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The relationship between family functioning and child and adolescent overweight and obesity: a systematic review
There is mounting evidence that family functioning is linked to childhood overweight and obesity, and that both of these are associated with health-related behaviours and adverse health outcomes inExpand
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Relationship between body mass index and family functioning, family communication, family type and parenting style among African migrant parents and children in Victoria, Australia: a parent-child
BackgroundAlthough childhood obesity prevalence is stabilised in developed countries including Australia, it is continuing to rise among migrants and socially disadvantaged groups in these countries.Expand
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Vitamin D, obesity, and obesity-related chronic disease among ethnic minorities: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE To assess the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) status and obesity, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in ethnicExpand
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The Healthy Migrant Families Initiative: development of a culturally competent obesity prevention intervention for African migrants
BackgroundAlthough obesity among immigrants remains an important area of study given the increasing migrant population in Australia and other developed countries, research on factors amenable toExpand
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Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease among African Migrant and Refugee Adults in Melbourne
Migration to industrialised countries poses a ”double whammy” for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrant and refugee adults. This population group has been found to be at an increased riskExpand
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Prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease among African migrant and refugee adults in Melbourne: a pilot study.
Migration to industrialised countries poses a "double whammy" for type 2 diabetes among sub-Saharan African migrant and refugee adults. This population group has been found to be at an increased riskExpand
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Severe hypoglycaemia and its association with psychological well-being in Australian adults with type 1 diabetes attending specialist tertiary clinics.
AIM To investigate severe hypoglycaemia (SH) in adults with type 1 diabetes and its associations with impaired awareness of hypoglycaemia (IAH), clinical, psychological and socio-demographic factors.Expand
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Prioritization of psychological well‐being in the care of diabetes: moving beyond excuses, bringing solutions
Jones and colleagues recently made a plea for the prioritization of psychological well-being in diabetes care [1]. Such calls to action began over 20 years ago with the 'St Vincent Declaration'Expand
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Developing Programs for African Families, by African Families: Engaging African Migrant Families in Melbourne in Health Promotion Interventions
Obesity is an emerging problem for African migrants in Australia, but few prevention programs incorporate their cultural beliefs and values. This study reports on the application of communityExpand
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