Analysis of the UK recommendations on obesity based on a proposed implementation framework
- Why are we fat? Discussions on the socioeconomic dimensions and responses to obesity. Rayner, Geof; Gracia, Mabel; Young, Elizabeth; Mauleon, Jose R.; Luque, Emilio; Rivera-Ferre, Marta G. // Globalization & Health;2010, Vol. 6, p7
This paper draws together contributions to a scientific table discussion on obesity at the European Science Open Forum 2008 which took place in Barcelona, Spain. Socioeconomic dimensions of global obesity, including those factors promoting it, those surrounding the social perceptions of obesity...
- THE OBESITY CULTURE: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE Public health and university-community partnerships. Johnston, Francis E.; Harkavy, Ira // International Journal of Body Composition Research;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, preceding p1
The article presents information related to the obesity culture explained in the "International Journal of Body Composition Research." It is noted that the articles are upon practical experience based on projects in Philadelphia, conditions in Central American countries, and public health...
- More Than Seat Belt Extenders. Field, Karen Auguston // Design News;6/7/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p9
Focuses on obesity as the major public health in the U.S. Treatment of obesity; Association of treatment with public health; Challenges faced by obese people.
- Do planners have a role in solving the obesity crisis? Smith, Rynd // Building Design;10/26/2007, Issue 1793, p11
The article presents a debate on whether planners play a role in solving the obesity crisis in Great Britain. Rynd Smith argued that planners, engineers and architects are relevant in tackling public health issues. He noticed that planners and other professionals are significant in solving the...
- News Feature: One step at a time. Powell, Kendall // Nature Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p363
Focuses on community efforts to control the increase in obesity cases in the United States. Strolling and biking for residents of Stapleton in Colorado; Factors linked to obesity; U.S. government's increase in the recommended daily fruit and vegetable servings.
- Examination Questions. // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;Jun2004, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p99
Presents a list of questions on obesity and health. Limitation in using the body mass index; Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S.; Factors influencing the development of obesity.
- 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...
- "Healthy Eating--Healthy Action": evaluating New Zealand's obesity prevention strategy. McLean, Rachael M.; Hoek, Janet A.; Buckley, Sue; Croxson, Bronwyn; Cumming, Jacqueline; Ehau, Terry H.; Tanuvasa, Ausaga Fa'asalele; Johnston, Margaret; Mann, Jim I.; Schofield, Grant // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p452
Background: New Zealand rates of obesity and overweight have increased since the 1980s, particularly among indigenous MÄori people, Pacific people and those living in areas of high deprivation. New Zealand's response to the obesity epidemic has been The Healthy Eating-Healthy Action: Oranga...
- Trends of obesity and abdominal obesity in Tehranian adults: a cohort study. Hosseinpanah, Farhad; Barzin, Maryam; Eskandary, Parvin Sarbakhsh; Mirmiran, Parvin; Azizi, Fereidoun // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9, p426
Background: Considering the increasing trend of obesity reported in current data, this study was conducted to examine trends of obesity and abdominal obesity among Tehranian adults during a median follow-up of 6.6 years. Methods: Height and weight of 4402 adults, aged 20 years and over,...