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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research

    Air pollution has become a substantial environmental issue affecting human health and health-related behavior in China. Physical activity is widely accepted as a method to promote health and well-being and is ...

    Authors: Hongjun Yu, Miao Yu, Shelby Paige Gordon and Ruiling Zhang

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:136

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  8. Content type: Research

    High intake of added sugar and sodium is a public health concern for preschool-aged children living in the US. Externalizing behavior may predict higher consumption of added sugar and/or sodium; however, previ...

    Authors: Erica C. Jansen, Alison L. Miller, Julie C. Lumeng, Niko Kaciroti, Holly E. Brophy Herb, Mildred A. Horodynski, Dawn Contreras and Karen E. Peterson

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:135

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  9. Content type: Review

    Differential effects of physical activity (PA) interventions across population sub-groups may contribute to inequalities in health. This systematic scoping review explored the state of the evidence on equity e...

    Authors: Rebecca E. Love, Jean Adams and Esther M. F. van Sluijs

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:134

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  10. Content type: Debate

    Physical inactivity across the lifespan remains a public health issue for many developed countries. Inactivity has contributed considerably to the pervasiveness of lifestyle diseases. Government, national and ...

    Authors: Erica Hinckson, Margaret Schneider, Sandra J. Winter, Emily Stone, Milo Puhan, Afroditi Stathi, Michelle M. Porter, Paul A. Gardiner, Daniela Lopes dos Santos, Andrea Wolff and Abby C. King

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:133

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  11. Content type: Research

    Despite obesity being highly prevalent in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI), our current understanding of the interactions between energy balance components, which may contribute to this, is limited. The p...

    Authors: Tom E. Nightingale, Sean Williams, Dylan Thompson and James L. J. Bilzon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:132

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  12. Content type: Research

    Out-of-home meals have been characterised as delivering excessively large portions that can lead to high energy intake. Regular consumption is linked to weight gain and diet related diseases. Consumption of ou...

    Authors: Louis Goffe, Stephen Rushton, Martin White, Ashley Adamson and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:131

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  13. Content type: Research

    The aims of this study were to evaluate the factor structure of the newly developed Adult Eating Behaviour Questionnaire (AEBQ) (Hunot et al., Appetite 105:356-63, 2016) in an Australian sample, and examine as...

    Authors: Kimberley M. Mallan, Alison Fildes, Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia, Jayne Drzezdzon, Matthew Sampson and Clare Llewellyn

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:130

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  14. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Jonine Jancey, Anne-Marie Holt, Andy Lee, Deborah Kerr, Suzanne Robinson, Li Tang, A. S. Anderson, Andrew P. Hills and Peter Howat

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:129

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    The original article was published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:92

  15. Content type: Research

    Local neighbourhood environments can influence dietary behavior. There is limited evidence focused on older people who are likely to have greater dependence on local areas and may suffer functional limitations...

    Authors: S. Hawkesworth, R.J. Silverwood, B. Armstrong, T. Pliakas, K. Nanchahal, C. Sartini, A. Amuzu, G. Wannamethee, J. Atkins, S.E. Ramsay, J.P. Casas, R.W. Morris, P.H. Whincup and Karen Lock

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:128

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  16. Content type: Research

    This research evaluated the effects of financial incentives and purchase restrictions on food purchasing in a food benefit program for low income people.

    Authors: Simone A. French, Sarah A. Rydell, Nathan R. Mitchell, J. Michael Oakes, Brian Elbel and Lisa Harnack

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:127

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  17. Content type: Research

    This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of four self-efficacy scales (i.e., self-efficacy for fruit (FSE), vegetable (VSE), and water (WSE) intakes, and physical activity (PASE)) and to invest...

    Authors: Jing-Jing Wang, Tzu-An Chen, Tom Baranowski and Patrick W.C. Lau

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:126

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  18. Content type: Research

    Mobile applications (apps) have been heralded as transformative tools to deliver behavioral health interventions at scale, but few have been tested in rigorous randomized controlled trials. We tested the effec...

    Authors: Sarah Mummah, Thomas N. Robinson, Maya Mathur, Sarah Farzinkhou, Stephen Sutton and Christopher D. Gardner

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:125

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  19. Content type: Research

    Portion size education tools, aids and interventions can be effective in helping prevent weight gain. However consumers have difficulties in estimating food portion sizes and are confused by inconsistencies in...

    Authors: T. Bucher, M. Weltert, M.E. Rollo, S.P. Smith, W. Jia, C.E. Collins and M. Sun

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:124

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  20. Content type: Research

    Concerns about fussy eating are common amongst parents of young children. However, studies of the long-term impact of fussy eating show mixed results with regard to adequacy of dietary intake and child growth....

    Authors: Rebecca Byrne, Elena Jansen and Lynne Daniels

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:123

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  21. Content type: Research

    Parents are an important influence on children’s dietary intake and eating behaviors. However, the lack of a conceptual framework and inconsistent assessment of food parenting practices limits our understandin...

    Authors: Teresia M. O’Connor, Louise C. Mâsse, Andrew W. Tu, Allison W. Watts, Sheryl O. Hughes, Mark R. Beauchamp, Tom Baranowski, Truc Pham, Jerica M. Berge, Barbara Fiese, Rebecca Golley, Melanie Hingle, Stef P. J. Kremers, Kyung E. Rhee, Helen Skouteris and Amber Vaughn

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:122

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  22. Content type: Research

    Observational studies performed in Asian populations suggest that eating rate is related to BMI. This paper investigates the association between self-reported eating rate (SRER) and body mass index (BMI) in a ...

    Authors: Janet H.W. van den Boer, Jentina Kranendonk, Anne van de Wiel, Edith J.M. Feskens, Anouk Geelen and Monica Mars

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:121

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  23. Content type: Research

    Physical activity levels among preschoolers in childcare are low and sedentary time high. The Supporting Physical Activity in the Childcare Environment (SPACE) intervention had three components: 1. portable play ...

    Authors: Patricia Tucker, Leigh M. Vanderloo, Andrew M. Johnson, Shauna M. Burke, Jennifer D. Irwin, Anca Gaston, Molly Driediger and Brian W. Timmons

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:120

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  24. Content type: Research

    Habit-interventions are designed to promote the automaticity of healthy behaviours and may also enhance self-regulatory skills during the habit-formation process. A recent trial of habit-based advice for weigh...

    Authors: Nathalie Kliemann, Victoria Vickerstaff, Helen Croker, Fiona Johnson, Irwin Nazareth and Rebecca J. Beeken

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:119

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  25. Content type: Research

    Higher screen viewing time (SVT) in childhood has been associated with adverse health outcomes, but the predictors of SVT in early childhood are poorly understood. We examined the sociodemographic and behavior...

    Authors: Jonathan Y. Bernard, Natarajan Padmapriya, Bozhi Chen, Shirong Cai, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Lynette Shek, Yap-Seng Chong, Peter D. Gluckman, Keith M. Godfrey, Michael S. Kramer, Seang Mei Saw and Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:112

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  26. Content type: Research

    With the increase use of convenience food and eating outside the home environment being linked to the obesity epidemic, the need to assess and monitor individuals cooking and food skills is key to help interve...

    Authors: Fiona Lavelle, Laura McGowan, Lynsey Hollywood, Dawn Surgenor, Amanda McCloat, Elaine Mooney, Martin Caraher, Monique Raats and Moira Dean

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:118

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  27. Content type: Research

    To identify social ecological correlates of objectively measured workplace sedentary behavior.

    Authors: Sarah L. Mullane, Meynard J.L. Toledo, Sarah A. Rydell, Linda H. Feltes, Brenna Vuong, Noe C. Crespo, Mark A. Pereira and Matthew P. Buman

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:117

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  28. Content type: Research

    The ToyBox-intervention is a theory- and evidence-based intervention delivered in kindergartens to improve four- to six-year-old children’s energy balance-related behaviours and prevent obesity. The current st...

    Authors: Marieke De Craemer, Maïté Verloigne, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Odysseas Androutsos, Violeta Iotova, Luis Moreno, Berthold Koletzko, Piotr Socha, Yannis Manios and Greet Cardon

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:116

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  29. Content type: Short paper

    The impacts of supermarket-based nutrition promotion interventions might be overestimated if participants shift their proportionate food purchasing away from their usual stores. This study quantified whether p...

    Authors: Dana Lee Olstad, David A Crawford, Gavin Abbott, Sarah A McNaughton, Ha ND Le, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Christina Pollard and Kylie Ball

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:115

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  30. Content type: Review

    Physical activity is associated with many physical and mental health benefits, however many children do not meet the national physical activity guidelines. While schools provide an ideal setting to promote chi...

    Authors: Amanda Watson, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Keren Best and Kylie D. Hesketh

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:114

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  31. Content type: Review

    A wide range of interventions has been implemented and tested to prevent obesity in children. Given parents’ influence and control over children’s energy-balance behaviors, including diet, physical activity, m...

    Authors: Tayla Ash, Alen Agaronov, Ta’Loria Young, Alyssa Aftosmes-Tobio and Kirsten K. Davison

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:113

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  32. Content type: Research

    Food product reformulation is seen as one among several tools to promote healthier eating. Reformulating the recipe for a processed food, e.g. reducing the fat, sugar or salt content of the foods, or increasin...

    Authors: Jørgen Dejgård Jensen and Iben Sommer

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:104

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  33. Content type: Short paper

    Despite the increasing body of evidences on the factors influencing leisure-time physical activity, our understanding of the mechanisms and interactions that lead to the formation and evolution of population p...

    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 2017 14:111

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  34. Content type: Research

    Parents could be important influences on child physical activity and parents are often encouraged to be more active with their child. This paper examined the association between parent and child physical activ...

    Authors: Russell Jago, Emma Solomon-Moore, Corrie Macdonald-Wallis, Janice L. Thompson, Deborah A. Lawlor and Simon J. Sebire

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:110

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  35. Content type: Research

    Reported associations between preparing and eating home cooked food, and both diet and health, are inconsistent. Most previous research has focused on preparing, rather than eating, home cooked food; used smal...

    Authors: Susanna Mills, Heather Brown, Wendy Wrieden, Martin White and Jean Adams

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:109

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  36. Content type: Research

    Ecological models emphasize that cycling for transport is determined by an interplay between individual, physical and social environmental factors. The current study investigated (a) which physical and social ...

    Authors: Hannah Verhoeven, Ariane Ghekiere, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Peter Clarys and Benedicte Deforche

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:108

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  37. Content type: Research

    Behavioral interventions for obesity produce clinically meaningful weight loss, but weight regain following treatment is common. Extended care programs attenuate weight regain and improve weight loss maintenan...

    Authors: Gareth R. Dutton, Marissa A. Gowey, Fei Tan, Dali Zhou, Jamy Ard, Michael G. Perri and Cora E. Lewis

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:107

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  38. Content type: Research

    Conducting 5 A’s counseling in clinic and utilizing technology-based resources are recommended to promote physical activity but little is known about how to implement such an intervention. This investigation a...

    Authors: Zakkoyya H Lewis, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Steve R Fisher, Kristofer Jennings, Arleen F Brown, Maria C Swartz, Eloisa Martinez and Elizabeth J Lyons

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:106

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  39. Content type: Review

    High levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) are associated with negative health consequences. Technology enhanced solutions such as mobile applications, activity monitors, prompting software, texts, emails and web...

    Authors: Aoife Stephenson, Suzanne M. McDonough, Marie H. Murphy, Chris D. Nugent and Jacqueline L. Mair

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:105

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  40. Content type: Review

    Identifying attributes of the built environment associated with health-enhancing levels of physical activity (PA) in older adults (≥65 years old) has the potential to inform interventions supporting healthy an...

    Authors: David W. Barnett, Anthony Barnett, Andrea Nathan, Jelle Van Cauwenberg and Ester Cerin

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:103

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  41. Content type: Research

    There is little evidence on how changing the physical environment changes health-related behaviours. We studied the effects of the new M74 motorway (freeway) — opened in 2011 — and the existing M8 motorway in ...

    Authors: R. G. Prins, L. Foley, N. Mutrie and D. B. Ogilvie

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:102

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  42. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of childhood overweight has increased in the past two decades in Indonesia. Even though prevalence is escalating, there is a lack of qualitative evidence to assist in the design and implementati...

    Authors: Cut Novianti Rachmi, Cynthia Louise Hunter, Mu Li and Louise Alison Baur

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:101

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  43. Content type: Debate

    Although the scientific community has acknowledged modest improvements can be made to weight status and obesogenic behaviors (i.e., physical activity, sedentary/screen time, diet, and sleep) during the school ...

    Authors: Keith Brazendale, Michael W. Beets, R. Glenn Weaver, Russell R. Pate, Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Jessica L. Chandler, Amy Bohnert and Paul T. von Hippel

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:100

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  44. Content type: Review

    Physical activity and sedentary behaviour are associated with health and wellbeing. Studies indicate that ethnic minority groups are both less active and more sedentary than the majority population and that fa...

    Authors: Lars Jørun Langøien, Laura Terragni, Gro Rugseth, Mary Nicolaou, Michelle Holdsworth, Karien Stronks, Nanna Lien and Gun Roos

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:99

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  45. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of a province-wide physical education (PE) policy on secondary school students’ moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

    Authors: Erin Hobin, Tannis Erickson, Melisa Comte, Fei Zuo, Saamir Pasha, Donna Murnaghan, Steve Manske, Catherine Casey, Jane Griffith and Jonathan McGavock

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:98

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  46. Content type: Research

    Short sleep duration and poor sleep quality have been demonstrated to be associated with childhood obesity. It has been suggested that electronic entertainment and communication devices (EECDs) including TVs, ...

    Authors: Nomathemba Dube, Kaviul Khan, Sarah Loehr, Yen Chu and Paul Veugelers

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:97

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  47. Content type: Research

    The dose-response association between physical activity (PA) and mental health is poorly described. We explored cross-sectional associations between physical activity and common mental disorder (psychological ...

    Authors: Mark Hamer, Stuart J. H. Biddle and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:96

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  48. Content type: Research

    Frailty is a common syndrome in older adults characterised by increased vulnerability to adverse health outcomes as a result of decline in functional and physiological measures. Frailty predicts a range of poo...

    Authors: Paul Watts, Elizabeth Webb and Gopalakrishnan Netuveli

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:95

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  49. Content type: Short paper

    The physical neighbourhood environment may influence adults’ sedentary behaviour. Yet, most studies examining the association between the physical neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviour rely on self...

    Authors: Sofie Compernolle, Katrien De Cocker, Joreintje D. Mackenbach, Femke Van Nassau, Jeroen Lakerveld, Greet Cardon and Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:94

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  50. Content type: Research

    Diet and activity are thought to worsen with urbanization, thereby increasing risk of obesity and chronic diseases. A better understanding of dietary and activity patterns across the urbanization divide may he...

    Authors: Morgan L. McCloskey, Carla E. Tarazona-Meza, Jessica C. Jones-Smith, Catherine H. Miele, Robert H. Gilman, Antonio Bernabe-Ortiz, J. Jaime Miranda and William Checkley

    Citation: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2017 14:90

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