Higher central fat and poor self-body image in short-stature overweight/obese women living in Brazilian shantytowns

Published on Oct 6, 2016in PeerJ2.35
· DOI :10.7717/peerj.2547
Nassib Bezerra Bueno4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UFAL: Federal University of Alagoas),
Telma Maria de Menezes Toledo Florêncio16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UFAL: Federal University of Alagoas)
+ 3 AuthorsAna Lydia Sawaya28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in eLife7.55
James Bentham11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Imperial College London),
Mariachiara Di Cesare15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Imperial College London)
+ 785 AuthorsKaveh Hajifathalian13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Harvard University)
Being taller is associated with enhanced longevity, and higher education and earnings. We reanalysed 1472 population-based studies, with measurement of height on more than 18.6 million participants to estimate mean height for people born between 1896 and 1996 in 200 countries. The largest gain in adult height over the past century has occurred in South Korean women and Iranian men, who became 20.2 cm (95% credible interval 17.5–22.7) and 16.5 cm (13.3–19.7) taller, respectively. In contrast, the...
Published on Oct 1, 2015in Endocrinology3.80
Jerrold J. Heindel46
Estimated H-index: 46
John Balbus17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 9 AuthorsDeborah Cory Slechta2
Estimated H-index: 2
Published on Oct 1, 2015in Endocrinology3.80
Jerrold J. Heindel46
Estimated H-index: 46
John Balbus17
Estimated H-index: 17
+ 9 AuthorsDeborah Cory Slechta2
Estimated H-index: 2
There are now robust data supporting the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) paradigm. This includes human and animal data focusing on nutrition or environmental chemicals during development. However, the term DOHaD has not been generally accepted as the official term to be used when one is concerned with understanding the pathophysiological basis for how environmental influences acting during early development influence the risk of later noncommunicable diseases. Similarly, ther...
Published on May 23, 2014in Science41.04
Anna Aizer18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Brown University),
Janet Currie64
Estimated H-index: 64
(Princeton University)
Health at birth is an important predictor of long-term outcomes, including education, income, and disability. Recent evidence suggests that maternal disadvantage leads to worse health at birth through poor health behaviors; exposure to harmful environmental factors; worse access to medical care, including family planning; and worse underlying maternal health. With increasing inequality, those at the bottom of the distribution now face relatively worse economic conditions, but newborn health amon...
Published on Apr 1, 2013in Cadernos De Saude Publica1.17
Haroldo da Silva Ferreira18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UFAL: Federal University of Alagoas),
Juraci Almeida Cesar22
Estimated H-index: 22
(UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)
+ 1 AuthorsBernardo Lessa Horta52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UFPEL: Universidade Federal de Pelotas)
The aim of this study was to describe time trends in stunting and obesity in children under five years of age in Alagoas State, Brazil. Two surveys were conducted with representative samples, the first in 1992 (n = 1,228) and the second in 2005 (n = 1,384). Stunting was defined as height-for-age 2 standard deviations. Prevalence of stunting decreased from 22.5% to 11.4% (PR = 0.50; 95%CI: 0.42; 0.60), while obesity increased from 6.7% to 9.3% (PR = 1.36; 95%CI: 1.04; 1.77). During the same perio...
Published on Oct 1, 2012in International Journal of Epidemiology7.34
David Wormser12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Cambridge),
Emanuele Di Angelantonio54
Estimated H-index: 54
(University of Cambridge)
+ 260 AuthorsH. Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita97
Estimated H-index: 97
Background The extent to which adult height, a biomarker of the interplay of genetic endowment and early-life experiences, is related to risk of chronic diseases in adulthood is uncertain. Methods We calculated hazard ratios (HRs) for height, assessed in increments of 6.5 cm, using individual-participant data on 174 374 deaths or major non-fatal vascular outcomes recorded among 1 085 949 people in 121 prospective studies. Results For people born between 1900 and 1960, mean adult height increased...
Published on Jul 1, 2012in Advances in Nutrition7.24
Rebecca Kanter10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Johns Hopkins University),
Benjamin Caballero7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Johns Hopkins University)
There is a global obesity pandemic. However, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among men and women varies greatly within and between countries, and overall, more women are obese than men. These gender disparities in overweight and obesity are exacerbated among women in developing countries, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet, in developed countries, more men are overweight than women. Current knowledge suggests that myriad sociocultural dynamics throughout the world exa...
Published on Oct 11, 2010in JAMA Internal Medicine20.77
Tiffany M. Powell3
Estimated H-index: 3
(UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center),
J.A. de Lemos80
Estimated H-index: 80
+ 9 AuthorsGloria Lena Vega51
Estimated H-index: 51
The prevalence of obesity in the United States continues to rise and contributes to the incidence of cardiovascular disease.1 One obstacle to effecting weight loss and a potential target for intervention is misperception of body size. Among obese individuals (body mass index [BMI] ≥30 [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared]), body size misperception is defined as failure to recognize the need to lose weight.
Peter D. Gluckman101
Estimated H-index: 101
(University of Auckland),
Mark A. Hanson80
Estimated H-index: 80
(University of Southampton),
Tatjana Buklijas6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Auckland)
In the last decades, the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) have emerged as a vigorous field combining experimental, clinical, epidemiological and public health research. Its goal is to understand how events in early life shape later morbidity risk, especially of non-communicable chronic diseases. As these diseases become the major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, research arising from DOHaD is likely to gain significance to public health and economic development. But...
Published on May 1, 2009in Epidemiology4.72
John H. Page17
Estimated H-index: 17
Kathryn M. Rexrode72
Estimated H-index: 72
+ 3 AuthorsJoAnn E. Manson232
Estimated H-index: 232
Background: It is not yet established what specific measures of obesity might be most strongly associated with risk of coronary artery disease. We compared the waist-height ratio to waist-hip ratio, waist circumference, and body mass index as predictors of subsequent coronary heart disease (CHD) in a group of predominantly postmenopausal women. Methods: The data come from the prospective Nurses' Health Study cohort. We included 45,563 women in 1986 who were aged 40-65 years and were free of hear...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in BMC Research Notes
Shirley Telles33
Estimated H-index: 33
Niranjan Kala1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 1 AuthorsAcharya Balkrishna11
Estimated H-index: 11
Central obesity has been shown to negatively influence the quality of life in centrally obese persons of both sexes. In a population of 740 centrally obese Asian-Indian adults, the present study was conducted to determine whether body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, hip circumference (HC), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) could predict different domains of quality of life. The differences based on gender and age were also determined. Linear regression analyses w...
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