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  1. Content type: Research article

    Laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) has been an established bariatric procedure for the last three decades and was, for many years, the first-choice procedure for the treatment of chronic obesity. Howe...

    Authors: Leeying Giet, Julia Baker, Franco Favretti, Gianni Segato, Paul Super, Rishi Singhal and David Ashton

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:12

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    Given the current prevalence of childhood obesity among Hispanic populations, and the importance of parental feeding behaviors, we aimed to assess the impact of the evidence-based Healthy Children, Healthy Fam...

    Authors: Laura Otterbach, Noereem Z. Mena, Geoffrey Greene, Colleen A. Redding, Annie De Groot and Alison Tovar

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:11

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    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To assess the value of serological biomarker testing as a substitute for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) in pre-operative assessment of patients referred for bariatric surgery.

    Authors: Jaanus Suumann, Toomas Sillakivi, Živile Riispere, Kari Syrjänen, Pentti Sipponen, Ülle Kirsimägi and Ants Peetsalu

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The internet is a potentially promising medium for delivering weight loss interventions. The current study sought to explore factors that might influence primary care patients’ initial uptake and continued use...

    Authors: Samantha B. van Beurden, Sally I. Simmons, Jason C. H. Tang, Avril J. Mewse, Charles Abraham and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous literature suggests the beneficial effects of fitness on abdominal obesity may be attenuated in obesity and abolished in severe obesity. It is unclear whether the beneficial association between fitnes...

    Authors: Kathy Do, Ruth E. Brown, Sean Wharton, Chris I. Ardern and Jennifer L. Kuk

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:5

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  7. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] that the surname of author Reuben Adatorwovor was incorrectly typeset as Adatorwover. These errors were introduced during typesetting; thus the publisher apologize...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

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    The original article was published in BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

  8. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension. The study observed the relationship between adolescent weight status and blood pressure (BP) and the determinants of the BP pattern in urban and rural areas.

    Authors: Akinlolu Gabriel Omisore, Bridget Omisore, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi, Ibrahim Sebutu Bello and Samuel Anu Olowookere

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:2

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is quite prevalent among seafarers. The present study examined differences in BMI and their association with weight, shape and nutrition related attitudes and perceptions among seafarer ...

    Authors: Joachim Westenhoefer, Robert von Katzler, Hans-Joachim Jensen, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Bettina Jagemann, Volker Harth and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:1

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Subjects with morbid obesity commonly use Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (NNS), but the health-related effects of NNS have been questioned. The objectives of this study were to explore the associations between theus...

    Authors: Robert Winther, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacit...

    Authors: Laurie K. Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M. Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M. Fardy and Dave Pace

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Studies have suggested that obesity is linked within families and that successful interventions involve both the parent and child with obesity. However little information exists regarding similarities in adipo...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

  13. Content type: Research article

    Childhood overnutrition is a serious public health problem, with consequences that extend into adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity among ...

    Authors: Richmond Aryeetey, Anna Lartey, Grace S. Marquis, Helena Nti, Esi Colecraft and Patricia Brown

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:38

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The utility of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) derived adiposity measures as compared to anthropometric measures for the assessment of adiposity-related health risk is not clear. We aimed to clarify the...

    Authors: Kevin Y. Taing, Michael E. Farkouh, Rahim Moineddin, Jack V. Tu and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The current literature on determinants of behavior change in weight management lacks sufficient studies on type of motivation among children/adolescents, on perceived competence, and in relation to healthy eat...

    Authors: Suzanne Mokhtari, Benjamin Grace, Youngju Pak, Astrid Reina, Quinn Durand and Jennifer K. Yee

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Low physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to overweight/obesity in children. This study aims to explore relationships between out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and soc...

    Authors: Lifoter K. Navti, Mary B. Atanga and Loveline L. Niba

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is known as an independent predictor of cardiometabolic risk and all-cause mortality, while increased physical activity has been shown to improve cardiometabolic risk. The purpose...

    Authors: Sean McGrath, Danielle Brazel, Lara Dugas, Guichan Cao, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu and Amy Luke

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:34

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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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