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EPIDEMIOLOGIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF OBESITY WITH SUBCLINICAL MYOCARDIAL INJURY AND HEART FAILURE
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-11-06)
Obesity is a potent risk factor for heart failure (HF), a cardiovascular condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, the relationship between obesity and HF has not been fully characterized. Prior data ...
Obesity Prevention Among American Indian Adults: Impact Evaluation of a Multi-level, Multi-component Intervention
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-04-03)
Prevalence of adult overweight and obesity is alarmingly high, disproportionately so in American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations. Factors contributing to this health disparity in this population are multifaceted, ...
Fighting Fires and Fat: An Educational and Environmental Nutrition Intervention to Address Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Fire Service
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-04-05)
An estimated 80% of paid and volunteer firefighters are overweight or obese, compromising firefighting performance and increasing risk of injury. Over 77% of firefighters have elevated blood pressure, and between one-quarter ...
A multi-level exploration of obesity and disparities: the neighborhood, family, and healthcare system
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-03-31)
Background: Obesity imposes a significant burden on both the healthcare system and society. Additionally, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in obesity are well established. Addressing the correlates and consequences ...