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- Questioning Weight Prejudice: A Good Thing to Do and Good For You! Wann, Marilyn // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p12
Explores the connections between weight prejudice and mainstream medical beliefs about weight. Definition of weight prejudice; Justifications that support and perpetuate weight prejudice; Role of the Health at Every Sizes approach in ending weight prejudice.
- Is there an ideal body weight? Jarret, R.J. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);8/23/1986, Vol. 293 Issue 6545, p493
Focuses on the concept of ideal body weight in Great Britain. Risk factors of obesity; Emphasis on weight distribution and morbidity; Measurement of fat distribution.
- How Fat Are We? Obesity Epidemic Needs a Grain of Salt. LaRochelle, Mark // Consumers' Research Magazine;Dec2002, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p10
Focuses on the obesity epidemic in the U.S. Background on several approaches to the problem of obesity; Definition of overweight; Impact of the decision of the U.S. government to change the thresholds for weight and obesity; Discussion on the issues on body mass index used in assessing the...
- Weighty Concerns. Bednar, Joseph // BusinessWest;Apr2003, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p67
Reports on the accuracy of the body mass index (BMI) for use as a guide in the medical community. Methods for using BMI; Use of the BMI in determining trends related to health and obesity; Tips for maintaining good health.
- Mapping geographical variation in obesity in Finland. Lahti-Koski, Marjaana; Taskinen, Olli; Similä, Minna; Männistä, Satu; Laatikainen, Tuna; Knekt, Paul; Valsta, Liisa M. // European Journal of Public Health;Dec2008, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p637
Background: The prevalence of obesity varies across countries. However, less is known about the geographical, within-country variation. This study investigated and visualized the geographical differences in general obesity defined by body mass index (BMI) and in abdominal obesity defined by...
- Weighing health costs of a few extra pounds. Wojcik, Joanne // Business Insurance;10/5/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 35, p6
In this article the author reflects on the link between body weight and health care costs. According to the author, there are efforts by employers to encourage their employees to lose weight and get fit in a bid to lower health care costs. She cites some studies which contradicts the idea that...
- Health, Obesity, and Earnings. McLean, Robert A.; Moon, Marilyn // American Journal of Public Health;Sep90, Vol. 70 Issue 9, p1006
Abstract: Published reports and economic theory suggest that a worker's earnings may be affected by his Â° of obesity. The purpose of this research was to estimate the size of such an effect. The earnings-obesity hypothesis was tested with data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Mature...
- Obesity and diabetes increasing at alarming rates. Saunders, Carol S. // Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner;Apr2001, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p7
Reports on the increase in the prevalence of obesity in the United States from 1991 to 1999. Definition of obesity; Estimated amount spent on health care associated with diabetes in 1997.
- Adolescents' experience of comments about their weight -- prevalence, accuracy and effects on weight misperception. Wing-Sze Lo; Sai-Yin Ho; Kwok-Kei Mak; Yuen-Kwan Lai; Tai-Hing Lam // BMC Public Health;2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p271
Background: Weight comments are commonly received by adolescents, but the accuracy of the comments and their effects on weight misperception are unclear. We assessed the prevalence and accuracy of weight comments received by Chinese adolescents from different sources and their relation to weight...