Albert Stunkard

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Energy intake, not energy output, is a determinant of body size in infants
    A J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 2648, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:524-30. 1999
  2. doi request reprint Eating disorders and obesity
    Albert J Stunkard
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:765-71. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint The night eating syndrome: a progress report
    Albert J Stunkard
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Appetite 45:182-6. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Development of criteria for a diagnosis: lessons from the night eating syndrome
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 50:391-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint A biobehavioural model of the night eating syndrome
    A J Stunkard
    School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Rev 10:69-77. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of body size in the first 2 y of life: a high-risk study of human obesity
    A J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 3309, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:503-13. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint A paradigm for facilitating pharmacotherapy at a distance: sertraline treatment of the night eating syndrome
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1568-72. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Two forms of disordered eating in obesity: binge eating and night eating
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1-12. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid changes in night eating: considering mechanisms
    A Stunkard
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e2-8. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Binge eating disorder: disorder or marker?
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 34:S107-16. 2003

Research Grants

  1. The Prevalence of two eating disorders
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HUMAN OBESITY
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2002
  3. CHARACTERIZING THE NIGHT EATING SYNDROME
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2002
  4. THE NIGHT EATING SYNDROME
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2005

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. ncbi request reprint Energy intake, not energy output, is a determinant of body size in infants
    A J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 2648, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:524-30. 1999
    ..It has been proposed that the primary determinants of body weight at 1 y of age are genetic background, as represented by parental obesity, and low total energy expenditure...
  2. doi request reprint Eating disorders and obesity
    Albert J Stunkard
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 34:765-71. 2011
    ..Although the prevalence of these 2 eating disorders is relatively low, both are associated with significant distress and dysfunction that can be ameliorated with effective treatment...
  3. ncbi request reprint The night eating syndrome: a progress report
    Albert J Stunkard
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Appetite 45:182-6. 2005
    ..A case study and an open-label trial with SSRIs suggest that they may treat NES effectively. Randomized controlled trials are needed...
  4. doi request reprint Development of criteria for a diagnosis: lessons from the night eating syndrome
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Compr Psychiatry 50:391-9. 2009
    ..In conclusion, research on NES supports the validity of the diagnosis and its inclusion in DSM-V...
  5. doi request reprint A biobehavioural model of the night eating syndrome
    A J Stunkard
    School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3309, USA
    Obes Rev 10:69-77. 2009
    ..This model of NES attests to the validity of the diagnosis of NES and the criteria by which it is identified, and it provides an explanation of the mechanism...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of body size in the first 2 y of life: a high-risk study of human obesity
    A J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104 3309, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:503-13. 2004
    ..To ascertain the predictors of body size at 2 y of age...
  7. ncbi request reprint A paradigm for facilitating pharmacotherapy at a distance: sertraline treatment of the night eating syndrome
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1568-72. 2006
    ..To test a novel method of facilitating pharmacotherapy at a distance and assess the effectiveness of sertraline for the treatment of night eating syndrome (NES)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Two forms of disordered eating in obesity: binge eating and night eating
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:1-12. 2003
    ..Binge eating disorder (BED) and the night eating syndrome (NES) have been linked to obesity. This review summarizes their characteristics, implications of their diagnoses and treatment outcomes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Rapid changes in night eating: considering mechanisms
    A Stunkard
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e2-8. 2010
    ..Current evidence favors the serotonergic system and this view is strongly supported by the great effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in the treatment of NES...
  10. ncbi request reprint Binge eating disorder: disorder or marker?
    Albert J Stunkard
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 34:S107-16. 2003
    ..To describe the evidence for the constellation of symptoms known as binge eating disorder (BED) and to evaluate the utility of this diagnosis...
  11. pmc A descriptive study of non-obese persons with night eating syndrome and a weight-matched comparison group
    Jennifer D Lundgren
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Eat Behav 9:343-51. 2008
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  12. ncbi request reprint Circadian eating and sleeping patterns in the night eating syndrome
    John P O'Reardon
    Weight and Eating Disorder Program, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obes Res 12:1789-96. 2004
    ..To compare the eating and sleep-wake patterns of persons with the night eating syndrome (NES) with those of matched control subjects...
  13. ncbi request reprint Modeling circadian rhythms of food intake by means of parametric deconvolution: results from studies of the night eating syndrome
    Raymond C Boston
    New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1672-7. 2008
    ..Disordered temporal eating patterns are a feature of a number of eating disorders. There is currently no standard mathematical model to quantify temporal eating patterns...
  14. ncbi request reprint Depression and obesity
    Albert J Stunkard
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 54:330-7. 2003
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  15. pmc Identification of an obese eating style in 4-year-old children born at high and low risk for obesity
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:505-12. 2010
    ..Thus, a rapid eating style, characterized by increased mouthfuls of food/min, may be a behavioral marker for the development of childhood obesity...
  16. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome among nonobese persons
    Heidi M Marshall
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 35:217-22. 2004
    ..To compare the characteristics of obese persons with the night eating syndrome (NES) with those of nonobese persons with the NES...
  17. pmc Binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome in adults with type 2 diabetes
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1287-93. 2007
    ..To determine the prevalence of binge eating disorder (BED) and night eating syndrome (NES) among applicants to the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study...
  18. pmc High self-reported rates of neglect and emotional abuse, by persons with binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2874-83. 2007
    ....
  19. doi request reprint The Night Eating Questionnaire (NEQ): psychometric properties of a measure of severity of the Night Eating Syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, 3535 Market Street, Ste 3021, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, United States
    Eat Behav 9:62-72. 2008
    ..Study 3 compared scores from obese bariatric surgery candidates with and without NES and found appropriate discriminant validity of the NEQ. The NEQ appears to be an efficient, valid measure of severity for NES...
  20. pmc Beverage consumption patterns of children born at different risk of obesity
    Tanja V E Kral
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1802-8. 2008
    ..Increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages and fruit juice has been associated with overweight in children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Daily food intake in relation to dietary energy density in the free-living environment: a prospective analysis of children born at different risk of obesity
    Tanja V E Kral
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:41-7. 2007
    ..Young children adjust their short-term intake in response to variations in energy density (ED; kcal/g) from preloads in laboratory studies. It remains unknown whether this compensation also occurs under free-living conditions...
  22. doi request reprint Deep brain stimulation in the treatment of obesity
    Casey H Halpern
    Department of Neurosurgery, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Neurosurg 109:625-34. 2008
    ..The authors conclude that deep brain stimulation should be strongly considered as a promising therapeutic option for patients suffering from refractory obesity...
  23. pmc Evaluation of diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome using item response theory analysis
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, 3535 Market St, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Eat Behav 9:398-407. 2008
    ..Behavioral factors were identified as useful discriminators of NES. Future work should also examine psychological factors in conjunction with those identified here...
  24. pmc Adolescent eating in the absence of hunger and relation to discretionary calorie allowance
    Tanja V E Kral
    Division of Biostatistics, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1896-900. 2010
    ..The association between eating in the absence of hunger and weight and obesity risk status depended on adolescents' sex and could reflect emerging developmental differences, such as dieting or social desirability...
  25. pmc Circadian rhythm profiles in women with night eating syndrome
    Namni Goel
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Biol Rhythms 24:85-94. 2009
    ..Indeed, bright light therapy has shown efficacy in reducing night eating in case studies and should be evaluated in controlled clinical trials...
  26. pmc Changes in symptoms of depression with weight loss: results of a randomized trial
    Lucy F Faulconbridge
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1009-16. 2009
    ..Further research is needed to identify characteristics of obese patients at risk of negative mood changes (and suicidal ideation) in response to behavioral and pharmacologic therapies...
  27. doi request reprint Proposed diagnostic criteria for night eating syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3309, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:241-7. 2010
    ..To propose criteria for diagnosis of the night eating syndrome (NES)...
  28. pmc Energy density at a buffet-style lunch differs for adolescents born at high and low risk of obesity
    Tanja V E Kral
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, United States
    Eat Behav 10:209-14. 2009
    ..Familial risk for obesity, through either genetic or environmental pathways, may facilitate a more energy-dense diet...
  29. ncbi request reprint Cognitive behavior therapy for night eating syndrome: a pilot study
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Am J Psychother 64:91-106. 2010
    ..02). This first clinical trial of CBT for NES shows significant improvements in the core aspects of NES and weight reduction, suggesting the need for a controlled treatment trial...
  30. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Surg Obes Relat Dis 2:153-8. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial of sertraline in the treatment of night eating syndrome
    John P O'Reardon
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 35:16-26. 2004
    ..To test the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of night eating syndrome...
  32. ncbi request reprint Parental feeding attitudes and styles and child body mass index: prospective analysis of a gene-environment interaction
    Myles S Faith
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 114:e429-36. 2004
    ..Parental feeding styles were linked to child weight in cross-sectional studies, which were unable to test the direction of effect. Prospective studies can best establish causal relationships among such variables...
  33. ncbi request reprint Growth of children at high risk of obesity during the first 6 y of life: implications for prevention
    Robert I Berkowitz
    Departments of Psychiatry and the Division of GI and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:140-6. 2005
    ..The contribution of familial factors to adiposity in children is poorly understood...
  34. ncbi request reprint Obesity and eating disorders
    Kelly C Allison
    Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 28:55-67, viii. 2005
  35. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine profiles associated with energy intake, sleep, and stress in the night eating syndrome
    Kelly C Allison
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3021, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:6214-7. 2005
    ..Night eating syndrome (NES) is characterized by evening hyperphagia and frequent awakenings with ingestion of food. It is associated with obesity and depressed mood. Greater understanding of hormonal influences on NES is desirable...
  36. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy for obesity
    Thomas A Wadden
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:2111-20. 2005
    ..This practice is likely to limit therapeutic benefits...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the night eating syndrome in a psychiatric population
    Jennifer D Lundgren
    Department of Psychiatry Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market St, Suite 3123, Philadelphia, PA 19104 3309, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:156-8. 2006
    ..This study assessed the prevalence of night eating syndrome and its comorbid psychopathology in a psychiatric population...
  38. ncbi request reprint Binge eating disorder and night eating syndrome: a comparative study of disordered eating
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 19104 3309, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 73:1107-15. 2005
    ..This evaluation provides strong evidence for the distinctiveness of the BED and NES constructs and highlights their clinical significance...
  39. ncbi request reprint Eating in the absence of hunger: a genetic marker for childhood obesity in prepubertal boys?
    Myles S Faith
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:131-8. 2006
    ..The primary aim of this study was to compare children born at high vs. low risk for obesity with respect to EAH at 5 years of age...
  40. ncbi request reprint Familial aggregation in the night eating syndrome
    Jennifer D Lundgren
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Weight and Eating Disorder Program, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3309, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 39:516-8. 2006
    ..This study examined the extent to which the night eating syndrome (NES) affects first-degree relatives of NES and control probands...
  41. ncbi request reprint A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of sertraline in the treatment of night eating syndrome
    John P O'Reardon
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, Rm 4005, 3535 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:893-8. 2006
    ..The authors assessed the efficacy of sertraline in the treatment of night eating syndrome...
  42. ncbi request reprint Night eating syndrome and binge eating disorder among persons seeking bariatric surgery: prevalence and related features
    Kelly C Allison
    Department of Psychiatry, Weight and Eating Disorders Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 3029, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:77S-82S. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of night eating syndrome (NES) and binge eating disorder (BED) and their related behavioral and psychological correlates in persons who sought bariatric surgery...
  43. ncbi request reprint Assessment of sleep in women with night eating syndrome
    Naomi L Rogers
    Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104 021, USA
    Sleep 29:814-9. 2006
    ..Evaluation of sleep in subjects with night eating syndrome (NES)...
  44. ncbi request reprint Mood disorders in the medically ill: scientific review and recommendations
    Dwight L Evans
    School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:175-89. 2005
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Cardiovascular disease risk factor (CVDRF) associated waist circumference patterns in obese-prone children
    Karen L Leibowitz
    The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 4399, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:150-9. 2009
    ....
  46. pmc 123I-ADAM SPECT imaging of serotonin transporter binding in patients with night eating syndrome: a preliminary report
    Jennifer D Lundgren
    Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 162:214-20. 2008
    ..These findings, in conjunction with the therapeutic response of NES to sertraline, indicate that the serotonin system is involved in the pathophysiology of NES...
  47. doi request reprint The treatment of night eating: the patient's perspective
    Marcus D Goncalves
    Medical Scientist Training Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 17:184-90. 2009
    ..02). In conclusion, most patients reported that their doctors did not identify or treat NE, which led to dissatisfaction with their care...
  48. ncbi request reprint Stigmatized students: age, sex, and ethnicity effects in the stigmatization of obesity
    Janet D Latner
    Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Obes Res 13:1226-31. 2005
    ..Attitudes across ethnic groups were compared. In addition, these findings were compared with data showing severe stigmatization of obesity among children...
  49. doi request reprint Assessment of obesity stigmatization in children and adolescents: modernizing a standard measure
    Janet D Latner
    Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2430 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:3078-85. 2007
    ..Stigmatization of overweight children is highly prevalent. However, the measurement of stigma has varied widely across studies. An up-to-date version of a commonly used measure of weight-related stigma is needed...
  50. ncbi request reprint The perceived effectiveness of continuing care and group support in the long-term self-help treatment of obesity
    Janet D Latner
    Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2430 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:464-71. 2006
    ..This study examined treatment recipients' perception of the effectiveness of different components of a group self-help, continuing-care treatment program for obesity...
  51. pmc Overvaluation of shape and weight in binge eating disorder and overweight controls: refinement of a diagnostic construct
    Carlos M Grilo
    Department of Psychology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 117:414-9. 2008
    ..These findings provide further support for the research diagnostic construct and make a case for the importance of shape/weight overvaluation as a diagnostic specifier...
  52. ncbi request reprint Appetite: measurement and manipulation misgivings
    Richard D Mattes
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2059, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:S87-97. 2005
    ..This article critically reviews the most common methods for assessment of appetite and the effects of selected food constituents on appetitive sensations. Translation of current knowledge to dietetic practice must be made cautiously...
  53. ncbi request reprint Getting worse: the stigmatization of obese children
    Janet D Latner
    Department of Psychology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
    Obes Res 11:452-6. 2003
    ..The prevalence of childhood obesity more than doubled in the period from 1961 to 2001. We replicated a 1961 study of stigma in childhood obesity to see what effect this increased prevalence has had on this stigma...
  54. ncbi request reprint Assessment of dietary and genetic factors influencing serum and adipose fatty acid composition in obese female identical twins
    Marie Kunesova
    Obesity Management Centre, Third Medical Department, First Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    Lipids 37:27-32. 2002
    ..The high level of IPR in the PC fraction in contrast to the other lipid fractions suggests strong genetic influence over selection of specific FA for this membrane fraction independent of diet...

Research Grants16

  1. The Prevalence of two eating disorders
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..This information will be gathered upon subjects' entry into the Look AHEAD trial and again at six months and one year into treatment to assess the stability of the diagnosis. ..
  2. CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF HUMAN OBESITY
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Our ultimate objective is to identify behaviors that contribute to adiposity and that might be modified in programs of prevention and treatment. ..
  3. CHARACTERIZING THE NIGHT EATING SYNDROME
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Exploratory analyses will include correlation among the behavioral variables (food intake, mood, and nighttime awakenings) and the neuro-endocrine variables to explore determinants of the clinical picture. ..
  4. THE NIGHT EATING SYNDROME
    Albert Stunkard; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..She will develop a manual for the treatment of the NES in consultation with the Beck Institute and will test its efficacy. ..