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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028579/the-views-of-first-time-mothers-completing-an-intervention-to-reduce-postpartum-weight-retention-a-qualitative-evaluation-of-the-mums-online-study
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Paige van der Pligt, Kylie Ball, Kylie D Hesketh, David Crawford, Megan Teychenne, Karen Campbell
BACKGROUND: maternal postpartum weight retention (PPWR) has implications for short and long term weight-related health of both the mother and child. Little is known about how mothers perceive they may be best supported to achieve a healthy postpartum weight and healthy lifestyle behaviours. Evaluating existing postpartum weight focussed intervention strategies is an important step in the planning of future programs aimed at supporting new mothers. AIM: to describe the perspectives of women who completed the mums OnLiNE pilot intervention, regarding the acceptability and effectiveness of a program which aimed to limit PPWR and promote healthy diet and physical activity behaviours in new mothers...
September 21, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028365/exploring-self-care-and-preferred-supports-for-adult-parents-in-recovery-from-substance-use-disorders-qualitative-findings-from-a-feasibility-study
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Phyllis A Raynor, Charlene Pope, Janet York, Gigi Smith, Martina Mueller
Very little is known about the self-care behaviors (SCB) that adult parents employ and the preferred supports they utilize to maintain their recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) while also parenting their children. This study used a qualitative descriptive approach to explore perceptions of self-care and parenting to inform future self-care interventions for parents in early recovery. Nineteen mothers and fathers of at least one child between the ages of 6-18 were interviewed by telephone about parental self-care practices while in recovery from SUD, recovery management, and preferred supports in the community...
October 13, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026758/impact-of-school-health-education-program-on-personal-hygiene-among-school-children-of-lucknow-district
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Ruby Khatoon, Beena Sachan, Mohsin Ali Khan, J P Srivastava
BACKGROUND: Personal hygiene plays a major role to promote healthy life. This study was performed to assess the current level of knowledge and practicing behavior in regard to hand washing, bathing, tooth brushing, and taking care of nail and hair. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted on 800 students of Lucknow district. All the students were interviewed with a structured questionnaire (pretest). A visual display of good and bad personal hygiene was shown on projector and explained the benefits of good personal hygiene behavior...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026411/healthy-eating-index-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-iranian-elderly-individuals
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Nafiseh Rashidipour-Fard, Majid Karimi, Sahar Saraf-Bank, Mohammad Hassan Baghaei, Fahimeh Haghighatdoost, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND: Concurrent with increase in life expectancy, the prevalence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has also increased. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the association between healthy eating index (HEI) score and CVD risk factors among Iranian elderly. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was performed on a sample of elderly persons from Isfahan, Iran, in 2013. Totally, 107 retired subjects were entered in statistical analysis...
March 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025698/college-freshmen-students-perspectives-on-weight-gain-prevention-in-the-digital-age-web-based-survey
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Courtney M Monroe, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy, Chelsea A Larsen, Karen Magradey, Heather M Brandt, Sara Wilcox, Beth Sundstrom, Delia Smith West
BACKGROUND: College freshmen are highly vulnerable to experiencing weight gain, and this phenomenon is associated with an increased risk of chronic diseases and mortality in older adulthood. Technology offers an attractive and scalable way to deliver behavioral weight gain prevention interventions for this population. Weight gain prevention programs that harness the appeal and widespread reach of Web-based technologies (electronic health or eHealth) are increasingly being evaluated in college students...
October 12, 2017: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025506/maintenance-of-lifestyle-changes-at-12-month-follow-up-in-a-nutrition-and-physical-activity-trial-for-cancer-survivors
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Fiona G Stacey, David R Lubans, Kathy Chapman, Alessandra Bisquera, Erica L James
OBJECTIVES: In this paper, we report maintenance of behavior change in a nutrition and physical activity intervention for cancer survivors at 12-months follow-up. METHODS: The ENRICH (Exercise and Nutrition Routine Improving Cancer Health) program was an 8-week face-to-face program for cancer survivors and caregivers, focused on healthy eating, healthy weight, resistance training, and a walking program. Randomized controlled trial participants completed a survey and 7-days of pedometry at baseline, 8-weeks, and 20-weeks...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025418/food-purchase-patterns-empirical-identification-and-analysis-of-their-association-with-diet-quality-socio-economic-factors-and-attitudes
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Silke Thiele, Jonas Peltner, Almut Richter, Gert B M Mensink
BACKGROUND: Empirically derived food purchase patterns provide information about which combinations of foods were purchased from households. The objective of this study was to identify what kinds of patterns exist, which level of diet quality they represent and which factors are associated with the patterns. METHODS: The study made use of representative German consumption data in which approximately 12 million food purchases from 13,125 households are recorded. In accordance with healthy diet criteria the food purchases were assigned to 18 food groups of the German Food Pyramid...
October 12, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024507/dietary-patterns-and-semen-quality-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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A Arab, N Rafie, M Mansourian, M Miraghajani, H Hajianfar
A number of studies have examined the association between dietary patterns and semen quality, but the findings have been inconclusive. Herein, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies to assess the association between dietary patterns and semen quality. PubMed, Cochrane library, Science direct, Scopus, Google Scholar, and ISI web of science databases were searched up to August 2016 for observational studies assessing the association between common dietary patterns and sperm quality markers...
October 12, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023839/effectiveness-of-a-brief-home-parenting-intervention-for-reducing-early-sexual-risks-among-latino-adolescents-salud-y-%C3%A3-xito
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Lydia O'Donnell, Shai Fuxman
BACKGROUND: Teen pregnancy rates and related risks remain elevated among Latino teens. We tested the impact on youth sexual behaviors of a brief, culturally targeted, bilingual media intervention designed for parents of young adolescents. METHODS: Salud y éxito (Health & Success) uses dramatic audio stories to model positive parenting practices. After completing classroom surveys, 27 urban schools in the Northeast and Southwest serving low-income Latino communities were randomized so that all families of seventh grade students were sent either: (1) booklets on healthy eating and exercise; (2) Salud-50, where families either received booklets or the intervention, or (3) Salud-100, where all families received the intervention...
November 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023834/mixed-methods-evaluation-of-a-healthy-exercise-eating-and-lifestyle-program-for-primary-schools
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Thomas Cochrane, Rachel C Davey
BACKGROUND: Reversing decline in physical fitness and increase in excess body weight in school children are considered major public health challenges. We evaluated a proposed model to integrate a screening and healthy exercise, eating, and lifestyle program (HEELP) into primary schools in Canberra, Australia. Objectives were: (1) to establish body status and physical competencies of 5- to 10-year-old children; (2) to evaluate the service's impact on body status and physical fitness; and (3) to gauge parent/guardian and school perspectives on the service...
November 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023211/factors-influencing-dietary-fat-intake-among-black-emerging-adults
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Shalonda E B Horton, Gayle M Timmerman, Adama Brown
OBJECTIVE: To determine what factors influenced dietary fat intake (DFI) among Black emerging adults. PARTICIPANTS: Sample included 251 Black emerging adults, ages 18-25 years, living in the U.S. METHODS: This was a non-experimental cross sectional study based on self-report data. RESULTS: The sample had high DFI. Factors related to DFI were gender (rpb = -.22, p < .001), perceived barriers for healthy eating (r = ...
October 12, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023158/healthy-families-a-family-based-community-intervention-to-address-childhood-obesity
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Danae Dinkel, Melissa Tibbits, Emily Hanigan, Kelly Nielsen, Leah Jorgensen, Kay Grant
The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of Healthy Families, a family-based community intervention, in improving the knowledge, self-efficacy, and health behaviors of overweight/obese children and their families as well as to explore the lessons learned. Results showed families who completed the program had significant improvements for children and parents in areas such as nutrition knowledge and self-efficacy in making healthy eating choices as well as participating in physical activity...
October 2017: Journal of Community Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022681/body-image-dissatisfaction-and-weight-control-behaviour-in-slovak-adolescents
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Martina Bašková, Jana Holubčíková, Tibor Baška
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to examine body-image dissatisfaction in adolescents aged 13-15 years reporting to be on a diet and to assess gender and age differences in weight-reduction behaviour in Slovak adolescents. METHODS: Data on a representative sample of 2,765 adolescents (mean age 14.37 years) from the Slovak part of Health Behaviour in School Aged Children Study carried out in 2014 were analysed. Self-reported body-image dissatisfaction and engagement in weight-reduction behaviour of 13 to 15-year-old adolescents was assessed using multiple logistic regression models...
September 2017: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021190/spending-on-junk-food-advertising-is-nearly-30-times-what-government-spends-on-promoting-healthy-eating
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Adrian O'Dowd
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October 11, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017907/the-longitudinal-link-between-mothers-and-adolescents-snacking-the-moderating-role-of-television-viewing
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Nina van den Broek, Junilla K Larsen, Maaike Verhagen, Rob Eisinga, William J Burk, Jacqueline M Vink
A large proportion of adolescents eats too many energy-dense snacks, which is detrimental for their current and future health. To understand how to promote healthy dietary behaviors in adolescents, we need to identify factors that affect their snacking. While previous cross-sectional work has shown mother-child similarities in eating behavior, longitudinal studies are lacking. Hence, the first aim of this study was to examine whether maternal snacking predicted changes in adolescents' snacking over time. A second aim was to examine whether adolescents' television viewing magnified the strength of this longitudinal association...
October 7, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017004/eating-frequency-predicts-changes-in-regional-body-fat-distribution-in-healthy-adults
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G Georgiopoulos, K Karatzi, M Yannakoulia, E Georgousopoulou, E Efthimiou, A Mareti, I Bakogianni, A Mitrakou, C Papamichael, K Stamatelopoulos
Background: Eating frequency (EF) has been associated with generalized obesity. Aim: We aimed to prospectively investigate potential associations of frequency of eating episodes with regional fat layers. Design: EF was evaluated at baseline in 115 subjects free of clinically overt cardiovascular disease (54 ± 9.1 years, 70 women) in a prospective, observational study. Methods: Metabolic parameters known to be associated with dietary factors and anthropometric markers including ultrasound assessment of subcutaneous (Smin) and pre-peritoneal (Pmax) fat and their ratio Smin/Pmax (AFI) were evaluated at baseline and at follow-up, 5 years later...
June 21, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994358/a-qualitative-study-conducted-in-the-usa-exploring-latino-fathers-beliefs-attitudes-and-practices-related-to-their-young-children-s-eating-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviours
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Sherrie F Wallington, Mario A Muñoz, Mary L Greaney
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence documents fathers' influential role in their children's eating, physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviours (SB). We aimed to expand limited existing research examining fathers' influence in these areas by exploring Latino fathers' beliefs, attitudes and practices related to eating, PA and SB of their young children. DESIGN: Seven focus group discussions were conducted in Spanish with Latino fathers (n 28) of children aged 2-8 years...
October 10, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994215/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-eating-attitudes-test-in-young-female-patients-with-eating-disorders-in-mainland-china
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Qing Kang, Raymond C K Chan, Xiaoping Li, Jon Arcelus, Ling Yue, Jiabin Huang, Lian Gu, Qing Fan, Haiyin Zhang, Zeping Xiao, Jue Chen
The study aimed to investigate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the eating attitudes test (EAT-26) among female adolescents and young adults in Mainland China. This scale was administered to 396 female eating disorder patients and 406 noneating disorder healthy controls, in addition 35 healthy controls completed a retest after a 4-week intervals. Tests for reliability, convergent validity and receiver operating characteristic analysis were performed to detect the psychometric properties...
October 9, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993739/increased-subjective-distaste-and-altered-insula-activity-to-umami-tastant-in-patients-with-bulimia-nervosa
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Rikukage Setsu, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Miki Tokunaga, Toru Takahashi, Noriko Numata, Koji Matsumoto, Yoshitada Masuda, Daisuke Matsuzawa, Masaomi Iyo, Eiji Shimizu, Michiko Nakazato
The aim of this study was to examine differences in brain neural activation in response to monosodium glutamate (MSG), the representative component of umami, between patients with bulimia nervosa (BN) and healthy women (HW) controls. We analyzed brain activity after ingestion of an MSG solution using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in a group of women with BN (n = 18) and a group of HW participants (n = 18). Both groups also provided a subjective assessment of the MSG solution via a numerical rating scale...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993394/recruitment-adherence-and-retention-of-endometrial-cancer-survivors-in-a-behavioural-lifestyle-programme-the-diet-and-exercise-in-uterine-cancer-survivors-deus-parallel-randomised-pilot-trial
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Dimitrios A Koutoukidis, Rebecca J Beeken, Ranjit Manchanda, Moscho Michalopoulou, Matthew Burnell, M Tish Knobf, Anne Lanceley
OBJECTIVE: Healthy eating and physical activity may help endometrial cancer survivors (ECS) improve their quality of life. However, most ECS do not meet the relevant guidelines. This pilot trial aimed to test the study feasibility procedures for a definitive trial of a behavioural lifestyle programme. DESIGN AND SETTING: This 24-week parallel two-arm randomised pilot trial took place in two hospitals in London, UK (April 2015-June 2016). PARTICIPANTS: Sixty disease-free ECS within 3 years of diagnosis...
October 8, 2017: BMJ Open
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