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BACKGROUND Obesity has become a global public health problem, which also affects children. It has been proposed that the educational interventions during childhood could be a key strategy in the prevention of obesity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of an intervention on food habits and physical activity in school children. METHODS A 2-year(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether the benefits seen in nutrition, physical activity. and body mass index were maintained at 2 years of completion of the educational intervention. MATERIAL AND METHODS An experimental, longitudinal, 4-year, two-arm, parallel study with cluster randomization to assess an intervention program aimed at children in their first year(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate weight, dietary patterns and exercise habits in children attending the first year of primary school in the city of Granollers (Spain). METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of children enrolled in the schools of the city of Granollers. All the children were born in 2000. Data were collected from September to October 2006.(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Based on the results of clinical trials the guidelines of international societies recommend secondary prevention in patients. Several surveys have shown that the application of these guidelines in clinical practice is not adequate. The aim of this study was to determine the practical application of the recommendations of these(More)
INTRODUCTION Worldwide incidence of thyroid cancer has increased in recent decades. OBJECTIVE To provide evidence of the diagnostic and care efficiency of a monographic thyroid nodule clinic integrating clinical examination, ultrasound examination, and cytology with on site evaluation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients attending the monographic thyroid(More)
We examine the effects of a comprehensive school-based health education programme (introducing healthy habits in the curriculum) to combat childhood obesity in the mid-size urban city of Granollers (Catalonia, Spain). The intervention was carried out between 2006 and 2008. New anthropometric measurements were obtained in 2008, 2010 and 2012. The length of(More)
We studied the lipidic metabolism and the atherogenic risk factors non related to lipidic metabolism in two groups of patients: group 1 with only coronary disease and group 2 with coronary disease and atherosclerosis in the cerebral and/or peripheric artery territories. Patients of group 2 showed a cholesterol, cLDL, and B-apoprotein titers significantly(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity among children is increasing, but treating obesity is difficult and has poor outcomes. We assessed the 4-year impact of a school-based educational intervention on physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. METHODS A 6-year cluster-randomised study was used to evaluate an(More)
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