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BACKGROUND The effects of the home environment on child health behaviors related to obesity are unclear. PURPOSE To examine the role of the home physical activity (PA) and food environment on corresponding outcomes in young children, and assess maternal education/work status as a moderator. METHODS Overweight or obese mothers reported on the home PA and(More)
PURPOSE Childcare has been associated with obesity in children in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, although some observed no association. Few studies have focused on care during infancy, a period when children may be especially vulnerable. PARTICIPANTS The Nurture Study is an observational birth cohort designed to assess longitudinal associations(More)
OBJECTIVE Investigate racial differences in a range of obesity-related socio-behavioral risk factors in children born of obese mothers. METHODS 142 Black and 151 White 2-year-old children and their parents were surveyed on their physical activity environment, food environment, parental role modeling, eating behaviors, feeding practices, child physical(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine associations of mother and infant salivary cortisol, measured three times over the course of a day, and assess whether these varied by breastfeeding status. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study of 54 mothers and their infants aged 4-11 months. Mothers collected their own saliva and that of their(More)
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