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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a pro-inflammatory state that may predispose patients to acute coronary syndrome characterized by chronic low grade inflammation resulting in endothelial dysfunction (ED). The aim of the study was t...

    Authors: Ruchi Singh, Arushi Verma, Salim Aljabari and Tetyana L. Vasylyeva

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:11

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:10

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The number of bariatric procedures has exponentially increased in the past decade, as a result of the lack of successful clinical weight-loss interventions. The main reasons for the failure of clinical obesity...

    Authors: Flavio A. Cadegiani, Gustavo C. Diniz and Gabriella Alves

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Samantha M. Harden, NithyaPriya S. Ramalingam, Kathryn E. Wilson and Emily Evans-Hoeker

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:8

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of a non-prescription drug to support weight loss programs has yet to be compared. This clinical trial investigates the comparability of orlistat 60 milligram (mg) and polyglucosamine.

    Authors: Manfred Stoll, Norman Bitterlich and Umberto Cornelli

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:4

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is currently a global health challenge driven by a mix of behavioural, environmental and genetic factors. Up to date population-based disease burden estimates are needed to guide successful prevention ...

    Authors: Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Jeannine A. Atem, Andre Pascal Kengne, Anastase Dzudie and J. Lennert Veerman

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:1

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To examine associations of Body mass Index (BMI) and mental distress in late midlife in a large Danish community sample and to investigate the effect of socio-demographic factors.

    Authors: Cathrine Lawaetz Wimmelmann, Rikke Lund, Ulla Christensen, Merete Osler and Erik Lykke Mortensen

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:54

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The King’s Obesity Staging Criteria (KOSC) comprises of a four-graded set of health related domains. We aimed to examine whether, according to KOSC, patients undergoing bariatric surgery differed from those op...

    Authors: Tone G. Valderhaug, Erlend T. Aasheim, Rune Sandbu, Gunn S. Jakobsen, Milada C. Småstuen, Jens K. Hertel and Jøran Hjelmesæth

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:51

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Reports on alterations in somatic neural functions due to non-diabetic obesity, a major risk factor for diabetes, are few and still a matter of debate. Nevertheless, to our knowledge, reports lack any comments...

    Authors: Ram Lochan Yadav, Deepak Sharma, Prakash Kumar Yadav, Dev Kumar Shah, Kopila Agrawal, Rita Khadka and Md. Nazrul Islam

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:50

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Adult obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions, yet vary considerably across states and counties. We sought to explore community-level factors that may be associated with reduced ad...

    Authors: Maureen E. Canavan, Emily Cherlin, Stephanie Boegeman, Elizabeth H. Bradley and Kristina M. Talbert-Slagle

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:49

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Short sleep has been linked to obesity. However, sleep is a multidimensional behavior that cannot be characterized solely by sleep duration. There is limited study that comprehensively examined different sleep...

    Authors: Qian Xiao, Fangyi Gu, Neil Caporaso and Charles E. Matthews

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:48

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  35. Content type: Research article

    As a result of both genetic and environmental factors, the body composition and topography of African populations are presumed to be different from western populations. Accordingly, globally accepted anthropom...

    Authors: Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, Samuel Oti, Thaddaeus Egondi and Catherine Kyobutungi

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:46

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Weight change in first year university students, often referred to as ‘Freshman 15’, has been shown to be a common problem in North America. Studies have reported weight gain to be between 1 kg and 4 kg over t...

    Authors: Claudia Vadeboncoeur, Charlie Foster and Nick Townsend

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:45

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2016 3:53

  37. Content type: Research article

    Community Health Centers (CHCs) are important settings for obesity prevention and control. However, few studies have explored the barriers that CHC clinicians perceive their patients face in maintaining a heal...

    Authors: Rebecca C. Woodruff, Gillian L. Schauer, Ann R. Addison, Ajay Gehlot and Michelle C. Kegler

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:43

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a significant public health problem and innovative treatments are needed. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the preliminary efficacy and safety of a combined treatment of low-level laser...

    Authors: Ivana T. Croghan, Jon O. Ebbert, Darrell R. Schroeder, Ryan T. Hurt, Victoria Hagstrom and Matthew M. Clark

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:42

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Abdominal obesity increases all-cause mortality and is a risk factor for a number of diseases. There are few population-based studies of the longitudinal changes of abdominal obesity.

    Authors: Bjarne K. Jacobsen and Nils Abel Aars

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:41

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