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Background publications for the Genetic-Epidemiology Theme

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Genetic-Epidemiology theme

Fedmeepidemien har aldrig været værre. Bisbebjerg Hospital. 2011 Jan.
Theme magazine from Bisbebjerg Hospital about obesity (in Danish)... 


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Overweight and obesity trends in Copenhagen schoolchildren from 2002 to 2007. Pearson S, Hansen B, Sørensen TI, Baker JL. Acta Paediatr. 2010 May 28.
The purpose of this study is to monitor the prevalence trend in overweight and obesity among Copenhagen schoolchildren from the school years 2002 to 2007. Copenhagen community health service doctors conducted routine examinations at school entry (ages 5-8 years) and exit (ages 14-16 years). Body mass index (kg/m(2)) of 33 245 schoolchildren was calculated. The prevalence of overweight (including obesity) and obesity was classified using the International Obesity Task Force definitions....


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Study design, exposure variables, and socioeconomic determinants of participation in Diet, Cancer and Health: a population-based prospective cohort study of 57,053 men and women in Denmark. 2007;35(4):432-41
Diet is considered an important aspect of lifestyle related to cancer development. To contribute further knowledge within this field a Danish prospective cohort study "Diet, Cancer and Health" has been initiated. The aims of this paper are to give a description of the study design, measurement procedures, and differences between participants and non-participants with special reference to socioeconomic characteristics....


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