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Obesity and Body Composition

RACHEL BALLARD-BARBASH, CHRISTINE FRIEDENREICH, MARTHA SLATTERY, and INGER THUNE

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149616
eISBN:
9780199865062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of the state of scientific evidence for the association between obesity-related risk factors and cancer. Data provide convincing evidence of a positive association ... More


The Human Body in Britain: Past and Future

Roderick Floud

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores evidence on the changing shape of the British human body, in particular its height and weight, in order to shed light on the past and possibly future standard of living of the ... More


High body mass index, overweight, and obesity in children: Definitions, terminology, and interpretation

Katherine M. Flegal and Cynthia L. Ogden

in Childhood Obesity Prevention: International Research, Controversies and Interventions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199572915
eISBN:
9780191595110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Studies in a variety of countries have shown increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children in recent years. These increases have given rise to concern about children's health ... More


Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Frank B. Hu

in Obesity Epidemiology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195312911
eISBN:
9780199865260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins by reviewing current evidence on the relationship between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD), paying special attention to the effects of moderate overweight, body fat ... More


Nutrition *

Jocelyn Kynch

in Economic Development in Palanpur over Five Decades

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198288329
eISBN:
9780191596599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198288328.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Studies the nutritional status of a sample of agricultural households in Palanpur, particularly children. Morbidity and attitudes to illness are discussed. Anthropometric data on children are ... More


Obesity

A. R. Dyer, J. Stamler, and P. Greenland

in Coronary Heart Disease Epidemiology: From aetiology to public health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525738
eISBN:
9780191724114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525738.003.0021
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews studies on the link between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD). These include results from the Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry Study and the Western ... More


Prevalence and trends in adult obesity in affluent countries

Jacob C. Seidell

in Obesity Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199571512
eISBN:
9780191595097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the prevalence of overweight and obesity, as indicated by the body mass index (BMI), in a variety of populations worldwide. The emphasis is on recent surveys and time-trends ... More


Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight

Dana Goldman, Darius Lakdawalla, and Yuhui Zheng (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores the body weight consequences of changing food prices by using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), a panel of U.S. adults aged fifty and over. It examines the short-term and ... More


Challenges in Measuring Overweight and Obesity

Melvin Delgado

in Social Justice and the Urban Obesity Crisis: Implications for Social Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160094
eISBN:
9780231534253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160094.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the challenges and rewards associated with how we measure the problem of excessive weight, as well as the difficulties in arriving at a consensus. Numerous conceptual and ... More


Empirical Uncertainty: Some Difficulties in Placing Obesity Center Stage

Kristin Voigt, Stuart G. Nicholls, and Garrath Williams

in Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199964482
eISBN:
9780199362639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964482.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

There is broad agreement that rates of childhood obesity have significantly increased in developed countries, and that these developments pose problems for future population health. But behind this ... More


Introduction

Michael Grossman and Naci Mocan (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter presents an introduction to economic aspects of obesity and the costs and benefits of policies to combat obesity. The rapid rise in obesity has extremely serious public health ... More


Studying the Child Obesity Epidemic with Natural Experiments

Robert Sandy, Gilbert Liu, John Ottensmann, John Tchernis, Jeff Wilson, and O. T. Ford (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter studies the effect of changes in physical environment and crime levels on child weight and obesity by utilizing a natural experiment approach. Built environment changes include fast-food ... More


The Relationship between Perceptions of Neighborhood Characteristics and Obesity among Children

Bisakha Sen, Stephen Mennemeyer, and Lisa C. Gary (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores the relationship between children's body mass index (BMI) as well as the probability of obesity and the influence of different aspects of the neighborhood. It reports that ... More


Where Does the Wage Penalty Bite?

Christian A. Gregory and Christopher J. Ruhm (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter discusses the effect of body mass index (BMI) on wages. It examines the shape of the conditional wage function as well as addressing potential biases resulting from endogeneity of BMI ... More


Food Security

M.H. Qureshi

in Economic Geography: Volume 1: Land, Water, and Agriculture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199458417
eISBN:
9780199086757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Food is essential to keep our bodies and souls together. Food provides energy required for keeping us active both physically as well as mentally. The F.A.O. defines it: ‘Food security exists when all ... More


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