Nutrition and Physical Activity: Health Information Sources in EU Member States, and Activities in the Commission, WHO, and European Networks

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Nicole Wolfram, Michael Rigby, Michael Sjöström, Rosa G. Frazzica, Wilhelm Kirch
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 23, 2008 - Medical - 584 pages

One important reason for the multitude of research activities in this field is because physical inactivity and nutrition are significant risk factors for many common non-communicable diseases. During the past decades physical inactivity and high dietary fat intakes have become increasingly prevalent in people’s daily lives in industrialised countries. To prevent and to tackle these major diseases, there is a need for a much better understanding of the basic biological and underlying patho-physiological processes, as well as more relevant baseline data describing food intakes and physical activity habits amongst the general population.

Being aware of the importance of nutrition and physical activity for health status a multitude of projects with different scopes and methodologies has arisen. This variety makes it necessary to bring the results of these activities into a coordinated framework.

 

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Contents

73 The Total Population Adults and Children and Adolescents
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74 The WHO and Measurement of Nutrition
96
75 The WHO and Measurement of Physical Activity
97
77 Health Behavior of School Children
98
78 The WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative
99
710 Summary
100
European Networks by P Di Mattia
101
Conclusions and Recommendations
107

512 Country Profile Sheets
20
513 Database Entries
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Analysis and Report on Health Information Activities on Nutrition and Physical Activity The European Commission
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63 Community Action in the Field of Public Health
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64 Summary
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World Health Organisation Europe Position and Activities on Measurement of Nutrition and Physical Exercise
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72 The WHO and the Rising Challenge of Overweight and Obesity
94
Appendix
111
Methods and Indicators
121
European Projects European Nutrition and Health Report
153
National Projects
218
References
571
Index
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Wilhelm Kirch is Chair of the Institute for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Medical Faculty of Dresden University of Technology. He is a past president of the European Public Health Association. He published Extreme Weather Events and Public Health Responses (2005) with Springer, and he is editor of our forthcoming Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008).

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