David B. Allison
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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to estimate and compare the effects of antipsychotics-both the newer ones and the conventional ones-on body weight. METHOD A comprehensive literature search… Expand
Forecasts of life expectancy are an important component of public policy that influence age-based entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare. Although the Social Security… Expand
CONTEXT Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, but the number of obesity-attributable deaths has not been rigorously estimated. OBJECTIVE To estimate the number of deaths,… Expand
OBJECTIVE To describe and provide estimates of the distribution of waist circumference (WC) according to percentiles in African-, European-, and Mexican-American children, and to test for group… Expand
Nature Reviews Genetics 7 55-65 (2006) In this article, the y-axis label for Figure 1d was incorrect. The correct y-axis label should be . The authors apologize for the error.
Starved to Life? Caloric restriction—reducing the calories ingested by around 30% of that of a normal, fit individual—leads to substantial increases in life span in experimental animals. In an… Expand
We analyzed the European genetic contribution to 10 populations of African descent in the United States (Maywood, Illinois; Detroit; New York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Baltimore; Charleston, South… Expand
Microarrays have emerged as powerful tools allowing investigators to assess the expression of thousands of genes in different tissues and organisms. Statistical treatment of the resulting data… Expand
The purpose of this research was to develop reliable measures of attitudes toward and beliefs about obese persons, and to examine their relationship. The Attitudes Toward Obese Persons Scale (ATOP)… Expand
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that in a healthy pediatric population body mass index (BMI) (kilograms per meter square) is a valid measure of fatness that is independent of age for both sexes. … Expand