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BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity and overweight persists in the preschool population, despite some prevention and treatment advances, particularly in minorities. Investigating the prevalence of dyslipidemia and the effect of family health may also guide the focus of intervention efforts. METHODS Anthropometric data were collected from urban minority(More)
<lb>METABOLIC SYNDROME IN OBESE AFRICAN AMERICAN ADOLESCENTS<lb>by<lb>YULYU YEH<lb>August 2014<lb>Advisor: Dr. K.L. Catherine Jen Major: Nutrition and Food Science<lb>Degree: Doctor of Philosophy<lb>Limited research regarding the relationship of metabolic syndrome (MetS),<lb>serum calcium, vitamin D level, nutrition knowledge, and food environments(More)
High prevalence of childhood obesity persists as a public health concern in the USA. However, limited study has been conducted on the effectiveness of nutrition education focused on African-American (AA) preschoolers (PSLRs) in the preschool settings. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the effectiveness of nutrition education on AA PSLR's health. A(More)
Part of our original analyses was performed with overweight and obese preschoolers only. This procedure may have created a subgroup of individuals with extreme values at baseline and this may likely be inappropriate.
BACKGROUND Obesity disproportionately affects children from low-income families and those from racial and ethnic minorities. The relationship between snacking and weight status remains unclear, although snacking is known to be an important eating episode for energy and nutrient intake particularly in young children. The purpose of this pilot study was to(More)
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