Healthier home food preparation methods and youth and caregiver psychosocial factors are associated with lower BMI in African American youth.

@article{Kramer2012HealthierHF,
  title={Healthier home food preparation methods and youth and caregiver psychosocial factors are associated with lower BMI in African American youth.},
  author={Rebecca Feld Kramer and Anastasia J. Coutinho and Elisabeth Vaeth and Karina Hammershaimb Christiansen and Sonali R Suratkar and Joel Gittelsohn},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={142 5},
  pages={
          948-54
        }
}
Obesity disproportionately affects African American (AA) children and adolescents and leads to an increased risk of adult chronic diseases. Eating few meals at home has been implicated as a cause of obesity among youth, but to our knowledge, previous studies have not specifically investigated this relationship in AA adolescents or looked at both the healthfulness and frequency of home meals in AA households. The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between home… CONTINUE READING
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