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Pursuit of thinness and onset of eating disorder symptoms in a community sample of adolescent girls: a three-year prospective analysis.
This paper examines level of weight preoccupation and other variables prospectively associated with age of onset of eating disorder symptoms over a 3-year interval in a community sample of young adolescent girls to establish a rational basis for the choice of a prevention intervention target. Expand
Dance and reducing television viewing to prevent weight gain in African-American girls: the Stanford GEMS pilot study.
This study confirmed the feasibility, acceptability, and potential efficacy of using dance classes and a family-based intervention to reduce television viewing, thereby reducing weight gain, in African-American girls. Expand
Weight concerns influence the development of eating disorders: a 4-year prospective study.
Girls scoring in the highest quartile on the measure of weight concerns had the highest incidence of partial syndrome onset, whereas none of the girls in the lowest quartile developed eating disorder symptoms, consistent with both theoretical and clinical perspectives. Expand
Determinants of physical activity and interventions in youth.
Body-image and eating disturbances predict onset of depression among female adolescents: a longitudinal study.
Elevated body dissatisfaction, dietary restraint, and bulimic symptoms at study entry predicted onset of subsequent depression among initially nondepressed youth in bivariate analyses controlling for initial depressive symptoms. Expand
An attempt to modify unhealthful eating attitudes and weight regulation practices of young adolescent girls.
Rather than targeting the entire population, a healthy weight curriculum designed to modify the eating attitudes and unhealthful weight regulation practices of young adolescent girls might better focus on "at risk" students. Expand
A randomized controlled trial of culturally tailored dance and reducing screen time to prevent weight gain in low-income African American girls: Stanford GEMS.
A culturally tailored after-school dance and screen time reduction intervention for low-income, preadolescent African American girls did not significantly reduce BMI gain compared with health education but did produce potentially clinically important reductions in lipid levels, hyperinsulinemia, and depressive symptoms. Expand
Ethnicity and body dissatisfaction: are Hispanic and Asian girls at increased risk for eating disorders?
Findings suggest Hispanic and Asian girls may be at greater risk for adopting eating disorder behaviors than previously recognized and body dissatisfaction is not limited to white girls in middle and upper socioeconomic strata. Expand
Craving is associated with smoking relapse: findings from three prospective studies.
It is shown that immediate postcessation craving is shown to be prospectively associated with smokers' ability to maintain abstinence and relapse is strikingly rapid among those reporting high levels of craving following cessation. Expand
Television and Music Video Exposure and Risk of Adolescent Alcohol Use
Increased television and music video viewing are risk factors for the onset of alcohol use in adolescents, and attempts to prevent adolescent alcohol use should address the adverse influences of alcohol Use in the media. Expand