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The method of delivery of nutrition and physical activity information may play a role in eliciting behavior changes in adolescents.
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The computer-based group showed more positive behavior changes than the traditional education groups, and future programs may be enhanced by including group discussion and individual feedback. Expand
Differential influence of diet and physical activity on components of metabolic syndrome in a multiethnic sample of children.
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Diet composition was more closely related to the components of the metabolic syndrome than was physical activity, with carbohydrate intake being adversely related to waist circumference, triglyceride levels, and glucose levels. Expand
Parental feeding practices and socioeconomic status are associated with child adiposity in a multi-ethnic sample of children
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Parental restriction was a significant predictor of child adiposity while parental pressure to eat and parental restriction were associated with adiposity levels and SES was positively related to parental restriction and pressure to Eat. Expand
Impact of weight cycling on risk of morbidity and mortality
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A comprehensive evaluation of recent weight‐cycling evidence is provided, looks to understand design differences between studies and study outcomes, assesses the need for further research on particular health outcomes, and proposes alternative methodologies that will bridge the needs and capabilities of research. Expand
Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity.
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False and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive in both scientific literature and the popular press and are relevant for the formulation of sound public health, policy, or clinical recommendations. Expand
Do neighbourhoods matter? Neighbourhood disorder and long-term trends in serum cortisol levels
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Children who are exposed to negative socioenvironmental climates over time are more likely to have altered serum cortisol levels, which may be an adaptive mechanism to cope with stress; however, disrupted cortisol levels may have negative effects on general physical and mental health. Expand
Adjusting adiposity and body weight measurements for height alters the relationship with blood pressure in children.
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In this multiethnic pediatric population, waist circumference was the strongest significant adiposity predictor of hypertension risk among AA and EA children and among HA children, particularly among HA groups. Expand
Associations of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 with Markers of Inflammation, Insulin Resistance and Obesity in Adults
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Elevated FGF23 concentrations may be considered a biomarker for decline in metabolic function among individuals with normal kidney function as well as individuals with chronic kidney disease. Expand
Effect of dietary adherence with or without exercise on weight loss: a mechanistic approach to a global problem.
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Dietary adherence is strongly associated with rates of weight loss and adversely affected by the severity of caloric restriction, and weight loss programs should consider moderate caloric restriction relative to estimates of energy requirements, rather than generic low-calorie diets. Expand
Weighing the Evidence of Common Beliefs in Obesity Research
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Nine myths and 10 presumptions surrounding the effects of rapid weight loss and the “Freshman 15” are presented and suggestions for limiting the spread of these and other unsubstantiated beliefs about the obesity domain are suggested. Expand
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