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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    One third of U.S. children and two thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Interventions to prevent obesity and thus avert threats to public health are needed. This paper describes the design and methods of ...

    Authors: Amy Borg, Christina F. Haughton, Mullen Sawyer, Stephenie C. Lemon, Kevin Kane, Lori Pbert, Wenjun Li and Milagros C. Rosal

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:19

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Numerous diets, apps and websites help guide and monitor dietary behaviour with the goal of losing weight, yet dieting success is highly dependent on personal preferences and circumstances. To enable a more qu...

    Authors: Shilpa Tejpal, Narinder Sanghera, Vijayalaxmi Manoharan, Joan Planas-Iglesias, Kate Myler and Judith Klein-Seetharaman

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:20

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    Childhood overweight and obesity is a persistent public health issue in the US. Risk for obesity and obesity-related morbidity throughout the life course begins in utero. Native Americans suffer the greatest d...

    Authors: Allison Ingalls, Summer Rosenstock, Reese Foy Cuddy, Nicole Neault, Samantha Yessilth, Novalene Goklish, Leonela Nelson, Raymond Reid and Allison Barlow

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:18

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    Children with overweight or obesity are at greatly increased risk of experiencing obesity in adulthood but for reasons generally unknown some attain a healthier adult weight. This qualitative study investigate...

    Authors: M. J. Sharman, K. A. Jose, A. J. Venn, S. Banks, J. Ayton and V. J. Cleland

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:16

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    Shortly after bariatric surgery, insulin sensitivity improves and circulating Fetuin-A (FetA) declines. Elevated FetA may decrease insulin sensitivity by inhibiting insulin receptor autophosphorylation. FetA a...

    Authors: Katie N. Robinson, Blair Rowitz, Uretz J. Oliphant, Sharon M. Donovan and Margarita Teran-Garcia

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:15

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    There is limited data on risk factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity in Ghanaian school children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity and a...

    Authors: Theodosia Adom, Anniza De Villiers, Thandi Puoane and André Pascal Kengne

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:14

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neck circumference (NC) is a novel simple and stable body measurement, a growing body of evidence indicates its validity to diagnose obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Because the cutoff value of NC is gen...

    Authors: Rasmieh Alzeidan, Amel Fayed, Ahmed S. Hersi and Hala Elmorshedy

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:13

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Parent’s and child’s body mass index (BMI) are strongly associated, but their relationship varies by child’s sex and age. Parental BMI reflects, among other factors, parents’ behaviors and home environment, wh...

    Authors: Che Young Lee, Tracey A. Ledoux, Craig A. Johnston, Guadalupe X. Ayala and Daniel P. O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:11

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Individuals’ self-perceptions of weight often differ from objective measurements of body fat. This study aimed to 1) measure agreement between self-perceptions of weight and objective measurement of body fat b...

    Authors: Anthony L. Bui, Miguel G. Moscoso, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, William Checkley, Robert H. Gilman, Liam Smeeth and J. Jaime Miranda

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:9

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Home-based lifestyle behaviour interventions show promise for treating and preventing childhood obesity. According to family theories, engaging the entire family unit, including parents, to change their family...

    Authors: Owen Krystia, Tory Ambrose, Gerarda Darlington, David W. L. Ma, Andrea C. Buchholz and Jess Haines

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:10

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, limited information is available about the epidemiology of over-nutrition. This study assessed the prevalence of, and factors associated with overweight and obesity among adults in Hawassa city, S...

    Authors: Teshale Darebo, Addisalem Mesfin and Samson Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:8

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  12. Content type: Research article

    An understanding of capacity for physical activity in obese populations should help guide interventions to promote physical activity. Fear of falling is a phenomenon reported in the elderly, which is associate...

    Authors: Gilly Rosic, Anne M. Milston, Jim Richards and Paola Dey

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:7

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  13. Content type: Research article

    New Zealand Pacific and Māori populations measure disproportionately high on the international body mass index (BMI). Information is needed on what behavioural weight loss goals to recommend and how to attract...

    Authors: Marewa Glover, Marrit Nolte, Annemarie Wagemakers, Hayden McRobbie, Rozanne Kruger, Bernhard H. Breier, Jane Stephen, Mafi Funaki-Tahifote and Mathu Shanthakumar

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:6

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence that biological and genetic factors contribute strongly to obesity, many healthcare providers still attribute obesity more to controllable behavioral issues rather than factors outside a perso...

    Authors: Victoria Fang, Colleen Gillespie, Ruth Crowe, Dennis Popeo and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:5

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    Goals for Eating and Moving (GEM) is a technology-assisted health coaching intervention to improve weight management in primary care at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) that we designed through prior r...

    Authors: Clare Viglione, Dylaney Bouwman, Nadera Rahman, Yixin Fang, Jeannette M. Beasley, Scott Sherman, Xavier Pi-Sunyer, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Craig Tenner and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:4

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have among the highest prevalence of adult obesity and type 2 diabetes in the world. This study aimed to estimate the recent prevalence of obesity among school-age ...

    Authors: Hanouf Al Hammadi and John Reilly

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:3

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    To describe the characteristics of participants who registered for multiple annual offerings of a community-based weight loss program called The Challenge, and to determine participant characteristics associat...

    Authors: Merrill D. Funk, MinJae Lee, Michelle L. Vidoni and Belinda M. Reininger

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:2

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The rate of overweight and obesity in Australia is among the highest in the world. Yet Australia lags other countries in developing comprehensive educative or regulatory responses to address sugary drink consu...

    Authors: Caroline Miller, Melanie Wakefield, Annette Braunack-Mayer, David Roder, Kerin O’Dea, Kerry Ettridge and Joanne Dono

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2019 6:1

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a major health problem in Arab countries. Bariatric surgery can improve the quality of life of an obese individual. However, different types of bariatric surgery result in varying levels of food int...

    Authors: Khalid Al Khalifa and Ahmed Al Ansari

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:44

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  20. Content type: Research article

    We undertook a survey of all bariatric centres in Scotland in order to describe current pre- and post-operative care, to estimate their costs and explore differences in financial impact.

    Authors: Eleanor Grieve, Ruth M. Mackenzie, Jane Munro, Joanne O’Donnell, Sally Stewart, Abdulmajid Ali, Duff Bruce, Miranda Trevor and Jennifer Logue

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:43

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity are complex conditions, associated with a wide range of serious health issues. In contemporary society, body size is an important part of a person’s self-representation. Lifestyle change...

    Authors: Elin Salemonsen, Britt Sætre Hansen, Georg Førland and Anne Lise Holm

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:42

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Excessive gestational weight gain and rapid infancy weight gain (RIWG) are associated with increased susceptibility to childhood obesity. Since low-income and minority children are particularly at risk, invest...

    Authors: Cheryl L. K. Gibby, Cristina Palacios, Maribel Campos, Eunjung Lim and Jinan Banna

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:41

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity are associated with health complications the gravity of which, vary with the regional deposition of the excess fat. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is often used to measure obesity although is...

    Authors: Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Barbara Kirunda, Gerald Mutungi, Ronald Wesonga, Silver K. Bahendeka and David Guwatudde

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:40

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centered outcome measures for childhood obesity are limited. Identifying outcomes that patients and families consider important could be a viable avenue for better engagement of patients and interventi...

    Authors: Byron A. Foster, Paula Winkler, Kelsey Weinstein and Deborah Parra-Medina

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:39

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Bariatric surgery leads to changes in mental health, quality of life and social functioning, yet these outcomes differ among individuals. In this study, we explore patients’ psychosocial experiences following ...

    Authors: Dina H Griauzde, Andrew M Ibrahim, Natalie Fisher, Amanda Stricklen, Rachel Ross and Amir A Ghaferi

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:38

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  26. Content type: Research article

    A major contributor to the growing obesity crisis is screen based sedentary behaviour among young children. Media parenting practices may be an important determinant of children’s screen time, however publishe...

    Authors: Lisa Tang, Gerarda Darlington, David W L Ma and Jess Haines

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:37

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Tranexamic acid reduces blood loss associated with various surgical procedures. Postoperative bleeding caused by dissection or bleeding of the enteric staple lines is a well-known complication following bariat...

    Authors: R. A. Klaassen, C. A. Selles, J. W. van den Berg, M. M. Poelman and E. van der Harst

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:36

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Several studies examining the association and discriminative ability of adiposity measures for prehypertension and hypertension among adolescents have reported varying outcomes. We aimed to determine the discr...

    Authors: Oghenebrume Wariri, Iliya Jalo and Fidelia Bode-Thomas

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:35

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Childhood socioeconomic position (SEP) has previously been associated with increased risk of overweight among children and adolescents. However, it remains uncertain whether the timing of exposure is important...

    Authors: Per Hoegh Poulsen, Karin Biering, Trine Nøhr Winding, Ellen Aagaard Nohr and Johan Hviid Andersen

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:34

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  30. Content type: Research article

    People with a disability affecting their mobility are more likely to be overweight or obese than those without a mobility disability. The guidelines on how to prevent and treat overweight/obese adults in the g...

    Authors: Marianne Holmgren, Magnus Sandberg and Gerd Ahlström

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:33

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between obesity and depression is complex. This study assessed the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the link between BMI, inflammation, oxidative stress, sleep quality and self-reported depr...

    Authors: Alanna V. Rigobon, Thirumagal Kanagasabai and Valerie H. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:32

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Understanding how normal weight and obese young children process high-calorie food stimuli may provide information relevant to the neurobiology of eating behavior contributing to childhood obesity. In this stu...

    Authors: Amjad Samara, Xuehua Li, R. T. Pivik, Thomas M. Badger and Xiawei Ou

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:31

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Gastrointestinal (GI) co-morbidity is common in obese patients, but the effect of weight loss surgery on GI symptoms is incompletely elucidated. The aims of the present study were to explore changes in GI symp...

    Authors: Anne Stine Kvehaugen and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:29

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  34. Content type: Study protocol

    Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective strategy for producing significant and durable weight loss. Yet, not all patients achieve initial weight loss success and some degree of weight regain is very ...

    Authors: Stephanie P. Goldstein, J. Graham Thomas, Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, George A. Blackburn, Daniel B. Jones, Jennifer Webster, Richard Jones, E.Whitney Evans, Jody Dushay, Jon Moon and Dale S. Bond

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:27

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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Research article

    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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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