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The Economic Cost of Obesity

Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, is a professor and the associate executive director for Population Science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority endowed chair in nutrition. His main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity, and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Obesity

Human Kinetics, 2015

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... breast cancer cases in Canada are considered to be directly attributable to obesity (Katzmarzyk and Janssen 2004). With this information, the PAR% can then be applied to the total medical expenditures for postmenopausal breast cancer...

Epigenetic Effects on Obesity

Physical Activity and Obesity

Human Kinetics, 2015

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...This chapter covers the recent origins of the concept that offspring phenotype is determined by developmental programming of function that results from environmental challenges during fetal and early postnatal life. The focus is on the ways...

Physical Activity and Fitness With Age, Sex, and Ethnic Differences

Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, is a professor and the associate executive director for Population Science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority endowed chair in nutrition. His main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity, and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Health

Human Kinetics, 2012

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... Allman-Farinelli, T. Chey, D. Merom, H. Bowles, and A.E. Bauman. 2009. The effects of age, birth cohort and survey period on leisure-time physical activity by Australian adults: 1990-2005. British Journal of Nutrition 101:609–617. A. Bonen, and S.M....

Future Directions in Physical Activity and Obesity Research

Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, is a professor and the associate executive director for Population Science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority endowed chair in nutrition. His main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity, and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Obesity

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

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... differences, cultural differences in the perception of physical activity, and differences in the background levels of physical activity (Sisson and Katzmarzyk 2008). Efforts should be made to incorporate more objective measures of physical...

Introduction

Claude Bouchard

PhD, FACSM Executive Director Pennington Biomedical Research Center Louisiana State University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Peter T. Katzmarzyk, PhD, is a professor and the associate executive director for Population Science at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He holds the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority endowed chair in nutrition. His main research interest is the epidemiology and public health impact of obesity and physical inactivity, and determining the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, obesity, and related disorders such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Physical Activity and Obesity

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

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...The first incarnation of this book was published in 2000 (Bouchard 2000). It was motivated by the fact that in the view of many, the prevalence of obesity around the world had reached epidemic proportions. A decade later, the situation has...