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Implications of Total Energy Intake for Epidemiologic Analyses

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195122978
eISBN:
9780199864249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.003.11
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter deals with the importance of considering total energy intakes in nutritional epidemiology. Topics discussed include the physiologic determinants of energy utilization, adjustment for ... More


Nutritional Epidemiology

Walter C. Willett

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195122978
eISBN:
9780199864249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122978.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book is intended to increase understanding of the complex relationships between diet and the major diseases of western civilization, such as cancer and atherosclerosis. The book starts with an ... More


The role of nutrition and physical activity in the obesity epidemic

Lisa J Harnack and Kathryn H. Schmitz

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/9780199571512.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews information on temporal trends in energy intake and energy expenditure in the USA and discusses the quality and limitations of available data. The focus is on trends in the USA, ... More


Evolving environmental factors in the obesity epidemic

Jennifer A. Linde and Robert W. Jeffery

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/9780199571512.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a systematic review of available data on environmental factors that may have contributed to recent trends in population body weight. It focuses especially on the US population, ... More


Nature of Variation in Diet

Walter Willett

in Nutritional Epidemiology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754038
eISBN:
9780199979448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754038.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides a conceptual background regarding sources of variation in diet for the novice to this field and also assembles data on dietary variation that may be of use to the serious ... More


The Obesity Epidemic

Mario Mazzocchi, W. Bruce Traill, and Jason F. Shogren

in Fat Economics: Nutrition, Health, and Economic Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199213856
eISBN:
9780191695902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213856.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the data on obesity, healthy eating, and health by taking a closer look at the numbers behind the obesity epidemic. It explains the meaning of overweight and obesity by ... More


Obesity: An Evolutionary Perspective

Robin I.M. Dunbar

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The brain consumes about 20 per cent of the total energy intake in human adults. Primates, and especially humans, have unusually large brains for body size compared with other vertebrates, and ... More


Energy Budget in Subterranean Rodents: Insights from the Tuco-Tuco Ctenomys Talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae): El Presupuesto EnergÉTico En Roedores SubterrÁNeos A La Luz De Estudios En El Tuco-Tuco Ctenomys Talarum (Rodentia: Ctenomyodae)

C. Daniel Antinuchi, Roxana R. Zenuto, Facunda Luna, Ana Paula Cutrera, Paula P. Perissinotti, and Cristina Busch

in The Quintessential Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Oliver P. Pearson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098596
eISBN:
9780520916159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098596.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter focuses on the energy budget of a single species (a tuco-tuco, one of Pearson's favorite beasts). It characterizes the energy budget for the South American subterranean rodent Ctenomys ... More


Diet and Nutrition

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

in Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the role of diet and nutrition on cognitive aging and the cognition of animals and human beings. The association of dietary restriction with positive effects on cognition and ... More


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