3207.0 Epidemiology of obesity and nutrition

Monday, November 8, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Obesity has increasingly been the focus of epidemiological studies, the mass media and public policy. This timely session will include presentation about a variety of issues relating to obesity among both children and adults. A presentation of an analysis of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data will be followed by discussions of physical activity, obesity among five to six year old low socioeconomic status children and self-perception of unhealthy weight among Mexican women on the US-Mexico border.
Session Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the learner (participant) will be able to: 1) Identify two effect modifiers of the obesity-depression association; 2) Identify familial and individual health behavioral risk factors that are associated with overweight and obesity among children; and 3) Describe the proportion of women with unhealthy weight in Mexican communities on the US-Mexico border.
John Vena, PhD

Association between different domains of physical activity and osteoporotic fractures
Alireza Moayyeri, MD, MPhil, Herve Besson, Robert N. Luben, PhD, Nicholas J. Wareham, MD, PhD and Kay-Tee Khaw, MD, PhD
Maternal misperceptions and smoking are major factors associated with overweight and obesity in 5-6 y-old low SES children
Vered Kaufman-Shriqui, MSC RD, Drora Fraser, PHD, Yelena Novack, PHd, Hillel Vardi, MSC, Natalya Bilenko, PhD, MD, Naama Elhadad, MMedSc, Karen Mor, MSW, Zvi Feine, DSW, Rivka Shai, MSc and Danit R. Shahar, PHD RD

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Food and Nutrition, Latino Caucus, Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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