Obesity epidemic migrates east
- Obesity initiative targets associated health risks, high medical costs. // Formulary;Dec2004, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p590
Reports on the association of obesity with high medical costs and lost wages in the U.S. Release of a research strategy by the National Institute of Health; Efforts of NIH director Elias M. Zerhouni on helping the industry; Statement of Barbara Alving, in the risk of obesity.
- Predicting waist circumference from body mass index. Bozeman, Samuel R.; Hoaglin, David C.; Burton, Tanya M.; Pashos, Chris L.; Ben-Joseph, Rami H.; Hollenbeak, Christopher S. // BMC Medical Research Methodology;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p115
Background: Being overweight or obese increases risk for cardiometabolic disorders. Although both body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) measure the level of overweight and obesity, WC may be more important because of its closer relationship to total body fat. Because WC is typically...
- 'GMS will include obesity'. // GP: General Practitioner;3/18/2005, p19
The article informs that obesity will be included in the General Medical Services (GMS) contract, either as an enhanced service or as a new domain in the quality framework. The DoH action plan on implementing the public health White Paper Delivering Choosing Health put General Practitioners (GP)...
- GPs' knowledge on nutrition needs updating. Haslam, David // GP: General Practitioner;4/20/2007, p54
The article reports on the importance of general practitioners' (GPs) knowledge on nutrition to help obese patients. With rising obesity in Great Britain, GPs and healthcare professionals are at the forefront of providing information and advice on the role of diet in preventing weight gain and...
- The Obesity Epidemic: Health Consequences and Implications for Physical Therapy. Deusinger, Susan S.; Deusinger, Robert H.; Racette, Susan B. // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p82
Looks into the issue of obesity in the U.S. Anticipation of increased physical therapist involvement in management of patients/clients with obesity-related impairments; Discussion of the prevalence of overweight or obese people; Identification of the adverse health consequences of obesity.
- Obesity and Public Human Resource Management. Bradbury, Mark D. // PA Times;May2005, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p3
Discusses obesity and public human resource management in the U.S. Identification of obesity as the second leading cause of preventable death which also has reached epidemic proportions; Impact of the obesity epidemic on public agencies and the fiscal situation; Personnel and management...
- Obesity: a Review of Current Perspectives. // Current Medical Literature: GH & Growth Factors;2003, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p53
Focuses on obesity perspectives. Definition; Prevalence; Sex prevalence; Co-morbidities; Pathophysiology; Genetic factors; Treatment; Surgical considerations.
- CHILDHOOD OBESITY ON THE RISE. Reece, Beth // Soldiers;Nov2003, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p39
Reports on the incidence of obesity in the United States. Prevalence of obesity; Major causes of obesity; Health hazards associated with obesity.
- Childhood obesity. Lawrence, Justin // British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;Feb2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p84
There has been much public debate over the increasing global problem of obesity. The rise in obesity is not just confined to the adult population, childhood obesity is also on the increase. This article will highlight some of the issues contributing to the recent rise in childhood obesity and...