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  1. Content type: Research article

    Since 2014 the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has funded 13 Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs) around the country to support large-scale comparative effectiveness research and pragma...

    Authors: William J. Heerman, Wendy L. Bennett, Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, Elizabeth Nauman, Amanda E. Staiano and Kenneth A. Wallston

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:10

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To assess the value of serological biomarker testing as a substitute for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) in pre-operative assessment of patients referred for bariatric surgery.

    Authors: Jaanus Suumann, Toomas Sillakivi, Živile Riispere, Kari Syrjänen, Pentti Sipponen, Ülle Kirsimägi and Ants Peetsalu

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The internet is a potentially promising medium for delivering weight loss interventions. The current study sought to explore factors that might influence primary care patients’ initial uptake and continued use...

    Authors: Samantha B. van Beurden, Sally I. Simmons, Jason C. H. Tang, Avril J. Mewse, Charles Abraham and Colin J. Greaves

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:7

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Previous literature suggests the beneficial effects of fitness on abdominal obesity may be attenuated in obesity and abolished in severe obesity. It is unclear whether the beneficial association between fitnes...

    Authors: Kathy Do, Ruth E. Brown, Sean Wharton, Chris I. Ardern and Jennifer L. Kuk

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:5

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension. The study observed the relationship between adolescent weight status and blood pressure (BP) and the determinants of the BP pattern in urban and rural areas.

    Authors: Akinlolu Gabriel Omisore, Bridget Omisore, Emmanuel Akintunde Abioye-Kuteyi, Ibrahim Sebutu Bello and Samuel Anu Olowookere

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:2

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  6. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] that the surname of author Reuben Adatorwovor was incorrectly typeset as Adatorwover. These errors were introduced during typesetting; thus the publisher apologize...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

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    The original article was published in BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

  7. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity is quite prevalent among seafarers. The present study examined differences in BMI and their association with weight, shape and nutrition related attitudes and perceptions among seafarer ...

    Authors: Joachim Westenhoefer, Robert von Katzler, Hans-Joachim Jensen, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Bettina Jagemann, Volker Harth and Marcus Oldenburg

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2018 5:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Subjects with morbid obesity commonly use Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (NNS), but the health-related effects of NNS have been questioned. The objectives of this study were to explore the associations between theus...

    Authors: Robert Winther, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:41

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Canada, severe obesity (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2) affects 5% or 1.2 million adults. Bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for severe obesity, but the demand for publicly funded procedures is high and capacit...

    Authors: Laurie K. Twells, Shannon Driscoll, Deborah M. Gregory, Kendra Lester, John M. Fardy and Dave Pace

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:40

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Childhood overnutrition is a serious public health problem, with consequences that extend into adulthood. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity among ...

    Authors: Richmond Aryeetey, Anna Lartey, Grace S. Marquis, Helena Nti, Esi Colecraft and Patricia Brown

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:38

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Studies have suggested that obesity is linked within families and that successful interventions involve both the parent and child with obesity. However little information exists regarding similarities in adipo...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:39

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Obesity 2018 5:3

  12. Content type: Research article

    The utility of bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) derived adiposity measures as compared to anthropometric measures for the assessment of adiposity-related health risk is not clear. We aimed to clarify the...

    Authors: Kevin Y. Taing, Michael E. Farkouh, Rahim Moineddin, Jack V. Tu and Prabhat Jha

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:37

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The current literature on determinants of behavior change in weight management lacks sufficient studies on type of motivation among children/adolescents, on perceived competence, and in relation to healthy eat...

    Authors: Suzanne Mokhtari, Benjamin Grace, Youngju Pak, Astrid Reina, Quinn Durand and Jennifer K. Yee

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:36

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is known as an independent predictor of cardiometabolic risk and all-cause mortality, while increased physical activity has been shown to improve cardiometabolic risk. The purpose...

    Authors: Sean McGrath, Danielle Brazel, Lara Dugas, Guichan Cao, Ramon Durazo-Arvizu and Amy Luke

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:34

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Low physical activity and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing to overweight/obesity in children. This study aims to explore relationships between out of school physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and soc...

    Authors: Lifoter K. Navti, Mary B. Atanga and Loveline L. Niba

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:35

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The UK rheumatology community serves an ageing and ethnically diverse population, with a growing public health concern about obesity. Overweight and obesity contribute to 2.8 million preventable deaths annuall...

    Authors: G. Colligan, J. Galloway and H. Lempp

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    An understanding of the dietary behaviors linked to substantial postpartum weight retention, particularly in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM), is warranted to focus intervention efforts to preve...

    Authors: Jaimie N. Davis, Grace E. Shearrer, Wei Tao, Shanta R. Hurston and Erica P. Gunderson

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:31

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is a global health crisis, and portion control is a key method for reducing excess body weight. Given consumers’ familiarity with large portion sizes, reducing portion sizes can be difficult. Smaller p...

    Authors: Joel W. Hughes, Carly M. Goldstein, Carly Logan, Jessica L. Mulvany, Misty A. W. Hawkins, Amy F. Sato and John Gunstad

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:30

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Factors influencing the increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity among children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa remain unclear. We assessed the prevalence and determinants of overweight and obesity an...

    Authors: Sarah Negash, Charles Agyemang, Tandi E Matsha, Nasheeta Peer, Rajiv T Erasmus and Andre P Kengne

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:29

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Baker’s/brewer’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, has been used as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters to improve growth performance in animals. In humans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is among the most com...

    Authors: Anne Stine Kvehaugen, Martin Aasbrenn and Per G. Farup

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:28

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Increased visceral adiposity is strongly associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). However, little attention has been paid to the association between the change in subcutaneous adipose mass an...

    Authors: Ryotaro Bouchi, Tatsuya Fukuda, Takato Takeuchi, Yujiro Nakano, Masanori Murakami, Isao Minami, Hajime Izumiyama, Koshi Hashimoto, Takanobu Yoshimoto and Yoshihiro Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Obesity 2017 4:27

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