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  • obesity
  • The first study to evaluate the effect of economic growth on malnutrition in all its forms has found that, while stunting and thinness have ameliorated in recent years, a four-fold increase in overweight and obesity among children and adolescents occurred in China between 1995 and 2014, with around one in five children and adolescents now either overweight or obese. (eurekalert.org)
  • The research, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, shows that although economic growth might contribute to the reductions in stunting and thinness, its double-edged sword effect on the marked increase in overweight and obesity highlights a need to proactively adopt strategies to ensure dietary quality and diversity as well as maintenance of physical activity in a context of rapid economic growth and urbanisation. (eurekalert.org)
  • This study aimed to investigate whether urban-rural inequalities in nutritional status changed in China during the period surveyed and to assess the associations between shifts in three indicators -- stunting, thinness and overweight and obesity -- and nutritional status changes. (eurekalert.org)
  • The survey observes increases in average height, weight, and BMI, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity, as well as average GDP per capita and urbanisation ratio from 1995 to 2014, while the prevalence of stunting and thinness and the Engel coefficient steadily declined. (eurekalert.org)
  • During the period observed, provinces with higher GDP per capita led the transition with faster transition to reductions in thinness and stunting, and increases in obesity and overweight. (eurekalert.org)
  • The purpose of this study was to examine how the socioeconomic gradient in weight status, namely thinness, overweight and obesity, changes over time in a longitudinal cohort of Australian schoolchildren, from 2007-2012. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Obesity/overweight and thinness were defined by using the International Obesity Task Force BMI cut-offs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • women
  • Finally, we hypothesized that societal pressure and using media as a source of information would mediate the relation between media exposure (number of magazines read, hours of television watched) and drive for thinness and drive for muscularity in women and men. (deepdyve.com)
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  • Co-author Professor Jun Ma, Peking University in China, says: "Socioeconomic development has brought rapid changes in nutrition in Chinese children and adolescents and there are important improvements in stunting and thinness. (eurekalert.org)
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  • Additionally, it occurs more commonly among those involved in activities that value thinness such as high-level athletics, modelling, and dancing. (wikipedia.org)
  • girls
  • For high school girls, the thinness expectancy manipulation also produced a greater decline in overall eating-disordered attitudes. (ovid.com)