The role of impulsivity in pediatric obesity and weight status: a meta-analytic review.

@article{Thamotharan2013TheRO,
  title={The role of impulsivity in pediatric obesity and weight status: a meta-analytic review.},
  author={Sneha Thamotharan and Krista L. Lange and Emily L. Zale and Lindsay Huffhines and Sherecce A Fields},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={253-62}
}
Pediatric obesity has reached epidemic proportions over the last two decades; however little research has focused on the behavioral mechanisms that may contribute to the rise of obesity in youth and adolescents. Impulsivity has been examined as a mechanism underlying the displacement of physical activity and the increase in food consumption, however this research is limited. The present meta-analysis aimed to address mixed findings of previous research by determining a relative effect of… CONTINUE READING
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