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Development of a WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents.
- M. de Onís, A. Onyango, E. Borghi, Amani Siyam, C. Nishida, J. Siekmann
- MedicineBulletin of the World Health Organization
- 1 September 2007
The new curves are closely aligned with the WHO Child Growth Standards at 5 years, and the recommended adult cut-offs for overweight and obesity at 19 years.
Appropriate body-mass index for Asian populations and its implications for policy and intervention strategies
- C. Nishida
- MedicineThe Lancet
- 10 January 2004
Development of a WHO Growth Reference for School-Aged Children and adolescents/Mise Au Point D'une Reference De Croissance Pour Les Enfants D'age Scolaire et Les Adolescents/ Elaboracion De Valores…
The methods used to reconstruct the 1977 NCHS/WHO growth reference are reported, to compare the resulting new curves with the 2007 WHO reference, and to describe the transition at 5 years of age from the WHO standards for under-fives to these new curves for school-aged children and adolescents.
The Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases: process, product and policy implications
The Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on diet,nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases tookplace in Geneva from 28 January to 1 February 2002 to review and update current international recommendations on diet and nutrition by evaluating the latest scientiﬁc evidence and lessons learned from implementing national intervention strategies to reduce the burden of these diseases.
Body fat distribution and noncommunicable diseases in populations: overview of the 2008 WHO Expert Consultation on Waist Circumference and Waist–Hip Ratio
Six background papers prepared for the Expert Consultation on Waist Circumference and Waist–Hip Ratio examine a range of health outcomes and issues, including whether there is a basis for choosing WC over WHR and whether different action levels by gender, age, ethnicity, country or region are warranted.
A life course approach to diet, nutrition and the prevention of chronic diseases
Prevention will be the most cost-effective and feasible approach for many countries and should involve three mutually reinforcing strategies throughout life, starting in the antenatal period.
Food Security and Nutrition Implications of Intrahousehold Bias: A Review of Literature
The success of development policy depends on the ability to successfully anticipate the response of individuals to changing incentives. Often, however, actual responses differ from anticipated…
Energy balance and obesity: what are the main drivers?
Energy intake that exceeds energy expenditure is the main driver of weight gain and the quality of the diet may exert its effect on energy balance through complex hormonal and neurological pathways that influence satiety and possibly through other mechanisms.
Dietary fibre: an agreed definition
WHO Scientific Update on health consequences of trans fatty acids: introduction
The outcomes and recommendations of this Expert Consultation provided the scientific basis for the WHO Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health (DPAS) endorsed by the 57th World Health Assembly in May 2004.