Factors contributing to obesity in adolescents
- Brief Report: Quality of Life in Overweight Youthâ€”The Role of Multiple Informants and Perceived Social Support. Ingerski, Lisa M.; Janicke, David M.; Siilverstein, Janet H. // Journal of Pediatric Psychology;Aug2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p869
Objective To examine the impact of overweight status on pediatric quality of life (QOL). Method This correlational study examined the relationship between weight, social support, race, informant, and QOL in a sample of 107 clinically overweight youth, ages 12 to 17 years. Results Regression...
- Early sexual maturation, central adiposity and subsequent overweight in late adolescence. A four-year follow-up of 1605 adolescent Norwegian boys and girls: the Young HUNT study. Bratberg, Grete H.; Nilsen, Tom I. L.; Holmen, Turid L.; Vatten, Lars J. // BMC Public Health;2007, Vol. 7, p54
Background: Early sexual maturation has been associated with overweight that may persist after the completion of biological growth and development. We have prospectively examined the influence of early sexual maturation on subsequent overweight in late adolescence and assessed if this...
- The growing problem of childhood obesity. // U.S. News & World Report;10/16/95, Vol. 119 Issue 15, p18
Discusses how children, like grown-ups, are getting heavier. Report from the National Center for Health Statistics which shows that the number of overweight youth has doubled; Tips for fighting obesity.
- Secular trends in overweight and obesity among Finnish adolescents in 1977-1999. Kautiainen, S.; Rimpela, A.; Vikat, A.; Virtanen, S.M. // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Apr2002, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p544
Studies trends in overweight and obesity among adolescents in Finland between 1977 and 1999. Age range; Linear increase of obesity and overweight in all age groups; Comparison of body mass index between boys and girls; Comparison of obesity prevalence between girls and boys.
- Development of adiposity in adolescence: five year longitudinal study of an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of young people in Britain. Wardle, Jane; Henning Brodersen, Naomi; Cole, Tim J.; Jarvis, Martin J.; Boniface, David R. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/13/2006, Vol. 332 Issue 7550, p1130
Objective To examine the developmental trajectory of obesity in adolescence in relation to sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Design Five year longitudinal cohort study of a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse sample of school students aged 11-12 years at baseline. Setting 36 London...
- TEENAGE WAISTLAND. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;May2004, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p48
Presents statistics on six countries with the highest percentages of teenagers who were overweight, as reported in the periodical "Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine." United States; Ireland; Denmark.
- Impulsivity in overweight children. Braet, Caroline; Claus, Line; Verbeken, Sandra; Van Vlierberghe, Leen // European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry;Dec2007, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p473
This study investigates whether or not obese children have a stronger tendency to act on impulse than normal weight children, taking into account the multidimensionality and complexity of the impulsivity construct. A performance based test (Matching Familiar Figure Test, MFFT), a child interview...
- Prevalence and Trends in Overweight Among US Children and Adolescents, 1999-2000. Ogden, Cynthia L.; Flegal, Katherine M.; Carroll, Margaret D.; Johnson, Clifford L. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/9/2002, Vol. 288 Issue 14, p1728
Context: The prevalence of overweight among children in the United States increased between 1976-1980 and 1988-1994, but estimates for the current decade are unknown. Objective: To determine the prevalence of overweight in US children using the most recent national data with measured weights and...
- Weighty Matters. // NEA Today;Sep2004, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p10
Reports on the percentage of overweight children and teenagers in the U.S. according to the National Health Center for Health Statistics.