CHILDHOOD OBESITY ON THE RISE
- Obesity: a Review of Current Perspectives. // Current Medical Literature: GH & Growth Factors;2003, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p53
Focuses on obesity perspectives. Definition; Prevalence; Sex prevalence; Co-morbidities; Pathophysiology; Genetic factors; Treatment; Surgical considerations.
- OBESITY -- Issues and Implications. Arnhold, Robert W.; Auxter, David A. // Palaestra;Winter2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on issues and implications concerning obesity. Annual cost of obesity in the U.S.; Example of a Federal public policy initiative against obesity; Percentage of adults who are considered obese.
- 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...
- ADIPOQ Gene Variants Associated with Susceptibility to Obesity and Low Serum Adiponectin Levels in Healthy Koreans. Ji Wan Park; Jungyong Park; Sun Ha Jee // Epidemiology & Health;2011, Vol. 33, p1
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to measure the association between the adiponectin, C1Q and collagen domain-containing (ADIPOQ) gene variants and obesity in Koreans. METHODS: Three single nucleotide polymorphisms located in the ADIPOQ gene were genotyped in a population-based cross-sectional study...
- 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.
- Curbing obesity: prevention and treatment. Braet, Caroline; Van Winckel, Myriam // European Journal of Public Health;Dec2005, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p561
The article focuses on the prevention and treatment of obesity. It discusses the factors that contributed to the development of obesity. The importance of an active lifestyle in preventing obesity is discussed. The results of research which revealed that obesity is inversely related to the time...
- Confronting the Epidemic: The Need for Global Solutions. Rigby, Neville J.; Kumanyika, Shiriki; James, W. Philip T. // Journal of Public Health Policy;2004, Vol. 25 Issue 3/4, p418
The epidemic of obesity is global and legal actions to stem the epidemic must become global. We address the prevalence of overweight and obesity: the scope and size of the epidemic, and how food marketing has aggravated the problem. The metabolic syndrome, a new feature of the epidemic now...
- 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.
- 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...