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The nutrition transition: worldwide obesity dynamics and their determinants
OBJECTIVE: This paper explores the major changes in diet and physical activity patterns around the world and focuses on shifts in obesity.DESIGN: Review of results focusing on large-scale surveys andExpand
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Inequality in the Built Environment Underlies Key Health Disparities in Physical Activity and Obesity
CONTEXT. Environmental factors are suggested to play a major role in physical activity (PA) and other obesity-related behaviors, yet there is no national research on the relationship betweenExpand
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Acculturation and overweight-related behaviors among Hispanic immigrants to the US: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Little is known about the factors underlying the striking increase in overweight occurring between first and second generation US immigrants. Using data from the National Longitudinal Study ofExpand
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Determinants of adolescent physical activity and inactivity patterns.
OBJECTIVES Despite recognition of the important influence of environmental determinants on physical activity patterns, minimal empirical research has been done to assess the impact ofExpand
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Longitudinal physical activity and sedentary behavior trends: adolescence to adulthood.
BACKGROUND There is little national research on longitudinal patterns of physical activity and sedentary behavior in ethnically diverse teens as they transition to adulthood. METHODS LongitudinalExpand
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Five-year obesity incidence in the transition period between adolescence and adulthood: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
BACKGROUND No nationally representative longitudinal data have been analyzed to evaluate the incidence of obesity in the transition between adolescence and adulthood. OBJECTIVE The objective was toExpand
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Fast food restaurants and food stores: longitudinal associations with diet in young to middle-aged adults: the CARDIA study.
BACKGROUND A growing body of cross-sectional, small-sample research has led to policy strategies to reduce food deserts--neighborhoods with little or no access to healthy foods--by limiting fast foodExpand
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Built and social environments associations with adolescent overweight and activity.
BACKGROUND Little is known about the patterning of neighborhood characteristics, beyond the basic urban, rural, suburban trichotomy, and its impact on physical activity (PA) and overweight. METHODSExpand
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The expanding burden of cardiometabolic risk in China: the China Health and Nutrition Survey
  • S. Yan, J. Li, +5 authors B. Popkin
  • Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the…
  • 1 September 2012
China faces a major increase in cardiovascular disease, yet there is limited population‐based data on risk factors, particularly in children. Fasting blood samples, anthropometry and blood pressureExpand
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The relationship of ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and overweight in US adolescents.
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent to which race/ethnic differences in income and education account for sex-specific disparities in overweight prevalence in white, African American, Hispanic, and AsianExpand
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