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#1Katie N. Robinson (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 1
#2Blair Martin Rowitz (Illinois College)H-Index: 1
Last.Margarita Teran-Garcia (Illinois College)H-Index: 18
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Shortly after bariatric surgery, insulin sensitivity improves and circulating Fetuin-A (FetA) declines. Elevated FetA may decrease insulin sensitivity by inhibiting insulin receptor autophosphorylation. FetA also mediates inflammation through toll-like receptor 4 and influences monocyte migration and macrophage polarization in the adipocyte. The role of dietary changes on FetA is unclear. It is also unknown whether changes in FetA are associated with adipocyte size, an indicator of insulin sensi...
#1Melanie J. Sharman (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 5
#2K Jose (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 5
Last.Verity Cleland (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 30
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Children with overweight or obesity are at greatly increased risk of experiencing obesity in adulthood but for reasons generally unknown some attain a healthier adult weight. This qualitative study investigated individual, social and environmental factors that might explain diverging body mass index (BMI) trajectories. This knowledge could underpin interventions to promote healthy weight. This 2016 study included participants from three adult follow-ups of children who (when 7–15 years) particip...
#1Owen Krystia (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 2
#2Tory Ambrose (U of G: University of Guelph)
Last.Jess Haines (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 30
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Home-based lifestyle behaviour interventions show promise for treating and preventing childhood obesity. According to family theories, engaging the entire family unit, including parents, to change their family behaviour and dynamics may be necessary to prevent the development of childhood obesity. However, little is known about how these interventions, which may change the family dynamics and weight-related behaviours of parents, affect weight outcomes in parents. Our objective was to examine th...
#1Rasmieh A. Alzeidan (KSU: King Saud University)H-Index: 9
#2Amel A Fayed (Alexandria University)H-Index: 9
Last.Hala Elmorshedy (Alexandria University)H-Index: 10
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Background Neck circumference (NC) is a novel simple and stable body measurement, a growing body of evidence indicates its validity to diagnose obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Because the cutoff value of NC is gender and ethnic-specific; we conducted the current study to explore the performance of NC to predict general obesity, central obesity, and MetS among adult Saudis of both genders.
#1Che Young Lee (UH: University of Houston)
#2Tracey Ledoux (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 8
Last.Daniel T. O'Connor (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 84
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Parent’s and child’s body mass index (BMI) are strongly associated, but their relationship varies by child’s sex and age. Parental BMI reflects, among other factors, parents’ behaviors and home environment, which influence their child’s behaviors and weight. This study examined the indirect effect of parent’s BMI on child’s BMI via child health behaviors, conditional on child’s sex and age. Data from 2039 children and 1737 parents from eight cities of the U.S. involved in the Childhood Obesity R...
#1Teshale Darebo (Mizan–Tepi University)H-Index: 1
#2Addisalem Mesfin (HU: Hawassa University)H-Index: 3
Last.Samson Gebremedhin (HU: Hawassa University)H-Index: 9
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In Ethiopia, limited information is available about the epidemiology of over-nutrition. This study assessed the prevalence of, and factors associated with overweight and obesity among adults in Hawassa city, Southern Ethiopia. A community-based cross-sectional survey was conducted in August 2015 in the city. A total of 531 adults 18–64 years of age were selected using multistage sampling approach. Interviewer administered qualitative food frequency questionnaire was used to assess the consumptio...
#1Caroline Miller (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 20
#2M. Wakefield (Cancer Council Victoria)H-Index: 2
Last.Joanne DonoH-Index: 8
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The rate of overweight and obesity in Australia is among the highest in the world. Yet Australia lags other countries in developing comprehensive educative or regulatory responses to address sugary drink consumption, a key modifiable risk factor that contributes substantial excess sugar to the diet. Measurement of sugary drink consumption is typically sporadic and nutrition focussed and there is limited knowledge of community perceptions and awareness of the health risks associated with excess s...
#1Theodosia Adom (Ghana Atomic Energy Commission)H-Index: 2
#2Anniza de Villiers (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 9
Last.Andre Pascal Kengne (South African Medical Research Council)H-Index: 51
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There is limited data on risk factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity in Ghanaian school children. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity and associated risk factors in Ghanaian school children. Data for this study were obtained from a cross-sectional survey of 543 children aged 8 and 11 years, attending private and public primary schools in the Adentan Municipality of Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Anthropometric, dietary, physical...
#1Gilly Rosic (USYD: University of Sydney)
#2Anne Marie Milston (UCLan: University of Central Lancashire)H-Index: 2
Last.Paola Dey (Edge Hill University)H-Index: 11
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Background An understanding of capacity for physical activity in obese populations should help guide interventions to promote physical activity. Fear of falling is a phenomenon reported in the elderly, which is associated with reduced mobility and lower physical activity levels. However, although falls are reportedly common in obese adults, fear of falling and its relationship with activity has not been investigated in younger obese populations.
#1Nikki Boswell (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 2
#2Rebecca Byrne (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 5
Last.Peter Davies (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 92
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In attempting to gain understanding of the family food environment (FFE), as a central context for the development of obesity and obesogenic eating behaviours during early childhood, attention has largely focused on the relationships of individual variables. This fails to capture the complex combinations of variables children are exposed to. To more authentically reflect the impact of the FFE on the development of obesity and obesogenic eating behaviours during early childhood, this study aims t...
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