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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: 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research article

    Based on the 2014 survey of physical activity and physical fitness data of 20 − 69 year old Chinese, this study aims to investigate the relationship between economic development and people’s physical activity ...

    Authors: Mei Wang, Xu Wen, Yanfeng Zhang, Chongmin Jiang and Fubaihui Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:701

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  12. 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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  13. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have reported energy balance-related behavior (EBRB) change for peer leaders delivering health promotion programs to younger students in secondary schools. Our study assessed the impact of the Stud...

    Authors: B. C. Foley, V. A. Shrewsbury, L. L. Hardy, V. M. Flood, K. Byth and S. Shah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:695

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies suggest that preschoolers from low socioeconomic backgrounds engage in more screen time. Still, the factors in the social and physical home environment driving these differences in preschool c...

    Authors: Suvi Määttä, Riikka Kaukonen, Henna Vepsäläinen, Elviira Lehto, Anna Ylönen, Carola Ray, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:688

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Early care and education (ECE) settings play an important role in shaping the nutrition and physical activity habits of young children. Increasing research attention is being directed toward family child care ...

    Authors: Amber E. Vaughn, Stephanie Mazzucca, Regan Burney, Truls Østbye, Sara E. Benjamin Neelon, Alison Tovar and Dianne S. Ward

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:680

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Risk assessment tools provide an opportunity to prevent childhood overweight and obesity through early identification and intervention to influence infant feeding practices. Engaging parents of infants is para...

    Authors: Faye Bentley, Judy Anne Swift, Rachel Cook and Sarah A Redsell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:684

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Neglecting to take account of the underlying context or type of physical activity (PA) that underpins overall involvement has resulted in a limited understanding of adolescents’ PA participation. The purpose o...

    Authors: Margaret Lawler, Caroline Heary and Elizabeth Nixon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:661

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) improves health outcomes accumulating evidence suggests that sedentary time (ST), especially parent-reported screen-time, is associated with negative health outcomes in children. The aim...

    Authors: Daniel Berglind and Per Tynelius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:69

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

  19. Content type: Research article

    Children frequently consume foods from restaurants; considering the quick-service sector alone, 1/3 of children eat food from these restaurants on a given day, and among these consumers, 1/3 of their daily cal...

    Authors: Eleanor T. Shonkoff, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Vanessa M. Lynskey, Grace Chan, Meaghan E. Glenn and Christina D. Economos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:56

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:736

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