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Suicidality among gay, lesbian and bisexual youth: the role of protective factors.
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If protective factors were enhanced among gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) youth, suicide in this population is expected to be considerably lower and should be targeted in interventions. Expand
Prospective predictors of body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls and boys: a five-year longitudinal study.
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Predictors of Time 2 body dissatisfaction were Time 1 body dissatisfaction, body mass index, socioeconomic status, being African American, friend dieting and teasing, self-esteem, and depression, however, the profile of predictors differed across the samples. Expand
Long-term impact of adolescent dating violence on the behavioral and psychological health of male and female youth.
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ADV is associated with greater likelihood of problematic health factors and increases nonspecific risk toward behavioral and psychological impairment in youth, particularly female adolescents. Expand
Associations of Weight-Based Teasing and Emotional Well-being Among Adolescents
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Teasing about body weight was consistently associated with low body satisfaction, low self-esteem, high depressive symptoms, and thinking about and attempting suicide, even after controlling for actual body weight. Expand
Obesity, disordered eating, and eating disorders in a longitudinal study of adolescents: how do dieters fare 5 years later?
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A shift away from dieting and drastic weight-control measures toward the long-term implementation of healthful eating and physical activity behaviors is needed to prevent obesity and eating disorders in adolescents. Expand
Body Dissatisfaction Prospectively Predicts Depressive Mood and Low Self-Esteem in Adolescent Girls and Boys
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Findings are consistent with the hypothesis that body dissatisfaction is a risk factor for depressive mood and low self-esteem in both girls and boys but in different phases of adolescence. Expand
Body dissatisfaction from adolescence to young adulthood: findings from a 10-year longitudinal study.
TLDR
A trend in which diverse female and male youth are increasingly dissatisfied with their bodies as their BMI increases from middle school to young adulthood is highlighted, and the need for targeted prevention efforts to intervene in this trajectory and mitigate potential harm is emphasized. Expand
Dieting and disordered eating behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood: findings from a 10-year longitudinal study.
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Study findings indicate that disordered eating behaviors are not just an adolescent problem, but continue to be prevalent among young adults and suggest a need for both early prevention efforts before the onset of harmful behavioral patterns. Expand
Food preparation and purchasing roles among adolescents: associations with sociodemographic characteristics and diet quality.
TLDR
Adolescents should be encouraged to help with meal preparation and may benefit from interventions and programs that teach skills for cooking and making healthful purchasing decisions. Expand
Associations between parental report of the home food environment and adolescent intakes of fruits, vegetables and dairy foods
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Interventions designed to help adolescents improve consumption of fruits, vegetables and dairy foods may be enhanced by including a parental component aimed at increasing household availability and parents' intake of healthful food choices. Expand
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