    Authors: Samantha B. van Beurden, Sally I. Simmons, Jason C. H. Tang, Avril J. Mewse, Charles Abraham and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Previous literature suggests the beneficial effects of fitness on abdominal obesity may be attenuated in obesity and abolished in severe obesity. It is unclear whether the beneficial association between fitnes...

    Authors: Kathy Do, Ruth E. Brown, Sean Wharton, Chris I. Ardern and Jennifer L. Kuk

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:5

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension. The study observed the relationship between adolescent weight status and blood pressure (BP) and the determinants of the BP pattern in urban and rural areas.

    Authors: Akinlolu Gabriel Omisore, Bridget Omisore, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi, Ibrahim Sebutu Bello and Samuel Anu Olowookere

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:2

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  22. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] that the surname of author Reuben Adatorwovor was incorrectly typeset as Adatorwover. These errors were introduced during typesetting; thus the publisher apologize...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

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    The original article was published in BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

  23. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is quite prevalent among seafarers. The present study examined differences in BMI and their association with weight, shape and nutrition related attitudes and perceptions among seafarer ...

    Authors: Joachim Westenhoefer, Robert von Katzler, Hans-Joachim Jensen, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Bettina Jagemann, Volker Harth and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:1

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Subjects with morbid obesity commonly use Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (NNS), but the health-related effects of NNS have been questioned. The objectives of this study were to explore the associations between theus...

    Authors: Robert Winther, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:41

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  25. Content type: Research article

    In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacit...

    Authors: Laurie K. Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M. Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M. Fardy and Dave Pace

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:40

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Childhood overnutrition is a serious public health problem, with consequences that extend into adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity among ...

    Authors: Richmond Aryeetey, Anna Lartey, Grace S. Marquis, Helena Nti, Esi Colecraft and Patricia Brown

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:38

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Studies have suggested that obesity is linked within families and that successful interventions involve both the parent and child with obesity. However little information exists regarding similarities in adipo...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

  28. Content type: Research article

    The utility of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) derived adiposity measures as compared to anthropometric measures for the assessment of adiposity-related health risk is not clear. We aimed to clarify the...

    Authors: Kevin Y. Taing, Michael E. Farkouh, Rahim Moineddin, Jack V. Tu and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:37

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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