Gail E. Gates

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OBJECTIVE To compare environmental factors that influence body mass index for age (BMI-for-age) between a sample of American and Czech school-aged children. DESIGN Pilot study. A parent questionnaire and school visits were used to collect data from parents and children. SETTING Public schools in 1 American and 2 Czech cities. PARTICIPANTS Forty-five(More)
The availability and an assessment of the nutritionally-relevant information from 100 medical records of ambulatory residents in ten special care units (SCU) for Alzheimer's patients was determined. Eight facilities had estimated calorie and fluid needs and four estimated protein needs of residents. Over 40% of the residents were underweight and significant(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare African-American and white women's knowledge, attitudes, and energy and nutrient intakes related to cardiovascular disease risk. DESIGN The 1989 through 1991 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals and the Diet and Health Knowledge Survey (DHKS). SUBJECTS A nationally representative sample of 2,684 white and 449(More)
The prevalence of child obesity in the Czech Republic has increased in the last several years, especially among school-aged children. While obesity trends are closely monitored in the Czech Republic, very little is known about the dietary habits and exercise behaviors of Czech children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate nutrient intakes and physical(More)
The purpose of the study was to compare the prevalence of disordered eating between female college athletes and non-athletes and explore emotion regulation as a potential mediator of the link between participation in athletics and disordered eating symptoms. Data for this cross-sectional study came from 527 college students in a mid-western state of the USA(More)
An Ethics Opinion reflects the interpretation or application of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics by the Ethics Committee. This interpretation or application by the Ethics Committee is in response to a specific ethics issue facing the Registered Dietitian(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the relation between serum and dietary antioxidants, and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in middle-aged and older individuals at risk for cardiovascular disease. We used data from adults aged > or = 40 at increased risk for cardiovascular disease selected from the NHANES III database. The relation between(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of child overweight in the Czech Republic is substantially lower than that in the USA. The objective of the present pilot study was to explore dietary intakes, frequency of dining in fast-food establishments, and the amount and intensity of physical activity between a sample of American and Czech children. DESIGN A cross-sectional(More)