School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls.

@article{Austin2007SchoolbasedOP,
  title={School-based overweight preventive intervention lowers incidence of disordered weight-control behaviors in early adolescent girls.},
  author={Sydney Bryn Austin and Juhee Kim and Jean L. Wiecha and Philip Jay Troped and Henry A. Feldman and Karen E Peterson},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={161 9},
  pages={865-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of a school-based intervention to promote healthful nutrition and physical activity on disordered weight-control behaviors (self-induced vomiting or use of laxatives or diet pills to control weight) in early adolescent girls and boys. DESIGN Using a group-randomized, controlled-trial design, we randomly assigned middle schools to an intervention or control condition. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to assess the effect of the intervention… CONTINUE READING

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