This research strand is focused on overweight and obesity (excess weight) in Switzerland. By adding the evolutionary perspective, we want to better understand the reasons behind this health issue (life-history theory, etc.). We analyse modern population monitoring data (schoolchildren and conscripts) and population-based surveys (e.g., menuCH) and identify groups at risk. A special focus is given to small-area patterns, also in combination with other data sets (Swiss Food Panel, Migros sales data, etc.).
Staub, Kaspar; Floris, Joël; Koepke, Nikola; Trapp, Adrian; Nacht, Andreas; Schärli Maurer, Susanna; Rühli, Frank J; Bender, Nicole (2018). Associations between anthropometric indices, blood pressure and physical fitness performance in young Swiss men: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open, 8(6):e018664.
Faeh, David; Staub, Kaspar; Rühli, Frank J; et al (2017). Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults. Lancet, 390(10113):2627-2642.
Papandreou, Alexandra; Bopp, Matthias; Braun, Julia; Staub, Kaspar; Faeh, David (2017). Individual development and potential determinants of excess weight in children and adolescents: a longitudinal study. Swiss Medical Weekly, 147:w14501.
Staub, Kaspar; Bender, Nicole; Floris, Joël; Pfister, Christian; Rühli, Frank J (2016). From undernutrition to overnutrition: the evolution of overweight and obesity among young men in Switzerland since the 19th century. Obesity Facts, 9(4):259-272.
Panczak, Radoslaw; Held, Leonhard; Moser, André; Jones, Philip A; Rühli, Frank J; Staub, Kaspar (2016). Finding big shots: small-area mapping and spatial modelling of obesity among Swiss male conscripts. BMC Obesity, 3(10):1-12.
Panczak, Radoslaw; Zwahlen, Marcel; Woitek, Ulrich; Rühli, Frank J; Staub, Kaspar (2014). Socioeconomic, Temporal and Regional Variation in Body Mass Index among 188,537 Swiss Male Conscripts Born between 1986 and 1992. PLoS ONE, 9(5):e96721.
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