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Human adenovirus-36 is associated with increased body weight and paradoxical reduction of serum lipids
BACKGROUND:Human adenovirus-36 (Ad-36) increases adiposity and paradoxically lowers serum cholesterol and triglycerides in chickens, mice, and non-human primates. The role of Ad-36 in human obesityExpand
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Ten Putative Contributors to the Obesity Epidemic
The obesity epidemic is a global issue and shows no signs of abating, while the cause of this epidemic remains unclear. Marketing practices of energy-dense foods and institutionally-driven declinesExpand
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The CardioMetabolic Health Alliance: Working Toward a New Care Model for the Metabolic Syndrome.
The Cardiometabolic Think Tank was convened on June 20, 2014, in Washington, DC, as a "call to action" activity focused on defining new patient care models and approaches to address contemporaryExpand
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Adipogenic human adenovirus-36 reduces leptin expression and secretion and increases glucose uptake by fat cells
Objective:Human adenovirus Ad-36 causes adiposity in animal models and enhances differentiation and lipid accumulation in human and 3T3-L1 preadipocytes, which may, in part, explain the adipogenicExpand
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Psychometric properties of the State and Trait Food Cravings Questionnaires among overweight and obese persons.
A crucial problem in studies involving food cravings is the lack of a psychometrically sound measure for use among overweight and obese populations. The degree to which the Food CravingsExpand
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Evening Ready-to-Eat Cereal Consumption Contributes to Weight Management
Objectives: Post dinner snacking may constitute a significant proportion of total daily energy intake and contribute to overweight and obesity in some individuals (night snackers). This study testedExpand
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Infectobesity: obesity of infectious origin.
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  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nutrition
  • 1 October 2001
In the U.S., the prevalence of obesity increased by 30% from 1980 to 1990, and this increase appears to be continuing. Although obesity has multiple etiologies, an overlooked possibility is obesityExpand
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Human adenovirus Ad-36 promotes weight gain in male rhesus and marmoset monkeys.
Although obesity has multiple etiologies, an overlooked possibility is an infectious origin. We previously identified two viruses, SMAM-1, an avian adenovirus (Ad), and Ad-36, a human adenovirus,Expand
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Short-Term Effect of Eggs on Satiety in Overweight and Obese Subjects
Objective: To test the hypotheses that among overweight and obese participants, a breakfast consisting of eggs, in comparison to an isocaloric equal-weight bagel-based breakfast, would induce greaterExpand
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Microbes and obesity--interrelationship between infection, adipose tissue and the immune system.
The world is currently experiencing an obesity epidemic as declared by the World Health Organization. The traditional view is that behaviour leading to overeating and under-activity is the majorExpand
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