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  1. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of lipodystrophy ranges from 31 to 65%, depending on the criteria adopted for diagnosis. The usual methods applied in the diagnosis vary from self-perception, medical examination, skinfolds meas...

    Authors: Paulo R. Alencastro, Nemora T. Barcellos, Fernando H. Wolff, Maria Letícia R. Ikeda, Fabiana Schuelter-Trevisol, Ajácio B. M. Brandão and Sandra C. Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:40

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    Obesity is a major risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea, impaired pulmonary function and heart failure, but obesity is also associated with paradoxically low levels of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriureti...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Gabrielsen, Torbjørn Omland, Mette Brokner, Jan Magnus Fredheim, Jens Jordan, Sverre Lehmann, May Brit Lund, Jøran Hjelmesæth and Dag Hofsø

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:440

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    The prevalence of abdominal obesity among women in UAE is exceptionally high. However, its impact on cardiovascular health has not been adequately investigated. The aims of this study were to investigate: (1) ...

    Authors: Juma Alkaabi, Salah Gariballa, Charu Sharma, Javed Yasin, Awad Al Essa, Habiba Ali and Abdul-Kader Souid

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:355

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    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on adult weight management recommends interventions are multi-component. We aimed to assess the implementation and health benefits of a primary...

    Authors: Kate Birnie, Lindsey Thomas, Clare Fleming, Sarah Phillips, Jonathan A. C. Sterne, Jenny L. Donovan and Julie Craig

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:104

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    Families of overweight and obese children require support to make sustainable lifestyle changes to improve their child’s diet and activity behaviours and in turn weight status. The aim of this pre-post interve...

    Authors: Nicola J. Spurrier, Lucinda Bell, Annabelle Wilson, Elizabeth Lowe, Rebecca Golley and Anthea A. Magarey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:26

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    The transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) is one of the genes that have been identified as possible determinants of diabetes which is associated with obesity. Data on the genetic causes of obesity in sub-Saharan...

    Authors: Elvis Ndonwi Ngwa, Eugene Sobngwi, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Olivier Sontsa Donfack, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Edith Pascale Mato Mofo, Priscille Pokam Fosso, Eric Djahmeni, Rosine Djokam-Dadjeu, Marie-Solange Evehe, Folefac Aminkeng, Wilfred F. Mbacham and Jean Claude Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:717

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    Certain professions are associated with low physical activity. Workers in such professions spend the most part of their adult working lives less engaged in physical activity if they don’t consciously exercise ...

    Authors: Prince N. O. Addo, Kofi M. Nyarko, Samuel O. Sackey, Patricia Akweongo and Bismark Sarfo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:599

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    The central melanocortin system is broadly involved in the regulation of mammalian nutrient utilization. However, the function of melanocortin receptors (MCRs) expressed directly in peripheral metabolic tissue...

    Authors: Cathrine Laustrup Møller, Steen B. Pedersen, Bjørn Richelsen, Kilian W. Conde-Frieboes, Kirsten Raun, Kevin L. Grove and Birgitte Schjellerup Wulff

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:559

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    Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is an obesity associated common cause of liver inflammation and there are concerns that it may turn out to be the most common cause of liver failure as prevalence of obesit...

    Authors: Andreas Hillenbrand, Brigitte Kiebler, Cornelia Schwab, Ludger Scheja, Pengfei Xu, Doris Henne-Bruns, Anna Maria Wolf and Uwe Knippschild

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:290

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