Tag Archives: Obesity

People with low incomes less likely to use healthy weight loss strategies

Kakinami, Gauvin, TracBarnett, & Paradis (2014). Trying to Lose Weight. Background; Two thirds of the U.S. population is overweight or obese, but those living in poverty are disproportionately affected. Although 30%−50% of Americans report currently trying to lose weight, some strategies may be counterproductive. Little is known about how income may be associated with weight-loss […]

Children who exercise have better body-fat distribution

Khan, Raine, & Drollette et al (2014) Impact of the FITKids Physical Activity Intervention on Adiposity in Prepubertal Children. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a 9-month physical activity intervention on cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity among prepubertal children. METHODS: Prepubertal children (8- to 9-year-olds, N = 220, 103 girls) were randomly assigned to a 9-month […]