Navigation Links
Exploratory study: High BMI linked to proximity to convenience stores
Date:7/2/2010

study offers suggestions for how food environments may be improved using planning strategies.

Raja is a nationally regarded community-based scholar in the fields of food security planning and community health whose work supports and is supported by UB's Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative.

She points out that more than one-third of U.S. adults were reported to be obese in 2006, with the prevalence of obesity slightly greater among women than men.

"The prevalence of obesity is a significant public health concern because it places indi-viduals at a risk for a variety of diseases," she says, "and the role of environmental factors in contributing to obesity has received a lot of attention. We have attempted here to explain the paradox of high BMI rates among women living in highly walkable inner city neighborhoods.

Raja says the study has several limitations, among them, the fact that the researchers did not know where their subjects shopped for food, only what outlets were closest geographically. The also were not able to classify restaurants based on their quality -- fast-food and sit-down restaurants were treated as a single category, even though they know that quality varies widely across different types of restaurants.

"The study raises several questions to be addressed in future research," she says, "and suggests that innovative research designs will be necessary to develop greater evidence of causality -- perhaps longitudinal studies that look at how moving one's residence (thus changing exposure to a particular food, food type or built environment) affects physical activity, eating behavior and health outcomes."

The study identifies planning strategies and tools available to improve community food and built environments to support healthy eating behavior.

"Comprehensive plans, regulatory mechanisms and financial incentives can be used individually or in concert to improve food environments," the study s
'/>"/>

Contact: Patricia Donovan
pdonovan@buffalo.edu
716-645-4602
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study: diabetic neuropathy costs billions per year in lost work time
2. Study: Fountain of youth for your heart?
3. First-ever study: lack of critical lubricant causes wear in joints
4. Mayo Clinic study: Ossurs collars superior in immobilization and reduction of pressure
5. Study: weight-loss tips differ in African-American, mainstream magazines
6. Smithsonian study: Sediment prediction tools off the mark
7. Mouse study: When it comes to living longer, its better to go hungry than go running
8. Geisinger study: Inflammatory disease causes blindness
9. Stanford study: Bioenergy potential of reviving abandoned agricultural land
10. U-M study: Herceptin targets breast cancer stem cells
11. Study: Future snowmelt in West twice as early as expected; threatens ecosystems and water reserves
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/22/2014)... September 23, 2014 A new American Cancer Society ... Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as the food ... with income eligible non-participants. The authors say the ... at enhancing the dietary quality of SNAP participants. ... individuals and households with the resources to obtain ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... researchers are studying a potential new treatment that reverses ... which scars develop in the lungs and severely hamper ... which is delivered to lung tissue intravenously. In mouse ... fibrosis after several days. , The findings were ... Medicine . , "The mimic, when injected into the ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... genetic sequencing technologies continue to evolve rapidly, becoming part ... establish appropriate policies and regulatory frameworks to address potential ... policy issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine ... experts with the Center for Medical Ethics and Health ... the tools to jumpstart this process. , Experts ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Federal food program puts food on the table, but dietary quality could be improved 2Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis 2Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing 2Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing 3
... Director,s T-R01 Award , Speedier Lab Testing With Results ... associate professor of pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College, ... NIH Director,s Transformative R01 award from the National Institutes ... innovative protein recognition technologies that may some day speed ...
... Fisher, associate professor in the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, ... Research and Technology Review Day with a tissue engineering ... tissue for implantation. Fisher,s technology was one of ... faculty members and graduate students at the Professor Venture ...
... Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore ... by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" ... also might be developed as a treatment for multiple ... a common type of spinal cord trauma, called "compression" ...
Cached Biology News:Weill Cornell science briefs: November 2009 2Weill Cornell science briefs: November 2009 3Weill Cornell science briefs: November 2009 4Weill Cornell science briefs: November 2009 5Bioreactor for bone tissue engineering wins professor venture fair 2Bioreactor for bone tissue engineering wins professor venture fair 3Drug studied as possible treatment for spinal injuries 2Drug studied as possible treatment for spinal injuries 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Marktech Optoelectronics has introduced the ... emitters in the 280 nm wavelength range. This series ... range from 280nm to 405nm. These new devices are ... well as curing. Mark Campito, Marktech’s CEO states that ... to manufacturers is that we offer it in one ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 New ... Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Johnson & ... cancer genomics company focused on harnessing the potential ... cancer testing and treatment, today announced it has ... Imperial Innovations and including Cambridge Innovation Capital and ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/94pdq3/global ... "Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018" report to ... Biotechnology reagents are chemical compounds or substances ... and examine another substance to provide a test ... prepare, collect, and examine specimens from the human ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... generated a new star-shaped molecule made up of interlocking rings, ... , Known as a ,Star of David, molecule, ... quarter of a century and the team,s findings are published ... of two molecular triangles, entwined about each other three times ... each triangle is 114 atoms in length around the perimeter. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Marktech Introduces its New Line of Deep UV Emitters 2Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 2Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 3Inivata Raises £4m to Realise the Potential of ctDNA Analysis to Improve Cancer Treatment Through Simple Blood Tests 4Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 2Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Agilent, BD Biosciences, Bio-Rad, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Sigma-Aldrich and Thermo Fisher 3
... Simbionix,the world,s leading developer of medical simulation systems, ... a global collaboration,agreement. Simbionix will exclusively distribute, market, ... virtual reality hysteroscopy simulator. , ... simulators for minimal,invasive surgery. "This new agreement further ...
... Put in Place to Serve Future Requirements of Stem ... SIAL ) today announced the launch of an ... to its extensive portfolio of industry-leading products developed specifically ... over 1,100 unique and highly-focused products that are expected ...
... All amounts are in U.S. dollarsQUEBEC CITY, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... Company"), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrinology and oncology, today ... full year ended December 31, 2008., 2008 Highlights, ... First patients treated with AEZS-108 for a Phase 2 trial in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Simbionix Increases Product Offerings for OB/GYN Physicians 2Sigma-Aldrich Streamlines Access to Advanced Stem Cell Research Portfolio and Opens Stem Cell Biology Community Through New Web Portal 2Sigma-Aldrich Streamlines Access to Advanced Stem Cell Research Portfolio and Opens Stem Cell Biology Community Through New Web Portal 3AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 2AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 3AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 4AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 5AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 6AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 7AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 8AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 9AEterna Zentaris Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial and Operating Results 10
Small bottle for hybridization 150 x 35mm...
... Forma stacking shakers have the ... speed stacked 3-high, and the ... sensitive "soft shake" applications. ... and systems, our stackers are ...
CQCS kit for first KR 4i , (first unit)....
Multidrop Micro high speed 1 l bulk reagent dispenser rapidly, precisely and accurately dispenses microvolumes of 1-50 l into 384- and 96-well microplates....
Biology Products: