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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

    China has seen rapid increase in obesity and hypertension prevalence and fast food consumption over the past decade. We examined status and risk factors for Western- and Chinese fast food consumption and their...

    Authors: Yaling Zhao, Liang Wang, Hong Xue, Huijun Wang and Youfa Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:933

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    Parents have the potential to substantively influence their child’s physical activity. This study identified the parenting practices of US and Canadian parents to encourage or discourage their 5-12 year-old ch...

    Authors: Andrew W. Tu, Teresia M. O’Connor, Mark R. Beauchamp, Sheryl O. Hughes, Tom Baranowski and Louise C. Mâsse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:920

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Translation encompasses the continuum from clinical efficacy to widespread adoption within the healthcare service and ultimately routine clinical practice. The Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health (...

    Authors: Carly Jane Moores, Jacqueline Miller, Rebecca Anne Perry, Lily Lai Hang Chan, Lynne Allison Daniels, Helen Anna Vidgen and Anthea Margaret Magarey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:918

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Excess body weight during adulthood has been consistently associated with all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer at multiple sites among other chronic diseases. We describe the prevalence of e...

    Authors: Darren R. Brenner, Abbey E. Poirier, Tiffany R. Haig, Alianu Akawung, Christine M. Friedenreich and Paula J. Robson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:899

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Despite evidence for the use of community-wide campaigns to promote physical activity, few evaluations of community–wide campaigns in Hispanic communities exist. This study assessed the associations of exposur...

    Authors: Natalia I. Heredia, MinJae Lee and Belinda M. Reininger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:883

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The majority of food expenditures are made in supermarkets and this environment influences our purchasing and food intake. Breakfast cereals are frequently marketed as healthy food choices. The objective of th...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Erika Rudnicki and Crystal Usher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:877

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Dietary guidelines in France give quantitative recommendations for intake of meat, fish and dairy products whereas consumers are increasingly concerned by the environmental impacts associated with the producti...

    Authors: Sandrine Péneau, Philippine Fassier, Benjamin Allès, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Serge Hercberg and Caroline Méjean

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:876

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Increasing access to healthy foods and beverages in disadvantaged communities is a public health priority due to alarmingly high rates of obesity. The Virtual Supermarket Program (VSP) is a Baltimore City Heal...

    Authors: Pooja Lagisetty, Laura Flamm, Summer Rak, Jessica Landgraf, Michele Heisler and Jane Forman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:837

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Effective strategies to improve dietary intake in young children are a priority to reduce the high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases in adulthood. This study aimed to assess the impact of family-...

    Authors: Andrew P. Black, Katina D’Onise, Robyn McDermott, Hassan Vally and Kerin O’Dea

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:818

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization has identified obesity as one of the most visible and neglected public health problems worldwide. Meta-analytic studies suggest that insufficient sleep increases the risk of devel...

    Authors: Patricia L. Haynes, Graciela E. Silva, George W. Howe, Cynthia A. Thomson, Emily A. Butler, Stuart F. Quan, Duane Sherrill, Molly Scanlon, Darlynn M. Rojo-Wissar, Devan N. Gengler and David A. Glickenstein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:793

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of physical activity (PA) epidemiology use behaviour measured at a single time-point. We examined whether ‘PA patterns’ (consistently low, consistently high or inconsistent PA levels over time) sh...

    Authors: Adrian E. Bauman, Anne C. Grunseit, Vegar Rangul and Berit L. Heitmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:788

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  12. Content type: Debate

    This conceptual paper aims to illustrate the ways in which communities are able to advance health improvements on a population level. Outcome measures may include increased physical activity and healthier eati...

    Authors: Sven Schneider, Katharina Diehl, Tatiana Görig, Laura Schilling, Freia De Bock, Kristina Hoffmann, Maren Albrecht, Diana Sonntag and Joachim Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:760

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity risk is shared between spouses, yet existing weight loss programs focus on individuals and not the marital dyad. Given the interdependence of weight in couples, weight management outcomes might be impr...

    Authors: Amy A. Gorin, Theodore A. Powers, Katelyn Gettens, Talea Cornelius, Richard Koestner, Amy R. Mobley, Linda Pescatello and Tania Huedo Medina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:749

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Cross-sectional evidence suggests TV viewing, but not objectively-measured sedentary time or bouts of sedentary time, is consistently associated with body mass index (BMI) in adolescents. However, it is unclea...

    Authors: Elly A. Fletcher, Karen E. Lamb, Sarah A. McNaughton, Sarah P. Garnett, David W. Dunstan, Louise A. Baur and Jo Salmon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:751

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Studies suggest an association between weight change and subsequent poor physical health functioning, whereas the association with mental health functioning is inconsistent. We aimed to examine whether obesity...

    Authors: Anna Svärd, Jouni Lahti, Eira Roos, Ossi Rahkonen, Eero Lahelma, Tea Lallukka and Minna Mänty

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:744

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:816

  16. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity are growing health problems both worldwide and in Malaysia due to such lifestyle changes as decreased physical activity (PA), increased sedentary behavior and unhealthy eating habits. Th...

    Authors: Ying Ying Chan, Kuang Kuay Lim, Kuang Hock Lim, Chien Huey Teh, Chee Cheong Kee, Siew Man Cheong, Yi Yi Khoo, Azli Baharudin, Miaw Yn Ling, Mohd Azahadi Omar and Noor Ani Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:733

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Primary prevention initiatives targeting parents have been called for to encourage a positive feeding environment and healthy eating habits...

    Authors: Christine Helle, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund, Mona Linge Omholt and Nina Cecilie Øverby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:729

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A growing proportion of adolescents have poor cardiovascular health behaviors, including low levels of physical activity and high levels of sedentary behavior, thus increasing the likelihood of poor heart heal...

    Authors: Clare M. Lenhart, Andrew Wiemken, Alexandra Hanlon, Mackenzie Perkett and Freda Patterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:722

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  19. Content type: Research article

    High physical fitness levels in childhood and adolescence are associated with positive health-related outcomes later in life. Albeit many researchers investigated rural-urban differences in physical fitness, t...

    Authors: Faton Tishukaj, Ismet Shalaj, Masar Gjaka, Besim Ademi, Rrustem Ahmetxhekaj, Norbert Bachl, Harald Tschan and Barbara Wessner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:711

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity and physical inactivity are responsible for more than 365,000 deaths per year and contribute substantially to rising healthcare costs in the US, making clear the need for effective public health interv...

    Authors: Anthony J. Viera, Laura Tuttle, Emily Olsson, Julie Gras-Najjar, Ziya Gizlice, Derek Hales, Laura Linnan, Feng-Chang Lin, Seth M. Noar and Alice Ammerman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:702

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