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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913943/the-cost-effectiveness-of-interventions-targeting-lifestyle-change-for-the-prevention-of-diabetes-in-a-swedish-primary-care-and-community-based-prevention-program
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Anne Neumann, Lars Lindholm, Margareta Norberg, Olaf Schoffer, Stefanie J Klug, Fredrik Norström
BACKGROUND: Policymakers need to know the cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes (T2D). The objective of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of a T2D prevention initiative targeting weight reduction, increased physical activity and healthier diet in persons in pre-diabetic states by comparing a hypothetical intervention versus no intervention in a Swedish setting. METHODS: A Markov model was used to study the cost-effectiveness of a T2D prevention program based on lifestyle change versus a control group where no prevention was applied...
December 2, 2016: European Journal of Health Economics: HEPAC: Health Economics in Prevention and Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913809/a-minimal-contact-diet-and-physical-activity-intervention-for-white-collar-workers
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Kimberlee A Gretebeck, Tatiana Bailey, Randall J Gretebeck
Minimal contact lifestyle interventions with multiple components coupled with health screening have the potential to improve worker health. The purpose of this study was to test a minimal contact multiple component lifestyle diet and exercise intervention. The multiple components that were included in this project included a worksite health screening, brief counseling session, emailed newsletter, and a pedometer. In response to the intervention, participants reported an increase in green salad, fruit, and vegetable consumption as well as an increase in self-efficacy for consuming three servings of fruits and vegetables a day...
December 2, 2016: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903953/sociocultural-characteristic-lifestyle-and-metabolic-risk-factors-among-a-sample-of-kuwaiti-male-university-students
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Maha Al-Sejari
In the past six decades, the Kuwaiti population has been exposed to rapid transformation in the quality of diet intake, daily activities, and career types. This major socioeconomic shift was accompanied by the introduction of both communicable and noncommunicable chronic diseases afflicting people of all ages. This article aims to detect a relationship between sociocultural characteristics-such as physical activity, dietary habits, and smoking-and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted among 262 male university students in Kuwait; participants were selected by using a convenient nonrandom opportunistic sample...
November 29, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903153/management-of-obesity
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Naji Alamuddin, Zayna Bakizada, Thomas A Wadden
This review examines weight loss and accompanying improvements in obesity-related comorbidities produced by intensive lifestyle intervention, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery. Obese individuals lose approximately 6 to 8 kg (approximately 6% to 8% of initial weight) with 6 months of participation in a high-intensity lifestyle intervention (≥ 14 treatment visits) consisting of diet, physical activity, and behavior therapy. Such losses reduce progression to type 2 diabetes in at-risk people and decrease blood pressure and triglyceride levels...
December 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900849/combined-use-of-a-wristband-and-a-smartphone-to-reduce-body-weight-in-obese-children-randomized-controlled-trial
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C Mameli, D Brunetti, V Colombo, G Bedogni, L Schneider, F Penagini, B Borsani, G V Zuccotti
BACKGROUND: Technological instruments may help control paediatric obesity. OBJECTIVE: We tested whether a personalized programme based on the energy expenditure obtained from a wristband (WB) and the energy intake obtained from a smartphone application (APP) is superior to a standard approach at promoting weight loss. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial in obese children aged 10-17 years. The experimental (EXP) and control (CTR) groups were given a low-energy diet and a prescription for physical activity...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898672/lifestyle-advice-combined-with-personalized-estimates-of-genetic-or-phenotypic-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-and-objectively-measured-physical-activity-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Job G Godino, Esther M F van Sluijs, Theresa M Marteau, Stephen Sutton, Stephen J Sharp, Simon J Griffin
BACKGROUND: Information about genetic and phenotypic risk of type 2 diabetes is now widely available and is being incorporated into disease prevention programs. Whether such information motivates behavior change or has adverse effects is uncertain. We examined the effect of communicating an estimate of genetic or phenotypic risk of type 2 diabetes in a parallel group, open, randomized controlled trial. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We recruited 569 healthy middle-aged adults from the Fenland Study, an ongoing population-based, observational study in the east of England (Cambridgeshire, UK)...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896801/from-threat-to-gradual-lifestyle-changes-iranians-experiences-with-chronic-illnesses
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H Vahedparast, E Mohammadi, F Ahmadi
AIM: This study aimed to explore and describe the experience of making a healthy lifestyle change among the patients with chronic illness. BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of different evidence on the critical role of lifestyle in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, many people face challenges in terms of starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. METHODS: A descriptive qualitative study with in-depth semi-structured interviews was carried out in 2015 in Iran...
November 28, 2016: International Nursing Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892664/breast-cancer-and-modifiable-lifestyle-factors-in-argentinean-women-addressing-missing-data-in-a-case-control-study
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Julia Becaria Coquet, Natalia Tumas, Alberto Ruben Osella, Matteo Tanzi, Isabella Franco, Maria Del Pilar Diaz
A number of studies have evidenced the effect of modifiable lifestyle factors such as diet, breastfeeding and nutritional status on breast cancer risk. However, none have addressed the missing data problem in nutritional epidemiologic research in South America. Missing data is a frequent problem in breast cancer studies and epidemiological settings in general. Estimates of effect obtained from these studies may be biased, if no appropriate method for handling missing data is applied. We performed Multiple Imputation for missing values on covariates in a breast cancer case-control study of Córdoba (Argentina) to optimize risk estimates...
January 10, 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887654/proportion-of-children-meeting-recommendations-for-24-hour-movement-guidelines-and-associations-with-adiposity-in-a-12-country-study
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Blanca Roman-Viñas, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Mikael Fogelholm, Estelle V Lambert, Carol Maher, Jose Maia, Timothy Olds, Vincent Onywera, Olga L Sarmiento, Martyn Standage, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Mark S Tremblay
BACKGROUND: The Canadian 24-h movement guidelines were developed with the hope of improving health and future health outcomes in children and youth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to the 3 recommendations most strongly associated with health outcomes in new 24-h movement guidelines and their relationship with adiposity (obesity and body mass index z-score) across countries participating in the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE)...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884868/combined-associations-of-body-weight-and-lifestyle-factors-with-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-in-men-and-women-prospective-cohort-study
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Nicola Veronese, Yanping Li, JoAnn E Manson, Walter C Willett, Luigi Fontana, Frank B Hu
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate the combined associations of diet, physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption, and smoking with body weight on risk of all cause and cause specific mortality. DESIGN:  Longitudinal study with up to 32 years of follow-up. SETTING:  Nurses' Health Study (1980-2012) and Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2012). PARTICIPANTS:  74 582 women from the Nurses' Health Study and 39 284 men from the Health Professionals Follow-up Study who were free from cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline...
November 24, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883354/-the-impact-of-the-consumption-of-fiber-and-milk-on-the-development-of-colorectal-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Kuba Marciniak, Mirosław Kiedrowski, Danuta Gajewska, Andrzej Deptała, Dariusz Włodarek
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is a diet-related disease. The high incidence of CRC is related to the excessive consumption of certain foods and a westernized lifestyle of contemporary societies. Obesity and low physical activity remain significant risk factors for CRC development. Molecular pathogenesis of CRC is fairly well recognized, which contributes to the formulation of hypotheses and conducting research on the participation of nutritional factors in the CRC development. This contribution remains diverse and for many food components a protective effect on colorectal carcinogenesis has been demonstrated...
November 25, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881518/study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-brief-habit-based-lifestyle-advice-for-cancer-survivors-exploring-behavioural-outcomes-for-the-advancing-survivorship-cancer-outcomes-trial-ascot
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Rebecca J Beeken, Helen Croker, Maggie Heinrich, Lee Smith, Kate Williams, Allan Hackshaw, John Hines, Michael Machesney, Madhavan Krishnaswamy, Sharon Cavanagh, Rebecca Roylance, Alison Hill, Kathy Pritchard-Jones, Jane Wardle, Abigail Fisher
INTRODUCTION: Positive health behaviours such as regular physical activity and a healthy diet have significant effects on cancer outcomes. There is a need for simple but effective behaviour change interventions with the potential to be implemented within the cancer care pathway. Habit-based advice encourages repetition of a behaviour in a consistent context so that the behaviour becomes increasingly automatic in response to a specific contextual cue. This approach therefore encourages long-term behaviour change and can be delivered through printed materials...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880755/-spanish-adaptation-of-the-2016-european-guidelines-on-cardiovascular-disease-prevention-in-clinical-practice
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Miguel Angel Royo-Bordonada, Pedro Armario, José María Lobos Bejarano, Juan Pedro-Botet, Fernando Villar Álvarez, Roberto Elosua, Carlos Brotons Cuixart, Olga Cortés, Benilde Serrano, Miguel Camafort Babkowski, Antonio Gil Núñez, Antonio Pérez, Antonio Maiques, Ana de Santiago Nocito, Almudena Castro, Eduardo Alegría, Ciro Baeza, María Herranz, Susana Sans, Pilar Campos
The VI European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention recommend combining population and high-risk strategies with lifestyle changes as a cornerstone of prevention, and propose the SCORE function to quantify cardiovascular risk. The guidelines highlight disease specific interventions, and conditions as women, young people and ethnic minorities. Screening for subclinical atherosclerosis with noninvasive imaging techniques is not recommended. The guidelines distinguish four risk levels (very high, high, moderate and low) with therapeutic objectives for lipid control according to risk...
November 24, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876009/lifestyle-medication-and-socio-demographic-determinants-of-mental-and-physical-health-related-quality-of-life-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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George A Jelinek, Alysha M De Livera, Claudia H Marck, Chelsea R Brown, Sandra L Neate, Keryn L Taylor, Tracey J Weiland
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (QOL) is a key outcome for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). While modifiable lifestyle factors, like smoking, physical activity and vitamin D, have strong associations with development and progression of MS, few studies have examined such associations with QOL. METHODS: Using patient-reported data from 2312 people with MS from 54 countries, regression models explored associations of socio-demographic, therapeutic and lifestyle factors with QOL, using the Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life-54 (MSQOL-54)...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871956/evidence-for-masturbation-and-prostate-cancer-risk-do-we-have-a-verdict
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REVIEW
Basil H Aboul-Enein, Joshua Bernstein, Michael W Ross
INTRODUCTION: Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the leading causes of cancer death in men and remains one of the most diagnosed malignancies worldwide. Ongoing public health efforts continue to promote protective factors, such as diet, physical activity, and other lifestyle modifications, against PCa development. Masturbation is a nearly universal safe sexual activity that transcends societal boundaries and geography yet continues to be met with stigma and controversy in contemporary society...
July 2016: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869531/associations-between-lifestyle-characteristics-and-the-presence-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-case-control-study
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Christina N Katsagoni, Michael Georgoulis, George V Papatheodoridis, Elisabeth Fragopoulou, Panagiota Ioannidou, Mariviki Papageorgiou, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Nikolaos Papadopoulos, Melanie Deutsch, Meropi D Kontogianni
BACKGROUND: Dietary and physical activity (PA) habits have been suggested as important factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Published data are mainly focused on the effect of either diet or exercise, whereas data on other aspects like sleep remain sparse. The aim of this study was to explore potential associations between dietary intake, PA, and sleeping habits, and the presence of NAFLD. METHODS: One hundred patients with ultrasound-proven NAFLD and 55 healthy controls matched for age, sex, and body mass index were included...
November 21, 2016: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862055/reducing-stroke-risk-among-young-adult-african-americans-a-feasibility-study
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Dawn M Aycock, Patricia C Clark, Matthew J Hayat
African Americans are disproportionately affected by stroke and its modifiable risk factors, and strategies are needed to help African Americans adopt healthy lifestyles early in life. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of the Stroke Counseling for Risk Reduction (SCORRE) intervention, a tailored, theory-based intervention consisting of a motivational video of young African American stroke survivors, the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7® (LS7) risk assessment and education tool, and a 6-week behavioral risk reduction diary...
November 16, 2016: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854513/child-care-exposure-influences-childhood-adiposity-at-2-years-analysis-from-the-rolo-study
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Helena Scully, Goiuri Alberdi, Ricardo Segurado, Aoife McNamara, Karen Lindsay, Mary Horan, Eilis Hennessy, Eileen Gibney, Fionnuala McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: The first 2 years of life are instrumental for childhood physical development. Factors contributing to childhood obesity are difficult to determine; child care exposure is one to consider, by influencing food preference and physical activity development. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of child care exposure with adiposity at 2 years. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the secondary analysis of the prospective ROLO study (randomized control trial of low glycemic index diet) in Dublin, Ireland...
November 17, 2016: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846831/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-in-obese-children-effect-of-refined-carbohydrates-in-diet
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Deise Rosa Félix, Fabiola Costenaro, Catarina Bertaso Andreatta Gottschall, Gabriela Perdomo Coral
BACKGROUND: The incidence of childhood obesity has increased progressively and, associated with this, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has often been diagnosed in this age group. To determine the risk factors associated with NAFLD in obese children, with special emphasis on diet. METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted with obese children referred to the endocrinology outpatient clinic. Questions about dietary habits and physical activity were applied...
November 15, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843828/lifestyle-associated-risk-for-cardiovascular-diseases-among-doctors-and-nurses-working-in-a-medical-college-hospital-in-tamil-nadu-india
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Shailendra Kumar B Hegde, G Vijayakrishnan, Akshaya K Sasankh, Sanjana Venkateswaran, Ganeshkumar Parasuraman
CONTEXT: Globally, about 17 million people die of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) every year and a substantial number of these deaths are attributed to four major risk factors namely unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, tobacco consumption, and alcohol consumption. Doctors and nurses often have a sedentary lifestyle. AIMS: This study aimed at assessing the lifestyle-associated risk for CVDs among doctors and nurses in a medical college hospital. SETTING AND DESIGN: Cross-sectional study among 250 doctors and nurses, selected using a stratified random sampling, working at a medical college hospital in Tamil Nadu...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
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