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  1. 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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    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

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    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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    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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:39

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:37

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:36

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    Obesity-related comorbidities are thought to result from the reprogramming of the epigenome in numerous tissues and cell types, and in particular, mature adipocytes within visceral and subcutaneous adipose tis...

    Authors: Suresh Ambati, Ping Yu, Elizabeth C. McKinney, Muthugapatti K. Kandasamy, Diane Hartzell, Clifton A. Baile and Richard B. Meagher

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:35

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study contributes to the literature by using accelerometers to describe sedentary behavior (SB) patterns in US children. The purpose of this study was to examine SB patterns in fifth-graders by specifical...

    Authors: Jimikaye Beck, Christine A. Chard, Carolin Hilzendegen, James Hill and Nanette Stroebele-Benschop

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:34

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Obesity has long been highlighted for its association with increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Nonetheless, the best adiposity indices to evaluate the CVD risk factors remain contentious and f...

    Authors: Xinyan Bi, Siew Ling Tey, Claudia Leong, Rina Quek, Yi Ting Loo and Christiani Jeyakumar Henry

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:33

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Misperception of body weight by individuals is a known occurrence. However, it is a potential target for implementing obesity reduction interventions in patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The...

    Authors: Ranil Jayawardena, Pavani Punchihewa, Ishara Ranathunga, Niroshan Lokunarangoda, Anidu Keerthi Pathirana and Wijeyasingam Samuel Santharaj

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:32

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Obesity prevalence is higher among African American adolescent (AAA) girls than among non-black girls. Lower levels of physical activity (PA) likely contribute to this disparity; this may be impacted by hairst...

    Authors: Susan J. Woolford, Carole J. Woolford-Hunt, Areej Sami, Natalie Blake and David R. Williams

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:31

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Weight loss improves cardiovascular risk factors and “quality of life”. Most therapeutic approaches fail to induce a sustained weight loss and most individuals undergo weight regain. In this paper the comprehe...

    Authors: Anne-Madeleine Bau, Andrea Ernert, Heiko Krude and Susanna Wiegand

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Maternal obesity is accompanied by maternal and fetal complications during and after pregnancy. The risks seem to increase with degree of obesity. Leptin has been suggested to play a role in the development of...

    Authors: Sara Carlhäll, Marie Bladh, Jan Brynhildsen, Ing-Marie Claesson, Ann Josefsson, Gunilla Sydsjö, Annika Thorsell and Marie Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:28

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Ankle-brachial index (ABI) and indices of obesity are both use to indicate cardiovascular risk. However, association between body composition indices and ABI, a measure of peripheral arterial disease, is incon...

    Authors: Kwame Yeboah, Peter Puplampu, Ernest Yorke, Daniel A. Antwi, Ben Gyan and Albert G. B. Amoah

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:27

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma 2 (PPAR-γ2) is a transcription factor with a key role in adipocyte differentiation, lipid storage and glucose homeostasis. The Ala allele of the common Pro12Ala po...

    Authors: Edith Pascale M. Mato, Priscille Eunice Pokam-Fosso, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Marie-Solange Evehe, Rosine Djokam-Dadjeu, Olivier Sontsa Donfack, Elvis Ndonwi Ngwa, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Wilfred F. Mbacham, Eugene Sobngwi and Jean Claude Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:26

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The context of the close neighbourhood environment in which children live has gained increasing attention in epidemiological research. This study aimed to investigate if contextual neighbourhood socioeconomic ...

    Authors: Steffen Andreas Schüle, Rüdiger von Kries, Hermann Fromme and Gabriele Bolte

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:25

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a risk factor for inadequate receipt of recommended preventive care services. The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between increasing body mass index and receipt of influenza a...

    Authors: John A. Harris, Michelle H. Moniz, Brad Iott, Robyn Power and Jennifer J. Griggs

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:24

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer in postmenopausal women and is associated with decreased survival and less favorable clinical characteristics such as greater tumor burden, higher grade, and poor pro...

    Authors: Allyson L. Toro, Nicholas S. Costantino, Craig D. Shriver, Darrell L. Ellsworth and Rachel E. Ellsworth

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:22

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are an increasing pandemic globally and often remain undiagnosed long after onset in low-income settings. The objective of this study is to assess the determinants and prevalen...

    Authors: Dewan S. Alam, Shamim H. Talukder, Muhammad Ashique Haider Chowdhury, Ali Tanweer Siddiquee, Shyfuddin Ahmed, Sonia Pervin, Sushmita Khan, Khaled Hasan, Tracey L. P. Koehlmoos and Louis W. Niessen

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and is a leading risk for global deaths, profoundly affecting morbidity, mortality, health-care costs, and professional and personal quality of life. Treatment o...

    Authors: Nicole H. P. Cnubben, Shanti L. Tel, Marleen A. Hemmes, Astrid Langenkamp-Brand, Dimitri Grossouw, Harm T. Jansen and Bert T. H. J. de Bie

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:18

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Weight management education is one of the key strategies to assist patients to manage their weight. Educational resources provide an important adjunct in the chain of communication between practitioners and pa...

    Authors: Nouhad El-Haddad, Catherine Spooner, Nighat Faruqi, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson and Mark Harris

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:16

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The development of effective strategies for the management of overweight in adolescence is a well recognized need. The current study investigates the effectiveness of an e-therapeutic platform (Next.Step) whic...

    Authors: Helena Fonseca, Ana Prioste, Pedro Sousa, Pedro Gaspar and Maria do Céu Machado

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:15

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing in Bangladesh. It is higher among Bangladeshi women than among men. This study was conducted to assess a host of demographic and socioeconomic correlates ...

    Authors: Haribondhu Sarma, Nazmus Saquib, Md Mehedi Hasan, Juliann Saquib, Ahmed Shafiqur Rahman, Jahidur Rahman Khan, Md Jasim Uddin, Mark R. Cullen and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:13

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Overweight, obesity, and related chronic diseases are becoming serious public health concerns in rural areas of India. Compounded with the existing issue of underweight, such concerns expose the double burden ...

    Authors: Matthew Little, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel and Cate Dewey

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:12

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In Switzerland, as in other developed countries, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased substantially since the early 1990s. Most of the analyses so far have been based on sporadic surveys or s...

    Authors: Radoslaw Panczak, Leonhard Held, André Moser, Philip A. Jones, Frank J. Rühli and Kaspar Staub

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:10

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Many common risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) originate in childhood and adolescence. There is a lack of literature examining variability within study populations, as well as a shortage of simultan...

    Authors: Edward Haksing Ip, Xiaoyan Leng, Qiang Zhang, Robert Schwartz, Shyh-Huei Chen, Shifan Dai and Darwin Labarthe

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:9

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Many pregnant women gain excess weight during pregnancy which increases the health risks to the mother and her baby. Interventions to prevent excess weight gain need to be given to the whole population to prev...

    Authors: Amanda J. Daley, K. Jolly, S. A. Jebb, A. K. Roalfe, L. Mackillop, A. L. Lewis, S. Clifford, S. Kenyon, C. MacArthur and P. Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the psychological prerequisites for weight loss maintenance after bariatric surgery. A first step in investigating whether existing knowledge of conservative weight loss treatment is appl...

    Authors: Ingela Lundin Kvalem, Irmelin Bergh, Tilmann von Soest, Jan H. Rosenvinge, Tina Avantis Johnsen, Egil W. Martinsen, Tom Mala and Jon A. Kristinsson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:6

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Obesity affects 37 % of patients at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers. The VHA offers an intensive weight management program (MOVE!) but less than 10 % of eligible patients ever attend. Howe...

    Authors: Melanie Jay, Katrina F. Mateo, Allison P. Squires, Adina L. Kalet and Scott E. Sherman

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:5

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidence suggests that a substantial subgroup of the population who have a high-risk waist circumference (WC) do not have an obese body mass index (BMI). This study aimed to explore whether including th...

    Authors: Stephanie K. Tanamas, Viandini Permatahati, Winda L. Ng, Kathryn Backholer, Rory Wolfe, Jonathan E. Shaw and Anna Peeters

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:4

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity is associated with chronic low-grade inflammation considered as a precursor to metabolic disease; however, the underlying mechanisms for this remain unclear. Studies in adults have implicated...

    Authors: Madhusudhan C. Varma, Christine M. Kusminski, Sahar Azharian, Luisa Gilardini, Sudhesh Kumar, Cecilia Invitti and Philip G. McTernan

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:3

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is an independent cardiovascular risk factor that contributes to the development of atherosclerosis. Subclinical forms of the disease can be assessed via sonographic measurement of carotid intima-media...

    Authors: Heidi Weberruß, Raphael Pirzer, Birgit Böhm, Robert Dalla Pozza, Heinrich Netz and Renate Oberhoffer

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2016 3:2

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is more prevalent in adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) compared to the general population. Motivations for weight loss may influence engagement with weight management programmes and have only ...

    Authors: N. Jones, C. A. Melville, L. Harris, L. Bleazard and C. R. Hankey

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:49

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Despite significant declines in cardiovascular disease (CVD), it remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Determining factors that may be associated with CVD risk at a young age may allow us...

    Authors: Tracy L. Nelson, NaNet Puccetti and Gary J. Luckasen

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:48

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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