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Does body satisfaction matter? Five-year longitudinal associations between body satisfaction and health behaviors in adolescent females and males.
PURPOSE This study addresses the question, "Does body satisfaction matter?" by examining longitudinal associations between body satisfaction and weight-related health-promoting andExpand
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Shared risk and protective factors for overweight and disordered eating in adolescents.
BACKGROUND Weight-related problems, including obesity, eating disorders, and disordered eating, are major public health problems in adolescents. The identification of shared risk and protectiveExpand
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Obesity, disordered eating, and eating disorders in a longitudinal study of adolescents: how do dieters fare 5 years later?
OBJECTIVE To determine if adolescents who report dieting and different weight-control behaviors are at increased or decreased risk for gains in body mass index, overweight status, binge eating,Expand
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Healthy Habits, Happy Homes: randomized trial to improve household routines for obesity prevention among preschool-aged children.
IMPORTANCE Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities exist across risk factors for childhood obesity. OBJECTIVE To examine the effectiveness of a home-based intervention to improve householdExpand
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Prevention of obesity and eating disorders: a consideration of shared risk factors.
In response to the high prevalence of obesity, eating disorders and disordered eating behaviors among youth, researchers in both the obesity and eating disorders fields have proposed using anExpand
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Why does dieting predict weight gain in adolescents? Findings from project EAT-II: a 5-year longitudinal study.
OBJECTIVE Dieting has been found to predict weight gain in adolescents, but reasons for this association remain unclear. This study aimed to explore potential mechanisms by which dieting predictsExpand
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Weight Teasing and Disordered Eating Behaviors in Adolescents: Longitudinal Findings From Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)
OBJECTIVE. To assess whether weight-related teasing predicts the development of binge eating, unhealthy weight control behaviors, and frequent dieting among male and female adolescents. METHODS. AExpand
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Sexual orientation disparities in purging and binge eating from early to late adolescence.
PURPOSE To describe patterns of purging and binge eating from early through late adolescence in female and male youth across a range of sexual orientations. METHODS Using data from the prospectiveExpand
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Weight-teasing and emotional well-being in adolescents: longitudinal findings from Project EAT.
PURPOSE To determine if weight-teasing predicts subsequent low self-esteem, poor body image, and depressive symptoms; and to examine two mechanisms through which early teasing may influence laterExpand
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Eating when there is not enough to eat: eating behaviors and perceptions of food among food-insecure youths.
OBJECTIVES We explored differences in adolescents' eating habits, perceptions, and dietary intakes by food security status. METHODS As part of Project EAT (Eating Among Teens), we surveyed 4746Expand
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