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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    Overweight is considered an important risk factor for diseases in the context of metabolic syndrome. Lifestyle modifications are the means of choice to reduce weight in persons with a Body Mass Index of 28 to ...

    Authors: Dieter Melchart, Wolfgang Doerfler, Axel Eustachi, Yanqing Wellenhofer-Li and Wolfgang Weidenhammer

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:38

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Aside from well-established inflammatory mediators adipokines have recently been found to play an important role in a variety of immunologic diseases. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is an established treatm...

    Authors: Julius J. Schmidt, Janine Jahn, Paulina Golla, Carsten Hafer, Jan T. Kielstein and Heike Kielstein

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:37

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  3. Content type: Correspondence

    Public health leaders increasingly recognize the importance of multi-sector partnerships and systems approaches to address obesity. Public-private partnerships (PPP), which are joint ventures between governmen...

    Authors: Terry T-K Huang, Emily Ferris, Rachel Crossley, Michelle Guillermin, Sergio Costa and John Cawley

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:36

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  4. Content type: Research article

    There are increasing numbers of families with both parents (or a lone parent) employed, which may impact on the ability of families to support healthy lifestyles for their children. Some studies have linked ma...

    Authors: Steven Hope, Anna Pearce, Margaret Whitehead and Catherine Law

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Overweight, obesity and their consequences are challenges to sustainable social and economic development in Pacific island countries and territories (PICTs). Complementing previous analyses for adults, the pur...

    Authors: Tara Kessaram, Jeanie McKenzie, Natalie Girin, Onofre Edwin A. Merilles Jr., Jessica Pullar, Adam Roth, Paul White and Damian Hoy

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:34

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Regular weighing in pregnant women is not currently recommended in many countries but has been suggested to prevent excessive gestational weight gain. This study aimed to establish the feasibility and acceptab...

    Authors: AJ Daley, K. Jolly, SA Jebb, AL Lewis, S. Clifford, AK Roalfe, S. Kenyon and P. Aveyard

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:35

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Telomere shortening is associated with increasing age, male gender and lifestyle factors such as obesity and smoking. Inflammation has also been implicated in cellular senescence and may promote telomere short...

    Authors: Sheetal Hardikar, Xiaoling Song, Rosa Ana Risques, Thomas J. Montine, Catherine Duggan, Patricia L. Blount, Brian J. Reid, Garnet L. Anderson, Mario Kratz, Emily White and Thomas L. Vaughan

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:32

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is an increasing disease worldwide. Bariatric surgery is the only effective therapy to induce sufficient long-term weight loss for morbidly obese patients. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB)...

    Authors: L. Ulas Biter, Ralph P. M. Gadiot, Brechtje A. Grotenhuis, Martin Dunkelgrün, Stefanie R. van Mil, Hans J. J. Zengerink, J. Frans Smulders and Guido H. H. Mannaerts

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:30

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A pilot study was conducted to assess the feasibility of establishing a multi-site CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR) containing individual, family and weight management program information.

    Authors: Mark S. Tremblay, Min Feng, Didier Garriguet, Geoff D. C. Ball, Annick Buchholz, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Marie Lambert and Katherine M. Morrison

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:29

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Morbid obesity has become one of the most frequent chronic medical disorders in Western countries, affecting 1.5-2 % of the Dutch population. Currently, the laparoscopic Roux-Y gastric bypass is considered to ...

    Authors: Ralph P.M. Gadiot, Brechtje A. Grotenhuis, L. Ulas Biter, Martin Dunkelgrun, Hans J.J. Zengerink, Pierre B.G.M. Feskens and Guido H.H. Mannaerts

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:28

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  11. Content type: Research article

    A critical need exists to better understand the physiological sequel of vitamin D supplementation in obese individuals and African Americans. The aim was to comprehensively evaluate dose- and time-responses of...

    Authors: Jigar Bhagatwala, Haidong Zhu, Samip J. Parikh, De-Huang Guo, Ishita Kotak, Ying Huang, Robyn Havens, Michael Pham, Eric Afari, Susan Kim, Christopher Cutler, Norman K. Pollock, Yutong Dong, Anas Raed and Yanbin Dong

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:27

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To identify longitudinal individual, social and environmental predictors of adiposity (BMI z-score), and of resilience to unhealthy weight gain, in healthy weight children and adolescents.

    Authors: David Crawford, Kylie Ball, Verity Cleland, Lukar Thornton, Gavin Abbott, Sarah A McNaughton, Karen J Campbell, Johannes Brug, Jo Salmon and Anna Timperio

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:26

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Increasing rates of childhood overweight and obesity highlight a need for the evaluation of lifestyle interventions. The purpose of the study was to determine the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation...

    Authors: Shauna M Burke, Sheree Shapiro, Robert J Petrella, Jennifer D Irwin, Michelle Jackman, Erin S Pearson, Harry Prapavessis and Joel Kevin Shoemaker

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:21

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Although obesity surgery is currently the most effective method for achieving weight loss, not all patients lose the desired amount of weight and some show weight regain. Previous research shows that successfu...

    Authors: Amelia Hollywood, Jane Ogden and Majid Hashemi

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:18

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obesity rates are disproportionately high among Latinas living in the United States. Few community-based weight management studies have focused on Latina immigrants living in emerging Latino communities. The p...

    Authors: Andrea L Cherrington, Amanda L Willig, April A Agne, M Cecilia Fowler, Gareth R Dutton and Isabel C Scarinci

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a global epidemic, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic abnormalities. It is measured by body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-hip ratio (WHR), body fat ...

    Authors: Faridah Amin, Syeda Sadia Fatima, Najmul Islam and Anwar H Gilani

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:16

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  18. Content type: Research article

    While body mass index percentiles (BMI%) are commonly used to assess childhood cardiovascular risk, waist circumference percentiles (WC%) are not commonly used nor universally accepted. We tested whether BMI% ...

    Authors: Lawrence de Koning, Erica Denhoff, Mark D Kellogg and Sarah D de Ferranti

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:15

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity during pregnancy is common, although robust evidence about the economic implications of providing an antenatal dietary and lifestyle intervention for women who are overweight or obese is...

    Authors: Jodie M Dodd, Sharmina Ahmed, Jonathan Karnon, Wendy Umberger, Andrea R Deussen, Thach Tran, Rosalie M Grivell, Caroline A Crowther, Deborah Turnbull, Andrew J McPhee, Gary Wittert, Julie A Owens and Jeffrey S Robinson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:14

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Obesity in early childhood is a robust predictor of obesity later in life. Schools provide unparalleled access to children and have subsequently become major intervention sites. However, empirical evidence sup...

    Authors: Kyle Turner, Charlie Foster, Steven Allender and Emma Plugge

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:13

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  21. Content type: Research article

    We sought to identify factors associated with participant retention in a 2-year, physician-lead, multidisciplinary, clinical weight management program that employs meal replacements to produce weight loss and ...

    Authors: Amy E Rothberg, Laura N McEwen, Andrew T Kraftson, Nevin Ajluni, Christine E Fowler, Nicole M Miller, Katherine R Zurales and William H Herman

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:11

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Central adipose tissue is appreciated as a risk factor for cardiometabolic disorders. The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of a volumetric 3D analysis of central adipose tissue in predicting...

    Authors: Jacob T Gibby, Dennis K Njeru, Steven T Cvetko, Ray M Merrill, Benjamin T Bikman and Wendell A Gibby

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:10

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Many modifiable risk factors in early infancy have been shown to be associated with childhood overweight and obesity. These risk factors have not been studied within children of South Asian origin in the UK. T...

    Authors: Lesley Fairley, Gillian Santorelli, Debbie A Lawlor, Maria Bryant, Raj Bhopal, Emily S Petherick, Pinki Sahota, Darren C Greenwood, Andrew J Hill, Noel Cameron, Helen Ball, Sally Barber and John Wright

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:9

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  24. Content type: Research article

    People living in rural areas are prone to move to urban cities experiencing a dramatic change in the type of protein consumed. However, it is not know if those changes are associated with changes in the plasma...

    Authors: Adriana M López, Lilia G Noriega, Margarita Diaz, Nimbe Torres and Armando R Tovar

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:8

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of CVD is decreasing in spite of increasing BMI in the population. We examined trends in metabolic health among overweight and obese individuals and the influence of lifestyle and socioeconomic s...

    Authors: Martin Benckert, Mikael Lilja, Stefan Söderberg and Mats Eliasson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:7

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Enhancing individual’s health literacy for weight loss is important in addressing the increasing burden of chronic disease due to overweight and obesity. We conducted a systematic review and narrative synthesi...

    Authors: Nighat Faruqi, Catherine Spooner, Chandni Joshi, Jane Lloyd, Sarah Dennis, Nigel Stocks, Jane Taggart and Mark F Harris

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:6

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Socioeconomically disadvantaged adults are both more likely to be obese and have lower levels of health literacy. Our trial evaluates the implementation and effectiveness of primary care nurses acting as preve...

    Authors: Nighat Faruqi, Nigel Stocks, Catherine Spooner, Nouhad el Haddad and Mark F Harris

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:5

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Widespread trends of increasing child obesity are reported in developing countries. This longitudinal NW-CHILD study investigated changes in overweight and obesity over a three year period among 574 children b...

    Authors: Anita E Pienaar

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:2

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Obesity stigma has been shown to increase binge eating, whilst positive regard for eating disorders (EDs) may increase dietary restriction which can also lead to binge eating and weight gain. In the context of...

    Authors: Anita Star, Phillipa Hay, Frances Quirk and Jonathan Mond

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:4

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The potential health effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) that are widely used as flame-retardants in consumer products have been attributed, in part, to their endocrine disrupting properties. The...

    Authors: Rebecca L McIntyre, Heidi L Kenerson, Savitha Subramanian, Shari A Wang, Machiko Kazami, Heather M Stapleton and Raymond S Yeung

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:3

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is associated with an elevated risk for several types of cancer and thus a major health hazard. However, the mechanism between overweight and cancer susceptibility is still elusive. Leptin, mainly prod...

    Authors: Tobias Laue, Christiane D Wrann, Birgit Hoffmann-Castendiek, Daniel Pietsch, Lena Hübner and Heike Kielstein

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:1

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Postoperative body shape expectations (BSE) of bariatric surgery candidates remain relatively unexplored, and may have important implications for weight loss outcomes, treatment satisfaction, and education.

    Authors: Hilary I Price, Deborah M Gregory and Laurie K Twells

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:28

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  33. Content type: Editorial

    Earlier this year the BMC portfolio was enriched by a new journal BMC Obesity. Here, we present the aims and objectives of the section on Lifestyle and Community Interventions. Innovative research is needed. P...

    Authors: Tommy LS Visscher, Colin Bell, Jessica S Gubbels, Terry TK Huang, Maria J Bryant, Anna Peeters, Genevieve Horne and Simone A French

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:29

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  34. Content type: Research article

    No study has compared patients’ self-reported heights and weights (and resultant self-reported body mass indexes [BMIs]) with their actual heights, weights, and BMIs; their self-perceived BMI categories; and t...

    Authors: Kirsten G Mueller, Ryan T Hurt, Haitham S Abu-Lebdeh and Paul S Mueller

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Cardiac natriuretic peptides are established biomarkers in heart disease, but are also affected by body mass index (BMI). The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of weight loss and changes i...

    Authors: Caroline Kistorp, Henning Bliddal, Jens P Goetze, Robin Christensen and Jens Faber

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:24

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Existing systematic reviews aimed at comparing effectiveness of childhood obesity treatment interventions are limited by a lack of quality in the conduct and reporting of trials in this area. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Maria Bryant, Lee Ashton, Jane Nixon, Susan Jebb, Judy Wright, Katharine Roberts and Julia Brown

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:25

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity is high amongst healthcare professionals and there is growing interest in delivering weight loss interventions in the workplace. We conducted a systematic review to (i)...

    Authors: Brian T Power, Kirsty Kiezebrink, Julia L Allan and Marion K Campbell

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:23

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Mobile electronic devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs, have emerged as potentially useful tools in the facilitation and maintenance of weight loss. While RCTs have demonstrated a positive impact of mobile ...

    Authors: Bushra Khokhar, Jessica Jones, Paul E Ronksley, Marni J Armstrong, Jeff Caird and Doreen Rabi

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:22

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Better techniques are needed to help consumers make lower calorie food choices. This pilot study examined the effect of menu labeling with caloric information and exercise equivalents (EE) on food selection. P...

    Authors: Charles Platkin, Ming-Chin Yeh, Kimberly Hirsch, Ellen Weiss Wiewel, Chang-Yun Lin, Ho-Jui Tung and Victoria H Castellanos

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:21

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    The majority of obese subjects are treated by primary care physicians (PCPs) who often feel uncomfortable with the management of obesity. In a previous study, we successfully developed, implemented and evaluat...

    Authors: Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, Denise St-Cyr-Tribble, Marianne Xhignesse, Andrew Grant, Christine Brown and Marie-France Langlois

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:19

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2016 3:23

  41. Content type: Research article

    The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) are an exceptional data source for studies of smoking and body weight because they are the only federal survey series collecting relevant informat...

    Authors: Nantaporn Plurphanswat and Brad Rodu

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:18

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