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- Fit or Fat... You'd Be Surprised. Agoglia, John // Club Industry (07478283);Sep2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p6
Comments on the prevalence of obesity in New York City, according to a survey conducted by the New York City Health Department in September 2003. Percentage of residents who are either overweight or obese; Definition of being overweight; Obesity rate in the Bronx; Fitness clubs in the city.
- The nutrition transition: worldwide obesity dynamics and their determinants. Popkin, B. M.; Gordon-Larsen, P. // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Nov2004 Supplement, Vol. 28, pS2
OBJECTIVE:: This paper explores the major changes in diet and physical activity patterns around the world and focuses on shifts in obesity. DESIGN:: Review of results focusing on large-scale surveys and nationally representative studies of diet, activity, and obesity among adults and children....
- Measured Weights in PEI Adults Reveal Higher Than Expected Obesity Rates. MacLellan, Debbie L.; Taylor, Jennifer P.; Van Til, Linda; Sweet, Lamont // Canadian Journal of Public Health;May/Jun2004, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p174
Background: The increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight in Canada is a significant health concern. Unfortunately, we know very little about the actual weight status and associated health risks in our population since most surveys use only self reported body weights and heights and...
- Do you see what I see? Weight status misperception and exposure to obesity among children and adolescents. Maximova, K.; McGrath, J. J.; Barnett, T.; O'Loughlin, J.; Paradis, G.; Lambert, M. // International Journal of Obesity;Jun2008, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p1008
Objective:Obesity prevention in childhood is important. However, changing children's lifestyle behaviors to reduce overweight is a substantial challenge. Accurately perceiving oneself as overweight/obese has been linked to greater motivation to change lifestyle behaviors. Children and...
- Obesity crisis as the nation goes from fat to worse. Carey, Dorothy; Robotham, Julie // Nutridate;Mar2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the obesity crisis in Australia as of March 2004. Comparison on the obese population from 1989-1995 and 1995-2001; Percentage of men aged 60-69 that were considered morbidly obese in 2001; Body mass index of a morbidly obese person.
- Why We're Losing the War Against Obesity. Witt, Louise // American Demographics;Dec2003/Jan2004, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p26
Focuses on the obesity problem in the U.S. Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents; Efforts of the U.S. government to address the obesity problem; Information on the medical costs attributed to diseases caused by obesity.
- Patient Characteristics, Health Status, and Health-related Behaviors Associated with Obesity. Taira, Deborah A.; Gronley, Krista; Chung, Richard // Hawaii Medical Journal;May2004, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p150
The objective of this study was to identity factors associated with obesity and to examine the health habits of the obese and non-obese. In this study of over 44,000 insured individuals, obesity rates increased with age until age 65 and were highest among members of Samoan ancestry Because the...
- Gender, Marital Status, and Body Weight in Older U.S. Adults. Sobal, Jeffery; Rauschenbach, Barbara S. // Gender Issues;Summer2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p75
Marital terminations are life transitions that may lead to changes in diet, activity, and body weight. This investigation examined how marital status was associated with relative body weight, underweight, overweight, and obesity among men and women in the United States using cross-sectional...
- Perception of Overweight by Mexican Physicians and Teachers. Jimenez-Cruz, Arturo; Bacardí-Gascon, Montserrat // Diabetes Care;Aug2006, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1983
The article reports the results of a study on the perception of overweight Mexican physicians and teachers on their weight. The results showed that 67% of teachers and parents and 74% of physicians were either overweight or obese, 69% of teachers and parents and 73% of physicians in the normal...