Apple Academic Press
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.The research contained in this valuable compendium offers a much-needed perspective on one of the most dangerous health crises our world faces today: obesity. Obesity has become an epidemic, a fact frequently discussed in the media, with many references to both childhood and adult obesity. These
Introduction. Part I: The Prevalence of Adolescent Obesity. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Part II: Causes and Correlations. Television Viewing and Food Choice Patterns in a Sample of Predominantly Ethnic Minority Youth. Later Bedtime is Associated with Greater Daily Energy Intake and Screen Time in Obese Adolescents Independent of Sleep Duration. Infrequent Breakfast Consumption Is Associated with Higher Body Adiposity and Abdominal Obesity in Malaysian School-Aged Adolescents. Relationship of Milk Intake and Physical Activity to Abdominal Obesity among Adolescents. The Effect of "Sleep High and Train Low" on Weight Loss in Overweight Chinese Adolescents: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Waist-to-Height Ratio and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescence: Findings from a Prospective Birth Cohort. Neurobehavioural Correlates in Older Children and Adolescents with Obesity and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Part III: Implications and Consequences. Weight Status and Weight-Management Behaviors Among Philadelphia High School Students, 2007-2011. Fitness, Fatness, and Academic Performance in Seventh-Grade Elementary School Students. Physical Fitness, Overweight and the Risk of Eating Disorders in Adolescents. The AVENA and AFINOS Studies. Adolescent Obesity, Joint Pain, and Hypermobility. FTO, Obesity and the Adolescent Brain. Part IV: Considerations for Future Action. Changes in Adolescents' Intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Sedentary Behavior: Results at 8 Month Mid-Way Assessment of The HEIA Study-A Comprehensive, Multi-Component School-Based Randomized Trial. Averting Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in India through Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxation: An Economic-Epidemiologic Modeling Study. Big Food, Food Systems, and Global Health. Index.