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Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, physical activity promotion has increasingly been recognized in Europe as a priority for public health action and many countries have responded through the development of policies ...

Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: principles for action. Policy summary

World Health Organization (WHO) Physical activity Over the past few years, the promotion of physical activity has been more widely recognized as a priority for public health action in Europe and many countries have responded by developing policies and int ...

Country implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Status Report 2011

World Health Organization (WHO) Breast-milk substitutes Globally, breastfeeding has the potential to prevent 220 000 deaths among children under five each year. WHO recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of li ...

Designing Healthy Communities

Jackson, R.J. and Sinclair, S. Sustainable development Designing Healthy Communities, the companion book to the acclaimed public television documentary, highlights how we design the built environment and its potential for addressing and preventing many of ...

Marketing Food to Children: Changes in the Global Regulatory Environment 2004- 2006

Hawkes, C., International Food Policy Research Institute Food regulation In May 2004, the World Health Organization’s Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) called on governments, private industry, and consumer groups to take action ...

Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-alcoholic Beverages to Children

World Health Organization (WHO) Marketing of unhealthy foods to children This document calls for global action to reduce the impact on children of marketing of foods high in saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, free sugars, or salt. It is developed to facil ...

The Extent, Nature and Effects of Food Promotion to Children: A Review of the Evidence to December 2008

Cairns, G., Angus, K. and Hastings, G. Marketing of unhealthy foods to children This document reviews evidence to December 2008 on the global extent and nature of food promotion to children, and its effects on their food knowledge, preferences, behaviour ...

10 Facts on Obesity

World Health Organization (WHO) Overweight, Obesity Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with at least 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being overweight or obese. Once associated with high-income countries, obesity is now al ...

General and Abdominal Adiposity and Risk of Death in Europe

Background Previous studies have relied predominantly on the body-mass index (BMI, the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters) to assess the association of adiposity with the risk of death, but few have examined whether the dist ...

Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

10.14655/415-3974 Beydoun, M.A., Beydoun, H.A. and Wang, Y. Obeslity, Dementia While dementia affects 6-10% of persons 65 years or older, industrialized countries have witnessed an alarming rise in obesity. However, obesity's influence on dementia re ...