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Energy balance-related behaviors

Section edited by Richard Rosenkranz, Dianne Stanton Ward, Carol Maher, Marc Adams and 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

    Maternal overweight, obesity, and gestational diabetes (GD) have been negatively associated with offspring development. Further knowledge regarding metabolic and nutritional alterations in these mother and the...

    Authors: Staffan K. Berglund, Luz García-Valdés, Francisco J Torres-Espinola, Mª Teresa Segura, Cristina Martínez-Zaldívar, María J. Aguilar, Ahmad Agil, Jose A. Lorente, Jesús Florido, Carmen Padilla, Signe Altmäe, Acensión Marcos, M. Carmen López-Sabater and Cristina Campoy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:207

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Worksite obesity prevention interventions using an ecological approach may hold promise for reducing typical weight gain. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Go!, an innovative 12-month ...

    Authors: Lara J. LaCaille, Jennifer Feenstra Schultz, Ryan Goei, Rick A. LaCaille, Kim Nichols Dauner, Rebecca de Souza, Amy Versnik Nowak and Ronald Regal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:171

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Understanding how we can prevent childhood obesity in scalable and sustainable ways is imperative. Early RCT interventions focused on the first two years of life have shown promise however, differences in Body...

    Authors: Karen J. Campbell, Kylie D. Hesketh, Sarah A. McNaughton, Kylie Ball, Zoë McCallum, John Lynch and David A. Crawford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:166

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent research shows that sedentary behaviour is associated with adverse cardio-metabolic consequences even among those considered sufficiently physically active. In order to successfully develop intervention...

    Authors: Grainne O’Donoghue, Camille Perchoux, Keitly Mensah, Jeroen Lakerveld, Hidde van der Ploeg, Claire Bernaards, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, Chantal Simon, Donal O’Gorman and Julie-Anne Nazare

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:163

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Despite the crucial need to develop targeted and effective approaches for obesity prevention in children most at risk, the pathways explaining socioeconomic disparity in children’s obesity prevalence remain po...

    Authors: Catherine Georgina Russell, Sarah Taki, Rachel Laws, Leva Azadi, Karen J. Campbell, Rosalind Elliott, John Lynch, Kylie Ball, Rachael Taylor and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:151

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests physical activity is linked to obesity. Further, the physical activity of healthy parents and their children is associated with each other. However, this relationship has not been examined in...

    Authors: Robert G. McMurray, Diane C. Berry, Todd A. Schwartz, Emily G. Hall, Madeline N. Neal, Siying Li and Diana Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:124

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Young children are prone to low levels of physical activity in childcare. Researchers have identified that preschoolers tend to be more active outdoors than indoors, with higher activity levels occurring durin...

    Authors: Patricia Tucker, Shauna M. Burke, Anca Gaston, Jennifer D. Irwin, Andrew M. Johnson, Brian W. Timmons, Leigh M. Vanderloo and Molly Driediger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:112

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  8. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is growing at an alarming rate in Latin America. Lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and dietary intake have been largely associated with obesity in many countries; however studies that comb...

    Authors: M. Fisberg, I. Kovalskys, G. Gómez, A. Rigotti, L. Y. Cortés, M. Herrera-Cuenca, M. C. Yépez, R. G. Pareja, V. Guajardo, I. Z. Zimberg, A. D. P. Chiavegatto Filho, M. Pratt, B. Koletzko and K. L. Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:93

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The current Australia's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines recommend that adults engage in regular moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) and strength training (ST), and mini...

    Authors: Jason A. Bennie, Zeljko Pedisic, Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen, Joanne Gale, Lauren K. Banting, Ineke Vergeer, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Adrian E. Bauman and Stuart J. H. Biddle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:73

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity reduces cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends children engage in 60 min daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). The effect of com...

    Authors: L. M. Füssenich, L. M. Boddy, D. J. Green, L. E. F. Graves, L. Foweather, R. M. Dagger, N. McWhannell, J. Henaghan, N. D. Ridgers, G. Stratton and N. D. Hopkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:67

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Children and adolescents spend a large proportion of the after-school period in sedentary behaviors (SB). Identifying context-specific correlates is important for informing strategies to reduce these behaviors...

    Authors: Lauren Arundell, Elly Fletcher, Jo Salmon, Jenny Veitch and Trina Hinkley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:58

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Peruvian adolescents are at high nutritional risk, facing issues such as overweight and obesity, anemia, and pregnancy during a period of development. Research seeking to understand contextual factors that inf...

    Authors: Jinan C. Banna, Opal Vanessa Buchthal, Treena Delormier, Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro and Mary E. Penny

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Parental support interventions have shown some effectiveness in improving children’s dietary and physical activity habits and preventing overweight and obesity. To date, there is limited research on barriers a...

    Authors: Åsa Norman, Gisela Nyberg, Liselotte Schäfer Elinder and Anita Berlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:37

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Overweight and obesity are risk factors for many chronic diseases globally. However, the extent of the problem in low-income countries like Sub-Saharan Africa is unclear. We assessed the magnitude and disparit...

    Authors: Subas Neupane, Prakash K.C. and David Teye Doku

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:30

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    School-based physical education is an important public health initiative as it has the potential to provide students with regular opportunities to participate in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). ...

    Authors: Chris Lonsdale, Aidan Lester, Katherine B. Owen, Rhiannon L. White, Ian Moyes, Louisa Peralta, Morwenna Kirwan, Anthony Maeder, Andrew Bennie, Freya MacMillan, Gregory S. Kolt, Nikos Ntoumanis, Jennifer M. Gore, Ester Cerin, Thierno M.O. Diallo, Dylan P. Cliff…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Effective interventions promoting healthier eating behavior among adolescents are urgently needed. One factor that has been shown to impact effectiveness is whether the target population accepts the interventi...

    Authors: F. Marijn Stok, Denise T. D. de Ridder, Emely de Vet, Liliya Nureeva, Aleksandra Luszczynska, Jane Wardle, Tania Gaspar and John B. F. de Wit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2016 16:5

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  17. Content type: Research article

    High quality physical education programs in high schools may facilitate adoption of sustainable healthy living among adolescents. Public health nurses often meet students who avoid taking part in physical educ...

    Authors: Eirik Abildsnes, Tonje H. Stea, Sveinung Berntsen, Christina S. Omfjord and Gudrun Rohde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1295

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  18. Content type: Study protocol

    More than 10 % (approximately 60,000) of the adult population in Styria, a federal state in the south of Austria, is granted a residential stay in a health resort each year. The target group for these stays is...

    Authors: Christian Lackinger, Albert Strehn, Thomas Ernst Dorner, Josef Niebauer and Sylvia Titze

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1265

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Research has clearly demonstrated that excess time spent on sedentary behavior (SB) increases health risks in the population. However, the lack of information on the context of SB in the population prevents a ...

    Authors: Youngwon Kim and Gregory J. Welk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1218

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    The relationship between physical activity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) protection is well documented. Numerous factors (e.g. patient motivation, lack of facilities, physician time constraints) can contrib...

    Authors: François Boudreau, Michel Jean Louis Walthouwer, Hein de Vries, Gilles R. Dagenais, Ginette Turbide, Anne-Sophie Bourlaud, Michel Moreau, José Côté and Paul Poirier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1038

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Physical inactivity levels are unacceptably high and effective interventions that can increase physical activity in large populations at low cost are urgently needed. Web-based interventions that use computer-...

    Authors: C. Vandelanotte, C. Short, R. C. Plotnikoff, C. Hooker, D. Canoy, A. Rebar, S. Alley, S. Schoeppe, W. K. Mummery and M. J. Duncan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2015 15:1020

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