Search for dissertations about: "childhood body mass index"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 48 swedish dissertations containing the words childhood body mass index.

  1. 1. Childhood obesity: early intervention and web-based treatment

    Author : Annelie Thorén; Sven-Arne Silfverdal; Annika Janson; Margareta Persson; Olof Sandström; Stefan Särnblad; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; weight gain; body mass index; BMI; childhood obesity; treatment; intervention; pediatrik; Pediatrics;

    Abstract : Childhood obesity is a threat to public health worldwide. In Sweden around 15% of children 5-19 years of age are overweight and 3-4 % have obesity. Early prevention is crucial as are effective treatments for children and adolescents who have already developed obesity. READ MORE

  2. 2. Childhood overweight and pubertal timing as predictors of adult cancer in men

    Author : Jimmy Célind; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; childhood body mass index; young adult body mass index; cancer; epidemiology; birthweight; secular trends;

    Abstract : Background and Aim Obesity is one of the leading causes of cancer globally. The importance of overweight in childhood for adult cancer risk, independent of overweight status in young adulthood is still unknown. Furthermore, how male pubertal timing influences the risk of prostate cancer has not been established. READ MORE

  3. 3. Overweight and Obesity in Preschool Children : Early Risk Factors and Early Identification

    Author : Annelie Lindholm; Stefan Bergman; Gerd Almquist-Tangen; Carin Nyman; Ann Bremander; Kim Fleischer Michaelsen; Högskolan i Halmstad; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; abdominal adiposity; adiposity rebound; body mass index; childhood obesity; childhood overweight; early growth patterns; infancy peak; preschool children; waist-to-height ratio;

    Abstract : BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in children has reached epidemic proportions in recent decades, and even the youngest age groups are affected. Excess weight during childhood often follows the child into adulthood and is associated with diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus. READ MORE

  4. 4. Childhood Body Mass Index and Pubertal Timing - Changes over time and associations with adult cardiovascular mortality

    Author : Maria Bygdell; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Childhood BMI; Puberty; BMI change during puberty; Cardiovascular mortality;

    Abstract : Puberty in boys has long been an under-investigated area of research mainly due to the lack of an easily available pubertal marker, corresponding to menarche for girls. Using a unique, large, population-based cohort, this thesis targets some of the knowledge gaps regarding puberty and BMI change during puberty in boys. READ MORE

  5. 5. Intervention for Childhood Obesity in Beijing, China

    Author : Jiang Jingxiong; Urban Rosenqvist; Zongyi Ding; Ted Greiner; Claude Marcus; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Public health; Obesity; intervention; childhood; behavior modification; risk factors; family influence; Folkhälsomedicin;

    Abstract : Childhood obesity appears to be increasing throughout the world. China has joined the global epidemic. Childhood obesity is not only a chronic disease which is associated with lifestyle, but also a public health problem in children. Obesity intervention should become a public health priority in China. READ MORE