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BACKGROUND Comprehensive, multi-level approaches are required to address obesity. One important target for intervention is the economic domain. The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for(More)
This paper presents our work-in-progress on designing and implementing an integrated ontology for widespread knowledge dissemination in the domain of obesity with emphasis on childhood obesity. The COPE ontology aims to support a knowledge-based infrastructure to promote healthy eating habits and lifestyles, analyze children's behaviors and habits(More)
The worldwide increase in obesity has spurred numerous efforts to understand the regulation of eating behaviours and underlying brain mechanisms. These mechanisms can affordably be studied via neurobehavioural measures. Here, we systematically review these efforts, evaluating neurocognitive tests and personality questionnaires based on: (a) consistent(More)
The fragmented nature of population health information is a barrier to public health practice. Despite repeated demands by policymakers, administrators, and practitioners to develop information systems that provide a coherent view of population health status, there has been limited progress toward developing such an infrastructure. We are creating an(More)
Amid the extremely active Semantic Web community and the Social Web's exceptionally rising popularity, experts believe that an amplified fusion between the two webs will give rise to the next huge advancement in Web intelligence. Such advances can particularly be translated into ambient and ubiquitous systems and applications. In this paper, we delve into(More)
BACKGROUND Recent research has shown the importance of networks in the spread of obesity. Yet, the translation of research on social networks and obesity into health promotion practice has been slow. OBJECTIVES To review the types of obesity interventions targeting social relational factors. METHODS Six databases were searched in January 2013. A Boolean(More)
We examine the comfort food preferences and consumption patterns of women with highly versus less developed schemas for cognitive restraint, emotional and situational eating. In an online survey, 196 women provided their personal definition of what constitutes a comfort food, indicated their favourite one, and their level of hunger and fullness as well as(More)
Pain management is still an unresolved issue among the general elderly patient population in institutions. It is proposed that everyday emotion regulation (i.e. self-supporting maintenance or change in positive and negative emotions) performed by hospitalized elderly can help reduce pain intensity. This argument is based on (1) robust evidence in life span(More)