Obesity  (tagged articles)

The keyword Obesity is tagged in the following 11 articles.

2015, Vol. 7 No. 11
Excessive sedentary behavior (defined as waking time spent sitting, reclining, or lying down) represents an increasingly noteworthy global health risk, particularly for individuals whose professions require long hours spent sitting at a desk. Despite... Read Article »
2015, Vol. 11 No. 2
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The increasing level of Obesity in the general population of industrialized nations is a major public health concern. While Obesity increases morbidity and mortality, increasing body habitus also impacts the utilization and analysis of medical imaging... Read Article »
2014, Vol. 6 No. 10
The number of overweight and obese individuals in the United States has steadily increased over the last decade (CDC, 2012). According to the Food Research and Action Center, over two-thirds of adults in the United States are either overweight or... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 3 No. 2
As childhood Obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, health professionals and pro-health advocates are looking to utilize interactive media tactics for childhood Obesity prevention. This study analyzed the viewpoints of interactive... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 5 No. 2
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The spontaneously hypertensive obese (SHROB/Kol) rat is a model of prediabetes characterized by normal fasting and high postprandial glucose and insulin resistance. Oxidative stress, through the damaging effects of oxygen radicals, may contribute... Read Article »
2013, Vol. 5 No. 01
Alabama was cited among the states with greatest prevalence of diabetes for the past five years (Diabetes Surveillance, 2009). There is considerable variation between the counties of Alabama with regards to prevalence of diabetes (Diabetes Surveillance... Read Article »
2012, Vol. 4 No. 03
Drive past a playground where children are playing and one thing is clear: the children of today come in all different shapes and sizes. The unfortunate reality is that an increasing number of these children are at a higer risk of early death because... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 12
Instances of childhood Obesity in the United States have increased substantially in recent years. In fact, studies of incidence of Obesity over time revealed that, in the period of 25 years, rates increased 2.3 to 3.3-fold in the United States and... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 11
Millions of people in the United States are considered obese. As waistlines continue to increase, people are asking the question: Who is to blame? Is it because American’s have become lazy and are more irresponsible with their food choices... Read Article »
2010, Vol. 2 No. 03
These ever-increasing percentages have been labeled as reaching epidemic status by the surgeon general. According to Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, and William H. Dietz, MD, PhD, in their article Caloric Imbalance and Public Health Policy, “Approximately... Read Article »
2009, Vol. 1 No. 12
Author Susan Bordo has said, “fat is the devil, and we are continually beating him” (48). When considering this statement, and others like it, it is important to consider the ways in which we are also turning that devil around, giving... Read Article »

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