Nicolas Stettler

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CONTEXT Prevalence of adolescent overweight in the United States has increased substantially during the past 3 decades. Whether socioeconomic disparities in adolescent overweight increased, decreased, or remained constant during this period is not known. OBJECTIVE To examine trends in adolescent overweight from 1971 to 2004 by family poverty status, as(More)
Fast-food marketing to children is considered a contributor to childhood obesity. Effects of marketing on parents may also contribute to childhood obesity. The authors explore relevant hypotheses with data from caregivers of 2-to 12-year-old children in medically underserved communities. The results have implications for obesity-related public policies and(More)
This study compared child-feeding and related practices with child weight status between Chinese-American and non-Hispanic white caregivers who attended three community health centers. Study participants were caregivers of 50 Chinese-American and 108 non-Hispanic white children aged 2-12 years who completed a short version of the child feeding questionnaire(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity associated with joint pain of the lower extremities is likely due to excessive mechanical load on weight bearing joints. Additional mechanical factors may explain the association between obesity and joint pain. FINDINGS We characterized the association between obesity and non-traumatic lower extremity (LE) joint pain in adolescents and(More)
BACKGROUND Children with Down syndrome (DS) have a higher prevalence of obesity than other children. Whether this increased risk for obesity is due to a lower resting energy expenditure (REE) is controversial. Our study assessed whether (1) the REE of children with DS adjusted for fat-free mass (FFM) was lower than that of sibling controls, and (2) the(More)
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