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  1. Physical activity decreases through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood: parents of young children are particularly inactive, potentially negatively impacting their children’s activity levels. This study...

    Authors: Kathryn R. Hesketh, Soren Brage, Cyrus Cooper, Keith M. Godfrey, Nicholas C. Harvey, Hazel M. Inskip, Sian M. Robinson and Esther M. F. Van Sluijs

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:23

    Content type: Research

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  2. A consensus is emerging in the literature that urban form can impact health by either facilitating or deterring physical activity (PA). However, there is a lack of evidence measuring population health and the ...

    Authors: Belén Zapata-Diomedi, Claire Boulangé, Billie Giles-Corti, Kath Phelan, Simon Washington, J. Lennert Veerman and Lucy Dubrelle Gunn

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:11

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  3. The rationale for promoting increased consumption of fruit and vegetables (FV) at an early age is based on results from previous tracking-studies, indicating that dietary habits learned in childhood sustain in...

    Authors: Ingrid Marie Hovdenak, Tonje Holte Stea, Jos Twisk, Saskia Jacqueline te Velde, Knut-Inge Klepp and Elling Bere

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:22

    Content type: Research

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  4. In line with calls for action from international health organizations, Chile implemented in June 2016 a set of regulations to tackle the obesity epidemic. The new regulation includes the mandatory use of front...

    Authors: Teresa Correa, Camila Fierro, Marcela Reyes, Francesca R. Dillman Carpentier, Lindsey Smith Taillie and Camila Corvalan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:21

    Content type: Research

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  5. Research has consistently indicated that most children do not consume sufficient fruit and vegetables to provide them with a healthy, balanced diet. This study set out to trial a simple, low-cost behavioural n...

    Authors: Mariel Marcano-Olivier, Ruth Pearson, Allycea Ruparell, Pauline J. Horne, Simon Viktor and Mihela Erjavec

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:20

    Content type: Research

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  6. Evidence on the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption (FV) and mental health in adolescence is sparse and inconsistent. Social determinants of FV include ethnicity, family environments and econo...

    Authors: Peiyuan Huang, Majella O’Keeffe, Christelle Elia, Alexis Karamanos, Louise M. Goff, Maria Maynard, J. Kennedy Cruickshank and Seeromanie Harding

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:19

    Content type: Research

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  7. Health-related claims (HRCs) are statements found on food packets that convey the nutritional quality of a food (nutrition claims) and/or its impact on a health outcome (health claims).

    Authors: Asha Kaur, Peter Scarborough and Mike Rayner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:18

    Content type: Research

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  8. The aim of many physical activity interventions is to develop life-long habits of regular exercise and sports activities in leisure time. Previous studies that assessed tracking (i.e. the stability of a trait ...

    Authors: Matthijs D. van der Zee, Denise van der Mee, Meike Bartels and Eco J. C. de Geus

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:17

    Content type: Research

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  9. Family-based obesity treatment interventions can successfully reduce energy intake in preschoolers. An implicit goal of obesity treatment interventions is to improve diet quality, but diet quality has been les...

    Authors: Shannon M. Robson, Melissa L. Ziegler, Mary Beth McCullough, Cathleen Odar Stough, Cynthia Zion, Stacey L. Simon, Richard F. Ittenbach and Lori J. Stark

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:16

    Content type: Research

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  10. Nutrition interventions typically rely on self-reported intake that may be susceptible to differential reporting bias due to exposure to the intervention. Such differences may result from increased social desi...

    Authors: Namrata Sanjeevi, Leah Lipsky, Aiyi Liu and Tonja Nansel

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:15

    Content type: Research

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  11. Young adults (YA) are at high-risk for unhealthy dietary behaviors and weight gain. The Study of Novel Approaches to Weight Gain Prevention (SNAP) Trial demonstrated that two self-regulation approaches were ef...

    Authors: Jessica Gokee LaRose, Rebecca H. Neiberg, E. Whitney Evans, Deborah F. Tate, Mark A. Espeland, Amy A. Gorin, Letitia Perdue, Karen Hatley, Cora E. Lewis, Erica Robichaud and Rena R. Wing

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:14

    Content type: Research

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  12. The World Health Organization has advocated for sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes as part of a broader non-communicable disease prevention strategy, and these taxes have been recently introduced in a wide r...

    Authors: Miriam Alvarado, Nigel Unwin, Stephen J. Sharp, Ian Hambleton, Madhuvanti M. Murphy, T. Alafia Samuels, Marc Suhrcke and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:13

    Content type: Research

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  13. To improve population diet environmental strategies have been hailed the panacea because they require little agency or investment of personal resources; this contrasts with conventional strategies that rely on...

    Authors: Christina Vogel, Gavin Abbott, Georgia Ntani, Mary Barker, Cyrus Cooper, Graham Moon, Kylie Ball and Janis Baird

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:12

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  14. Few trials have compared estimates of change in physical activity (PA) levels using self-reported and objective PA measures when evaluating trial outcomes. The PACE-UP trial offered the opportunity to assess t...

    Authors: Elizabeth S. Limb, Shaleen Ahmad, Derek G. Cook, Sally M. Kerry, Ulf Ekelund, Peter H. Whincup, Christina R. Victor, Steve Iliffe, Michael Ussher, Julia Fox-Rushby, Cheryl Furness, Judith Ibison, Stephen DeWilde and Tess Harris

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:10

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  15. Despite inconclusive evidence, the idea that a lack of home food preparation and skills is a limiting factor in achieving a healthy diet is widespread. Cooking skills interventions proliferate, and several cou...

    Authors: Chloe Clifford Astbury, Tarra L. Penney and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:9

    Content type: Research

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  16. Previous studies have reported that walking cadence (steps/min) is associated with absolutely-defined intensity (metabolic equivalents; METs), such that cadence-based thresholds could serve as reasonable proxy...

    Authors: Catrine Tudor-Locke, Elroy J. Aguiar, Ho Han, Scott W. Ducharme, John M. Schuna Jr, Tiago V. Barreira, Christopher C. Moore, Michael A. Busa, Jongil Lim, John R. Sirard, Stuart R. Chipkin and John Staudenmayer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:8

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  17. A limitation of measuring sedentary time with an accelerometer is device removal. The resulting nonwear time is typically deleted from the data prior to calculating sedentary time. This could impact estimates ...

    Authors: M. M. Borghese, E. Borgundvaag, M. A. McIsaac and I. Janssen

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:7

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Few interventions have shown efficacy to influence key energy balance behaviors during the preschool years.

    Authors: Jennifer O. Fisher, Elena L. Serrano, Gary D. Foster, Chantelle N. Hart, Adam Davey, Yasmeen P. Bruton, Linda Kilby, Lisa Harnack, Karen J. Ruth, Alexandria Kachurak, Hannah G. Lawman, Anna Martin and Heather M. Polonsky

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:6

    Content type: Research

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  19. Altering food store environments is a promising approach to encourage healthy product purchases by consumers to improve their diet quality and health. Food store owners and managers are intermediaries to ensur...

    Authors: Bailey Houghtaling, Elena L. Serrano, Vivica I. Kraak, Samantha M. Harden, George C. Davis and Sarah A. Misyak

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:5

    Content type: Review

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  20. Previous research has shown contrasting effects on hypertension for occupational and leisure-time physical behaviors—physical activity and sedentary behavior and time in bed. However, (a) none of these studies...

    Authors: Nidhi Gupta, Mette Korshøj, Dorothea Dumuid, Pieter Coenen, Karen Allesøe and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:4

    Content type: Research

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  21. The preconceptional period may be an optimal window of opportunity to improve lifestyle. We previously showed that a 6 month preconception lifestyle intervention among women with obesity and infertility was su...

    Authors: T. M. van Elten, M. D. A. Karsten, A. Geelen, R. J. B. J. Gemke, H. Groen, A. Hoek, M. N. M. van Poppel and T. J. Roseboom

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:3

    Content type: Research

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  22. If current trends in food insecurity continue then the diets of low-income people may become characterised by the inclusion of significant amounts of donated and surplus food accessed via the third-sector. The...

    Authors: Claire Thompson, Dianna Smith and Steven Cummins

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  23. Strategies to optimize early-life nutrition provide an important opportunity for primary prevention of childhood obesity. Interventions that can be efficiently scaled-up to the magnitude needed for sustainable...

    Authors: Christine Helle, Elisabet R. Hillesund, Andrew K. Wills and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:1

    Content type: Research

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  24. Despite the growing prevalence of excess weight and prediabetes in children, the contributing role of dietary behaviors throughout childhood remains poorly understood. We examined longitudinal associations of ...

    Authors: Véronique Gingras, Sheryl L. Rifas-Shiman, Elsie M. Taveras, Emily Oken and Marie-France Hivert

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:129

    Content type: Research

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  25. The consumption of ultra-processed foods is associated with diminished dietary quality and adverse health outcomes. The Australian Health Star Rating (HSR) is a nutrient-based front-of-pack (FOP) labelling sys...

    Authors: Sarah Dickie, Julie L. Woods and Mark Lawrence

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:128

    Content type: Research

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  26. We evaluated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a loyalty scheme based intervention involving rewards for increasing physical activity in public sector employees.

    Authors: Ruth F. Hunter, Jennifer M. Murray, Aisling Gough, Jianjun Tang, Christopher C. Patterson, David P. French, Emma McIntosh, Yiqiao Xin and Frank Kee

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:127

    Content type: Research

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  27. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) on body mass index (BMI) and fat mass index (FMI) in children over the course of five years and identify p...

    Authors: Phillipp Schwarzfischer, Dariusz Gruszfeld, Piotr Socha, Veronica Luque, Ricardo Closa-Monasterolo, Déborah Rousseaux, Melissa Moretti, Benedetta Mariani, Elvira Verduci, Berthold Koletzko and Veit Grote

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:126

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    The Correction to this article has been published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2019 16:24

  28. Dietary inequalities between population groups are common with older and more affluent individuals tending to have healthier diets. Differential responses to health interventions may exacerbate inequalities. C...

    Authors: Katrine Ejlerskov, Stephen J. Sharp, Martine Stead, Ashley J. Adamson, Martin White and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:125

    Content type: Research

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  29. Following publication of the original article [1], the author has requested us to make a correction in the Results section of the Abstract and in the Discussion sections as explained below:

    Authors: Linda Trinh, Kelly P. Arbour-Nicitopoulos, Catherine M. Sabiston, Scott R. Berry, Andrew Loblaw, Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, Jennifer M. Jones and Guy E. Faulkner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:124

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:49

  30. National policy approaches to physical activity (PA) promotion and sedentary behaviour (SB) reduction are needed to address rising rates of non-communicable diseases. Understanding the policy process and impac...

    Authors: Bojana Klepac Pogrmilovic, Grant O’Sullivan, Karen Milton, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Adrian Bauman, Fiona Bull, Sonja Kahlmeier, Michael Pratt and Zeljko Pedisic

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:123

    Content type: Review

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  31. Sedentary time increases and total physical activity decreases with age. The magnitude and correlates of changes in sedentary time, light-intensity physical activity (LPA), moderate-to-vigorous intensity physi...

    Authors: Samantha Hajna, Tom White, Søren Brage, Esther M. F. van Sluijs, Kate Westgate, Andy P. Jones, Robert Luben, Kay-Tee Khaw, Nicholas J. Wareham and Simon J. Griffin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:122

    Content type: Research

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  32. School nutrition policies can encourage restrictions in sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) availability in school food outlets in order to discourage students’ SSB intake. The main objective was to examine how bev...

    Authors: Katelyn M. Godin, David Hammond, Ashok Chaurasia and Scott T. Leatherdale

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:121

    Content type: Research

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  33. Food preparation behaviors may markedly determine dietary intake and consequently influence weight status. However, the few available studies have found equivocal results. No study has prospectively investigat...

    Authors: Caroline Méjean, Aurélie Lampuré, Wendy Si Hassen, Séverine Gojard, Sandrine Péneau, Serge Hercberg and Katia Castetbon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:120

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  34. The evidence showing the ill health effects of prolonged sedentary behaviour (SB) is growing. Most studies of SB in older adults have relied on self-report measures of SB. However, SB is difficult for older ad...

    Authors: Kristiann C. Heesch, Robert L. Hill, Nicolas Aguilar-Farias, Jannique G. Z. van Uffelen and Toby Pavey

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:119

    Content type: Research

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  35. New physical activity guidelines for children address all movement behaviors across the 24-h day (physical activity, sedentary behavior, sleep), but how each component relates to body composition when adjusted...

    Authors: Rachael W. Taylor, Jillian J. Haszard, Kim A. Meredith-Jones, Barbara C. Galland, Anne-Louise M. Heath, Julie Lawrence, Andrew R. Gray, Rachel Sayers, Maha Hanna and Barry J. Taylor

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:118

    Content type: Research

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  36. Many preschoolers spend a substantial portion of their day enrolled in centre-based childcare; the amounts of physical activity and sedentary time accumulated in this environment are critical to preschoolers’ ...

    Authors: Kathleen T. O’Brien, Leigh M. Vanderloo, Brianne A. Bruijns, Stephanie Truelove and Patricia Tucker

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:117

    Content type: Review

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  37. Electrically assisted bicycles (e-bikes) have been highlighted as a method of active travel that could overcome some of the commonly reported barriers to cycle commuting. The objective of this systematic revie...

    Authors: Jessica E. Bourne, Sarah Sauchelli, Rachel Perry, Angie Page, Sam Leary, Clare England and Ashley R. Cooper

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:116

    Content type: Review

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  38. Evidence from experimental and observational studies is limited regarding the most favorable breakfast composition to prevent abdominal fat accumulation. We explored the association between breakfast compositi...

    Authors: Angeline Chatelan, Katia Castetbon, Jerome Pasquier, Chloe Allemann, Alexandre Zuber, Esther Camenzind-Frey, Christine Anne Zuberbuehler and Murielle Bochud

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:115

    Content type: Research

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  39. High volumes of sitting time are associated with an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and with adverse cardiometabolic risk profiles. However, previous studies have predominately eva...

    Authors: Paddy C. Dempsey, Nyssa T. Hadgraft, Elisabeth A. H. Winkler, Bronwyn K. Clark, Matthew P. Buman, Paul A. Gardiner, Neville Owen, Brigid M. Lynch and David W. Dunstan

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:114

    Content type: Research

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  40. Parental child feeding practices (PCFP) are a key factor influencing children’s dietary intake, especially in the preschool years when eating behavior is being established. Instruments to measure PCFP have bee...

    Authors: Digna Niken Purwaningrum, Helda Yessy Maria Sibagariang, Jayashree Arcot, Hamam Hadi, Rasita Amelia Hasnawati, Risma Saski Rahmita and Rohan Jayasuriya

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:113

    Content type: Research

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  41. Most interventions aiming to promote leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) at population level showed small or null effects. Approaching the problem from a systems science perspective may shed light on the rea...

    Authors: Leandro M. T. Garcia, Ana V. Diez Roux, André C. R. Martins, Yong Yang and Alex A. Florindo

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:112

    Content type: Research

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  42. The development and implementation of effective physical activity (PA) intervention programs is challenging, particularly in older adults. After the first year of the intervention program used in the ongoing P...

    Authors: Helmut Schröder, Gabriela Cárdenas-Fuentes, Miguel Angel Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Jesús Vioque, Dora Romaguera, J. Alfredo Martínez, Francisco J. Tinahones, José López Miranda, Ramon Estruch, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Fernando Arós, Ascensión Marcos, Josep A. Tur, Julia Warnberg, Lluis Serra-Majem…

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:110

    Content type: Research

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  43. Research has indicated that adult picky eating (PE) is associated with elevated psychosocial impairment and limited dietary variety and fruit and vegetable intake; however, research operationalizing PE behavio...

    Authors: Jordan M. Ellis, Hana F. Zickgraf, Amy T. Galloway, Jamal H. Essayli and Matthew C. Whited

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:109

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  44. Childhood obesity is a major public health challenge. We aimed to investigate the incidence of overweight/obesity among Chinese children; and prospectively examine the associations of weight-change intention w...

    Authors: Li Cai, Meixia Dai, Lizi Lin, Wenhan Yang, Yajun Chen, Jun Ma and Jin Jing

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:108

    Content type: Research

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  45. Income inequalities in sports participation are shaped by a system in which individuals and the environment interact. We developed an agent-based model (ABM) that could represent this system and used it to pro...

    Authors: David J. Blok, Frank J. van Lenthe and Sake J. de Vlas

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:107

    Content type: Methodology

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  46. Physical activity (PA) is beneficial in improving negative physical and psychological effects of cancer and cancer treatment, but adherence to PA guidelines is low. Computer-tailored PA interventions can reach...

    Authors: Rianne Henrica Johanna Golsteijn, Catherine Bolman, Esmee Volders, Denise Astrid Peels, Hein de Vries and Lilian Lechner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:106

    Content type: Research

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  47. Open science has received a great deal of attention across the academic community. Open science has been defined in many ways, but the central principle is to make methods, results and the underpinning data (p...

    Authors: Russell Jago and Hidde van der Ploeg

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:105

    Content type: Editorial

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  48. Parents influence their children’s weight-related behaviours through their parenting practices, which are often a focal point of obesity prevention interventions. This study examined associations of maternal c...

    Authors: Jess Haines, Katherine L. Downing, Lisa Tang, Karen J. Campbell and Kylie D. Hesketh

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:104

    Content type: Research

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  49. Physical activity is associated with improved physical and mental health among children. However, physical activity declines and sedentary time increases with age, and large proportions of older children do no...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Ruth Salway, Deborah A. Lawlor, Lydia Emm-Collison, Jon Heron, Janice L. Thompson and Simon J. Sebire

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 15:103

    Content type: Research

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