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Eating Patterns of Overweight Rural and Small Town Women and Men

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dc.contributor.author Berg, Francie
dc.rights North Dakota State University en_US
dc.title Eating Patterns of Overweight Rural and Small Town Women and Men en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.source ND Farm Research: Vol. 43, No. 6, p. 25-28 en_US
dc.description In 1986, 25.6% of North Dakota adults were at risk of obesity, which was higher than the national average. In this article the author reviewed the results of a then recent statement by the National Institutes of Health titled 'Health Implications of Obesity', which displayed how mortality rates increased as the degree to which obesity existed in the individual. Slightly more than 50% reported themselves as being somewhat or highly obese. The purpose of the study was to determine the lifestyle patterns of adults in a western Dakotas area selected for a 3 year wellness intervention pilot program with a followup study to measure changes over that time. Nearly all of the poor habits typically associated with obesity being the outcome were prevalent among those overweight and their families. Inactivity and stress were significant triggers for increasing the likelihood of obesity. The findings of the study revealed that many of those obese were younger, including children. These point to the need for an active intervention program to both educate and assist people obese or potential at risk.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-17T20:44:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-17T20:44:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10365/8095
dc.date 1986 en_US
dc.subject Human nutrition en_US
dc.subject Rural communities en_US

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