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    Randomised, double-blind, clinical investigation to compare orlistat 60 milligram and a customized polyglucosamine, two treatment methods for the management of overweight and obesity

    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.

    Manfred Stoll, Norman Bitterlich and Umberto Cornelli

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:4

    Published on: 11 January 2017

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    Severe obesity, emotions and eating habits: a case-control study

    Obesity has a multifaceted etiology that involves genetic, biological and behavioral factors, body growth, eating habits, energy expenditure and the function of adipose tissue. The present study aimed to expan...

    M. Koski and H. Naukkarinen

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    Body mass index–measured adiposity and population attributability of associated factors: a population-based study from Buea, Cameroon

    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 ...

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

    BMC Obesity 2017 4:1

    Published on: 7 January 2017

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    The association between severity of King’s Obesity Staging Criteria scores and treatment choice in patients with morbid obesity: a retrospective cohort study

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:51

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Somatic neural alterations in non-diabetic obesity: a cross-sectional study

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:50

    Published on: 22 November 2016

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    Community factors related to healthy eating & active living in counties with lower than expected adult obesity rates

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:49

    Published on: 18 November 2016

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    Measurement of overweight and obesity an urban slum setting in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparison of four anthropometric indices

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:46

    Published on: 8 November 2016

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    Freshman 15 in England: a longitudinal evaluation of first year university student’s weight change

    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...

    Claudia Vadeboncoeur, Charlie Foster and Nick Townsend

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:45

    Published on: 3 November 2016

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

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    Barriers to weight loss among community health center patients: qualitative insights from primary care providers

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:43

    Published on: 21 October 2016

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    A randomized, open-label pilot of the combination of low-level laser therapy and lorcaserin for weight loss

    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...

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

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:42

    Published on: 29 September 2016

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    Hepatic steatosis, detected by hepatorenal index in ultrasonography, as a predictor of insulin resistance in obese subjects

    The metabolic syndrome is a worldwide health issue, with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (liver steatosis) being one of its features, particularly closely related to insulin resistance. This study aims to in...

    Victoria T. Isaksen, Maria A. Larsen, Rasmus Goll, Jon R. Florholmen and Eyvind J. Paulssen

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:39

    Published on: 20 September 2016

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    Accuracy of BMI correction using multiple reports in children

    Errors in reported height and weight raise concerns about body mass index (BMI) and obesity estimates obtained from self or proxy reports. Researchers have corrected BMI using linear statistical models, primar...

    Madhumita (Bonnie) Ghosh-Dastidar, Ann C Haas, Nancy Nicosia and Ashlesha Datar

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:37

    Published on: 13 September 2016

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    A comparison of snack serving sizes to USDA guidelines in healthy weight and overweight minority preschool children enrolled in Head Start

    Obesity disproportionately affects children from low-income families and those from racial and ethnic minorities. The relationship between snacking and weight status remains unclear, although snacking is known...

    Andrea Charvet, Kathryn Brogan Hartlieb, Yulyu Yeh and K.-L. Catherine Jen

    BMC Obesity 2016 3:36

    Published on: 27 August 2016

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