Body mass index and chronic unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms: an adult endoscopic population based study
- Children's diet: obesity figures continue to gain weight. // MarketWatch: Food;Sep2005, Vol. 4 Issue 9, p14
The article focuses on childhood obesity rate in Europe and the U.S. It is expected that the next generation of young adults will enter the age group more overweight and obese than the current generation.
- 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.
- APHA Food and Nutrition Section building bridges with Affiliates. Krisberg, Kim // Nation's Health;Jun/Jul2005, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p11
This article deals with the collaboration of the Food and Nutrition Section and Affiliates of the American Public Health Association in June 2005. As overweight and obesity in the U.S. can be addressed more effectively at local levels, the topic lends itself well to an Affiliate/Section...
- Weight Change, Weight Change Intention, and the Incidence of Mobility Limitation in Well-Functioning Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Jung Sun Lee; Kritchevsky, Stephen B.; Tylavsky, Frances; Harris, Tamara; Simonsick, Eleanor M.; Rubin, Susan M.; Newman, Anne B. // Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical ;Aug2005, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p1007
Background. Obesity increases the risk for functional decline in later years, but the functional consequences of weight change in older adults are currently unclear. The aim of this study was to determine whether weight, weight change, and weight change intention are associated with risk for...
- Congenic and bioinformatics analyses resolved a major-effect Fob3b QTL on mouse Chr 15 into two closely linked loci. Prevoršek, Zala; Gorjanc, Gregor; Paigen, Beverly; Horvat, Simon // Mammalian Genome;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 3/4, p172
We previously identified a Chr 15 quantitative trait locus (QTL) Fob3b in lines of mice selected for high (Fat line) and low (Lean line) body fat content that represent a unique model of polygenic obesity. Here we genetically dissected the Fob3b interval by analyzing the phenotypes of eight...
- OBESITY -- Issues and Implications. Arnhold, Robert W.; Auxter, David A. // Palaestra;Winter2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on issues and implications concerning obesity. Annual cost of obesity in the U.S.; Example of a Federal public policy initiative against obesity; Percentage of adults who are considered obese.
- A theoretical and empirical investigation of nutritional label use. Drichoutis, Andreas; Lazaridis, Panagiotis; Nayga, Rodolfo; Kapsokefalou, Maria; Chryssochoidis, George // European Journal of Health Economics;Sep2008, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p293
Due in part to increasing diet-related health problems caused, among others, by obesity, nutritional labelling has been considered important, mainly because it can provide consumers with information that can be used to make informed and healthier food choices. Several studies have focused on the...
- New report: Utah is the seventh least obese state in the nation. // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;
The article announces that according to a report from the Trust for America's Heath (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) entitled "F as in Fat: Obesity Threatens America's Future 2013," Utah is the seventh least obese state in the U.S. The report says that adult obesity rates in...
- The problem of obesity among adolescents in Hong Kong: a comparison using various diagnostic criteria. Ko, Gary T. C.; Ozaki, Risa; Wong, Gary W. K.; Kong, Alice P. S.; Wing-Yee So; Tong, Peter C. Y.; Chan, Michael H. M.; Chung-Shun Ho; Lam, Christopher W. K.; Chan, Juliana C. N. // BMC Pediatrics;2008, Vol. 8, Special section p1
Background: Obesity is now a global epidemic. In this study, we aimed to assess the rates of obesity using several major diagnostic criteria in Chinese school adolescents in Hong Kong. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study. Using a computer-generated coding system, we randomly selected...