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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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

  19. Content type: Research article

    Providers of bariatric surgery within the National Health Service (NHS) are required to provide psychological assessment and intervention, yet operational definitions regarding the purpose and scope of this in...

    Authors: Denise Ratcliffe, Rukshana Ali, Nell Ellison, Mahbuba Khatun, Jolyon Poole and Caroline Coffey

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:20

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Review

    Recent observation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) being functional in adult humans provides a rationale for its stimulation to increase energy expenditure through ‘adaptive thermogenesis’ for an anti-obesity st...

    Authors: Narendra L Reddy, Bee K Tan, Thomas M Barber and Harpal S Randeva

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:13

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Both obesity and a lack of physical activity have been associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The incidence of obesity is increasing, especially in juvenile-adolescents. While there ...

    Authors: Alannah van Waveren, Mitch J Duncan, Fiona R Coulson and Andrew Fenning

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:11

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  23. Content type: Research article

    High levels of child obesity are triggering growing concerns about the prevalence and effects of food advertising targeted at children. Efforts to address this advertising are confounded by the expanding reper...

    Authors: Simone Pettigrew, Kathy Chapman, Caroline Miller and Samantha Thomas

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:17

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Increased adiposity is often associated with over activation of the hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis (HPA axis) and the sympatho-adrenal medullary system (SAM system) and excessive activation of these pathwa...

    Authors: Sisitha U Jayasinghe, Susan J Torres, Caryl A Nowson, Alan J Tilbrook and Anne I Turner

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:14

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP) and sleeve gastrectomy (SG) are the most common bariatric procedures undertaken globally but there are no evidenced-based criteria that inform the selection of one operation ov...

    Authors: Sean Manning, Nicholas C Carter, Andrea Pucci, Alexander Jones, Mohamed Elkalaawy, Wui-hang Cheung, Borzoueh Mohammadi, Nicholas Finer, Alberic G Fiennes, Majid Hashemi, Andrew D Jenkinson, Marco Adamo and Rachel L Batterham

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:12

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity is a global public health problem as a result of poor eating and activity behaviours. Periodically, taxation has been proposed as a strategy to modify food purchasing behaviour, and once agai...

    Authors: Erin Pitt, Elizabeth Kendall, Andrew P Hills and Tracy Comans

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Mobile health (mHealth) behaviour change programmes use mobile phones and the internet to deliver health information and behaviour change support to participants. Such programmes offer a potentially cost-effec...

    Authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Robyn Whittaker, Hayden McRobbie, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Jo Michie, Yannan Jiang, Ralph Maddison, Wilma Waterlander and Katie Myers

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:10

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The body mass index (BMI) is commonly used as a surrogate marker for adiposity. However, the BMI indicates weight-for-height without considering differences in body composition and the contribution of body fat...

    Authors: Julie A Pasco, Kara L Holloway, Amelia G Dobbins, Mark A Kotowicz, Lana J Williams and Sharon L Brennan

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:9

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In-patient obesity treatment programs for adolescents are associated with good success and substantial weight loss. However, maintaining weight loss remains a challenge. This article presents the concept of the T...

    Authors: Jana Markert, Sabine Herget, Stefanie Marschke, Thomas Lehnert, Christian Falkenberg and Susann Blüher

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:8

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The increasing number of obesity and overweight cases in developing countries, especially among women, requires serious attention because of its effects on the health care system and the quality of life. Few s...

    Authors: Rima Rafiq El Kishawi, Kah Leng Soo, Yehia Awad Abed and Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:7

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have demonstrated that induction of heme oxygenase-1 results in weight loss in several rodent models of obesity. However, the specific role of the heme oxygenase-1 metabolite, carbon monoxide ...

    Authors: Peter A Hosick, Elhaitham K Ahmed, Monette U Gousset, Joey P Granger and David E Stec

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:6

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    The aim of this paper is to describe the research aims, concepts and methods of the research Consortium Integrated Approach of Overweight (CIAO). CIAO is a concerted action of five Academic Collaborative Centr...

    Authors: Marije TM van Koperen, Rianne MJJ van der Kleij, Carry CM Renders, Matty MR Crone, Anna-Marie AM Hendriks, Maria M Jansen, Vivian VM van de Gaar, Hein JH Raat, Emilie ELM Ruiter, Gerard GRM Molleman, Jantine AJ Schuit and Jacob JC Seidell

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:5

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Heart failure (HF) patients are at risk for structural brain changes due to cerebral hypoperfusion. Past work shows obesity is linked with reduced cerebral blood flow and associated with brain atrophy in healt...

    Authors: Michael L Alosco, Adam M Brickman, Mary Beth Spitznagel, Atul Narkhede, Erica Y Griffith, Naftali Raz, Ronald Cohen, Lawrence H Sweet, Lisa H Colbert, Richard Josephson, Joel Hughes, Jim Rosneck and John Gunstad

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:4

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  34. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners (GPs) can play an important role in both the prevention and management of overweight and obesity. Current general practice guidelines in the Netherlands allow room for GPs to execute thei...

    Authors: Corelien JJ Kloek, Jacqueline Tol, Cindy Veenhof, Ineke van der Wulp and Ilse CS Swinkels

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2014 1:2

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