Faith-Based Institutions as Venues for Obesity Prevention.

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childhood obesity 16133 overweight (BMI 25–29 kg m−2) compared to those in normal or obese categories.Feasibility of childhood obesity intervention components and delivery among children aged 8–13 years was explored in temples, mosques,
obesity 337 this current narrative review is to critique the scope and value of recent studies with a focus on obesity -related health promotion in faith organizations.Recent FindingsElectronic database searches, scanning
obesity 1242 detailed description of cultural tailoring.SummaryFaith organizations show promise as settings for obesity prevention among high-risk groups, particularly African-Americans. Support for progressing formative
obesity 1476 powered, randomized controlled trials is vital. Wider involvement of diverse faith settings and targeting obesity in men and childhood would be valuable developments.IntroductionThe goal of the World Health Organization
obesity 1819 non-communicable diseases; this includes stemming the seemingly intractable rise in the prevalence of obesity and its consequences [[]]. Current predictions for reaching these goals remain bleak with global obesity
obesity 1924 obesity and its consequences [[]]. Current predictions for reaching these goals remain bleak with global obesity prevalence set to reach 18% in men and more than 21% in women [[]]. In addition to upstream policy action,
obesity 2203 healthy food and physical activity (PA) environments and behaviours is seen as key in the prevention of obesity and related diseases [[]]. Community-designed and community-delivered interventions, with culturally
obesity 3256 particularly influenced by religious institutions and recommended exploring such settings as venues for obesity prevention [[]].Ethnicity is a consistent correlate for overweight and obese children and adults, with
obesity 3421 overweight and obese children and adults, with a number of minority ethnic groups at greater risk of obesity and its consequences, compared to majority populations, partly explained by socio-economic factors [[]–[]].
obesity 3960 Regular attendance at a place of worship is common among some of the ethnic groups most at risk of obesity such as Black Africans and South Asians [[], []]. For non-denominational or new churches, which attract
obesity 4348 settings [[]]. Programmes involving faith organizations may thus plausibly contribute to addressing obesity inequality among high-risk groups.So, to what extent has the potential for faith settings in obesity
obesity 4449 obesity inequality among high-risk groups.So, to what extent has the potential for faith settings in obesity prevention been realized? There has been success in effective church-based obesity interventions among
obesity 4532 faith settings in obesity prevention been realized? There has been success in effective church-based obesity interventions among African-Americans [[]]. Of 18 studies targeting weight loss published 1992–2012,
obesity 4897 current narrative review is to summarize and critique the latest research on approaches to faith-based obesity prevention, how effective these interventions have proved to date, and observations on future directions.Obesity
obesity 5726 tested the feasibility and efficacy of faith settings for achieving weight-related change. The focus was obesity per se for some studies, but in others, weight loss was the route to addressing risk of diabetes or
obesity 7273 contributing to primary and secondary prevention, as these categories are often blurred in addressing obesity , as in other multi-factorial conditions [[]]. In all but one study [[]] (diet only) both dietary and
obesity 16143 overweight (BMI 25–29 kg m−2) compared to those in normal or obese categories.Feasibility of childhood obesity intervention components and delivery among children aged 8–13 years was explored in temples, mosques,
obesity 17614 include a PA component.Discussion of the StudiesStudy DesignCluster trials are an appropriate choice for obesity prevention in faith settings, with randomization of the clusters into intervention and control arms
obesity 19099 <10% [[]•]. Together with past studies [[]], this indicates that well-designed, adequately powered obesity prevention studies among African-Americans can be conducted in faith settings and can be effective.
obesity 24435 commitment to sustainability [[]]. CBPR promises to be advantageous in navigating the challenges of obesity prevention within faith organizations. General guidance [[]] as well as a full description of methods
obesity 25586 programmes.Future Research NeedsFuture research to expand knowledge on faith organizations as settings for obesity prevention warrants the further testing of components and adequately powered pilot and definitive trials.
obesity 26266 broadening reach of this area of research. However, the likely efficacy of faith settings for addressing obesity among children, men, and diverse ethnic groups in faith organizations other than churches (e.g. mosques
obesity 26866 at places of worship remains important for a range of communities, including those at high risk of obesity . Current research suggests continued promise in effective and sustainable obesity prevention through
obesity 26948 those at high risk of obesity. Current research suggests continued promise in effective and sustainable obesity prevention through faith organizations among African-Americans. Additional large-scale, randomized controlled
obesity 27335 be used to engage other high-risk populations and may emerge as significant approaches for tackling obesity inequalities in the future. Nascent evidence, however, is dominated by small-scale studies with design
obesity 27527 studies with design limitations and research in the formative and exploratory stages. Advancement of obesity prevention in faith organizations will require commitment to the timely progression of developmental

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