Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of stunting, underweight, and overweight among Palestinian school adolescents (13-15 years) in two major governorates in the West Bank
- Associations of supermarket accessibility with obesity and fruit and vegetable consumption in the conterminous United States. Michimi, Akihiko; Wimberly, Michael C. // International Journal of Health Geographics;2010, Vol. 9, p49
Background: Limited access to supermarkets may reduce consumption of healthy foods, resulting in poor nutrition and increased prevalence of obesity. Most studies have focused on accessibility of supermarkets in specific urban settings or localized rural communities. Less is known, however, about...
- The neighborhood food environment: sources of historical data on retail food stores. Wang, May C.; Gonzalez, Alma A.; Ritchie, Lorrene D.; Winkleby, Marilyn A. // International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activit;2006, Vol. 3, p15
With the rapidly increasing prevalence of obesity in the United States, and the minimal success of education-based interventions, there is growing interest in understanding the role of the neighborhood food environment in determining dietary behavior. This study, as part of a larger study,...
- Correlates of Absolute and Excessive Weight Gain During Pregnancy. Althuizen, Ellen; van Poppel, Mireille N.M.; Seidell, Jacob C.; van Mechelen, Willem // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Oct2009, Vol. 18 Issue 10, p1559
Objective: Factors associated with weight gain during pregnancy that may be linked to maternal overweight and obesity were examined. Methods: In this observational study, 144 women reported on demographics, (prepregnancy) body weight, and lifestyles in self-reported questionnaires at 30 weeks...
- Not So Poor. Rector, Robert // National Review;10/25/1999, Vol. 51 Issue 20, p28
The article criticizes the report on poverty in the U.S. by the Census Bureau in 1999. It describes the criteria for judging the level of poverty in the country and the living conditions of the poor. It also enumerates the modern conveniences being enjoyed by the so-called poor such as car...
- The Implications of Future Demographic Change on Obesity and the Economic Cost Associated with Obesity in Georgia, 2000-2040. Hoque, Md. Nazrul // Open Demography Journal;2011, Vol. 4, p42
In this paper we examine the implications of future demographic change, particularly the size, composition, and racial/ethnic diversification of population, on obese adult population in Georgia and the economic costs associated with these obese adults from 2000 to 2040. The number of obese...
- School-based Obesity Prevention: A Blueprint for Taming the Epidemic. Baranowski, Tom; Cullen, Karen W.; Nicklas, Theresa; Thompson, Deborah; Baranowski, Janice // American Journal of Health Behavior;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p486
Objective: To review the literature on school-based obesity prevention programs to identify what can be done to minimize the increasing levels of obesity. Methods: Twenty articles reporting school-based dietary or physical activity change programs were identified that used BMI or skinfolds as...
- Fat chance. // Business News New Jersey;11/29/99, Vol. 12 Issue 44, p30
Reports on the findings of a study conducted by T.A. Miller Co. concerning obesity called `Weight Loss: The Role of OTC and RX Pharmaceuticals in the Treatment of Obesity: 1999.' Physicians' attitudes towards different therapies; Use of different prescription drugs for treating overweight patients.
- Obesity: molecular bases of a multifactorial problem. Palou, A.; Serra, F.; Bonet, M. L.; Pico, C. // European Journal of Nutrition;2000, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p127
Focuses on obesity as the basis of a multifactorial problem. Aspects to be considered in the regulation of feeding behavior; Discussion on the control of energy efficiency by adaptive thermogenesis; Insight on adipogenesis.
- Are we grooming our kids to be unhealthy, overweight? Steinback, Jyl // Fort Worth Business Press;03/24/2000, Vol. 12 Issue 48, p25
Focuses on the etiology and prevention of obesity. Increased television viewing; Less parental supervision after schooling; Involvement of children in meal planning.