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Initial Development and Reliability of a Motivation for Weight Loss Scale

Meyer , Andrea H. ; Weissen-Schelling, Simone ; Munsch , Simone ; Margraf, Jürgen

In: Obesity Facts, 2010, vol. 3, p. 205–211

Objective: We aimed at developing and evaluating a questionnaire assessing health and appearance as the two main reasons for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals. Methods: Using data from two representative telephone surveys in Switzerland, the factorial structure of this questionnaire was analyzed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The model obtained was cross-validated...

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P38 mitogen-activated protein kinase is involved in arginase-II-mediated eNOS-Uncoupling in Obesity

Yu, Yi ; Rajapakse, Angana G. ; Montani, Jean-Pierre ; Yang, Zhihong ; Ming, Xiu-Fen

In: Cardiovascular Diabetology, 2014, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 113

Background Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)-uncoupling links obesity-associated insulin resistance and type-II diabetes to the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. Studies have indicated that increased arginase is involved in eNOS-uncoupling through competing with the substrate L-arginine. Given that arginase-II (Arg-II) exerts some of its biological functions through crosstalk...

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Impact des ultrasons diffus combinés au travail musculaire sur plaque vibrante sur la modification de la composition corporelle de femmes modérément obèses

Hafiz, S. ; Durrer, D. ; Schutz, Yves

In: Obésité, 2014, p. 1–7

Objectives: To study, in obese subjects, the effect of diffuse ultrasound application in the abdominal area combined to muscular work on a vibrating platform. This dual method aims at accelerating the mobilisation of adipose tissue.Methods: 40 sedentary obese women, 18 to 55 years old, with a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 and ≤40 kg/m2 were randomized into 3 groups. 1) A control group (CONTR, n=13), 2) a...

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Comment les régimes amaigrissants font grossir : d’une perspective d’autorégulation de la composition corporelle = How dieting makes some fatter: From a perspective of human body composition autoregulation

Dulloo, Abdul G. ; Jacquet, Jean ; Seydoux, Josiane ; Montani, Jean-Pierre

In: Cahiers de Nutrition et de Diététique, 2013, vol. 48, no. 1, p. 15–25

‘Dieting Makes You Fat’ – the title of a book published in 1983 – embodies the notion that dieting to control body weight, with consequential weight cycling, predisposes the individual to acquire even more body fat. While this notion is controversial, its debate underscores the large gap, which exists in our understanding of basic physiological laws, which govern the regulation of human...