Is obesity killing us or not?
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...