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Obesity : Preventing and managing the global epidemic
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Body mass index as a measure of body fatness: age- and sex-specific prediction formulas.
In 1229 subjects, 521 males and 708 females, with a wide range in body mass index (BMI; 13.9-40.9 kg/m2), and an age range of 7-83 years, body composition was determined by densitometry andExpand
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Epidemiology of obesity.
  • J. Seidell
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in vascular medicine
  • 10 January 2002
The prevalence of obesity is increasing at an alarming rate in many parts of the world. In White populations living in the west and north of Europe, Australia, and the United States, the prevalenceExpand
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Diet, nutrition and the prevention of excess weight gain and obesity.
OBJECTIVES To review the evidence on the diet and nutrition causes of obesity and to recommend strategies to reduce obesity prevalence. DESIGN The evidence for potential aetiological factors andExpand
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The prevention of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents: a review of interventions and programmes
Overweight and obesity are serious, large‐scale, global, public health concerns requiring population‐based childhood overweight and obesity prevention. The overall objective of this review is toExpand
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Waist circumference action levels in the identification of cardiovascular risk factors: prevalence study in a random sample
Abstract Objective: To determine the frequency of cardiovascular risk factors in people categorised by previously defined “action g126 levels” of waist circumference. Design: Prevalence study in aExpand
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What aspects of body fat are particularly hazardous and how do we measure them?
Numerous techniques are available to estimate body composition and fat distribution, and the method to use will depend on the aim of the study, economic resources, availability, time, and sampleExpand
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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-rayExpand
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A new index of abdominal adiposity as an indicator of risk for cardiovascular disease. A cross-population study.
A new index of abdominal adiposity, the conicity index, and the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) were compared as health indicators in seven European populations and two USA populations. The total sampleExpand
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The public health impact of obesity.
The increase in obesity worldwide will have an important impact on the global incidence of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cancer, osteoarthritis, work disability, and sleep apnea.Expand
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