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Optimal Screening Policies for Childhood Obesity

December 2012

The Utility of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Assessment in Relation to Adult Health

May 2012

Background: High childhood obesity prevalence has raised concerns about future adult health, generating calls for obesity screening of young children. Objective: To estimate how well childhood...

Assessing Screening Policies for Childhood Obesity

January 2012

To address growing concerns over childhood obesity, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently recommended that children undergo obesity screening beginning at age 6.

Surgically Induced Weight Loss Improve Daytime Sleepiness?

December 2011

Abstract Morbid obesity is associated with excessive daytime sleepiness and reduced health-related quality of life.

The Behavioural Economics of Exercise Habits

February 2011

Obesity – and its related illnesses – endangers the lives of millions across the world.

Interventions aimed at decreasing obesity in children younger than 2 years: A systematic review

December 2010

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for interventions designed to prevent or reduce overweight and obesity in children younger than 2 years.

The incidence of the healthcare costs of obesity

December 2009

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S.

Health literacy and child health promotion: Implications for research, clinical care, and public policy

December 2009

The nation's leading sources of morbidity and health disparities (eg, preterm birth, obesity, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, mental health disorders, and cancer)...

The Benefits of Risk Factor Prevention in Americans Aged 51 Years and Older

November 2009

Abstract Objectives. We assessed the potential health and economic benefits of reducing common risk factors in older Americans.Methods.

Predictors of Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control Among Mexican American Women and Men

November 2009

BACKGROUND: The burden of hypertension and related health care needs among Mexican Americans will likely increase substantially in the near future.

Does Health Insurance Make You Fat?

July 2009

The prevalence of obesity has been rising dramatically in the U.S., leading to poor health and rising health care expenditures.

Parent Involvement Is Associated With Early Success in Obesity Treatment

June 2009

Objective: The study examined the influence of parent involvement and family factors on body mass index (BMI) change in a pediatric obesity treatment program.

Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity, The

May 2009

Who pays the healthcare costs associated with obesity? Among workers, this is largely a question of the incidence of the costs of employer-sponsored coverage.

Adult Obesity and Office-based Quality of Care in the United States

February 2009

Nationally representative data on the quality of care for obese patients in US-ambulatory care settings are limited.

The immigration and health paradox: Obesity in multiethnic young children

December 2008

The rising U.S. obesity prevalence has disproportionately affected minority children.

ABC's and 123's: Parental literacy, numeracy, and childhood obesity

December 2008

Chronic Disease and Trends in Severe Disability in Working-age Populations

January 2008

The main aim of this paper is to describe and estimate a new decomposition of disability trends among working age populations into two parts -- the part of the trend explained by changes in the...

Chronic Disease and Severe Disability Among Working-Age Populations

January 2008

BACKGROUND: Recent work has shown that rates of severe disability, measured by the inability to perform basic activities of daily living, have been rising in working age populations.

Using Pedometers to Increase Physical Activity and Improve Health: A Systematic Review

November 2007

Context: Without detailed evidence of their effectiveness, pedometers have recently become popular as a tool for motivating physical activity.

Welfare-enhancing technological change and the growth of obesity

December 2005

There has been concern about the dramatic growth in obesity seen in developed countries.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Solution-Oriented Research Paradigm

December 2005

Past research has identified social and environmental causes and correlates of behaviors thought to be associated with obesity and weight gain among children and adolescents.

Health insurance and the obesity externality

August 2005

If rational individuals pay the full costs of their decisions about food intake and exercise, economists, policy makers, and public health officials should treat the obesity epidemic as a matter of...

Male involvement in cardiovascular preventive healthcare in two rural Costa Rican communities

June 2005

BACKGROUND: Gender differences in health system usage can lead to differences in the incidence of morbidity and mortality.

Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity

May 2005

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S.