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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

    Active school transport (AST) is a promising strategy to increase children’s physical activity. A systematic review published in 2011 found large heterogeneity in the effectiveness of interventions in increasi...

    Authors: Richard Larouche, George Mammen, David A. Rowe and Guy Faulkner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:206

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes is an opportunity for individuals to change their physical activity and dietary behaviours. Diabetes treatment guidelines recommend theory-based, patient-centred care and advocat...

    Authors: Simon J. Sebire, Zoi Toumpakari, Katrina M. Turner, Ashley R. Cooper, Angie S. Page, Alice Malpass and Robert C. Andrews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:204

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study examined a) trends in overweight/obesity, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and screen time (ST) among Czech adolescents over a 12-year study period (2002–2014) in relation to family af...

    Authors: Erik Sigmund, Petr Badura, Dagmar Sigmundová, Jaroslava Voráčová, Jiří Zacpal, Michal Kalman, Jan Pavelka, Jana Vokacová, Vladimír Jr Hobza and Zdenek Hamrik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:122

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Health inequalities are already present at young age and tend to vary with ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES). Diet is a major determinant of overweight, and studying dietary patterns as a whole in relat...

    Authors: Viyan Rashid, Marielle F. Engberink, Manon van Eijsden, Mary Nicolaou, Louise H. Dekker, Arnoud P. Verhoeff and Peter J. M. Weijs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:115

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  5. Content type: Technical advance

    The widely accepted definition of sedentary behaviour [SB] refers to any waking behaviour characterized by an energy expenditure ≤1.5 metabolic equivalents [METs] while in a sitting or reclining posture. At pr...

    Authors: Anna Myers, Catherine Gibbons, Edward Butler, Michelle Dalton, Nicola Buckland, John Blundell and Graham Finlayson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:979

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  6. Content type: Research article

    North Carolina Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (NAP SACC) resources improve child body mass index (BMI) when the resources are introduced by nurses to child care providers, and o...

    Authors: Jodi D. Stookey, Jane Evans, Curtis Chan, Lisa Tao-Lew, Tito Arana and Susan Arthur

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:965

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The number of sports facilities, sports clubs, or city parks in a residential neighbourhood may affect the likelihood that people participate in sports and their preferences for a certain sports location. This...

    Authors: Ineke Deelen, Marijke Jansen, Nico J. Dogterom, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis and Dick Ettema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:943

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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:922

  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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