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Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey
The proposed cut off points, which are less arbitrary and more internationally based than current alternatives, should help to provide internationally comparable prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in children. Expand
Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among US adults: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
These results from a representative sample of US adults show that the metabolic syndrome is highly prevalent and the large numbers of US residents with the metabolic Syndrome may have important implications for the health care sector. Expand
Obesity : Preventing and managing the global epidemic
Prevalence of a metabolic syndrome phenotype in adolescents: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994.
- S. Cook, M. Weitzman, P. Auinger, Michael Nguyen, W. Dietz
- Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine
- 1 August 2003
Perhaps 4% of adolescents and nearly 30% of overweight adolescents in the United States meet these criteria for a metabolic syndrome, a constellation of metabolic derangements associated with obesity, which may have significant implications for both public health and clinical interventions directed at this high-risk group of mostly overweight young people. Expand
Health consequences of obesity in youth: childhood predictors of adult disease.
- W. Dietz
- 1 March 1998
The adverse effects of obesity in children and adolescents are considered and areas for future research are outlined. Expand
The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity.
A graded increase in the prevalence ratio (PR) was observed with increasing severity of overweight and obesity for all of the health outcomes except for coronary heart disease in men and high blood cholesterol level in both men and women. Expand
Prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and obesity-related health risk factors, 2001.
Overweight and obesity were significantly associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and poor health status, and increases in obesity and diabetes continue in both sexes, all ages, all races, all educational levels, and all smoking levels. Expand
The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998.
Obesity continues to increase rapidly in the United States, and strategies and programs for weight maintenance as well as weight reduction must become a higher public health priority. Expand
Clinical guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults.
- D. Becker, C. Bouchard, +14 authors Clarice Brown
- WMJ : official publication of the State Medical…
The aim of this guideline is to provide useful advice on how to achieve weight reduction and maintenance of a lower body weight and to note that prevention of further weight gain can be a goal for some patients. Expand