- 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.
- Obesity: diagnosis and prescription for action in the English-speaking Caribbean. Fraser, Henry S. // Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p336
Provides information on a study which briefly outlined the dimensions of the problem of obesity in the English-speaking Caribbean. Major causes; Cost of being an obese person; Prevention of the condition.
- 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...
- Clinical: Clinical Review - Obesity. Aditya, Bhandari Sumer; Wilding, John PH // GP: General Practitioner;11/6/2009, p35
The article presents information on the prevalence of obesity, which is the rapidly, reaching epidemic proportions. It mentions that obesity is the most common disorder of childhood and adolescence and in England by 2050, if the current trend continues, 60 percent of adult males, 50 percent of...
- Obesity In Different Socioeconomic Groups. Ball, Kylie // Nutridate;Jul2010, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p2
Obesity, a condition that increases the risk of ill-health, is affecting more and more people throughout the world. The risk of obesity is not the same for everyone within the population. People who are socio-economically disadvantaged are at higher risk. This article describes this, and...
- 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.
- How Accurate Are Systems that Evaluate Fatness in Teens? // Eating Disorders Review;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p5
Reports on the use of body mass index (BMI) for the classification of adult overweight and obesity. Limitation on the use of BMI among children; Proposal on the recommendation of a separate international classification systems to measure childhood and adolescent obesity; Purpose of the...
- 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....
- Study finds Americans Are Heavier Than Ever -- And Don't Know It. // Food Management;Jun2006, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p86
The article discusses the findings of a 2006 Nutritional DiningStyles research on the increasing number of Americans ho are clinically obese. The average body mass index of American adults is approaching the clinically obese levels. The perception of those who are clinically obese do not match...