Search for dissertations about: "overweight and obesity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 193 swedish dissertations containing the words overweight and obesity.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Maternal overweight and obesity : impact on obstetric outcomes in adolescents and oxytocin in labor

    Author : Anna Ramö Isgren; Marie Blomberg; Preben Kjölhede; Sara Carlhäll; Gunilla Ajne; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Objectives: The overall aim of this thesis was to evaluate the impact of maternal body mass index (BMI) on obstetric and neonatal outcomes in adolescents as well as on treatment with oxytocin infusion during labor regarding cumulative oxytocin dose and plasma levels of oxytocin.Material and Methods: Studies I and II were nationwide Swedish register studies including 31,386 primiparous adolescents subdivided in BMI groups and obesity classes according to early pregnancy BMI. READ MORE

  3. 3. Health and Nutrition in the Tarahumara of Northern Mexico : Studies among Women and Children

    Author : Joel Monárrez-Espino; Ted Greiner; Gunilla Lindmark; Homero Martínez; Reynaldo Martorell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; International health; acculturation; anemia; anthropometry; body shape; cognitive anthropology; qualitative methods; ferritin; food; indian; infant feeding; malnutrition; Mexico; micronutrients; obesity; overweight; Raramuri; school children; Tarahumara; westernization; women; Internationell hälsa; Public health science; Folkhälsovetenskap;

    Abstract : Belonging to an indigenous group in Mexico is usually associated with poor health, mainly as the result of social isolation from the mainstream society. The Tarahumara are no exception. They constitute the largest indigenous group in northern Mexico and one of the most marginalized ethnic minorities in North America. READ MORE

  4. 4. Socioeconomic patterns of overweight and obesity in Scania, Sweden

    Author : Faisal Al-Emrani; Socialmedicin och global hälsa; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Overweight; obesity; socioeconomic inequality; social gradient; SES; BMI; social capital; birth cohort; ageing; retirement; Scania Public Health Cohort; Sweden;

    Abstract : Overweight and obesity are major social and public health concerns globally. The obesity epidemic is caused by a widespread chronic energy imbalance between high-energy intake and low-energy expenditure, but this mechanism appears to be modified by a number of other biological, behavioral, and social factors that interact in a complicated manner. READ MORE

  5. 5. Obesity and cardiovascular disease. Aspects of methods and susceptibility

    Author : Susanna Calling; Kardiovaskulär forskning - epidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Folkhälsa; epidemiologi; Public health; epidemiology; Medicine human and vertebrates ; cohort study; gender; physical activity; body composition; inflammation; socio-economic factors; risk factors; mortality; cardiovascular diseases; obesity; Medicin människa och djur ;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to study the morbidity and mortality of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in obese individuals, as measured by different obesity measurements, and to explore how the CVD risk related to obesity was modified by other biologic and socio-demographic circumstances. Data from two population-based cohort studies was used. READ MORE