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Toward a Developmental Conceptualization of Contributors to Overweight and Obesity in Childhood: The
Abstract— Overweight in childhood sets the stage for a lifelong struggle with weight and eating and raises the risk of health problems, such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, sleep apnea,Expand
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FACILITATING DISSERTATION COMPLETION AND SUCCESS AMONG DOCTORAL STUDENTS IN SOCIAL WORK
Social work doctoral education is essential to the continuation of the profession through its production of educators and researchers. Predicted shortages of educators give urgency to the problems ofExpand
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Health literacy: critical opportunities for social work leadership in health care and research.
One-third of U.S. adults do not have adequate health literacy to manage their health care needs; and low health literacy is a major concern due to its association with poor health outcomes, highExpand
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Longitudinal predictors of dieting and disordered eating among young adults in the U.S.
OBJECTIVE To assess longitudinal associations between cognitive and behavioral characteristics in adolescence and dieting and eating pathology in young adulthood. METHOD Data from the NationalExpand
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Body image distortion and three types of weight loss behaviors among nonoverweight girls in the United States.
  • J. Liechty
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  • The Journal of adolescent health : official…
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PURPOSE To examine the relationship between body image distortion (BID) and onset of three types of weight loss behavior among nonoverweight girls in the United States. METHODS Data were from theExpand
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Sex between Young Teens and Older Individuals: A Demographic Portrait. Child Trends Research Brief. Publication #2005-07.
This research brief draws on recently released data on first sexual experiences from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG 2002) to present an updated look at sexual relationships betweenExpand
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US Preschoolers' Media Exposure and Dietary Habits: The primacy of television and the limits of parental mediation
A potential barrier to healthy eating in childhood is media marketing of obesogenic foods, yet little research has linked young children's media and dietary habits. This study reports data from 423Expand
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Sleep, but not other daily routines, mediates the association between maternal employment and BMI for preschool children.
BACKGROUND It has been established that the more time mothers spend working outside of the home, the more likely their preschool-aged children are to be overweight. However, the mechanisms explainingExpand
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Body size estimation and other psychosocial risk factors for obesity onset among US adolescents: findings from a longitudinal population level study
Background/Objective:The purpose of this study was to examine the longitudinal effects of body size over- and underestimation and other psychosocial factors on the risk for onset of overweight (OW)Expand
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