THE POLLS -- TRENDS: OBESITY
- HealthWAVES The Aqua-Active Lifestyle. // Swimming World;Feb2006, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p20
This article focuses on the problem of overweight faced by the world. From the U.S. to Germany to China, people are getting fatter. Based on public health data gathered between 1971 and 2001, if current trends are not reversed, a 30-year-old man will have an incredible 92 percent chance of...
- FAT AMERICA. Bednar, Joseph // BusinessWest;Oct2002, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p45
Reports on the obesity problems in the U.S. Statistics of obese persons in the country; Health risks of obesity; Factors that contribute to obesity.
- 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.
- The not-so-skinny: U.S. population weighs in as the world's most obese. Johnson, Bradley // Advertising Age;5/15/2006, Vol. 77 Issue 20, p43
The article addresses the increasing number of obese or overweight individuals in the U.S. as of May 2006. According to an American Demographics analysis, one-third of the global population age 15 and above is overweight or obese. The U.S. is the world leader with nearly 23 percent of the...
- 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.
- THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD. Peck, Don // Atlantic Monthly (10727825);Jun2003, Vol. 291 Issue 5, p38
The article focuses on the problem of obesity, which is said to be well on its way to becoming the world's most pressing public health problem. A map is presented illustrating the prevalence of obesity around the world. The health difficulties associated with obesity are described, and the...
- Rise in childhood obesity with persistently high rates of undernutrition among urban school-aged Indo-Asian children. Jafar, T. H.; Qadri, Z.; Islam, M.; Hatcher, J.; Bhutta, Z. A.; Chaturved, N. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;May2008, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p373
Background: Childhood obesity is an emerging global public health challenge. Evidence for the transition in nutrition in Indo-Asian developing countries is lacking. We conducted these analyses to determine the trends in nutritional status of school-aged children in urban Pakistan. Methods: Data...
- Effects of Modifying Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior on Psychosocial Adjustment in Overweight/Obese Children. Goldfield, Gary S.; Mallory, Risa; Parker, Torrey; Cunningham, Terrell; Legg, Christine; Lumb, Andrew; Parker, Kasey; Prud'homme, Denis; Adamo, Kristi B. // Journal of Pediatric Psychology;Aug2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p783
Objectives To evaluate the relationship between changes in physical activity (PA), sedentary behavior, and physical self-perceptions and global self-worth in 30, 8-12 years old, overweight/obese children (13 boys, 17 girls). Methods Secondary analyses from a randomized controlled trial designed...
- Obesity: The Public Health Challenge of Our Time. Bassett, Mary T.; Perl, Sarah // American Journal of Public Health;Sep2004, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p1477
The article discusses the prevalence of obesity cases in the U.S. as of 2004. Obesity has become the public health issue of the day--and for good reason. The data outline a dismal picture and a more foreboding future. The prevalence of obesity has doubled in adults and children and tripled in...