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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733112/distinctions-in-gene-specific-changes-in-dna-methylation-in-response-to-folic-acid-supplementation-between-women-with-normal-weight-and-obesity
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Hea Jin Park, Lynn B Bailey, Deanna C Shade, Dorothy B Hausman, Natalie M Hohos, Richard B Meagher, Gail Pa Kauwell, Richard D Lewis, Alicia K Smith
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Obesity and maternal folate deficiency are associated with increased risk for neural tube defects (NTDs). Limited knowledge exists on the impact of folate status or obesity on DNA methylation of genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Women (18-35y) with normal weight (NW; BMI 18.5-24.9kg/m(2); n=12) and obesity (OB; BMI >30kg/m(2); n=6) were provided FA (800μg/d) for 8-weeks. Serum folate concentration and changes in DNA methylation across 2098 CpG sites in 91 genes related to NTD risk and folate metabolism were examined...
July 18, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729004/health-related-quality-of-life-in-metabolically-healthy-obese-individuals
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LETTER
Päivi E Korhonen, Hannu Kautiainen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729003/the-effects-of-an-activity-promotion-system-on-active-living-in-overweight-subjects-with-metabolic-abnormalities
#3
Ya-Ping Yang, Chi-Jane Wang, Jing-Jy Wang, Che-Wei Lin, Ya-Ting Carolyn Yang, Jeen-Shing Wang, Yen Kuang Yang, Yi-Ching Yang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to examine the effects of Activity Promotion System (APs) on promoting physical activity (PA) for overweight subjects with metabolic abnormalities. METHODS: We designed a six-month randomised controlled trial with a cross-over design, and recruited 53 subjects. Subjects in group A used APs with a wearable device measuring whole-day PA, including sleep time, sedentary, light, moderate and vigorous PA and a web-based feedback system in the first three months and followed by usual care with traditional health education in the next three months...
July 17, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693985/cardiovascular-risk-markers-among-obese-women-using-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#4
Lucimara Facio Nobre Zueff, Anderson Sanches de Melo, Carolina S Vieira, Wellington P Martins, Rui A Ferriani
According to international guidelines, women with obesity without other comorbidities can safely use any hormonal contraceptive (HC). However, limited information is available about contraceptive safety for women with obesity since obesity is an exclusion criterion of most contraceptive clinical trials. As such little is known about the possible risks of HC exposure for women with obesity without comorbidities. One way to assess possible long-term risks in this population, even prior to the development of any clinical disease, is to measure alterations in subclinical atherosclerosis markers...
July 7, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693984/what-factors-influence-weight-loss-in-participants-of-commercial-weight-loss-programmes-implications-for-health-policy
#5
C D Madigan, A Roalfe, A J Daley, K Jolly
BACKGROUND: Finding effective referral policies for weight management services would have important public health implications. AIM: Here we compare percentage weight change by referral methods, BMI categories and participants who have had attended weight loss programmes multiple times. DESIGN AND SETTINGS: A prospective cohort study of 15,621 participants referred to 12-week behavioural weight loss programmes funded by the public health service in Birmingham, UK...
July 7, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668555/the-obesity-paradox-an-analysis-of-pre-procedure-weight-trajectory-on-survival-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
#6
Rodney De Palma, John Ivarsson, Kari Feldt, Nawzad Saleh, Andreas Ruck, Rikard Linder, Magnus Settergren
INTRODUCTION: Increased mortality has been observed in those with cardiovascular diseases who are of normal body mass index (BMI) compared to the overweight and the obese. A similar association has been demonstrated in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve (TAVI) implantation. However, it still remains unclear whether low or normal BMI itself is unfavourable or whether this is merely a reflection of cardiac cachexia due to severe aortic stenosis. The hypothesis for the study was that weight change prior to TAVI may be associated with increased mortality following the procedure...
June 28, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629668/underestimating-the-size-of-the-problem-uk-anaesthesia-for-patients-with-obesity
#7
James Palmer, Mike Sury, Claire Nightingale, Jaideep Pandit, Tim Cook
We analysed data from 14,000 patients in the 2013 United Kingdom Anaesthesia Activity Survey of the Fifth National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland to examine anaesthetic, organisational and clinical practice for patients with obesity. We compared practice then with current guidance on management of this patient group. Obesity was reported in 22%, mainly Black, Afro-Caribbean and White Caucasian patients. There was minimal variation in surgical timing, anaesthetic seniority, induction location or day-case procedure rates...
June 16, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619601/ldl-cholesterol-was-more-strongly-associated-with-percent-body-fat-than-body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-in-a-health-screening-population
#8
Eiji Oda
AIMS: To compare correlations between changes in cardiovascular risk factors and those in obesity indices and to compare associations with incident hyper-LDL cholesterolemia among obesity indices. METHODS: Correlation coefficients were calculated between 7-year changes in cardiovascular risk factors and those in body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and percent body fat (PBF) in 634 men and 396 women who used no antihypertensive, antidiabetic or antihyperlipidemic drugs...
June 12, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610944/bilateral-leg-oedema-after-bariatric-surgery-a-selenium-deficient-cardiomyopathy
#9
Pierre-Laurent Massoure, Olivier Camus, Laurent Fourcade, Fabrice Simon
This report describes a case of selenium-deficient cardiomyopathy secondary to bariatric surgery (Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery). A 40 year-old woman presented with bilateral leg oedema nine months after the surgical procedure. Timely diagnosis of selenium-deficient cardiomyopathy was due to the recognition of symptoms of heart failure, increased NT pro-BNP level, detection of myocardial diastolic dysfunction and impaired left ventricular global longitudinal strain by echocardiography, and early identification of selenium deficiency...
June 10, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602634/dp1-receptor-agonist-bw245c-inhibits-diet-induced-obesity-in-apoe-mice
#10
Sunil Kumar, Thomas Palaia, Christopher Hall, Louis Ragolia
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Lipocalin Prostaglandin D2 synthase (LPGDS) contributes to the production of PGD2, which has been associated with adipogenesis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of PGD2 on obesity through its DP1 and DP2 receptor signaling using intraperitoneal injection of their respective agonists and antagonists. METHODS: ApoE(-/-) mice were divided into five groups: vehicle control (n=5), DP1 receptor agonist (n=5), DP1 receptor antagonist (n=5), DP2 receptor agonist (n=5), and DP2 receptor antagonist (n=5), and the study was carried out for 10 weeks...
June 8, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552671/morbid-obesity-and-psoriasis-disease-remission-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
#11
Graziella Babino, Alessandro Giunta, Luca Bianchi, Maria Esposito
Psoriasis is more frequent and severe in populations with obesity, and both have been associated with a higher cardiovascular risk. Recent studies suggest that weight loss may improve psoriasis and metabolic comorbidities in individuals with obesity. We present a case of a female patient affected by psoriasis, morbid obesity and other metabolic comorbidities, who experienced dramatic improvement in skin and joint symptoms and metabolic parameters after weight loss surgery with sleeve gastrectomy.
May 25, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552670/altered-brain-correlates-of-response-inhibition-and-error-processing-in-females-with-obesity-and-sweet-food-addiction-a-functional-magnetic-imaging-study
#12
Jui-Sheng Hsu, Peng-Wei Wang, Chih-Hung Ko, Tsyh-Jyi Hsieh, Chiao-Yun Chen, Ju-Yu Yen
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impulsivity and brain correlates of response inhibition and error processing among females with obesity and sweet food addiction (O & SFA). METHODS: We evaluated the response inhibition and error processing by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in subjects with O & SFA and controls. Twenty females with O & SFA and 20 controls were recruited. All subjects performed the event-related designed Go/No-go task under fMRI and completed questionnaires related to food craving and impulsivity...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552669/psychometric-properties-of-the-kids-child-feeding-questionnaire-restriction
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LETTER
Sarah E Stromberg, Samantha Minski, Paris B Wheeler, Marie L Chardon, David M Janicke
BACKGROUND: Research exploring parental restrictive feeding is mixed and shows that it both negatively and positively affects children's dietary intake. One hypothesis for these inconsistent findings is the use of parent-report vs. youth-report measures of parental restrictive feeding, but there are limited psychometrically-sound youth-report measures of this construct. Therefore, the current study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of a measure of parent restrictive feeding practices, the Kids' Child Feeding Questionnaire-Restriction (KCFQ-R), from the youth perspective...
May 25, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528799/a-multifactorial-obesity-model-developed-from-nationwide-public-health-exposome-data-and-modern-computational-analyses
#14
LisaAnn S Gittner, Barbara J Kilbourne, Ravi Vadapalli, Hafiz M K Khan, Michael A Langston
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Obesity is both multifactorial and multimodal, making it difficult to identify, unravel and distinguish causative and contributing factors. The lack of a clear model of aetiology hampers the design and evaluation of interventions to prevent and reduce obesity. METHODS: Using modern graph-theoretical algorithms, we are able to coalesce and analyse thousands of inter-dependent variables and interpret their putative relationships to obesity...
May 18, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522388/trends-in-socioeconomic-costs-of-morbid-obesity-among-korean-adults-2009-2013-data-from-national-health-insurance-service
#15
Jae-Woo Lee, Young-Eun Choi, Dong-Wook Kim, Sunmi Lee, Kyung-Hee Cho
As the prevalence of morbid obesity increased in Korea, the estimation of the accurate socioeconomic costs by morbid obesity was required; we analysed national medical costs through the big data. From 2009 year to 2013 year, Direct Costs (DC) for medical costs, transit costs and nursing costs and Indirect Costs (IC) for Future Income Loss (FIL) and Productivity Loss (PL) of morbid obesity (BMI≥30) were calculated, and socioeconomic costs were estimated by applying Population Attributable Risk (PAR) proportion according to obesity related diseases...
May 15, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506856/bariatric-surgery-revisions-and-private-health-insurance
#16
Samantha B Meyer, Campbell Thompson, Paul Hakendorf, Chris Horwood, Darlene McNaughton, John Gray, Paul R Ward, Lillian Mwanri, Sue Booth, Lilian Kow, Jacob Chisholm
OBJECTIVE: To identify: 1. The percentage of bariatric procedures that are revisions; 2. What proportion of bariatric revision procedures in public hospitals are for patients whose primary weight loss procedure occurred in a private hospital; 3. The age, sex and level of socioeconomic disadvantage of patients needing revisions. METHODS: An analysis of patient level admission data from the Integrated South Australian Activity Collection (ISAAC) was performed. Data were collected on all revisions for weight loss related procedures at all South Australian public and private hospitals, between 2000-2015 using the ISAAC codes for revision procedures...
May 12, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499848/understanding-obesity-in-the-context-of-an-indigenous-population-a-qualitative-study
#17
Ricky Bell, Catherine Smith, Leigh Hale, Geoffrey Kira, Steve Tumilty
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a progressive global phenomenon that is disparately prevalent amongst Indigenous populations. While there is a growing body of literature investigating the extrinsic contributors to obesity, there is a lack of evidence to elucidate intrinsic drivers in the context of an Indigenous population. METHODS: Qualitative research theory, inclusive of Indigenous knowledge systems, was applied to the narratives of 15 Indigenous (Māori) people aged between 18 and 65 to contextualise their understandings of obesity...
May 9, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483477/trends-in-the-prevalence-of-underweight-obesity-abdominal-obesity-and-their-related-lifestyle-factors-in-korean-young-adults-1998-2012
#18
Jisun Lim, Hye Soon Park
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess trends of underweight, obesity, and abdominal obesity and related lifestyle factors in young Korean adults. METHODS: The analysis focused on adults aged 19-39 years using data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) I-V (1998-2012). Underweight was defined as body mass index (BMI) <18.5kg/m(2); obesity as BMI≥30kg/m(2); and abdominal obesity as waist circumference ≥90cm in men and ≥85cm in women...
May 5, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887922/obesity-foot-pain-and-foot-disorders-in-older-men-and-women
#19
Alyssa B Dufour, Elena Losina, Hylton B Menz, Michael P LaValley, Marian T Hannan
OBJECTIVE: We investigated obesity, foot pain and selected foot disorders, and determined if associations differed by foot posture or dynamic foot function. METHODS: We included 2445 men and women (4888 feet) from the Framingham Foot Study (2002-2008). A foot examination assessed presence of disorders and pain on each foot. Body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) was categorized as normal (<25), overweight (25-29.99), moderate-obesity (30-34.99) severe-obesity (35+). Foot posture (normal, cavus, planus) and dynamic foot function (normal, supinated, pronated) were defined using plantar pressure measurement system...
July 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789200/maternal-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-circulating-micrornas-in-pregnancy
#20
Daniel A Enquobahrie, Pandora L Wander, Mahlet G Tadesse, Chunfang Qiu, Claudia Holzman, Michelle A Williams
BACKGROUND: Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obese status has been associated with a number of pregnancy complications and adverse offspring outcomes. Mechanisms for observed associations, however, are largely unknown. We investigated associations of pre-pregnancy body mass index with early-mid pregnancy epigenetic biomarkers, circulating microRNAs. METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from participants (16-27 weeks gestation) of two multi-racial pregnancy cohorts, the Omega Study and the Pregnancy Outcomes and Community Health Study...
July 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
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