Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: the Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES)
- Identifying metabolic syndrome without blood tests in young adultsâ€”The Terneuzen Birth Cohort. de Kroon, Marlou L. A.; Renders, Carry M.; Kuipers, Esther C. C.; van Wouwe, Jacobus P.; Buuren, Stef van; de Jonge, Guus A.; Hirasing, Remy A. // European Journal of Public Health;Dec2008, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p656
Background: Within the context of the obesity epidemic identifying young adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease is important. A practical approach is based on the identification of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Our objective was to develop a simple and efficient stepwise...
- Metabolic, Endocrine, and Immune Consequences of Sleep Deprivation. AlDabal, Laila; BaHammam, Ahmed S. // Open Respiratory Medicine Journal;2011, Vol. 5, p31
Over the last three to four decades, it has been observed that the average total hours of sleep have decreased to less than seven hours per person per night. Concomitantly, global figures relating to obesity and diabetes mellitus have increased in an alarming fashion in adults and children, and...
- Adequate sleep to improve the treatment of obesity. Chaput, Jean-Philippe; Tremblay, Angelo // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/11/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 18, p1975
The authors reflect on the role of insufficient sleep in contributing to obesity. They mention that recent studies have suggested that insufficient sleep results in increased food intake and also affects the control of appetite and the efficacy of dietary interventions. They suggest conducting...
- Pathways to obesity in a developing population: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. S Kavikondala; CM Schooling; CQ Jiang; WS Zhang; KK Cheng; TH Lam; GM Leung // International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p72
Background â€˜Environmental mismatchâ€™ may contribute to obesity in rapidly developing societies, because poor early life conditions could increase the risk of obesity in a subsequently more socio-economically developed environment. In a recently developing population (from southern...
- A New Diet: Lawsuits and Advice From the Government. Rippel, Barbara; Smith, Frances // Consumers' Research Magazine;Aug2003, Vol. 86 Issue 8, p34
Focuses on the obesity problem in the U.S. Measures taken to combat obesity in the country; Potential targets for obesity according to trial lawyers; Reasons for obesity according to most physicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other scientists.
- Diagnosing & Treating Obesity. Plank, Suzi // American Chiropractor;Jan2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p28
The article reports on the diagnosis and treatment of obesity. Reports state that 60% of Americans are now either overweight or obese. Studies continue to indicate that obesity is now a statistically normal condition in the U.S., Great Britain, and even in China. The negative effects of obesity...
- Survival of the fattest. Tipps, Steve // Teaching Elementary Physical Education;Nov2004, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p30
Shares an author's experience on obesity. Physical and emotional problems associated with obesity; Strengths and limitations of being overweight; Role of dodge ball game in loosing weight; Importance of physical education.
- What do we do about the problem of overweight and obesity in the Americas? Teelucksingh, Surujpal // Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p275
Editorial. Introduces two articles that deal with the problem of obesity in the Americas.
- A Healthy Weight. // American Medical Association Family Medical Guide;2004, p51
The article discusses the risks of being overweight and provides tips on how to lose weight. Obesity has become an alarming problem in the U.S. It is defined as a complicated chronic disorder caused by inherited, physical, behavioral, and cultural factors. Major risks of obesity include heart...