Black Health Library Guide: Obesity: Obesity

Vital Health Information for African Americans (Black Health Library) by Kensington

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Obesity is a global epidemic. The global population is expanding in numbers, but also in weight. Rates of obesity worldwide have more than doubled since In , billion adults were overweight and million were obese. Every country included in the World Health Organization's data repository experienced an increase in adult obesity rates from to PMID Abstract Between and , the prevalence of adult obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥30) increased in the United States and the distribution of BMI changed. More recent data suggested a slowing or leveling off of these trends. Mavis Thompson has written: 'The Black health library guide to obesity' -- subject(s): African Americans, Health and hygiene, Obesity Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss Are most Americans eating. This article examines the relationship between obesity and socioeconomic status (SES) for adults. It presents evidence indicating that women and white and Hispanic men with incomes below the poverty line are disproportionately more likely to be obese and that this is a particularly acute problem for black and Hispanic women. The article is organized as by: 4.

Michele Black Publications Director NHPF is a nonpartisan education and information exchange for federal health policymakers. Obesity in America: A Growing Threat The continuing expansion of the nation’s waistline has pushed obesity to the top of the list of major health Cited by: Providing comprehensive, expert coverage of this timely topic, Diabetes and Obesity in Women: Adolescence, Pregnancy, and Menopause is a readable, practical guide to these two widespread and comorbid conditions. This one-stop resource covers women across the lifespan, with particular emphasis placed on the childbearing years. Primary care physicians, OB/GYNs, maternal-fetal medicine. Overweight and Obesity in Children: A Review of the Literature 5 Executive Summary Childhood overweight and obesity are increasingly significant problems, and ones that are likely to endure and to have long term adverse influences on the health of individuals and populations unless action is taken to reverse the trend.

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This Mini-Guide presents key themes relating to this challenge, including the means of measuring obesity, the most recent prevalence and trends, the health consequences and causes of obesity along with approaches to counter obesity both at an individual and a population level.

" for anyone preparing a presentation or policy on the topic.". The prevalence of obesity in the United States has increased rapidly over the past few decades, with the greatest increases reported among black women ().Approximately half of black women are classified as obese (defined as a body mass index (BMI) (weight (kg)/height (m) 2) ≥) compared with one-third of white women ().By70% of black women are projected to be obese ().Cited by:   A single-volume, go-to resource, this book addresses difficult questions such as whether obesity is a disease or a moral failing; what factors contribute to obesity; what the economic impacts of obesity are on the health care industry; if and how poverty is a contributor to obesity; how our society encourages obesity; and how changes can be.

Both practical and comprehensive, this book provides a clear framework for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders and obesity. Focusing on best practices and offering a range of current techniques, leaders in the field examine these life-threatening disorders and propose treatment options for clients of all ages.

Obesity is a major public health concern because it predisposes the individual to many disorders, such as noninsulin-dependent diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and coronary artery disease, and has been associated with an increased incidence of certain cancers, notably cancers of the colon, rectum, prostate, breast, uterus, and cervix.

In contemporary American society, obesity also carries with it a sometimes. Obesity is the official journal of The Obesity Society and is the premier source of information for increasing knowledge, fostering translational research from basic to population science, and promoting better treatment for people with obesity.

Obesity publishes important peer-reviewed research and cutting-edge reviews, commentaries, and public health and medical developments. We encourage the use of person-first language (e.g., “adults with obesity” or “20% of children ages have obesity” and not “obese adults” nor “20% of children are obese”) when discussing topics like obesity and other chronic diseases, as well as respectful images.

The Obesity Action Coalition has more information – please. The best database to use depends on which aspect of the obesity epidemic you are researching. Start with CQ Researcher for an ic Search Complete is your best next step for general research. After that, use Sociological Abstracts if you are researching social and behavioral aspects.

Consult the Health Sciences Databases such as CINAHL if you are researching the health aspects. Obesity is a complex issue with many causes and consequences.

You could concentrate on one set of issues and do in-depth research on that or use several of the questions below to focus on the topic of obesity more generally. While the obesity rate among young adults (ages ) was percent, the rate of obesity among Californians ages was percent.6 Obesity rates among African Americans and Latinos were higher than the Healthy People target while those for non-Latino White and Asian Californians fell below the Size: 1MB.

This is probably because of a combination of genetics and family behavior and habits. Children of moms who have diabetes are more likely to be overweight.

Very rarely, obesity is caused by an underlying medical condition. Illnesses that can cause obesity include. The Black Health Library Guide to Stroke. SYNDROME THE RISKS OF HIGH INSULIN. Food and nutrition. Second edition. (Book Reviews). "Obesity Management" & "Metabolic Syndrome" from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Defeating Diabetes: a No-Nonsense Approach to Type 2 Diabetes and the Diabesity Epidemic. Daily intake of whole-grain foods provides health. Governments, particularly public health departments, legitimize the WCHP by instituting ‘anti-obesity’ task forces, commissioning ‘obesity’ reports, and implementing ‘anti-obesity’ public health policies and programs which include surveillance, screening, and health promotion by: 4.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Obesity Education Initiative. The practical guide: Identification, evaluation and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. the mental and physical effects of obesity Download the mental and physical effects of obesity or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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"This work, featuring a reading level appropriate for high school audiences and above, is recommended for academic and public libraries." ―Library Journal The Encyclopedia of Obesity is as much of a reference resource as it is a tool to raise awareness in the medical and public health communities.

With almost entries, these two volume summarize pertinent topics in obesity and related /5(2). The new, more nuanced study found rates of overweight and obesity have increased in all age groups among children agesin fact, and the increase in severe obesity and obesity in Black and Hispanic children is accelerating at an alarming rate.

I n total, 1 out of every 5 children in the United States have obesity. The rates increase with. The CCHS is a national survey administered by Statistics Canada and Health Canada that collects information on Canadians' health status, health care utilization and health determinants. Cycleadministered in –, was designed to understand Canadians' nutritional choices, and a 24‐h dietary recall module was included in the survey for that by: 3.

"This work, featuring a reading level appropriate for high school audiences and above, is recommended for academic and public libraries." —Library Journal The Encyclopedia of Obesity is as much of a reference resource as it is a tool to raise awareness in the medical and public health communities.

With almost entries, these two volume summarize pertinent topics in obesity and related. Winter To view a PDF version of this article, click here. The OAC National Board of Directors set an organizational goal in January to host an Annual Convention, set to fill a tremendous gap of the need for evidence-based education for individuals at all stages with excess weight and obesity.

The Board alsoRead Article. NIH Librarians are available to help you with every step of your systematic review from helping define the question through publication.

The Custom Information Solutions service brings together information science and technology to help NIH staff solve research challenges. NIH Library librarians are your gateway to the vast array of NIH Library. Obesity and inequities Policies and interventions to reverse this trend should stem from multiple levels and sectors – including better joined-up government action between the social, employment, education and health sectors – as well as from retail, agriculture, transport, finance, and the private Size: KB.

Obesity prevention in children by Eden, Alvin N. Fontana Regional Library will be closed for coronavirus prevention starting Tues, March 17 until it is safe to you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID, call the NC Coronavirus Helpline: You can now call in NC to get connected to resources in your community or text COVIDNC to to get alerts on NC.

Being obese as an adult is associated with poor health — and early death. Rates of obesity were much higher among black and Hispanic children than they were in white and Asian children, which highlights part of what makes this so complicated and hard.

Cultural and socioeconomic factors play a big role in obesity. The Obesity Code is the 5th book in my non-fiction challenge for This book was very informative and interesting.

This book was very informative and interesting. It focused on insulin resistance being the trigger for those who struggle with weight loss- /5. Obesity, rather than racial factors, is to blame, a new study in JAMA reports. Researchers began with 4, black and white men and women ages 18 to 30 who were not diabetic.

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health leading to reduce life expectancy or increased health problems.

Obesity can lead to such things like blood pressure and diabetes type too. Childhood Obesity: Effects on Children's Participation, Mental Health, and Psychosocial Development Article (PDF Available) in Occupational Therapy in Health Care 27(2) April with.

Childhood obesity is of increasing concern as a public health problem in the United States. Overweight and obesity are defined by most healthcare professionals using the Body Mass Index (BMI).

BMI is a calculation that compares a person’s weight and height to arrive at a specific number.Purpose/objective: The purpose of this article is to examine the connection between genes, culture, and environment in the development of obesity and its impact on the health of African Americans.

This information will be utilized to facilitate the design of weight management programs for African Americans.Childhood obesity has become a central concern in many countries and a range of policies have been implemented or proposed to address it.

This co-authored book is the first to focus on the ethical and policy questions raised by childhood obesity and its prevention. Throughout the book.