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Emerging Adulthood and College‐aged Youth: An Overlooked Age for Weight‐related Behavior Change
TLDR
Describing emerging adulthood as a developmentally unique life stage is described, epidemiologic evidence documenting adverse changes in diet, physical activity, and weight during this stage is highlighted, and the influence of food and beverage marketing targeting emerging adults is discussed to illustrate the need for health promotion and intervention efforts that could target young adults through settings such as postsecondary institutions.
Weight-teasing among adolescents: correlations with weight status and disordered eating behaviors
TLDR
Many adolescents, in particular those who are overweight, report being teased about their weight and being bothered by the teasing, which is associated with disordered eating behaviors that may place overweight youth at increased risk for weight gain.
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