Evidence-based development of school-based and family-involved prevention of overweight across Europe: The ENERGY-project's design and conceptual 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...
- 'Food Security' Summit takes on Obesity, Diabetes,
Nutrition. // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;6/7/2004, p105
The rising rates of obesity and diabetes is as much a food system problem as a health problem in California. According to a new report by the International Diabetes Federation and the International Obesity Task Force, one in three Americans born today is predicted to develop diabetes as a...
- 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.
- Individual and environmental factors associated for overweight in urban population of Brazil. Mendes, Larissa L.; Nogueira, Helena; Padez, Cristina; Ferrao, Maria; Velasquez, Gustavo // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background Obesity is a significant global public health problem and the main cause of many chronic diseases in both developed and developing countries. The increase in obesity in different populations worldwide cannot be explained solely by metabolic and genetic factors; environmental and...
- 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...
- Should US lawmakers step in to control obesity? // PharmacoEconomics & Outcomes News;1/13/2007, Issue 519, p2
The article focuses on the views of Lawrence Gostin, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, on obesity and overweight in the U.S. He emphasized the role of law in preventing obesity. He mentioned the socioeconomic impact of obesity. He also cited the need to ban foods and...