Dieting status and its relationship to eating and physical activity behaviors in a representative sample of US adolescents.

OBJECTIVE To determine whether adolescents engaging in extreme weight loss methods (i.e., vomiting and diet pills) and those using more moderate methods differ from each other in dietary intake (fruits, vegetables, and higher-fat foods) and physical activity, and to compare these variables in dieting and nondieting adolescents. DESIGN Data were obtained… (More)