• Publications
  • Influence
The spread of the obesity epidemic in the United States, 1991-1998.
CONTEXT The increasing prevalence of obesity is a major public health concern, since obesity is associated with several chronic diseases. OBJECTIVE To monitor trends in state-specific data and toExpand
  • 2,407
  • 98
  • PDF
Binge drinking among US adults.
CONTEXT Binge drinking (consuming > or =5 alcoholic drinks on 1 occasion) generally results in acute impairment and has numerous adverse health consequences. Reports indicate that binge drinking mayExpand
  • 931
  • 53
  • PDF
Do obese children become obese adults? A review of the literature.
BACKGROUND Obese children may be at increased risk of becoming obese adults. To examine the relationship between obesity in childhood and obesity in adulthood, we reviewed the epidemiologicExpand
  • 1,859
  • 36
Maternal perceptions of weight status of children.
OBJECTIVE We quantified maternal misclassification of child weight status and examined determinants associated with maternal perceptions of child weight status. METHODS Data from the Third NationalExpand
  • 338
  • 30
  • PDF
The Relation of Childhood BMI to Adult Adiposity: The Bogalusa Heart Study
Objective. Although many studies have found that childhood levels of body mass index (BMI; kg/m2) are associated with adult levels, it has been reported that childhood BMI is not associated withExpand
  • 1,031
  • 27
Dietary Assessment Methods among School-Aged Children: Validity and Reliability
Abstract Background. Assessing the diets of children presents unique methodological challenges. Validity and reliability studies of recalls, records, food frequency questionnaires (FFQs), dietExpand
  • 394
  • 25
Prevalence of attempting weight loss and strategies for controlling weight.
CONTEXT Overweight and obesity are increasing in the United States. Changes in diet and physical activity are important for weight control. OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of attempting toExpand
  • 543
  • 20
  • PDF
Dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and risk of cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide. In this review, we examine the scientific evidence in support of current dietaryExpand
  • 400
  • 19
Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among adults in the United States: behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 1994-2000.
OBJECTIVES We examined trends in fruit and vegetable consumption in the United States. METHODS A 6-item food frequency questionnaire was used to assess consumption among 434 121 adults in 49 statesExpand
  • 216
  • 19
Dietary energy density is associated with energy intake and weight status in US adults.
BACKGROUND Laboratory-based investigations indicate that the consumption of foods with a low energy density (kcal/g) decreases energy intake. Although low-energy-dense diets are recommended forExpand
  • 403
  • 18
  • PDF