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Factors Associated With Influential Health-Promoting Messages on Social Media: Content Analysis of Sina Weibo

Factors Associated With Influential Health-Promoting Messages on Social Media: Content Analysis of Sina Weibo

With childhood obesity, smoking, and cancer as the keywords, we retrieved posts for 1 month (November 1 to November 30, 2019).

Qingmao Rao, Zuyue Zhang, Yalan Lv, Yong Zhao, Li Bai, Xiaorong Hou

JMIR Med Inform 2020;8(10):e20558


Diet, Physical Activity, Lifestyle Behaviors, and Prevalence of Childhood Obesity in Irish Children: The Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study Protocol

Diet, Physical Activity, Lifestyle Behaviors, and Prevalence of Childhood Obesity in Irish Children: The Cork Children’s Lifestyle Study Protocol

IntroductionChildhood Obesity, Extent of the ProblemThe worldwide prevalence of childhood obesity has increased significantly over the past three decades, particularly in North America and Western Europe [1,2].

Eimear Keane, Patricia M Kearney, Ivan J Perry, Gemma M Browne, Janas M Harrington

JMIR Res Protoc 2014;3(3):e44


Treatment of Childhood Obesity Based on Brazilian Dietary Guidelines Plus Energy Restriction (PAPPAS HUPE Study): Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial

Treatment of Childhood Obesity Based on Brazilian Dietary Guidelines Plus Energy Restriction (PAPPAS HUPE Study): Protocol for a Randomized Clinical Trial

In Brazil, the increase in the prevalence of obesity over the past few decades has been higher among children aged 5 to 9 years compared with adolescents and adults, with an increase of approximately 6 times in the period from 1974 to 2009 [3].

Joana Maia Brandao, Rosely Sichieri, Simone Augusta Ribas, Eliseu Verly-Jr, Rosangela Alves Pereira, Inês Rugani Ribeiro De Castro, Bruna Kulik Hassan, Alessandra Silva Dias De Oliveira, Emanuele Souza Marques, Diana Barbosa Cunha

JMIR Res Protoc 2020;9(6):e16170


Differences Between Mothers and Fathers of Young Children in Their Use of the Internet to Support Healthy Family Lifestyle Behaviors: Cross-Sectional Study

Differences Between Mothers and Fathers of Young Children in Their Use of the Internet to Support Healthy Family Lifestyle Behaviors: Cross-Sectional Study

IntroductionThe prevention of childhood obesity remains a significant global public health challenge, with an estimated 41 million children under 5 years of age being overweight or obese [1].

Rachel Laws, Adam D Walsh, Kylie D Hesketh, Katherine L Downing, Konsita Kuswara, Karen J Campbell

J Med Internet Res 2019;21(1):e11454


A Web-Based Interactive Tool to Reduce Childhood Obesity Risk in Urban Minority Youth: Usability Testing Study

A Web-Based Interactive Tool to Reduce Childhood Obesity Risk in Urban Minority Youth: Usability Testing Study

IntroductionBackgroundChildhood obesity continues to be a serious public health challenge [1]. In the United States, the prevalence of obesity among youth is 18.5% [2]. The challenge remains pronounced particularly in low-income, minority populations.

Sandra Verdaguer, Katrina F Mateo, Katarzyna Wyka, Tracy A Dennis-Tiwary, May May Leung

JMIR Form Res 2018;2(2):e21


Digital Weight Loss Intervention for Parents of Children Being Treated for Obesity: A Prospective Cohort Feasibility Trial

Digital Weight Loss Intervention for Parents of Children Being Treated for Obesity: A Prospective Cohort Feasibility Trial

Children with obesity are at increased risk of developing chronic conditions during childhood and during adulthood if obesity persists [4-8].

Melissa C Kay, Jasmine Burroughs, Sandy Askew, Gary G Bennett, Sarah Armstrong, Dori M Steinberg

J Med Internet Res 2018;20(12):e11093