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