Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center



The primary objective of the Center is to foster a multidisciplinary approach to research in the field of obesity and related health conditions. This page is updated with recent publications by Center investigators.

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Bond DS, Thomas JG, O’Leary KC, Lipton RB, Peterlin BL, Roth J, Rathier L, Wing RR. Objectively-measured physical activity in obese women with and without migraine. Cephalalgia 2014 Dec 4. pii: 0333102414562970. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25475207 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher].Link
Thomas JG, Spitalnick JS, Hadley W, Bond DS, Wing RR. Development and preliminary test user feedback on a virtual reality system for online training in weight management skills. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2014 Nov 2. pii: 1932296814557326. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25367014 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher].Link
Bond DS, Vithiananthan S, Thomas J, Trautvetter J, Unick JL, Jakicic JM, Pohl D, Ryder BA, Roye GD, Sax HC, Wing RR. Bari-Active: A randomized controlled trial of a preoperative intervention to increase physical activity in bariatric surgery patients. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014 Jul 30. pii: S1550-7289(14)00307-4. doi. 10.1016/j.soard.2014.07.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25304832 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher].Link
Unick JL, Hogan P, Neiberg R, Cheskin L, Dutton G, Evans-Hudnall G, Jeffery R, Kitabchi A, Nelson J, Pi-Sunyer X, West D, Wing RR for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Evaluation of early weight loss thresholds for identifying non-responders to an intensive lifestyle intervention. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2014, Jul:22(7): 1608-1616.Link
Bond DS, Thomas JG, Raynor HA, Moon J, Sieling J, Trautvetter J, Leblond T, Wing RR. B-MOBILE—a smartphone-based intervention to reduce sedentary time in overweight/obese individuals: a within-subjects experimental trial. PLoS One. 2014 Jun 25;9:e100821. PMCID: PMC4071034Link
Thomas JG, Bond DS. Review of innovations in digital health technology to promote weight control. Curr Diab Rep 2014 May;14(5): 485. doi:10.1007/s11892-014-0485-1. PMID: 24664797 [PubMed – in process].Link
Yoneyama S, Guo Y, Lanktree MB, Barnes MR, Elbers CC, et al. Gene-centric meta-analyses for central adiposity traits in up to 57 412 individuals of European descent confirm known loci and reveal several novel associations. Hum Mol Genet. 2014 May 1;23(9):2498-510. PubMed PMID: 24345515; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3988452.Link
Strohacker K, McCaffery JM, MacLean PS, Wing RR. Adaptations of leptin, ghrelin or insulin during weight loss as predictors of weight regain: a review of current literature. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Mar;38(3):388-96. PubMed PMID: 23801147.Link
Peter I, Papandonatos GD, Belalcazar LM, Yang Y, Erar B, et al. Genetic modifiers of cardiorespiratory fitness response to lifestyle intervention. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Feb;46(2):302-11. PubMed PMID: 23899896; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4055466.Link
Bond DS, Thomas JG, King WC, Vithiananthan S, Trautvetter J, Unick JL, Ryder BA, Pohl D, Roye GD, Sax HC, Wing RR. Exercise improves health-related quality of life in bariatric surgery candidates: Results from the Bari-Active randomized controlled trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 (in press). 
Chai NC, Scher AI, Moghekar A, Bond DS, Peterlin BL. Obesity and headache: part I—a systematic review of the epidemiology of obesity and headache. Headache. 2014; 54: 219-234. PMCID: PMC24512574.Link
Cindy Chai N, Bond DS, Moghekar A, Scher AI, Peterlin BL. Obesity and headache: Part II—potential mechanism and treatment considerations. Headache. 2014; 54: 459-471. PMCID: PMC3975621.Link
Galioto R, King WC, Bond DS, Spitznagel MB, Strain G, Devlin M, Cohen R, Crosby RD, Mitchell JE, Gunstad J. Physical activity and cognitive function in bariatric surgery candidates. Int J Neurosci. 2014; 124: 912-918. PMID: 24547736 [PubMed – in process]. 
Higgins TJ, Middleton KR, Winner L, Janelle CM. Physical activity interventions differentially affect exercise task and barrier self-efficacy: A meta-analysis. Health Psychol. 2014;33:891-903.Link
Manuck SB, McCaffery JM. Gene-environment interaction. Annu Rev Psychol. 2014;65:41-70. PubMed PMID: 24405358.Link
Mezick EJ, Wing RR, McCaffery JM. Associations of self-reported and actigraphy-assessed sleep characteristics with body mass index and waist circumference in adults: moderation by gender. Sleep Med. 2014 Jan;15(1):64-70. PubMed PMID: 24239499; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3926516.Link
Middleton KR & Perri MG. A randomized trial investigating the effect of a brief lifestyle intervention on freshman-year weight gain. J Am Coll Health. 2014;62:109-109.Link
Peterson ND, Middleton KR, Nackers LM, Newell KE, Milsom VA, Perri MG. Dietary self-monitoring and long-term success with weight management. Obesity. 2014;22:1962-1967.Link
Raynor HA, Bond DS, Steeves J, Thompson DL. Physical activity variety, energy expenditure, and body mass index. Am J Health Behav. 2014;38:624-30. PMID:24636125 [PubMed – in process].Link
Speck RM, Bond DS, Sarwer DB, Farrar JT. A systematic review of musculoskeletal pain among bariatric surgery patients: implications for physical activity and exercise. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2014; 10: 161-170. PMID: 24182448 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].Link
Thomas JG, Bond DS, Phelan S, Hill JO, Wing RR. Weight loss maintenance for 10 years in the National Weight Control Registry. Am J Prev Med. 2014; 46: 17-23. PMID: 24355667 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE].Link
Unick JL, Gaussoin S, Bahnson J, Crow R, Curtis J, Jakicic JM, Killean T, Regensteiner J, Stewart K, Wing RR for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Validity of Ratings of Perceived Exertion in Patients with Type II Diabetes. J Nov Physiother Phys Rehabil, 2014, 1: 102.Link
Wing RR & Middleton KR (2014). Changing behaviors – physical activity and weight control. In: B.W. Stewart and C.P. Wild (Eds.) World Cancer Report. Lyon, France: International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization; 2014: 384-398. 
Xu X, Demos KE, Leahey TM, Hart C, Trautvetter J, Coward P, Middleton KR, Wing RR. Failure to replicate depletion of self-control. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e109950.Link
McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Kahn SE, et al. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Dec;37(12):1545-52. PubMed PMID: 23628854; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3750057.Link
Demos KE, McCaffery JM, Cournoyer SA, Wunsch CA, Wing RR. Greater Food-Related Stroop Interference Following Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention. J Obes Weight Loss Ther. 2013 Aug 28;3PubMed PMID: 25401048; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4230452.Link
Huggins GS, Papandonatos GD, Erar B, Belalcazar LM, Brautbar A, et al. Do genetic modifiers of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels also modify their response to a lifestyle intervention in the setting of obesity and type-2 diabetes mellitus?: The Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2013 Aug;6(4):391-9. PubMed PMID: 23861364; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4077278.Link
Strohacker K, Wing RR, McCaffery JM. Contributions of body mass index and exercise habits on inflammatory markers: a cohort study of middle-aged adults living in the USA. BMJ Open. 2013 May 28;3(5)PubMed PMID: 23793684; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3657650.Link
McCaffery JM, Papandonatos GD, Huggins GS, Peter I, Erar B, et al. Human cardiovascular disease IBC chip-wide association with weight loss and weight regain in the look AHEAD trial. Hum Hered. 2013;75(2-4):160-74. PubMed PMID: 24081232.Link
Raynor HA, Steeves EA, Bassett Jr. DR, Thompson DL, Gorin AA, Bond DS. Reducing TV watching during adult obesity treatment: two pilot randomized controlled trials. Behav Ther. 2013;44:674-85. PMID:24094792 [PubMed – in process].Link
Unick JL, Beavers D, Bond DS, Clark J, Jakicic JM, Kitabchi AE, Knowler WC, Wadden TA, Wagenknecht L, Wyatt H, Wing RR for the Look AHEAD Research Group. Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals: 4-year results from the Look AHEAD study. The American Journal of Medicine. 2013, 126(3):236-242 e232.Link




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