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  1. Research article

    Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) are associated with body fat mass and systemic inflammation, but not with dietary yeast consumption: a cross-sectional study

    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...

    Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:28

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Differential prevalence and associations of overweight and obesity by gender and population group among school learners in South Africa: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:29

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Gender difference in the impact of gynoid and android fat masses on the progression of hepatic steatosis in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:27

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Prevalence of obesity and overweight and its associated factors among registered pensioners in Ghana; a cross sectional studies

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:26

    Published on: 4 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Association between serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome components in prepubertal obese children (Tanner Stage I) from Nuevo León, Mexico - a preliminary study

    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...

    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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:25

    Published on: 3 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Prevalence and predictors of irritable bowel syndrome in patients with morbid obesity: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:22

    Published on: 29 June 2017

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    Gender, alexithymia and physical inactivity associated with abdominal obesity in type 1 diabetes mellitus: a cross sectional study at a secondary care hospital diabetes clinic

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:21

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Overweight and obesity prevalence among public servants in Nadowli district, Ghana, and associated risk factors: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:15

    Published on: 1 June 2017

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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

  11. Research article

    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

  13. Research article

    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

  14. Research article

    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

  15. 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

  16. Research article

    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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