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Epidemiology of obesity.
  • J. Seidell
  • Political Science
    Seminars in vascular medicine
  • 10 January 2002
It can be tentatively concluded that obesity is particularly common in women living in relatively poor conditions.
Diet, nutrition and the prevention of excess weight gain and obesity
A broad range of strategies were recommended to reduce obesity prevalence including influencing the food supply to make healthy choices easier; reducing the marketing of energy dense foods and beverages to children; influencing urban environments and transport systems to promote physical activity.
What aspects of body fat are particularly hazardous and how do we measure them?
The capability of the most commonly used methods to assess total adiposity and fat distribution is summarized, and it has been shown that in particular the visceral fat depot is associated with metabolic disease risk.
A new index of abdominal adiposity as an indicator of risk for cardiovascular disease. A cross-population study.
The conicity index has several advantages over the WHR: it has a theoretical (expected) range; it includes a built-in adjustment of waist circumference for height and weight, allowing direct comparisons of abdominal adiposity between individuals or even between populations; and it does not require the hip circumference to assess fat distribution.
Fat and female fecundity: prospective study of effect of body fat distribution on conception rates.
Increasing waist-hip ratio is negatively associated with the probability of conception per cycle, before and after adjustment for confounding factors.
Adiposity in relation to vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone levels: a population-based study in older men and women.
OBJECTIVE In small case-control studies, obesity was associated with worse vitamin D status. Our aim was to assess the association of adiposity (anthropometric measures as well as dual energy x-ray
A trial of sugar-free or sugar-sweetened beverages and body weight in children.
Masked replacement of sugar-containing beverages with noncaloric beverages reduced weight gain and fat accumulation in normal-weight children.
The public health impact of obesity.
Obesity prevention programs should be high on the scientific and political agenda in both industrialized and industrializing countries, as patients survive cardiovascular diseases in these countries more often than in nonindustrialized countries.
Associations of hip and thigh circumferences independent of waist circumference with the incidence of type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study.
Large hip and thigh circumferences are associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of BMI, age, and waist circumference, whereas a larger waist circumference is associated withA higher risk.