Critical Care of Patients With Obesity
- 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.
- 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...
- A multidisciplinary approach to weight management. Morton, B. J. // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;2005 Supplement, Vol. 14, pS106
Background -- Obesity is a growing problem in Australia, in the year 2000, 67% adult males and 52% adult females were either overweight or obese. A weight loss of 5-10% body weight can result in significant health benefits. Successful long term weight loss programs include behavioural...
- Recipe for Disaster. Isaacson, Andy // Diabetes Health;Jan2006, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p44
Focuses on the increased obesity cases in the U.S. Responsibilities of food manufacturers; Information on a bill on junk food advertising to children proposed by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa); Associations and companies that spend money on lobbyists to help them win policy battles.
- America Scores an F for Obesity. // Environmental Nutrition;Nov2009, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p1
The article reports on the continuing obesity problem despite the massive efforts to battle the weight problem in the U.S. It states that the percentage of obese or overweight children remains at or more than 30 percent in 30 American states with Mississippi keeping the highest record at 32.5...
- Over half UK population obese by 2050. // Food Engineering & Ingredients;Nov2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p39
The article presents information on the estimated increase of the obese population in Great Britain. The British Government Office for Science project entitled, "Tackling Obesities: Future Choices," has predicted the possible increase of obese population by 2050. The project states that there...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...