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Recent anthropometric trends among Swedish school children: evidence for decreasing prevalence of overweight in girls
Aim: To assess the recent prevalence of overweight and obesity in 10 year old children in Göteborg, Sweden.
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Effects of diabetes definition on global surveillance of diabetes prevalence and diagnosis: a pooled analysis of 96 population-based studies with 331288 participants
Background Diabetes has been defined on the basis of different biomarkers, including fasting plasma glucose (FPG), 2-h plasma glucose in an oral glucose tolerance test (2hOGTT), and HbA(1c). WeExpand
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A 24-year follow-up of body mass index and cerebral atrophy
Objective: To investigate the longitudinal relationship between body mass index (BMI), a major vascular risk factor, and cerebral atrophy, a marker of neurodegeneration, in a population-based sampleExpand
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Using different growth references to measure thinness and overweight among Swedish primary school children showed considerable variations
The study compared how four different growth references determined the prevalence of thinness and overweight, based on height and weight measurements from a nationally representative sample ofExpand
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WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative: impact of type of clothing worn during anthropometric measurements and timing of the survey on weight and body mass index outcome measures in
Background. The World Health Organization European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) conducted examinations in 6–9-year-old children from 16 countries in the first two rounds of dataExpand
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The impact of familial , behavioural and psychosocial factors on the SES gradient for 1 childhood overweight in Europe
41 BACKGROUND: In highly developed countries, childhood overweight as well as many 42 overweight-related risk factors are negatively associated with socioeconomic status (SES). 43 OBJECTIVE: ToExpand
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Sarcopenic obesity and associations with mortality in older women and men – a prospective observational study
Background The combined effect of sarcopenia and obesity, i.e., sarcopenic obesity, has been associated with disability and worse outcomes in older adults, but results are conflicting. The objectivesExpand