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Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity

May 2005

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S.

Children's Food Consumption During Television Viewing

December 2004

Background: Television viewing is associated with childhood obesity.

Assessing Weight-Related Biochemical Cardiovascular Risk Factors in African-American Girls

December 2004

Objective: Hyperinsulinemia/insulin resistance is a risk factor for future type 2 diabetes.

African-American Grils' Dietary Intake While Watching Television

December 2004

Objective: Television viewing has been associated with childhood obesity, although the mechanisms that link television viewing to higher BMI have not been established.

Diet and Physical Activity Counseling During Ambulatory Care Visits in the United States

October 2004

BACKGROUND: Research is limited regarding national patterns of behavioral counseling during ambulatory care.

Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?

January 2004

This paper investigates trends in disability in the U.S. population, particularly among people under age fifty.

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Carbohydrate Diets

April 2003

Context Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety.

Air Pollution and Medical Care Use by Older Americans: A Cross-Area Analysis

November 2002

The case for reduction of air pollution has been predicated primarily on the frequently observed relationship between pollution and mortality and morbidity.

The 30-Second Effect: An Experiment Revealing the Impact of Television Commercials on Food Preferences of Preschoolers

December 2001

Objective:To examine whether televised food commercials influence preschool children's food preferences.

Is Parental Control Over Children's Eating Associated with Childhood Obesity? Results from a Population-Based Sample of Third Graders

December 2001

Objective: Identifying parental behaviors that influence childhood obesity is critical for the development of effective prevention and treatment programs.

Television Viewing and Childhood Obesity

December 2001

Children spend a substantial portion of their lives watching television.

Reducing Children's Television Viewing to Prevent Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

December 2000

Selected by the editors of Contemporary Pediatrics as the most significant pediatric study of 1999. Also first printed in 1999, v 282, p1561-1567 JAMA

Does Television Viewing Increase Obesity and Reduce Physical Activity? Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analyses among Adolescent Females

December 1993