With the publication of our September issue, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is pleased to announce the selection of the 2016 Article of the Year.
Based on scientific content, article downloads, mainstream media mentions, and references on social media platforms, our editors selected “All-Cause Mortality Attributable to Sitting Time: Analysis of 54 Countries Worldwide” by Mr. Leandro Rezende at the University of Sao Paolo as this year's top manuscript. Mr. Rezende and co-authors investigated the relationship between sitting time, mortality, and life expectancy in 54 countries, estimating that sitting time was responsible for 3.8% of all-cause mortality, or approximately 433,000 deaths per year, among those countries studied.
Articles in this supplement examine evidence linking factors in early adulthood to subsequent cancer risk, while also identifying opportunities to incorporate that evidence into public health practice. The researchers assess risks that may be uniquely faced in early adulthood, highlight environmental factors that influence individual decisions, and discuss possibilities for early intervention.
Models of HIV incidence, prevalence, and mortality for the U.S. over 10 years demonstrate the U.S. could achieve an estimated 46% reduction in HIV incidence by 2020 and a nearly 70% reduction in HIV incidence by 2025 with proper implementation of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy.