Obesity

Obesity

The epidemiology of overweight and obesity: public health crisis or moral panic?

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Paul Campos
Abigail Saguy
Paul Ernsberger
Eric Oliver
Glenn Gaesser
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Volume 35, Issue 1, pp. 55-60
Publisher: 
International Journal of Epidemiology
Publication Date: 
February 2006

Argues that scientific evidence does not support claims about "the obesity epidemic" and does not justify diverting scarce resources away from more pressing public health issues. Evaluates four central claims made by those who are calling for intensifying the "war on fat": that obesity is an epidemic; that overweight and obesity are major contributors to mortality; that higher than average adiposity is pathological and a primary direct cause of disease; and that significant long-term weight loss is both medically beneficial and a practical goal. 

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Includes bibliographical references. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyi254

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses recent research that shows a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Diabetes-obesity spectrum

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Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Examines obesity’s relationship to diabetes, and possible relationships being explored between synthetic chemicals and diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, or metabolic syndrome.

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Overweight and obesity in women: health risks and consequences

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Medscape
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2003

Examines in detail the effects of obesity on women’s health.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Preventing obesity in women of all ages – a public health priority

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Catherine Lombard
Helena Teede
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Volume 54, Special Issue, May 2009, pp. 23-25
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Diabetes Voice
Publication Date: 
May 2009

Discusses the very strong links between obesity and diabetes type 2, and that women are far more likely than men to develop type 2 diabetes if they are overweight or obese.

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Food insecurity-obesity paradox for women in Atlantic Canada

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Translated Title: 
Le paradoxe entre l'insécurité alimentaire et l'obésité
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012

Network article that discusses the results of the study The Food Insecurity-Obesity Paradox as a Vicious Cycle for Women: A Qualitative Study by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The study investigated the links between moderate food insecurity, overweight/obesity and chronic disease for women in Atlantic Canada, especially those in marginalized and vulnerable populations. 

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Weight expectations: experiences and needs of overweight and obese pregnant women and their healthcare providers

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
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Jennifer Bernier
Yvonne Hanson
Tanya Barber
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Executive summary of a qualitative study that examined women’s experiences with maternity care, including the psychological, emotional, and social implications of overweight and obesity in pregnancy. It also sought to gain knowledge about health care providers’ experiences with maternity care for overweight and obese women to better understand what is required for providing the best care to this group of women. 

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978-0-9810459-6-2

The food insecurity-obesity paradox as a vicious cycle for women: a qualitative study

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Andrea S. Papan
Barbara Clow
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Halifax, NS

Relates the stories of women who have experienced weight gain in the context of food insecurity and offers insights into the nuances of the food insecurity-obesity paradox. Looks at how, for these women, this paradox affected their daily lives, what challenges they faced as well as what coping strategies they used.

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978-0-9810459-7-9
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Includes bibliographical references.

Association for Size Diversity and Health

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

An international professional organization of individuals committed to Health at Every Size principles. Their mission is to promote education, research, and the provision of services which enhance health and well-being, and which are free from weight-based assumptions and discrimination.

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1-877-576-1102
Email Address: 
http://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/contact.asp
Street Address: 
PO Box 3093
City: 
Redwood City
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94064
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USA

The stigma of obesity in women: the difference is black and white

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Michelle Hebl
Todd Heatherton
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Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 417-426
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Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Volume 24, Number 4, April 1998, pp. 417-426
Publication Date: 
April 1998

Examines how Black and white women in the U.S. have different perceptions of stigma related to weight.

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