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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    The expansion and function of adipose tissue are important during the development of insulin resistance and inflammation in obesity. Zinc dyshomeostasis is common in obese individuals. In the liver, zinc influ...

    Authors: Trine Maxel, Kamille Smidt, Agnete Larsen, Marianne Bennetzen, Karina Cullberg, Karen Fjeldborg, Sten Lund, Steen B. Pedersen and Jørgen Rungby

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:46

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In most of the developing world, ownership of modern household assets such as television sets, refrigerators, microwave ovens and washing machines is becoming common. Ownership of these household assets, howev...

    Authors: Fidelia A. A. Dake and Kamil Fuseini

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:45

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Self-reported (SR) body mass index (BMI) values are often used to determine obesity prevalence. However, individuals frequently overestimate their height and underestimate their weight, resulting in artificial...

    Authors: Theresa E. Gildner, Tyler M. Barrett, Melissa A. Liebert, Paul Kowal and J. Josh Snodgrass

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:44

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Effective workplace interventions that consider the multifactorial nature of obesity are needed to reduce and prevent obesity among adults. Furthermore, the factors associated with obesity may differ for worke...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Garza, Alicia G. Dugan, Pouran D. Faghri, Amy A. Gorin, Tania B. Huedo-Medina, Anne M. Kenny, Martin G. Cherniack and Jennifer M. Cavallari

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:43

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Child obesity internationally has been identified as one of the major threats to future population health. Indigenous people and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds are over-represented in obesity stat...

    Authors: Yvonne C. Anderson, Lisa E. Wynter, Kris R. Moller, Tami L. Cave, Gerard M.S. Dolan, Cameron C. Grant, Joanna M. Stewart, Wayne S. Cutfield and Paul L. Hofman

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:41

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Mitochondrial function declines with age; however, the relationship between adiposity and mitochondrial function among older adults is unclear. This study examined relationships between skeletal muscle mitocho...

    Authors: Manish S. Bharadwaj, Daniel J. Tyrrell, Iris Leng, Jamehl L. Demons, Mary F. Lyles, J. Jeffrey Carr, Barbara J. Nicklas and Anthony J. A. Molina

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2015 2:40

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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