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Energy balance-related behaviors

Section edited by Richard Rosenkranz, Dianne Stanton Ward, Amanda Daley, Carol Maher, Marc Adams, Janice Thompson

This section aims to publish studies looking at the health behaviors which may positively or negatively influence the energy balance (physical activity, sedentary behavior, diet/nutrition) and which may be related to weight-status, -gain and -control.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    To date, few mobile health (mHealth) interventions aimed at changing lifestyle behaviors have measured long term effectiveness. At the 6-month follow-up the MINISTOP trial found a statistically significant int...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Sven Sandin, Pontus Henriksson, Hanna Henriksson, Ralph Maddison and Marie Löf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:658

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    Physical inactivity is associated with excess weight and adverse health outcomes. We synthesize the evidence on physical inactivity and its social determinants in Arab countries, with special attention to gend...

    Authors: Eman Sharara, Chaza Akik, Hala Ghattas and Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:639

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Rural Appalachian populations have poorer health and fewer positive health-related behaviors compared to other United States populations. Appalachians are the most sedentary U.S. population and teens are parti...

    Authors: Laureen H. Smith, Rick L. Petosa and Abigail Shoben

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:633

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between sleep duration and overweight risk remains unexplored among Chinese children. This study aims to evaluate this association in a national investigation with school-aged population.

    Authors: Muqing Cao, Yanna Zhu, Xiuhong Li, Yajun Chen, Jun Ma and Jin Jing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:615

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Schools are a key setting for large-scale primordial non-communicable disease prevention in young people, but little data on sustainability of impacts on cardiometabolic risk markers is available.

    Authors: Jakob Tarp, Eva Jespersen, Niels Christian Møller, Heidi Klakk, Barbara Wessner, Niels Wedderkopp and Anna Bugge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:605

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Studies have examined the associations between emotions and overeating but have only rarely considered associations between emotions and specific food choices. The purpose of this secondary data analysis was t...

    Authors: Jessica Ashurst, Irene van Woerden, Genevieve Dunton, Michael Todd, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Pamela Swan and Meg Bruening

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:573

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The current study examined the effectiveness of a social network intervention to promote physical activity among adolescents. Social network interventions utilize peer influence to change behavior by identifyi...

    Authors: Thabo J. van Woudenberg, Kirsten E. Bevelander, William J. Burk, Crystal R. Smit, Laura Buijs and Moniek Buijzen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:542

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  8. Content type: Research article

    24 h-accelerometry is now used to objectively assess physical activity (PA) in many observational studies like the German National Cohort; however, PA variability, observational time needed to estimate habitua...

    Authors: Lina Jaeschke, Astrid Steinbrecher, Stephanie Jeran, Stefan Konigorski and Tobias Pischon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:530

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to explore parents’ responses to changes in children’s physical activity and screen-time between Year 1 (5-6 years) and Year 4 (8-9 years of age) of primary school. A secondary aim wa...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Emma Solomon-Moore, Zoi Toumpakari, Deborah A. Lawlor, Janice L. Thompson and Simon J. Sebire

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:520

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  10. Content type: Research article

    There is limited evidence concerning how active commuting (AC) is associated with health benefits in young. The aim of the study was to analyze the relationship between AC to and from campus (walking) and obes...

    Authors: Antonio García-Hermoso, Andrea P. Quintero, Enrique Hernández, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mikel Izquierdo, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Daniel Prieto-Benavides, Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Katherine González-Ruíz, Emilio Villa-González and Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:523

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The increase in adiposity problems among United States adolescents has been accompanied by persistently high prevalence of unhealthy dieting behaviours (UDBs) such as fasting, taking diet pills/powders/liquids...

    Authors: Sarah N. M. Chin, Anthony A. Laverty and Filippos T. Filippidis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:439

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Two primary factors that contribute to obesity are unhealthy eating and sedentary behavior. These behaviors are particularly difficult to change in the long-term because they are often enacted habitually. Cogn...

    Authors: Vanessa Allom, Barbara Mullan, Evelyn Smith, Phillipa Hay and Jayanthi Raman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:505

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Expanding the use of evidence-based behavioral interventions in community settings has met with limited success in various health outcomes as fidelity and dose of clinical interventions are often diluted when ...

    Authors: William J. Heerman, David Schludnt, Dawn Harris, Leah Teeters, Rachel Apple and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:498

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Unhealthy environments and food advertisements are major determinants of childhood obesity. Recent regulation has banned unhealthy foods from schools in Mexico. However, currently there is no regulation limiti...

    Authors: Simón Barquera, Lucia Hernández-Barrera, Stephen J. Rothenberg and Enrique Cifuentes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:461

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  15. Content type: Research article

    About 80% of endometrial cancer survivors (ECS) are overweight or obese and have sedentary behaviors. Lifestyle behavior interventions are promising for improving dietary and physical activity behaviors, but t...

    Authors: Dimitrios A. Koutoukidis, Sonia Lopes, Lou Atkins, Helen Croker, M. Tish Knobf, Anne Lanceley and Rebecca J. Beeken

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:415

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Controversial messages of childhood obesity emerge: Levelling off in terms of body mass index (BMI) is foiled by increases in abdominal obesity. Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) may be used as a screening tool for...

    Authors: Eva Vorwieger, Anne Kelso, Jürgen Michael Steinacker and Dorothea Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:280

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and weight status on knowledge of physical activity and fitness (PAF knowledge), attitude toward physical education (PE), and p...

    Authors: Senlin Chen and Xiangli Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:273

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) interventions for the promotion of weight-management may benefit from increased choice and flexibility to overcome commonly-perceived barriers to PA. The aim of this study was to investi...

    Authors: Adrian Holliday, Alice Burgin, Elyzabeth Vargas Fernandez, Sally A. M. Fenton, Frank Thielecke and Andrew K. Blannin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:261

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), shown to be associated with health benefits, is not well-characterized in preschool-aged children. MVPA is commonly described as a threshold amount to achieve. We...

    Authors: Rachel M. Ruiz, Evan C. Sommer, Dustin Tracy, Jorge A. Banda, Christina D. Economos, Megan M. JaKa, Kelly R. Evenson, Maciej S. Buchowski and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:242

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