Dr. El Ghoch Marwan

Dr. El Ghoch Marwan

Head
Beirut Arab University, Lebanon


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Medicine and Surgery from University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Dental Sciences
62%
Medicine
90%
Dietetics
75%
Surgery
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Tannir, H., L. Itani, D. Kreidieh, D. El-Masri, S. Traboulsi and M. El-Ghoch, 2019. Body composition in adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa: A clinical review. Curr. Rheumatol Rev., 10.2174/1573397115666190222200704.
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  2. Citarella, R., L. Itani, V. Intini, G. Zucchinali and S. Scevaroli et al., 2019. Nutritional knowledge and dietary practice in elite 24-hour ultramarathon runners: A brief report. Sports (Basel), Vol. 16. 10.3390/sports7020044.
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  3. Zmerly, H., I. Akkawi, R. Citarella and M. El-Ghoch, 2018. Clinical management of medial patellar plica syndrome: Mini review from diagnosis to treatment. Curr. Rheumatol. Rev., 10.2174/1573397115666181123182633.
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  4. Saleh, F., L. Itani, S. Calugi, R.D. Grave and M. El Ghoch, 2018. Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of obesity: A systematic review of longitudinal studies on preclinical evidence. Curr. Stem Cell Res. Ther., 13: 466-475.
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  5. Kreidieh, D., L. Itani, D. El Masri, H. Tannir, R. Citarella and M. El Ghoch, 2018. Association between sarcopenic obesity, type 2 diabetes and hypertension in overweight and obese treatment-seeking adult women. J. Cardiovasc. Dev. Dis., Vol. 5. 10.3390/jcdd5040051.
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  6. Kreideh, D., L. Itani, G. El Kassas, D. El Masri, S. Calugi, R.D. Grave and M. El Ghoch, 2018. Long-term lifestyle-modification programs for overweight and obesity management in the Arab States: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Curr. Diabetes Rev., 14: 550-558.
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  7. Khazem, S., L. Itani, D. Kreidieh, D. El-Masri, H. Tannir, R. Citarella and M. El-Ghoch, 2018. Reduced lean body mass and cardiometabolic diseases in adult males with overweight and obesity: A pilot study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, Vol. 15. 10.3390/ijerph15122754.
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  8. Itani, L., S. Calugi, R.D. Grave, D. Kreidieh and G. El Kassas et al., 2018. The association between body mass index and health-related quality of life in treatment-seeking arab adults with obesity. Med. Sci. (Basel), Vol. 6. 10.3390/medsci6010025.
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  9. Itani, L., S. Calugi, D. Kreidieh, G. El Kassas and D. El Masri et al., 2018. Validation of an arabic version of the obesity-related wellbeing (ORWELL 97) questionnaire in adults with obesity. Curr. Diabetes Rev. 10.2174/1573399814666180111111934.
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  10. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi, G. Bosco, L. Valerio, C. Valenti, M. El Ghoch and D. Zini, 2018. Personalized group cognitive behavioural therapy for obesity: A longitudinal study in a real-world clinical setting. Eating Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity. 10.1007/s40519-018-0593-z .
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  11. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi and M. El Ghoch, 2018. Are personality characteristics as measured by the temperament and character inventory (TCI) associated with obesity treatment outcomes? A systematic review. Curr. Obesity Rep., 7: 27-36.
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  12. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Treatment Overview. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 13-26.
  13. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, Pages: 244.
  14. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Preparatory Phase. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 27-44.
  15. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 6: Addressing the Obstacles to Weight Maintenance. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 143-161.
  16. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 5: Addressing Weight-Loss Dissatisfaction. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 117-142.
  17. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 4: Addressing Obstacles to Weight Loss. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 89-115.
  18. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 3: Developing an Active Lifestyle. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 75-88.
  19. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 2: Changing Eating. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 59-74.
  20. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Module 1: Monitoring Food Intake, Physical Activity and Body Weight. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 45-58.
  21. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Involving Significant Others. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 163-168.
  22. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Introduction. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 1-12.
  23. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. DSM-5 severity specifiers for anorexia nervosa and treatment outcomes in adult females. Eating Behav., 31: 18-23.
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  24. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Combining CBT-OB with Weight-Loss Drugs and Bariatric Surgery. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 211-220.
  25. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. CBT-OB and Digital Technology. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 221-227.
  26. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Adapting CBT-OB for Intensive Levels of Care. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 177-194.
  27. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Adapting CBT-OB for Groups. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 169-175.
  28. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2018. Adaptating CBT-OB for Binge-Eating Disorder. In: Treating Obesity with Personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-319-91496-1, pp: 195-210.
  29. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, C. Milanese, M. El Ghoch, C. Brocco, C. Pellicone and S. Calugi, 2018. Validity and reliability of the eating problem checklist. Eating Disord. 10.1080/10640266.2018.1528084.
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  30. El Masri, D., D. Kreidieh, H. Tannir, L. Itani and M. El Ghoch, 2018. Long-term weight-loss lifestyle modification programme in a patient with severe lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration and obesity: A case report. Reports, Vol. 1. 10.3390/reports1030021.
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  31. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2018. Weight cycling in adults with severe obesity: A longitudinal study. Nutr. Diet., 75: 256-262.
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  32. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2018. The dilemma of weight cycling in obesity: Is it really a health risk factor? Open Nutr. J., 12: 1-2.
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  33. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2018. Sarcopenic obesity: Definition, health consequences and clinical management. Open Nutr. J., 12: 70-73.
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  34. El Ghoch, M., P.V. Bazzani, S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2018. Weight-loss cognitive-behavioural treatment and essential amino acid supplementation in a patient with spinal muscular atrophy and obesity. Case Rep. Med., Vol. 2018. 10.1155/2018/4058429.
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  35. El Ghoch, M., A.P. Rossi, S. Calugi, S. Rubele and F. Soave et al., 2018. Physical performance measures in screening for reduced lean body mass in adult females with obesity. Nutr. Metab. Cardiovasc. Dis., 28: 917-921.
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  36. Chehade, L., Z.A. Jaafar, D. El-Masri, H. Zmerly and D. Kreidieh et al., 2018. Lifestyle modification in rheumatoid arthritis: Dietary and physical activity recommendations based on evidence. Curr. Rheumatol. Rev., 10.2174/1573397115666190121135940.
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  37. Calugi, S., M. Sartirana, C. Milanese, M. El Ghoch, F. Riolfi and R.D. Grave, 2018. The clinical impairment assessment questionnaire: Validation in Italian patients with eating disorders. Eating Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity, 23: 685-694.
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  38. Calugi, S., M. El Ghoch, M. Conti and R.D. Grave, 2018. Preoccupation with shape or weight, fear of weight gain, feeling fat and treatment outcomes in patients with anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. Behav. Res. Therapy, 105: 63-68.
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  39. Calugi, S., G. Marchesini, M. El Ghoch, I. Gavasso and R.D. Grave, 2018. The association between weight maintenance and session-by-session diet adherence, weight loss and weight-loss satisfaction. Eating Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity. 10.1007/s40519-018-0528-8.
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  40. Calugi, S., E. Chignola, M. El Ghoch and R.D. Grave, 2018. Starvation symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. Eating Disord., 26: 523-537.
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  41. Calugi, S., C. Franchini, S. Pivari, M.Conti, M. El Ghoch and R.D. Grave, 2018. Anorexia nervosa and childhood sexual abuse: Treatment outcomes of intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy. Psychiatry Res., 262: 477-481.
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  42. Monteleone, A.M., F. Piscitelli, R.D. Grave, M. El Ghoch, V. di Marzo, M. Maj and P. Monteleone, 2017. Peripheral endocannabinoid responses to hedonic eating in binge-eating disorder. Nutrients, Vol. 9. 10.3390/nu9121377.
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  43. Grave, R.D., M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and S. Calugi, 2017. Personalized multistep cognitive behavioral therapy for obesity. Diabetes Metab. Syndrome Obesity: Targets Therapy, 10: 195-206.
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  44. Giollo, A., L. Idolazzi, C. Caimmi, A. Fassio and F. Bertoldo et al., 2017. Vitamin D levels strongly influence bone mineral density and bone turnover markers during weight gain in female patients with anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eating Disord., 50: 1041-1049.
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  45. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, C. Milanese, P.V. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2017. Body composition in men with anorexia nervosa: Longitudinal study. Int. J. Eating Disord., 50: 856-860.
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  46. El Ghoch, M., M. Pourhassan, C. Milanese, M.J. Muller, S. Calugi, P.V. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2017. Changes in lean and skeletal muscle body mass in adult females with anorexia nervosa before and after weight restoration. Clin. Nutr., 36: 170-178.
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  47. Calugi, S., M. Miniati, C. Milanese, M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and R.D. Grave, 2017. The starvation symptom inventory: Development and psychometric properties. Nutrients, Vol. 9. 10.3390/nu9090967.
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  48. Calugi, S., M. El Ghoch and R.D. Grave, 2017. Intensive enhanced cognitive behavioural therapy for severe and enduring anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal outcome study. Behav. Res. Therapy, 89: 41-48.
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  49. Calugi, S., M. El Ghoch and R.D. Grave, 2017. Body checking behaviors in anorexia nervosa. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 50: 437-441.
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  50. Calugi, S., G. Marchesini, M. El Ghoch, I. Gavasso and R.D. Grave, 2017. The influence of weight-loss expectations on weight loss and of weight-loss satisfaction on weight maintenance in severe obesity. J. Acad. Nutr. Dietetics, 117: 32-38.
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  51. Calugi, S., C. Milanese, M. Sartirana, M. El Ghoch and F. Sartori et al., 2017. The eating disorder examination questionnaire: Reliability and validity of the Italian version. Eat. Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity, 22: 509-514.
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  52. Montesi, L., M. El Ghoch, L. Brodosi, S. Calugi, G. Marchesini and R.D. Grave, 2016. Long-term weight loss maintenance for obesity: A multidisciplinary approach. Diabetes Metab. Syndrome Obesity: Targets Therapy, 9: 37-46.
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  53. Monteleone, A.M., V. Di-Marzo, P. Monteleone, G.R. Dalle and T. Aveta et al., 2016. Responses of peripheral endocannabinoids and endocannabinoid-related compounds to hedonic eating in obesity. Eur. J. Nutr., 55: 1799-1805.
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  54. Monteleone, A.M., P. Monteleone, R.D. Grave, M. Nigro and M. El Ghoch et al., 2016. Ghrelin response to hedonic eating in underweight and short-term weight restored patients with anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res., 235: 55-60.
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  55. Grave, R.D., M. El Ghoch, M. Sartirana and S. Calugi, 2016. Cognitive behavioral therapy for anorexia nervosa: An update. Curr. Psychiatry Rep., Vol. 18. 10.1007/s11920-015-0643-4.
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  56. Gatti, D., L. Idolazzi, O. Viapiana, S. Calugi and M. Rossini et al., 2016. Bone metabolism in patients with anorexia nervosa and amenorrhea. Bone Abstracts , Vol. 5. 10.1530/boneabs.5.P354.
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  57. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, M. Pellegrini, E. Chignola and R.D. Grave, 2016. Physical activity, body weight and resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res., 246: 507-511.
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  58. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, J. Bernabe, M. Pellegrini, C. Milanese, E. Chignola and R.D. Grave, 2016. Sleep patterns before and after weight restoration in females with anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal controlled study. Eur. Eat. Disord. Rev., 24: 425-429.
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  59. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, E. Chignola, P.V. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2016. Body mass index, body fat and risk factor of relapse in anorexia nervosa. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr., 70: 194-198.
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  60. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, E. Chignola, P.V. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2016. Body fat and menstrual resumption in adult females with anorexia nervosa: A 1‐year longitudinal study. J. Hum. Nutr. Diet., 29: 662-666.
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  61. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2016. The effects of low-carbohydrate diets on psychosocial outcomes in obesity/overweight: A systematic review of randomized, controlled studies. Nutrients, Vol. 8. 10.3390/nu8070402.
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  62. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2016. Management of severe rhabdomyolysis and exercise-associated hyponatremia in a female with anorexia nervosa and excessive compulsive exercising. Case Rep. Med., Vol. 2016. 10.1155/2016/8194160.
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  63. El Ghoch, M., L. Benini, D. Sgarbi and R.D. Grave, 2016. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome in a patient with anorexia nervosa: A case report. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 49: 731-735.
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  64. El Ghoch, M., D. Gatti, S. Calugi, O. Viapiana, P.V. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2016. The association between weight gain/restoration and bone mineral density in adolescents with anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. Nutrients, Vol. 8. 10.3390/nu8120769.
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  65. Calugi, S., A. Ruocco, M. El Ghoch, C. Andrea, E. Geccherle, F. Sartori and R.D. Grave, 2016. Residential cognitive‐behavioral weight‐loss intervention for obesity with and without binge‐eating disorder: A prospective case–control study with five‐year follow‐up. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 49: 723-730.
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  66. Nigro, M., A.M. Monteleone, V. di Marzo, R.D. Grave and M. El Ghoch et al., 2015. Neuroendocrine responses to hedonic eating in obese patients with and without binge eating. Eur. Psychiatry, 30: 1351-1351.
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  67. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi, A. Compare, M. El Ghoch and M.L. Petroni et al., 2015. Weight loss expectations and attrition in treatment-seeking obese women. Obesity Facts, 8: 311-318.
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  68. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi, A. Compare, M. El Ghoch and M.L. Petroni et al., 2015. Personality, attrition and weight loss in treatment seeking women with obesity. Clin. Obesity, 5: 266-272.
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  69. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi and M. El Ghoch, 2015. Increasing Adherence to Diet and Exercise through Cognitive Behavioural Strategies. In: Multidisciplinary Approach to Obesity, Lenzi, A., S. Migliaccio and L.M. Donini (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, USA., pp: 327-335.
  70. Gatti, D., M. El Ghoch, O. Viapiana, A. Ruocco and E. Chignola et al., 2015. Strong relationship between vitamin D status and bone mineral density in anorexia nervosa. Bone, 78: 212-215.
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  71. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi and R.D. Grave, 2015. Increased risk of colorectal cancer after obesity surgery. Ann. Surg., Vol. 262. 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000465.
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  72. El Ghoch, M., C. Milanese, S. Calugi, M.J. Muller, M. Pourhassan, A. Ruocco and R.D. Grave, 2015. Regional fat distribution in adolescent and adult females with anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. Clin. Nutr., 34: 1224-1232.
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  73. Calugi, S., V. Ricca, G. Castellini, C.L. Sauro and A. Ruocco et al., 2015. The eating disorder examination: Reliability and validity of the Italian version. Eat. Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity, 20: 505-511.
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  74. Monteleone, A.M., V. di Marzo, T. Aveta, F. Piscitelli and R.D. Grave et al., 2014. Deranged endocannabinoid responses to hedonic eating in underweight and recently weight-restored patients with anorexia nervosa. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 101: 262-269.
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  75. Grave, R.S., S. Calugi, M. El Ghoch, R. Marzocchi and G. Marchesini, 2014. Personality traits in obesity associated with binge eating and/or night eating. Curr. Obesity Rep., 3: 120-126.
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  76. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi, M. El Ghoch, M. Conti and C.G. Fairburn, 2014. Inpatient cognitive behavior therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Immediate and longer-term effects. Front. Psychiatry, Vol. 5. 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00014.
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  77. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, S. Lamburghini and R.D. Grave, 2014. Anorexia nervosa and body fat distribution: A systematic review. Nutrients, 6: 3895-3912.
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  78. El Ghoch, M., P. Bazzani and R.D. Grave, 2014. Management of ischiopubic stress fracture in patients with anorexia nervosa and excessive compulsive exercising. BMJ Case Rep., Vol. 2014. .
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  79. El Ghoch, M., C. Milanese, S. Calugi, M. Pellegrini, N.C. Battistini and R.D. Grave, 2014. Body composition, eating disorder psychopathology and psychological distress in anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. Am. J. Clin. Nutr., 99: 771-778.
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  80. Calugi, S., M. El Ghoch, M. Conti and R.D. Grave, 2014. Depression and treatment outcome in anorexia nervosa. Psychiatry Res., 218: 195-200.
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  81. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi, I. Gavasso, M. El Ghoch and G. Marchesini, 2013. A randomized trial of energy‐restricted high‐protein versus high‐carbohydrate, low‐fat diet in morbid obesity. Obesity, 21: 1774-1781.
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  82. Grave, R.D., S. Calugi and M. El Ghoch, 2013. Lifestyle modification in the management of obesity: Achievements and challenges. Eat. Weight Disord.-Stud. Anorexia Bulimia Obesity, 18: 339-349.
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  83. Grave, R.D., E. Centis, R. Marzocchi, M. El Ghoch and G. Marchesini, 2013. Major factors for facilitating change in behavioral strategies to reduce obesity. Psychol. Res. Behav. Manage., 6: 101-110.
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  84. El Ghoch, M., S. Calugi, M. Pellegrini, C. Milanese and M. Busacchi et al., 2013. Measured physical activity in anorexia nervosa: Features and treatment outcome. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 46: 709-712.
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