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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

Obesity and its determinants in girls from five ethnic groups a thesis submitted to the Auckland University of Technology in fulfilment of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, July 2008 /

Duncan, Elizabeth Karndu. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (PhD) -- AUT University, 2008. / Includes bibliographical references. Also held in print (xvi, 186 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.) in the Archive at the City Campus (T 618.92398 DUN)

The dietary intake of 2-year-olds born to overweight or obese women and predictors of their body mass index

Street, Erin. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2009. / Title from PDF t.p. (viewed May 11, 2010). Directed by Cheryl Lovelady; submitted to the Dept. of Nutrition. Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-27, 43-45, 64-67).

The application of the vulnerable populations conceptual framework to determine factors predictive of overweight and obesity in Appalachian children and adolescents

Whelan, Melanie M. January 1900 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--West Virginia University, 2010. / Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages; contains ix, 115 p. : ill. Vita. Includes abstract. Includes bibliographical references (p. 99-111).

Experiences of obese adolescents : a retrospective qualitative study /

Smith, Kenneth Albert, January 2000 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Texas at Austin, 2000. / Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 184-204). Available also in a digital version from Dissertation Abstracts.

Effects of parental obesity on fat metabolism during submaximal exercise in children

Eaves, Audrey Denise. Houmard, Joseph A. January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)--East Carolina University, 2009. / Presented to the faculty of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Advisor: Joseph Houmard. Title from PDF t.p. (viewed May 4, 2010). Includes bibliographical references.

Factors related to obesity in preparatory and high schools in Dubai : a study of the prevalence, determination, consequences and the perception of obesity in adolescents in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Zaal, Afra Ahmed bin January 2006 (has links)
The study was conducted in Dubai, one of the main Emirate states.  It is a cross sectional descriptive study, conducted between January and April 2004.  The sample size was 661(324 males and 337 females).  These were all local national students from preparatory and secondary schools with ages ranging from 12 to 17 years.  A multi-stage stratified, random sampling technique was used to obtain a representative sample of appropriate size for estimating the prevalence of obesity among adolescents.  A short questionnaire was used to obtained information relating to factors which contributed to obesity. The results revealed that there was a high prevalence of obesity in males (22.2%) and females (20.2%).  Boys and girls in early and middle adolescence (12-15years) were more obese than late adolescents (16-17 years).  An increase in body mass index may lead to high blood pressure, high blood sugar level, high cholesterol and triglyceride level.  The girls were  shown to be more likely to follow a dietary programmes and watch television food advertisements.  Television was shown to be the most effective way of transmitting health nutrition information inclusion in the school curriculum being the next most effective way.  Boys participated in physical activity more than girls; reducing the likelihood of obesity.  Boys were more likely to overestimate their current body shape than girls. It was concluded that since obesity cannot be prevented or managed at an individual level, governments, the food industry, international agencies, the media and community should all work together to modify the environment so that it is less conductive to weight gain.

Obesity as a function of efficiency in the allocation of time and optimality in consumption a theoretical and empirical examination /

Pirouz, Kian Alexander, January 2005 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis(M.S.)--Auburn University, 2005. / Abstract. Vita. Includes bibliographic references.

Externality as an information processing dimension in obese children.

Gordon, Amanda. January 1978 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (B.A. (Hons.)) -- University of Adelaide, Dept. of Psychology, 1978.

A risk model for obesity : reward sensitivity, food preferences, and binge eating /

Reid, Caroline. January 2005 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--York University, 2005. Graduate Programme in Kinesiology and Health Science. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 61-81). Also available on the Internet. MODE OF ACCESS via web browser by entering the following URL: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:pqdiss&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft_dat=xri:pqdiss:MR19689

Forming fat identities

Jaffe, Karen. January 2008 (has links)
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Rutgers University, 2008. / "Graduate Program in Sociology." Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-203).

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