Association between the metabolic syndrome and its components and gait speed among U.S. adults aged 50 years and older: a cross-sectional analysis
- Nation's health not improving; obesity, tobacco use to blame. // Nation's Health;
The article reports on a report which showed that health in the U.S. failed to improve for the fourth consecutive year. The study points to key factors such as unprecedented levels of obesity, rising numbers of uninsured people and the persistence of risky behaviors such as tobacco use. The...
- HEALTH FINDINGS. Currie, Donya // Nation's Health;Jul2014, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p16
The article focuses on several U.S. public health studies and research in 2014. Topics discussed include a study published online in the journal "Stroke" on March 19 on the unfamiliarity of women on stroke signs, a study published online in the journal "Pediatrics" on April 7 on high medical...
- Intergenerational profiles of socioeconomic (dis)advantage and obesity during the transition to adulthood. Scharoun-Lee, Melissa; Gordon-Larsen, Penny; Adair, Linda; Popkin, Barry; Kaufman, Jay; Suchindran, Chirayath; Adair, Linda S; Popkin, Barry M; Kaufman, Jay S; Suchindran, Chirayath M // Demography;May2011, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p625
Investigations of socioeconomic status (SES) and health during the transition to adulthood in the United States are complicated by the later and more varied transitions in residence, employment, schooling, and social roles compared with previous generations. Parental SES is an important...
- American Journal of Preventive Medicine: Keeping obesity rates level could save nearly $550 bln over 2 decades. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;5/7/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article focuses on the forecast of researchers according to which about 42 percent of the U.S. population could be obese by 2030.
- A preliminary comparison between local public health units in the Canadian province of Ontario... Schade, Charles P. // Public Health Reports;Jan/Feb95, Vol. 110 Issue 1, p35
Offers a comparison between public health departments in the United States and in the Canadian Province of Ontario. The study addresses the funding and staffing and size and program content of local health departments after Canada's national health reform provided universal access to personal...
- New emphasis on weight control: Aim for best, not lowest weight. Forman, Adrienne // Environmental Nutrition;Mar1995, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p1
Reports on the efforts of several major health and government organizations to make healthy weight and physical activity the national health priorities in the United States. American Health Foundation, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health as participants of the...
- Prevention: Key to good health. Thompson, Tommy G. // State Government News;Jun/Jul2002, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p26
Recommends ways of increasing the public's awareness to the benefits of good health. Estimated number of U.S. adults who are considered obese; Health risks of obesity; Cost of obesity.
- The Effects of Physical Activity on Obesity. Dietz, William H. // Quest (00336297);Feb2004, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p1
Presents a study on the effects of physical activity on obesity in the U.S. Description of the epidemic of obesity; Consideration of reduced energy expenditures; Citation of steps needed to achieve energy balance within the population.
- FAT CHANCES. Bush, Vanessa // Essence (Time Inc.);Sep2002, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p76
Addresses the obesity problem among children in the U.S.. Extent of the problem; Factors contributing to obesity; Steps in breaking the cycle of obesity in the family. INSET: WHERE TO GO FOR HELP.