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Morbid obesity rates continue to rise rapidly in the United States
Clinically severe or morbid obesity (body mass index (BMI) >40 or 50 kg m−2) entails far more serious health consequences than moderate obesity for patients, and creates additional challenges forExpand
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Increases in morbid obesity in the USA: 2000-2005.
  • R. Sturm
  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • 1 July 2007
BACKGROUND It is well known that citizens of developed countries are more likely to be overweight than they were 20 years ago. The most serious health problems are not associated with overweight orExpand
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The effects of obesity, smoking, and drinking on medical problems and costs.
  • R. Sturm
  • Medicine
  • Health affairs
  • 1 March 2002
This paper compares the effects of obesity, overweight, smoking, and problem drinking on health care use and health status based on national survey data. Obesity has roughly the same association withExpand
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Mental disorders and the use of alternative medicine: results from a national survey.
OBJECTIVE The study examined the relationship between mental disorders and the use of complementary and alternative medicine. METHOD Data from a national household telephone survey conducted inExpand
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Increases in clinically severe obesity in the United States, 1986-2000.
  • R. Sturm
  • Medicine
  • Archives of internal medicine
  • 13 October 2003
BACKGROUND We know that Americans are increasingly becoming overweight, but we do not know whether this trend applies to clinically severe obesity (>100 lbs [45 kg] overweight), which is believed toExpand
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Childhood overweight and elementary school outcomes
Objective:To examine the link between childhood overweight status and elementary school outcomes.Design:Prospective study design: multivariate regression models examining the association betweenExpand
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Physical education in elementary school and body mass index: evidence from the early childhood longitudinal study.
  • A. Datar, R. Sturm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of public health
  • 1 September 2004
OBJECTIVES We examined the effect of physical education instruction time on body mass index (BMI) change in elementary school. METHODS We examined data from a national sample of 9751 kindergartnersExpand
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Body mass index in elementary school children, metropolitan area food prices and food outlet density.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the association between food prices and food outlet density and changes in the body mass index (BMI) among elementary school children in the USA. Expand
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Childhood overweight and academic performance: national study of kindergartners and first-graders.
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between children's overweight status in kindergarten and their academic achievement in kindergarten and first grade. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES The dataExpand
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School and residential neighborhood food environment and diet among California youth.
  • R. An, R. Sturm
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • American journal of preventive medicine
  • 1 February 2012
BACKGROUND Various hypotheses link neighborhood food environments and diet. Greater exposure to fast-food restaurants and convenience stores is thought to encourage overconsumption; supermarkets andExpand
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