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The complexities of measuring access to parks and physical activity sites in New York City: a quantitative and qualitative approach

Maroko, A. R., Maantay, J. A., Sohler, N. L., Grady, K. L. and Arno, P. S. Study of the built environment on health outcomes Background: Proximity to parks and physical activity sites has been linked to an increase in active behaviors, and positive impact ...

The Context for Choice: Health Implications of Targeted food and beverage marketing to African Americans

Grier, S.A., Kumanyika, S.K. A research systematic review of studies comparing food and beverage marketing to African Americans Targeted marketing of high-calorie foods and beverages to ethnic minority populations, relative to more healthful foods, may co ...

The influence of diet and/or exercise and parental compliance on health-related quality of life in obese children

Yackobovitch-Gavan, M., Nagelberg, N., Phillip, M., Ashkenazi-Hoffnung, L., Hershkovitz, E. and Shalitin, S. Study of the relationship of physical exercise and diet on the quality of life Recent findings of a direct association of obesity and impaired hea ...

The Power of Food Scale. A new measure of the psychological influence of the food environment

Lowe, M. R., Butryn, M.L., Didie, E. R., Annunziato, R. A., Thomas, J. G., Crerand, C. E., Ochner, C. N., Coletta, M. C., Bellace, D., Wallaert, M. and Halford J. Evaluation of a measure which assesses the impact of living in a food rich environment This ...

The prevalence and health care use of overweight chjildren in an integrated health care system

Esterbrooks, P.A. and Shetterly, S. A research paper analyzing the health care use of overweight children. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, health care use, and costs of overweight children when compared with healthy-weight children. ...

The Role of the Media in Influencing Children's Nutritional Perspectives

Dorey, E and McCool, J. A qualitative research article examing media influences on children's eating habits. Recently the mass media environment of children, in particular food advertising, has come under scrutiny as a contributing factor in the incr ...

Treatment preferences of overweight youth and their parents in western Canada

Holt, NL et al A qualitative research article on treatment preferences among overweight young people. The purpose of this study was to examine the family environment and assess treatment preferences among overweight youth and their parents. Data were coll ...

Understanding the Relationship between Activity and Neighbourhoods (URBAN) Study: research design and methodology

Badland, H. M., Schofield, G. M., Witten, K., Schluter, P. J., Mavoa, S., Kearns, R. A., Hinckson, E. A., Oliuer, M., Kaiwai, H., Jensen, V. G., Ergler, C., McGrath, L. and McPhee, J. Research study of the relationship between the built environment and he ...

Weight, exercise, and health: children's perceptions

Snethen, Julia A; Broome, Marion E A research article investigating children's perspectives on weight, exercise, and health status. Childhood overweight is increasing, yet limited information is available on children's perspectives of overweight ...

What determines public support of obesity prevention?

Hilbert, A., Rief1, W., and Braehler, E. A qualitative research paper addressing public support for obesity prevention. A representative population-based telephone survey was conducted through random digit dialling of non-institutionalised individuals age ...

Willingness to pay for weight-control treatment

Liu, J., Tsou, M. and Hammitt, J. K. Estimation of people's willingness to pay for alternative treatments of obesity and weight-control Objectives To estimate willingness to pay (WTP) for alternative forms of weight-control treatment and evaluate how ...

Women's work. Maintaining a healthy body weight

Welch, N., Hunter, W., Butera, K, Willis, k., Cleland, V. and Ball, K Study of women's experiences of healthy weight practices This study describes women's perceptions of the supports and barriers to maintaining a healthy weight among currently ...

ABC of Diabetes: Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension, and Lipids

Watkins, P. Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. This report looks at Factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular heart disease (CHD) in diabetic patients. Diabetic patients, ...

Childhood Obesity: The Case for Binding International Legislation

Knai, C., Lobstein, T. and McKee, M. A research article on childhood obesity The growth in childhood obesity is a global public health crisis, meriting a specially-convened Expert Consultation at the WHO in June 2005. The prevalence of overweight and obes ...

Impact of Energy Intake, Physical Activity, and Population-wide Weight Loss on Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Mortality in Cuba, 1980-2005

Franco, M., et al Possible association of reduced energy intake, increased physical activity, and sustained population-wide weight loss, following Cuba?s economic crisis of 1989?2000, with mortality trends Cuba's economic crisis of 1989?2000 resulted ...

Obesity and the Economy: From Crisis to Opportunity

Ludwig D.S., and Pollack, H.A. Article on obesity and the economy The onset of a major recession places the economic correlates of obesity into sharp relief. Even in good economic times, obesity imposes great financial burden on society in the form of hig ...

Population adiposity and climate change

Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts Research article on the links between Obesity and Climate Change Background The increasing global prevalence of overweight and obesity has serious implications for the environment, as well as for health. We estimate the impact ...

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 ...

Chitosan for Overweight or Obesity

Jull, A.B., Ni Mhurchu, C., Bennett, D.A., Dunshea-Mooij, C.A.E. and Rodgers, A. Management, Overweight, Obesity Overweight and obesity are common health conditions worldwide but there are few effective treatments. Chitosan is a widely available dietary s ...

Exercise for Overweight or obesity

Shaw, K.A., Gennat, H.C., O'Rourke, P. and Del Mar, C. OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT LOSS, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Overweight and obesity are important public health problems and are associated with many serious health conditions. The risk ...