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Body Weight

The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.


Citrus Flavonoid Effects on Obesity

FS285/FSHN16-7 by Yu Wang and Laura ReussSeptember 23rd, 2019

Food Insecurity and Obesity

FY1473/FCS3342 by Rachel Savelle and LaToya J. O'NealApril 21st, 2017

Overweight and Weight Loss Maintenance

FS226/FSHN13-04 by Anne Mathews, Lauren Foster, and Wendy DahlFebruary 3rd, 2020

Social Networks and Obesity

FY1512/FCS3373by Kellie Cooper, Megan A. McVay, and LaToya J. O’NealSeptember 22nd, 2022Social networks play a very important part in successful weight management. This publication discusses social networks and ways these connections may support or hinder weight management. Written by Kellie Cooper, Megan A. McVay, and LaToya J. O’Neal, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, September 2022.

Weight Loss and the Older Adult: Risks and Benefits

FS401/FSHN20-42 by Wendy Gans, Rachelle Savelle, Nancy J. Gal, and Wendy DahlSeptember 22nd, 2020

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Connections and Consumption

Amanda QuintosOctober 11th, 2022The role of the individual often comes to the foreground in social discussions. For example, when learning about wellness, goal-setting, accountability, and success, you have likely encountered the popular ideal of a single person achieving victory with no one else’s help or support. In this scenario, this triumphant person stands alone, utterly unmoved by the […]

Healthy Habits: Making them Stick

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