OBESITY -- Issues and Implications
- 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.
- Fat chance for students who have grown obese. // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);8/9/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p24
Editorial. Comments on the problem of childhood obesity in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rank of the state in the spending on obesity-related medical expenditures; Proposed bill which will create a pilot program to gather obesity data in state schools.
- 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...
- Analyses of body composition charts among younger and older Chinese children and adolescents aged 5 to 18 years. Kai-Yu Xiong; Hui He; Yi-Ming Zhang; Guo-Xin Ni // BMC Public Health;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p835
Background: Childhood obesity has become a major public health problem in China. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of age and sex on the relationship between fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM), fat-free mass index (FFMI) and fat mass index (FMI) in Chinese children using...
- WEIGHTâ€¦HELP US! Johnson, Lesley // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Oct2005, Vol. 66 Issue 10, p64
Deals with the efforts of state health officials of West Virginia to study the growing obesity problem in the state. Rank of the state in terms of obesity according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Factors contributing to obesity; Plan of officials to develop a kit that...