Ethnic variation in validity of the estimated obesity prevalence using self-reported weight and height measurements
- 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...
- Ethnic Disparities in Metabolic Syndrome in Malaysia: An Analysis by Risk Factors. Tan, Andrew K.G.; Dunn, Richard A.; Yen, Steven T. // Metabolic Syndrome & Related Disorders;Dec2011, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p441
Background: This study investigates ethnic disparities in metabolic syndrome in Malaysia. Methods: Data were obtained from the Malaysia Non-Communicable Disease Surveillance-1 (2005/2006). Logistic regressions of metabolic syndrome health risks on sociodemographic and health-lifestyle factors...
- SISTERS SPEAK OUT: 'Too Many Black Women Are Too Fat.'. // Ebony;Oct2004, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p68
Discusses obesity in African American women. Diseases that are common to obese women; Origin of the difference in the body structure of such women from other ethnic groups; Factors that led to the prevalence 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.