Special Issues/Supplements

  • The Second Lancet Series on Obesity

    February 2015

    Today’s food environments exploit people’s biological, psychological, social, and economic vulnerabilities, making it easier for them to eat unhealthy foods. This reinforces preferences and demands for foods of poor nutritional quality. This second series from The Lancet reviews reasons for patchy progress, challenges entrenched dichotomies, and proposes a reframing of the obesity issue.

  • The Lancet Series on Obesity

    August 2011

    The series – led by National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) members and NCCOR Envision project contributors – critically examines what we know about the global obesity pandemic: its drivers, the economic and health burden, the physiology behind weight control and maintenance, and what science tells us about the kind of actions that are needed to change our obesogenic environment.

  • Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration in Childhood Obesity

    February 2015

    This special issue on the Childhood Obesity Research Demonstration (CORD) project includes nine articles and an accompanying editorial. The issue describes how CORD builds on existing work, uses stakeholders’ perspectives of problems and feasible solutions, and leverages state and local infrastructure in three states.

  • “Using Systems Science in Obesity Research” in the American Journal of Public Health

    July 2014

    The theme issue highlights the latest obesity research using systems science approaches—computation and mathematical modeling techniques and network analysis. Research contributions of several NCCOR Envision members are highlighted within the theme issue, including a microsimulation to help estimate missing data on childhood obesity in a large national dataset, and a system dynamics model to quantify the energy imbalance gap responsible for the U.S. adult obesity epidemic among different gender/racial subpopulations.