A Must

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Expert opinion on body mass index percentiles for figure drawings at menarche
    A Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:876-9. 2002
  2. pmc Occurrence and timing of childhood overweight and mortality: findings from the Third Harvard Growth Study
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 160:743-50. 2012
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
  4. pmc Acculturation and gestational weight gain in a predominantly Puerto Rican population
    Alison Tovar
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Rhode Island, 112 Ranger Hall, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:133. 2012
  5. pmc The association between childhood obesity and tooth eruption
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2070-4. 2012
  6. pmc Active play and screen time in US children aged 4 to 11 years in relation to sociodemographic and weight status characteristics: a nationally representative cross-sectional analysis
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:366. 2008
  7. pmc Externalizing behavior in early childhood and body mass index from age 2 to 12 years: longitudinal analyses of a prospective cohort study
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:49. 2010
  8. pmc The prevalence of obesity in children with autism: a secondary data analysis using nationally representative data from the National Survey of Children's Health
    Carol Curtin
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School EK Shriver Center, 200 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:11. 2010
  9. pmc Racial differences in central adiposity in a longitudinal cohort of black and white adolescent females
    David J Tybor
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:2. 2010
  10. pmc Comfort and utility of school-based weight screening: the student perspective
    Karrie A Kalich
    Health Science Department, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435 2903, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:9. 2008

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Publications65

  1. ncbi request reprint Expert opinion on body mass index percentiles for figure drawings at menarche
    A Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:876-9. 2002
    ..0 to 97.6, with the greatest agreement at the high end and the poorest agreement in the central part of the range. This approach may be useful in situations where weight and height are not readily recalled...
  2. pmc Occurrence and timing of childhood overweight and mortality: findings from the Third Harvard Growth Study
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 160:743-50. 2012
    ..To assess the mortality experience of participants in the Third Harvard Growth Study (1922-1935) who provided ≥ 8 years of growth data...
  3. pmc Feeding styles and child weight status among recent immigrant mother-child dyads
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J, and Dorothy R, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:62. 2012
    ..Given that immigrant parents and children are at greater risk for becoming overweight/obese with increased time in the US, identification of risk factors for weight gain is critical...
  4. pmc Acculturation and gestational weight gain in a predominantly Puerto Rican population
    Alison Tovar
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Rhode Island, 112 Ranger Hall, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:133. 2012
    ..The goal of this study was to determine if acculturation, a possible risk factor, was associated with gestational weight gain in a predominantly Puerto Rican population...
  5. pmc The association between childhood obesity and tooth eruption
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2070-4. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Active play and screen time in US children aged 4 to 11 years in relation to sociodemographic and weight status characteristics: a nationally representative cross-sectional analysis
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Public Health 8:366. 2008
    ....
  7. pmc Externalizing behavior in early childhood and body mass index from age 2 to 12 years: longitudinal analyses of a prospective cohort study
    Sarah E Anderson
    Division of Epidemiology, The Ohio State University College of Public Health, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:49. 2010
    ....
  8. pmc The prevalence of obesity in children with autism: a secondary data analysis using nationally representative data from the National Survey of Children's Health
    Carol Curtin
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School EK Shriver Center, 200 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:11. 2010
    ..The goal of the current study was to estimate the prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents with autism...
  9. pmc Racial differences in central adiposity in a longitudinal cohort of black and white adolescent females
    David J Tybor
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:2. 2010
    ..We tested for racial differences in age-related growth in waist circumference in a longitudinal cohort of black and white adolescent girls...
  10. pmc Comfort and utility of school-based weight screening: the student perspective
    Karrie A Kalich
    Health Science Department, Keene State College, 229 Main Street, Keene, NH 03435 2903, USA
    BMC Pediatr 8:9. 2008
    ..Students' response to such screening is unexplored, however. In this study we evaluated the perceived comfort, utility and impact of school-based weight screening from the perspective of middle school-aged students...
  11. pmc Prevalence of overweight in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders: a chart review
    Carol Curtin
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Waltham, MA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 5:48. 2005
    ..The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of overweight among a clinical population of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD)...
  12. pmc School's out: what are urban children doing? The Summer Activity Study of Somerville Youth (SASSY)
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:16. 2010
    ..A secondary goal of this pilot study was to learn what children eat during the summer months...
  13. ncbi request reprint Body mass index in children and adolescents: considerations for population-based applications
    A Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:590-4. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint Activity, inactivity, and screen time in relation to weight and fatness over adolescence in girls
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1774-81. 2007
    ..We examined the longitudinal relationship of physical activity, inactivity, and screen time with relative weight status and percentage body fat (%BF) and explored how it differed by parental overweight status...
  15. ncbi request reprint Childhood overweight and maturational timing in the development of adult overweight and fatness: the Newton Girls Study and its follow-up
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 116:620-7. 2005
    ..Although several studies have suggested that early menarche is associated with the development of adult overweight, few have accounted for childhood overweight before menarche...
  16. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a review of longitudinal studies of weight and adiposity in youth
    A Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:S84-96. 2005
    ..To review the published prospective observational studies of the relationship of physical activity and sedentary behavior with the development of overweight and adiposity, with an emphasis on methodologic issues...
  17. ncbi request reprint Serum total homocysteine concentrations in children and adolescents: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
    Aviva Must
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 133:2643-9. 2003
    ..Improved understanding of the determinants of levels during growth and development may provide important clues to the etiology of adult disease...
  18. pmc Sedentary behavior and sleep: paradoxical effects in association with childhood obesity
    A Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:S82-6. 2009
    ..Measurement issues present a challenge to both areas of research. Prospective studies that include more accurate measures of both sedentary behavior and of sleep will be needed to clarify causal pathways...
  19. ncbi request reprint Recall of early menstrual history and menarcheal body size: after 30 years, how well do women remember?
    A Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:672-9. 2002
    ..The failure to identify certain menstrual characteristics as exposures for subsequent disease may reflect limitations in the accuracy and precision of the recalled measures...
  20. pmc Modifiable risk factors in relation to changes in BMI and fatness: what have we learned from prospective studies of school-aged children?
    A Must
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:705-15. 2009
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  21. ncbi request reprint Weight and body mass index at menarche are associated with premenopausal bone mass
    M Blum
    Calcium and Metabolic Bone Laboratory, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Osteoporos Int 12:588-94. 2001
    ..In conclusion, low body weight and low BMI at menarche appear to be significant predictors of reduced bone mass in healthy premenopausal women ages 40-45 years...
  22. ncbi request reprint Leptin, body composition and bone mineral density in premenopausal women
    M Blum
    Calcium and Metabolic Bone Laboratory, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Calcif Tissue Int 73:27-32. 2003
    ..In summary, the results of this study suggest that for a given body weight, a higher proportion of fat and a higher serum leptin concentration have negative associations with bone mass in premenopausal women...
  23. ncbi request reprint The disease burden associated with overweight and obesity
    A Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    JAMA 282:1523-9. 1999
    ..Overweight and obesity are increasing dramatically in the United States and most likely contribute substantially to the burden of chronic health conditions...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationship between temperament, nonresting energy expenditure, body composition, and physical activity in girls
    S E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:300-6. 2004
    ..To assess the extent that predilection for movement, as measured by a temperament questionnaire (activity temperament), contributes to nonresting energy expenditure and body composition in girls...
  25. pmc Change in leptin, body composition and other hormones around menarche--a visual representation
    L G Bandini
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Waltham, MA, USA
    Acta Paediatr 97:1454-9. 2008
    ..To present a visual representation of changes in body composition, leptin, insulin, estradiol and follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) levels in relation to menarche in girls...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dairy food consumption and body weight and fatness studied longitudinally over the adolescent period
    S M Phillips
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1106-13. 2003
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  27. ncbi request reprint Relationship of physical fitness to prevalence and incidence of overweight among schoolchildren
    Juhee Kim
    677 Huntington Avenue, III 616, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obes Res 13:1246-54. 2005
    ..We examined the relationship between comprehensive fitness tests and overweight using a school surveillance system in a racially diverse city in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint Energy-dense snack food intake in adolescence: longitudinal relationship to weight and fatness
    Sarah M Phillips
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Obes Res 12:461-72. 2004
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Child temperament does not predict adolescent body composition in girls
    S E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:47-53. 2005
    ..We tested this hypothesis with longitudinal data from the MIT study...
  30. pmc Incidence and remission rates of overweight among children aged 5 to 13 years in a district-wide school surveillance system
    Juhee Kim
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1588-94. 2005
    ..To monitor annual changes in weight status, we determined incidence and remission rates of overweight among school-aged children with longitudinal school-based surveillance...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predictors of overweight and overfatness in a multiethnic pediatric population. Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health Collaborative Research Group
    J T Dwyer
    Frances Stern Nutrition Center, New England Medical Center, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 67:602-10. 1998
    ..Groups of children who were overweight and overfat at baseline were more likely to be overweight and overfat at follow-up and to have more cardiovascular risk factors than their peers...
  32. ncbi request reprint Relation of body composition, parental overweight, pubertal stage, and race-ethnicity to energy expenditure among premenarcheal girls
    Linda G Bandini
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, New England Medical Center, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1040-7. 2002
    ..Previous studies assessed the influence of parental weight status, sexual maturation, race-ethnicity, and energy expenditure among children, but few examined these issues comprehensively...
  33. pmc Hostility and adiposity mediate disparities in insulin resistance among adolescents and young adults
    Elizabeth Goodman
    Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Pediatr 157:572-7, 577.e1. 2010
    ..This study explores whether the relationship between lower socioeconomic status and insulin resistance in adolescents is mediated by both physiological and psychological factors associated with increased cardiometabolic risk...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relation of body mass index and body fatness to energy expenditure: longitudinal changes from preadolescence through adolescence
    Linda G Bandini
    Department of Health Sciences, Boston University, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:1262-9. 2004
    ..Although it is widely accepted that weight gain results when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure (EE), how reduced EE contributes to the development of obesity remains unclear...
  35. ncbi request reprint Impact of overweight on the risk of developing common chronic diseases during a 10-year period
    A E Field
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1581-6. 2001
    ..Overweight adults are at an increased risk of developing numerous chronic diseases...
  36. ncbi request reprint Tutorial in Biostatistics: Evaluating the impact of 'critical periods' in longitudinal studies of growth using piecewise mixed effects models
    E N Naumova
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 30:1332-41. 2001
    ..A detailed example that examines the influence of menarche on changes in body fat accretion will be presented using data from a prospective study of 162 girls measured annually from approximately age 10 until 4 years post menarche...
  37. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal comparison of body composition by total body water and bioelectrical impedance in adolescent girls
    Sarah M Phillips
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 133:1419-25. 2003
    ..937 + (0.389 x height(2)/resistance) + (0.285 x weight) + (0.124 x height) + (0.543 x black race) + (0.393 x other race). Overall, we found that BIA provided accurate estimates of the change in both FFM and %BF over time...
  38. ncbi request reprint Maintenance of lightweight correlates with decreased cardiovascular risk factors in early adolescence
    Johanna T Dwyer
    Schools of Nutrition and Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, J T D, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Adolesc Health 31:117-24. 2002
    ..To describe predictors of lightweight in 11-year-olds and how weight changes between ages 9-11 years affected selected cardiovascular risk factors...
  39. ncbi request reprint Interpreting the continued decline in the average age at menarche: results from two nationally representative surveys of U.S. girls studied 10 years apart
    Sarah E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Technology and the Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Pediatr 147:753-60. 2005
    ..To determine whether average age at menarche declined in the United States during the past decade, and whether associations between menarcheal timing, weight status, and race/ethnicity changed...
  40. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in the accuracy of reported energy intake in girls 10-15 y of age
    Linda G Bandini
    General Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:480-4. 2003
    ..However, significant underreporting of total energy intake (EI) has been found when EI is compared with total energy expenditure (EE) measured by doubly labeled water...
  41. ncbi request reprint Household tobacco smoke exposure is negatively associated with premenopausal bone mass
    M Blum
    Calcium and Metabolic Bone Laboratory, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Osteoporos Int 13:663-8. 2002
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint A community intervention reduces BMI z-score in children: Shape Up Somerville first year results
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Avenue, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1325-36. 2007
    ..The objective was to test the hypothesis that a community-based environmental change intervention could prevent weight gain in young children (7.6 +/- 1.0 years)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Milk: can a "good" food be so bad?
    Jeanne P Goldberg
    Center on Nutrition Communication, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 110:826-32. 2002
  44. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in energy expenditure in girls from late childhood through midadolescence
    Jennifer L Spadano
    General Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:1102-9. 2005
    ..Longitudinal data on energy expenditure in children and adolescents are scarce...
  45. ncbi request reprint Association of depression and anxiety disorders with weight change in a prospective community-based study of children followed up into adulthood
    Sarah E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:285-91. 2006
    ..To investigate childhood to adulthood weight change associated with anxiety and depression...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relative weight and race influence average age at menarche: results from two nationally representative surveys of US girls studied 25 years apart
    Sarah E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 111:844-50. 2003
    ..2) To assess whether the occurrence of menarche in relation to weight status and race had changed over this time period...
  47. ncbi request reprint Overweight, obesity, and associated disease burden in the Veterans Affairs ambulatory care population
    Eric M Nowicki
    Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, 13th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Mil Med 168:252-6. 2003
    ..This report describes the prevalence of overweight and obesity and estimates the disease burden associated with excess weight in ambulatory Veterans Affairs (VA) patients...
  48. pmc Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs regarding weight gain during pregnancy among Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:938-49. 2010
    ..Our findings inform behavior change strategies for meeting pregnancy weight gain recommendations...
  49. pmc The impact of gestational weight gain and diet on abnormal glucose tolerance during pregnancy in Hispanic women
    Alison Tovar
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:520-30. 2009
    ..To examine the association of gestational weight gain and dietary factors with abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Trends in overweight from 1980 through 2001 among preschool-aged children enrolled in a health maintenance organization
    Juhee Kim
    Department of Society and Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1107-12. 2006
    ..To examine overweight trends over a 22-year period among preschool-aged children from primarily middle-income families enrolled in a health maintenance organization...
  51. pmc Waist-to-height ratio is correlated with height in US children and adolescents aged 2-18 years
    David J Tybor
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:148-51. 2008
    ..Future research should investigate how this affects relationships between central adiposity and cardiovascular disease risk factors across these ages, and how using a power other than 1 might reduce bias and improve precision...
  52. ncbi request reprint Relationship of childhood behavior disorders to weight gain from childhood into adulthood
    Sarah E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Ambul Pediatr 6:297-301. 2006
    ..However, these relationships have not been studied longitudinally from childhood to adulthood. We investigated childhood to adulthood weight change associated with attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does menarche mark a period of elevated resting metabolic rate?
    Jennifer L Spadano
    General Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge 02139, USA
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 286:E456-62. 2004
    ..Thus parental overweight may influence changes that occur in RMR during adolescence in girls...
  54. pmc Independent effects of age-related changes in waist circumference and BMI z scores in predicting cardiovascular disease risk factors in a prospective cohort of adolescent females
    David J Tybor
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:392-401. 2011
    ..The use of longitudinal data to investigate the relation between changes in fat distribution and the emergence of risk factors is limited...
  55. ncbi request reprint Energy cost of physical activities in 12-y-old girls: MET values and the influence of body weight
    J L Spadano
    General Clinical Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1528-33. 2003
    ..Few data exist on the energy cost of specific activities in children. The influence of body weight on the energy cost of activity when expressed as metabolic equivalents (METs) has not been vigorously explored...
  56. pmc What does the epidemic of childhood obesity mean for children with special health care needs?
    Paula M Minihan
    School of Medicine, Tufts University, MA, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 35:61-77. 2007
    ..These efforts are necessary to protect the health of the nation's 9.4 million children with special health care needs now and long-term...
  57. ncbi request reprint Adolescent obesity and risk for subsequent major depressive disorder and anxiety disorder: prospective evidence
    Sarah E Anderson
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychosom Med 69:740-7. 2007
    ..To assess whether adolescent obesity is associated with risk for development of major depressive disorder (MDD) or anxiety disorder. Obesity has been linked to psychosocial difficulties among youth...
  58. pmc Behavioral risk factors in relation to visceral adipose tissue deposition in adolescent females
    Aviva Must
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:28-36. 2008
    ..To characterize visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue (SAAT) deposition in girls over the pubertal period and to assess the influence of behavioral risk factors on their deposition...
  59. doi request reprint Disentangling nutritional factors and household characteristics related to child stunting and maternal overweight in Guatemala
    JoungHee Lee
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 8:188-96. 2010
    ..The challenge for the decision makers and service deliverers is to guide SCOM households to deal equally with both extremes of the malnutrition continuum...
  60. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of elderly Asian immigrants to persuasion with respect to participation in research
    Doug Brugge
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Immigr Health 7:93-101. 2005
    ..Our findings also suggest that elderly Asian immigrants may need additional protections to achieve truly informed consent...
  61. ncbi request reprint Does overweight in childhood have an impact on adult health?
    Aviva Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Rev 61:139-42. 2003
    ..Long-term health consequences of obesity were not demonstrable in this study, likely owing to the small numbers of subjects who were overweight during post-World War II Britain...
  62. ncbi request reprint Effects of obesity on morbidity in children and adolescents
    Aviva Must
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, School of Medicine, Tufts University, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
    Nutr Clin Care 6:4-12. 2003
    ..Identification of the full range of health consequences linked to obesity in the pediatric population may help direct resources to its primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention...
  63. pmc Food selectivity in children with autism spectrum disorders and typically developing children
    Linda G Bandini
    E K Shriver Center, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Waltham, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 157:259-64. 2010
    ..To define food selectivity and compare indices of food selectivity among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and typically developing children, and to assess the impact of food selectivity on nutrient adequacy...
  64. ncbi request reprint Evidence based physical activity for school-age youth
    William B Strong
    Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, USA
    J Pediatr 146:732-7. 2005
    ..To review the effects of physical activity on health and behavior outcomes and develop evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in youth...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight in children with developmental disorders in the continuous national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES) 1999-2002
    Linda G Bandini
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Pediatr 146:738-43. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of overweight in children identified with developmental disorders on the basis of nationally representative survey data...

Research Grants3

  1. IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND GROWTH ON MORTALITY
    Aviva Must; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Obesity and Psychopathology: Longitudinal Study of Youth
    Aviva Must; Fiscal Year: 2005
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