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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Content type: Research article

    The International Physical Actvity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a validated tool for physical activity assessment used in many countries however no Arabic version of the long-form of this questionnaire exists to th...

    Authors: Khalil Helou, Nour El Helou, Maya Mahfouz, Yara Mahfouz, Pascale Salameh and Mireille Harmouche-Karaki

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:49

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

  11. Content type: Research article

    The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals Report, 2015, documents that, since 1990, the number of stunted children in sub-Saharan Africa has increased by 33% even though it has fallen in all other world...

    Authors: Michelle M. Amaral, William E. Herrin and Grace Bulenzi Gulere

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:32

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

  12. Content type: Research article

    The food environment has been implicated as an underlying contributor to the global obesity epidemic. However, few studies have evaluated the relationship between the food environment, dietary intake, and over...

    Authors: Opal Patel, Safraj Shahulhameed, Roopa Shivashankar, Mohammad Tayyab, Atiqur Rahman, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon and Lindsay M. Jaacks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:36

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

  13. Content type: Research article

    The association of obesity and dietary patterns has been well documented in scientific literature; however, information on the impact of meal patterns on obesity is scarce. The objective of this study was to i...

    Authors: Roberta de Oliveira Santos, Diva Aliete dos Santos Vieira, Andreia Alexandra Machado Miranda, Regina Mara Fisberg, Dirce Maria Marchioni and Valéria Troncoso Baltar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:33

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

  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The prevention of overweight and obesity during infancy is a highly relevant public health topic given the significant impact of childhood obesity on acute and chronic diseases, general health, and well-being ...

    Authors: Berit Steenbock, Hajo Zeeb, Stefan Rach, Hermann Pohlabeln and Claudia R. Pischke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:6

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

  15. Content type: Study protocol

    The Self-determined Exercise and Learning For FITness (SELF-FIT) is a multi-component school-based intervention based on tenets of self-determination theory. SELF-FIT aims to increase students’ moderate-to-vig...

    Authors: Amy S. Ha, Chris Lonsdale, David R. Lubans and Johan Y. Y. Ng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:11

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

  16. Content type: Study protocol

    Many teenagers are insufficiently active despite the health benefits of physical activity (PA). There is strong evidence to show that inactivity and low fitness levels increase the risk of non-communicable dis...

    Authors: Michaela James, Danielle Christian, Samantha Scott, Charlotte Todd, Gareth Stratton, Sarah McCoubrey, Julian Halcox, Suzanne Audrey, Elizabeth Ellins and Sinead Brophy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 18:7

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

  17. Content type: Technical advance

    Traditionally, time-use data have been used to inform a broad range of economic and sociological research topics. One of the new areas in time-use research is the study of physical activity (PA) and physical a...

    Authors: J. Deyaert, T. Harms, D. Weenas, J. Gershuny and I. Glorieux

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:620

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Further collection of surveillance data is warranted, particularly in preschool populations, for optimizing future public health promotion strategies. This study aims to describe physical activity (PA) and sed...

    Authors: Niels Christian Møller, Line B. Christensen, Christian Mølgaard, Katrine T. Ejlerskov, Karin A. Pfeiffer and Kim F. Michaelsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:613

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  19. Content type: Research article

    High food insecurity has been demonstrated in rural American Indian households, but little is known about American Indian families in urban settings or the association of food insecurity with diet for these fa...

    Authors: Emily J. Tomayko, Kathryn L. Mosso, Kate A. Cronin, Lakeesha Carmichael, KyungMann Kim, Tassy Parker, Amy L. Yaroch and Alexandra K. Adams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:611

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