Section Editors

  • Sonia S. Anand, McMaster University
  • Philip McTernan, University of Warwick
  • Anna Peeters, Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Arya M Sharma, University of Alberta
  • Tommy Visscher, Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle

Executive Editor

  • Fernando Marques, BioMed Central


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    Obesity and oveweight prevalence in Palestinian mothers

    Increasing age, high income, and being a housewife are independent predictors of obesity among women in the Gaza Strip, highliting the need for community-based programs to combat this problem in Palestine

    BMC Obesity 2014, 1:7
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    Being overweight affects brain volume in patients with heart failure

    Obesity, indicated by an increased BMI, is associated with a higher cerebral blood flow and changing gray matter volume in the brain in older adults with heart failure.

    BMC Obesity 2014, 1:4
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    Interview with Dr. Philip McTernan

    Dr. Philip McTernan, Section Editor for the Basic science section, discusses his views about the current and future directions of basic science research in obesity.

    BMC Obesity 2014, 1:3
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    A need for improvement in GP's weight management policies

    General Practioners (GP's) have an important role in obesity management and key points of discussion with patients should include the influence of medication, psychosocial problems, and environmental factors related to weight gain, to improve the success of GP referrals.

    BMC Obesity 2014, 1:2
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    BMC Obesity – The new journal in the BMC Series

    BMC Obesity joins the BMC series focusing on prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, including the basic science relating to the causes and effects of this condition.

    BMC Obesity 2014, 1:1


BMC Obesity is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of human obesity across the lifecourse. These include the prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, incorporating lifestyle, epidemiology, policy and community/environmental interventions, related approaches for weight loss and the prevention of weight gain, management of the condition including the use of drugs and surgery, and basic science relating to the causes and effects of obesity. Research from developing country contexts is encouraged.

BMC Obesity is part of the BMC series which publishes subject-specific journals focused on the needs of individual research communities across all areas of biology and medicine. We offer an efficient, fair and friendly peer review service, and are committed to publishing all sound science, provided that there is some advance in knowledge presented by the work.

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