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Environmental influences on eating and physical activity.
Obesity has increased dramatically over the past two decades and currently about 50% of US adults and 25% of US children are overweight. The current epidemic of obesity is caused largely by anExpand
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Long-term maintenance of weight loss: current status.
Intervention strategies for promoting long-term weight loss are examined empirically and conceptually. Weight control research over the last 20 years has dramatically improved short-term treatmentExpand
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Reduction in Weight and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes
OBJECTIVE—The effectiveness of intentional weight loss in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in type 2 diabetes is unknown. This report describes 1-year changes in CVD risk factors in aExpand
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Correction: Are fast food restaurants an environmental risk factor for obesity?
OBJECTIVE Eating at "fast food" restaurants has increased and is linked to obesity. This study examined whether living or working near "fast food" restaurants is associated with body weight. Expand
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Social, educational, and psychological correlates of weight status in adolescents.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to examine the social, educational, and psychological correlates of weight status in an adolescent population. It was hypothesized that obese adolescentsExpand
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The behavioral determinants of exercise: implications for physical activity interventions.
In light of the well-documented health benefits of physical activity and the fact that the majority of adult men and women are inactive, promoting regular physical activity is a public healthExpand
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Pricing and promotion effects on low-fat vending snack purchases: the CHIPS Study.
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of pricing and promotion strategies on purchases of low-fat snacks from vending machines. METHODS Low-fat snacks were added to 55 vending machines in aExpand
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Effects of calorie labeling and value size pricing on fast food meal choices: Results from an experimental trial
BackgroundAlthough point-of-purchase calorie labeling at restaurants has been proposed as a strategy for improving consumer food choices, a limited number of studies have evaluated this approach.Expand
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Benefits of recruiting participants with friends and increasing social support for weight loss and maintenance.
  • R. Wing, R. Jeffery
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 February 1999
To determine the benefits of social support for weight loss and maintenance, this study recruited participants (N = 166) either alone or with 3 friends or family members and then randomly assignedExpand
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Relationships between perceived stress and health behaviors in a sample of working adults.
The study examined associations between perceived stress and fat intake, exercise, alcohol consumption, and smoking behaviors. Data were from surveys of 12,110 individuals in 26 worksitesExpand
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