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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

    Physical activity (PA) and its health benefits are a continuous point of discussion. Recommendations for children’s daily PA vary between guidelines. To better define the amount of PA necessary to prevent over...

    Authors: Phillipp Schwarzfischer, Martina Weber, Dariusz Gruszfeld, Piotr Socha, Veronica Luque, Joaquin Escribano, Annick Xhonneux, Elvira Verduci, Benedetta Mariani, Berthold Koletzko and Veit Grote

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:595

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Obesity rates in Saudi Arabia are amongst the highest in the world. It is known that teenage girls are less active than teenage boys, but less is known about the diet and activity patterns in younger girls. Th...

    Authors: Rabab Al-Kutbe, Anne Payne, Anne de Looy and Gail A. Rees

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:592

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Rates of obesity among children ages zero to five are rapidly increasing. Greater efforts are needed to promote healthy behaviors of young children. Mothers are especially important targets for promoting healt...

    Authors: Danae Dinkel, Kailey Snyder, Anastasia Kyvelidou and Victoria Molfese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:585

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Parents are widely recognized as playing a central role in the development of child behaviors such as physical activity. As there is little agreement as to the dimensions of physical activity-related parenting...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:574

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Mixed evidence exists with respect to the association between household food insecurity (HFIS) and obesity in low-to-middle income countries (LMICs), particularly among women. This study aimed to measure socio...

    Authors: Lamis Jomaa, Farah Naja, Ruba Cheaib and Nahla Hwalla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:567

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health (PEACH™) is a multicomponent treatment program delivered over ten group sessions to parents of overweight/obese primary school-aged children. It has been shown t...

    Authors: Susan L. Williams, Wendy Van Lippevelde, Anthea Magarey, Carly J. Moores, Debbie Croyden, Emma Esdaile and Lynne Daniels

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:559

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There is some evidence to suggest that dog ownership may improve physical activity (PA) among older adults, but to date, studies examining this, have either depended on self-report or incomplete datasets due t...

    Authors: Philippa Margaret Dall, Sarah Lesley Helen Ellis, Brian Martin Ellis, P Margaret Grant, Alison Colyer, Nancy Renee Gee, Malcolm Howard Granat and Daniel Simon Mills

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:496

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The physical school environment is a promising setting to increase children’s physical activity although robust evidence is sparse. We examined the effects of major playground reconstruction on physical activi...

    Authors: Mark Hamer, Daniel Aggio, Georgina Knock, Courtney Kipps, Aparna Shankar and Lee Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:552

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have examined parental perceptions of their child’s screen-viewing (SV) within the context of parental SV time. This study qualitatively examined parents’ perceptions of their 5–6-year-old child’s ...

    Authors: Janice L. Thompson, Simon J. Sebire, Joanna M. Kesten, Jesmond Zahra, Mark Edwards, Emma Solomon-Moore and Russell Jago

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:471

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Screen-time and eating behaviours are associated in adolescents, but few studies have examined the clustering of these health behaviours in this age group. The identification of clustered health behaviours, an...

    Authors: Natalie Pearson, Paula Griffiths, Stuart JH Biddle, Julie P Johnston, Sonia McGeorge and Emma Haycraft

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:533

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Most people do not engage in sufficient physical activity to confer health benefits and to reduce risk of chronic disease. Healthcare professionals frequently provide guidance on physical activity, but often d...

    Authors: Dominika Kwasnicka, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Benjamin Gardner, Camille Short, Mitch Duncan, Dawn Crook and Martin S. Hagger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:518

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Education outside the classroom (EOtC) is a curriculum-based approach to teaching that has shown positive associations with children’s physical activity and academic learning in small-scale case studies. The p...

    Authors: Mikkel Bo Schneller, Scott Duncan, Jasper Schipperijn, Glen Nielsen, Erik Mygind and Peter Bentsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:523

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Co-participation in physical activity may be a useful strategy for increasing physical activity in mothers and their young children, yet little empirical evidence exists on this topic for young families. This ...

    Authors: Jill A. Hnatiuk, Ellen DeDecker, Kylie D. Hesketh and Greet Cardon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:506

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Sleep is an essential component of healthy cognitive and physical development. Lack of sleep may put children at risk for a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including overweight, obesity and rel...

    Authors: Evelyn Pyper, Daniel Harrington and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:432

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  15. Content type: Debate

    In Australia people with a diagnosed chronic condition can be managed on unique funded care plans that allow the recruitment of a multidisciplinary team to assist in setting treatment goals and adequate follow...

    Authors: C. A. Opie, H. M. Haines, K. E. Ervin, K. Glenister and D. Pierce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:500

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Few data are available on dual burden of under and over nutrition of children in the Pacific region. The objective was to examine prevalence of stunting at birth and current stunting and their relationship to ...

    Authors: Rachel Novotny, Fenfang Li, Rachael Leon Guerrero, Patricia Coleman, Aifili J. Tufa, Andrea Bersamin, Jonathan Deenik and Lynne R Wilkens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:483

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Promoting walking for the journey to/from work and during the working day is one potential approach to increase physical activity in adults. Walking Works was a practice-led, whole-workplace walking programme ...

    Authors: Emma J. Adams, Anna E. Chalkley, Dale W. Esliger and Lauren B. Sherar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:466

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Chronic diseases are high in truck drivers and have been linked to work routines that promote inactivity and poor diets. This feasibility study examined the extent to which an m-Health financial incentives pro...

    Authors: Nicholas D. Gilson, Toby G Pavey, Olivia RL Wright, Corneel Vandelanotte, Mitch J Duncan, Sjaan Gomersall, Stewart G. Trost and Wendy J. Brown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:467

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