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Research directions for solving the obesity epidemic in high-risk populations

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Air date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 3:00:00 PM
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Category: WALS - Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Runtime: 00:59:58
Description: Wednesday Afternoon Lecture

The annual Robert S. Gordon Lecture

Obesity prevalence is high in the United States as a whole, but is significantly higher in children and adults in most U.S. racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations, compared to whites or those with higher incomes. This persistent observation continues to beg for explanations that can point the way toward effective and durable solutions. Several potential explanations relate to aspects of social, economic, and physical environments that influence eating and physical activity. Reviews of obesity research relevant to African Americans illustrate the difficulty of evaluating these explanations in ways that can inform specific interventions, but these reviews suggest promising research directions going forward.

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NLM Title: Research directions for solving the obesity epidemic in high-risk populations / Shiriki Kumanyika.
Author: Kumanyika, Shiriki Kinika.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.),
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Abstract: (CIT): Obesity prevalence is high in the United States as a whole, but is significantly higher in children and adults in most U.S. racial/ethnic minority and low-income populations, compared to whites or those with higher incomes. This persistent observation continues to beg for explanations that can point the way toward effective and durable solutions. Several potential explanations relate to aspects of social, economic, and physical environments that influence eating and physical activity. Reviews of obesity research relevant to African Americans illustrate the difficulty of evaluating these explanations in ways that can inform specific interventions, but these reviews suggest promising research directions going forward.
Subjects: African Americans
Obesity--epidemiology
Obesity--ethnology
Population Characteristics
Research Design
United States--epidemiology
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: WD 210
NLM ID: 101649912
CIT Live ID: 15323
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