Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity (Day 2)
Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions in children and adults. The prevalence of obesity in the United States and globally has grown rapidly in the last three decades; thus, there is a pressing need to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is commonly defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. In 2014, more than one-third (37.7%) of U.S. adults (Flegal, 2016 ) and 17% of U.S. children and young adults under the age of 20 (Ogden, 2016 ) met this definition, accounting for about 55% of the total U.S. population. There are also persistent disparities among ...
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Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Methods for Evaluating Natural Experiments in Obesity (Day 1)
Obesity is a major contributor to serious health conditions in children and adults. The prevalence of obesity in the United States and globally has grown rapidly in the last three decades; thus, there is a pressing need to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Obesity is commonly defined as having a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30. In 2014, more than one-third (37.7%) of U.S. adults (Flegal, 2016 ) and 17% of U.S. children and young adults under the age of 20 (Ogden, 2016 ) met this definition, accounting for about 55% of the total U.S. population. There are also persistent disparities among ...
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Medicine: Mind the Gap - Helping Smokers With Behavioral Health Comorbidity Requires a National Effort
Medicine: Mind the Gap is a lecture series that explores issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice—areas in which conventional wisdom may be contradicted by recent evidence. From the role of advocacy organizations in medical research and policy, to off-label drug use, to the effectiveness of continuing medical education, the seminar series will aim to engage the National Institutes of Health community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today’s research environment. Dr. Williams will be speaking about the fa...
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