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  1. Content type: Research

    Depression is a foremost cause of morbidity throughout the world and the prevalence of depression in women is about twice as high as men. Additionally, overweight and obesity are major global health concerns. ...

    Authors: Amado D. Quezada, Nayeli Macías-Waldman, Jorge Salmerón, Tessa Swigart and Katia Gallegos-Carrillo

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:160

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  2. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to address the gap in the translation of research into practice through an extensive process evaluation of the Move for Well-being in School programme using the RE-AIM framework. The pur...

    Authors: Søren Smedegaard, Ruben Brondeel, Lars Breum Christiansen and Thomas Skovgaard

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:159

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  3. Content type: Review

    Evidence is mounting to suggest a causal relationship between the built environment and people’s physical activity behaviours, particularly active transport. The evidence base has been hindered to date by rest...

    Authors: Melody Smith, Jamie Hosking, Alistair Woodward, Karen Witten, Alexandra MacMillan, Adrian Field, Peter Baas and Hamish Mackie

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:158

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  4. Content type: Review

    Changing the physical environment is one way to promote physical activity and improve health, but evidence on intervention effectiveness is mixed. The theoretical perspectives and conceptual issues discussed o...

    Authors: Jenna Panter, Cornelia Guell, Rick Prins and David Ogilvie

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:156

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  5. Content type: Review

    A better understanding of the optimal “dose” of behavioral interventions to affect change in weight-related outcomes is a critical topic for childhood obesity intervention research. The objective of this revie...

    Authors: William J. Heerman, Meghan M. JaKa, Jerica M. Berge, Erika S. Trapl, Evan C. Sommer, Lauren R. Samuels, Natalie Jackson, Jacob L. Haapala, Alicia S. Kunin-Batson, Barbara A. Olson-Bullis, Heather K. Hardin, Nancy E. Sherwood and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:157

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  6. Content type: Research

    Although crime and perceived safety are associated with obesity and body mass index (BMI), the pathways are less clear. Two likely pathways by which crime and perceived safety may impact obesity are through di...

    Authors: Andrea S. Richardson, Wendy M. Troxel, Madhumita Ghosh-Dastidar, Gerald P. Hunter, Robin Beckman, Natalie Colabianchi, Rebecca L. Collins and Tamara Dubowitz

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:155

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  7. Content type: Research

    Some ethnic minority populations have a higher risk of non-communicable diseases than the majority European population. Diet and physical activity behaviours contribute to this risk, shaped by a system of inte...

    Authors: Michelle Holdsworth, Mary Nicolaou, Lars Jørun Langøien, Hibbah Araba Osei-Kwasi, Sebastien F. M. Chastin, F. Marijn Stok, Laura Capranica, Nanna Lien, Laura Terragni, Pablo Monsivais, Mario Mazzocchi, Lea Maes, Gun Roos, Caroline Mejean, Katie Powell and Karien Stronks

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:154

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  8. Content type: Research

    Overweight and low levels of physical activity (PA) in preschoolers are major public health concerns. However, to date only few studies have investigated subjective and objective correlates of PA across different...

    Authors: Michael Eichinger, Sven Schneider and Freia De Bock

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:153

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  9. Content type: Debate

    The establishment of the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) Knowledge Hub, 2013–2016, was the first action taken by the ‘Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ European Joint Programming Initiative...

    Authors: Johannes Brug, Hidde P. van der Ploeg, Anne Loyen, Wolfgang Ahrens, Oliver Allais, Lene F. Andersen, Greet Cardon, Laura Capranica, Sebastien Chastin, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Marieke De Craemer, Alan Donnelly, Ulf Ekelund, Paul Finglas, Marion Flechtner-Mors, Antje Hebestreit…

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:150

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  10. Content type: Research

    While the role of parenting in children’s eating behaviors has been studied extensively, less attention has been given to its potential association with children’s snacking habits. To address this gap, we cond...

    Authors: Rachel E. Blaine, Alexandria Kachurak, Kirsten K. Davison, Rachel Klabunde and Jennifer Orlet Fisher

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:146

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  11. Content type: Research

    Environmental characteristics of home neighbourhoods are hypothesised to be associated with residents’ physical activity levels, yet many studies report only weak or equivocal associations. We theorise that th...

    Authors: Emma Coombes, Andy Jones, Ashley Cooper and Angie Page

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:149

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  12. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of obesity among Latino children is alarmingly high, when compared to non-Latino White children. Low-income Latino parents living in urban areas, even if they are well-educated, face obstacles t...

    Authors: Carlos Penilla, Jeanne M. Tschann, Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, Elena Flores and Emily J. Ozer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:148

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  13. Content type: Research

    Sedentary behavior (SB) is, irrespective of a person’s physical activity levels, associated with a wide range of deleterious outcomes such as diabetes, stroke and associated premature mortality. There are no n...

    Authors: Davy Vancampfort, Brendon Stubbs and Ai Koyanagi

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:147

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  14. Content type: Research

    There is accumulating evidence supporting the association between neighborhood built environments and adults’ physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST); however, few studies have investigated these associ...

    Authors: Erica Hinckson, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Melody Smith, Hannah Badland, Tom Stewart, Scott Duncan and Grant Schofield

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:145

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  15. Content type: Debate

    The relationship between sedentary behaviour and physical activity and their role in the development of health conditions is an ongoing topic of research. This debate paper presents arguments in favour and aga...

    Authors: Hidde P. van der Ploeg and Melvyn Hillsdon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:142

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  16. Content type: Research

    Few randomized studies have examined differential effects of group size in behavioral weight control, especially in hybrid programs that include Internet treatment approaches.

    Authors: Deborah F. Tate, Carmina G. Valle, Melissa M. Crane, Brooke T. Nezami, Carmen D. Samuel-Hodge, Karen E. Hatley, Molly Diamond and Kristen Polzien

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:144

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  17. Content type: Methodology

    Physical inactivity is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of mortality, and transport accounts for a large part of people’s daily physical activity. This study develops a simulation approach to eva...

    Authors: Ruben Brondeel, Yan Kestens and Basile Chaix

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:143

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  18. Content type: Research

    Dramatic increases in child overweight have occurred in China. A comprehensive look at trends in physical activity and sedentary behaviors among Chinese youth is needed. The study aimed to examine trends in do...

    Authors: Tracy Dearth-Wesley, Annie Green Howard, Huijun Wang, Bing Zhang and Barry M. Popkin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:141

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  19. Content type: Research

    Maternal employment has increased in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) and is a hypothesized risk factor for maternal overweight due to increased income and behavioral changes related to time allocation. ...

    Authors: Vanessa M. Oddo, Sara N. Bleich, Keshia M. Pollack, Pamela J. Surkan, Noel T. Mueller and Jessica C. Jones-Smith

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:66

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  20. Content type: Research

    The increase in overweight and obesity in adolescents and its health-related consequences highlight the need to develop strategies, which could help them adopt healthy eating habits. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Karine Chamberland, Marina Sanchez, Shirin Panahi, Véronique Provencher, Jocelyn Gagnon and Vicky Drapeau

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:140

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  21. Content type: Research

    Rates of physical inactivity are high among Black women living in the United States with overweight or obesity, especially those living in the rural South. This study was conducted to determine if an efficacio...

    Authors: Mary L. Greaney, Sandy Askew, Sherrie F. Wallington, Perry B. Foley, Lisa M. Quintiliani and Gary G. Bennett

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:139

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  22. Content type: Research

    Sedentary behaviour, obesity and insulin resistance are associated with pro-inflammatory status. Limited data on whether physical activity modulates inflammatory status and counteracts obesity and insulin resi...

    Authors: Catherine M. Phillips, Christina B. Dillon and Ivan J. Perry

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:138

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  23. Content type: Research

    Over the past three decades the global prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has increased by 47%. Marketing of energy-dense nutrient-poor foods and beverages contributes to this worldwide increase. P...

    Authors: L. N. Signal, J. Stanley, M. Smith, M. B. Barr, T. J. Chambers, J. Zhou, A. Duane, C. Gurrin, A. F. Smeaton, C. McKerchar, A. L. Pearson, J. Hoek, G. L. S. Jenkin and C. Ni Mhurchu

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:137

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