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Gender, Ethnicity, Culture and Social Class Influences on Childhood Obesity Among Australian schoolchildren: Implications for treatment, prevention and community education

O'Dea, J.A. A research paper identifying contributing factors to childhood obesity. The aim of the study was to explore the associations between obesity, weight perceptions and gender, ethnicity, culture and social class in a large national study of ...

Health-Related Quality of Life of Severely Obese Children and Adolescents

Schwimmer, J.B., Burwinkle, T.M., Varni, J.W. A research paper examining the quality of life of obese children and adolescents. One in 7 US children and adolescents is obese, yet little is known about their health-related quality of life (QOL). This study ...

High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2006

Ogden, C.L., Carroll, M.D. and Flegal, K.M. A quantitative research article investigating the prevalence of overweight among US children and adolescents This study aims to estimate the prevalence of 3 measures of high body mass index (BMI) for age and to ...

Identification, evaluation, and management of obesity in an academic primary care center

O'Brien SH, Holubkov R, Reis EC A research paper assessing the evaluation and management of obesity by Paediatricians. Timely identification of obesity by pediatric health care providers remains the crucial initial step in the management of obesity. ...

If Michael Owen drinks it, why can't I?'- 9 and 10 year olds' perceptions of physical activity and healthy eating

Gosling, R; Stanistreet, D; Swami, V A qualitative research paper exploring children's perceptions of healthy eating and physical activity. The ultimate aim of this qualitative study is to improve healthy lifestyle choices. Each child participated in ...

Influences of Physical and Social Neighborhood Environments on Children's Physical Activity and Obesity

Franzini, L et al. A qualitative research paper on physical and social neighborhood environments, studentsメ physical activity and obesity. Data on 650 children and their primary caregivers was collected during phase 1 of Healthy Passages, a multisite, com ...

Long-term follow-up of a cognitive behavioral treatment program for obese children

Braet C and Van Winckel M A research paper describing a child obesity treatment program. This study presents a 4.6-year follow-up of children treated for obesity. The primary goal of the treatment program was to prevent further weight gain. In setting thi ...

Management and 1 year outcome for UK children with type 2 diabetes

J P H Shield, R Lynn, K C Wan, L Haines and T G Barrett A quantitative research paper analysing the 1-year outcome for children newly diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. The design of this study was a one year follow-up study of a UK national cohort. Par ...

Marketing of foods of minimal nutritional value to children in schools.

Molnar A, Garcia DR, Boninger F, Merrill B. A research article on the nature and extent of marketing activities in American public schools. Despite calls for children to lower their consumption of food high in fat and sugar (FHFS) and food of minimal nutr ...

Maternal concern and perceptions of overweight in Australian preschool-aged children

Campbell MWC, Williams J, Hampton A, Wake M A research paper assessing mothers' concern over their children's weight. This study assessed maternal concern about overweight in Australian preschool-aged children and factors predicting maternal con ...

Measuring the Built Environment for Physical Activity: State of the Science

Brownson, R.C.A., Hoehner, C.M.A., Day, K., Forsyth, A., Sallis, J.F.A., A qualitative research review of three types of built-environment measures relevant to the study of physical activity. Physical inactivity is one of the most important public health ...

Neighborhood Risk Factors for Obesity

Lopez, R. P. Study of locational environmental factors in relation to obesity Objective: The goal of this study was to explore neighborhood environmental factors associated with obesity in a sample of adults living in a major U.S. metropolitan area. Resea ...

Obesity and stature in adolescence and earnings in young adulthood

Sargent, J.D., Blanchflower, D.G. A qualitative research paper examining the association between obesity, stature at various ages and earnings in young men and women. The effect of obesity on earnings was estimated by constructing a series of ordinary lea ...

Obesity in Irish youth: epidemiology and implications

Finucane, F. M. Study of the prevalence of obesity in young people The worldwide epidemic of type 2 diabetes has been paralleled by a marked increase in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in younger people. This will contribute significantly to the f ...

Obesity Stigma in Sexual Relationships

Chen, E.Y. and Brown, M. A qualitative research article examining whether obesity stigma exists when choosing a sexual partner. Obese children are stigmatized in same-sex relationships. This study examines whether, in adulthood, obesity stigma exists in a ...

Obesity: An overview on its current perspectives and treatment options

Namni, S et al. A research article presenting options for the prevention and treatment obesity. Obesity is a multi-factorial disorder, which is often associated with many other significant diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular d ...

One-year health-related quality of life outcomes in weight loss trial particpants: comparisons of three measures

Kolotkin, R. L., Norquist, J. M. Crosby, R. D., Suryawanshi, S., Teixeira, P. J., Heymsfield, S. B., Erondu, N. and Nguyen, A. M. Study of the impact of weight change to health-related quality of life Background: The literature on changes in health-relate ...

Overweight and obesity in Canadian adolescents and their associations with dietary habits and physical activity pattern

Janseen L. et al A research paper examining overweight and obesity prevalence and its association with dietary habits and leisure-time physical activities. A nationally representative sample of 11-16-year-old adolescents (n = 5890) from the Canadian compo ...

Overweight in midlife and risk of dementia: a 40-year follow-up study

Hassing, L. B., Dahl, A. K., Thorvaldsson, V., Berg, S., Gatz, M., Pedersen, N. L. and Johansson, B. Study of the relationship between obesity and dementia in middle aged people Objective: This study examines whether overweight in midlife increases dement ...

Parental perceptions of overweight during early childhood

Goodell, S. A qualitative research paper assessing parents perceptions of their children's weight. This study explored parents' perceptions about their child's appearance and health and evaluated a tool to determine parentsメ visual percepti ...