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Policies, socioeconomic aspects, and health systems research

This section includes studies on existing and novel policy implementation to tackle obesity and those looking at how to mitigate and address socioeconomic inequality in obesity research and treatment.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. We sought to demonstrate that the relationship between urban or rural residence and overweight status among women in Sub-Saharan Africa is complex and confounded by wealth status.

    Authors: Nyovani Janet Madise and Gobopamang Letamo
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:5
  6. Overweight and obesity prevalence in children is now on the rise in low/middle-income countries, including Guatemala. Fast food consumption is a recognized contributing factor to this rise. Fast food restauran...

    Authors: Sofia Mazariegos, Violeta Chacón, Adam Cole and Joaquin Barnoya
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:52
  7. Obesity in infertile women increases the costs of fertility treatments, reduces their effectiveness and increases significantly the risks of many complications of pregnancy and for the newborn. Studies suggest...

    Authors: Karine Duval, Marie-France Langlois, Belina Carranza-Mamane, Marie-Hélène Pesant, Marie-France Hivert, Thomas G. Poder, Hélène B. Lavoie, Youssef Ainmelk, Denise St-Cyr Tribble, Sheila Laredo, Ellen Greenblatt, Margaret Sagle, Guy Waddell, Serge Belisle, Daniel Riverin, Farrah Jean-Denis…
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:47
  8. Weight loss often leads to reductions in medication costs, particularly for weight-related conditions. We aimed to evaluate changes in medication costs from an 18 month study of weight loss among patients recr...

    Authors: Adam G. Tsai, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, Sue Felton, Rebecca B. Speer, Daniel H. Bessesen and Adam J. Atherly
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:24
  9. Childhood obesity is a global public health problem as a result of poor eating and activity behaviours. Periodically, taxation has been proposed as a strategy to modify food purchasing behaviour, and once agai...

    Authors: Erin Pitt, Elizabeth Kendall, Andrew P Hills and Tracy Comans
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:15
  10. General practitioners (GPs) can play an important role in both the prevention and management of overweight and obesity. Current general practice guidelines in the Netherlands allow room for GPs to execute thei...

    Authors: Corelien JJ Kloek, Jacqueline Tol, Cindy Veenhof, Ineke van der Wulp and Ilse CS Swinkels
    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:2