Project EAT-III: Eating Among Teens and Young Adults

Summary

Principal Investigator: Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA
Abstract: The proposed longitudinal and repeated cross-sectional study, Project EAT-IN, aims to enhance our understanding of environmental, personal, and behavioral factors that influence weight status and related behaviors, including weight control behaviors, dietary intake, and physical activity, during adolescence and young adulthood. The primary research questions to be addressed in Project EAT-III are: 1) How do weight status and related behaviors change longitudinally over 10 years, as youth progress through adolescence and young adulthood and go through key developmental and transitional periods? 2) What secular changes in weight status and related behaviors have occurred over the past 10 years? 3) What are the most potent environmental, personal, and behavioral influences on weight status and related behaviors? 4) How do different layers of environmental, personal, and behavioral influences work together to affect weight control behaviors, dietary intake, physical activity, and, in turn, weight status? 5) How do weight status and related behaviors compare with the Healthy People 2010 Objectives, as we approach the year 2010? 6) What disparities in weight status and related behaviors and influencing factors are evident across gender, ethnicity/race and socio-economic status? Project EAT-III will build upon the previous Project EAT-I and EAT-II studies. In 1999, Project EAT-I collected survey and anthropometric data on a large, ethnically and socio-economically diverse sample of adolescents. In 2004, Project EAT-II followed up on the original participants. Projects EAT-I and EAT-II have been very informative and have resulted in 72 scientific papers. In order to examine 10-year longitudinal trends and learn more about the young adult population, the previously established Project EAT study population will be followed (N=2400 early and middle young adults). In order to examine secular trends between 1999-2010 and explore a wider range of neighborhood, school, and peer influences than were assessed in previous study waves, a new cohort of adolescents will be recruited (N=2400 early and middle adolescents). Project EAT-III will provide data on how weight status, weight control behaviors, dietary intake, and physical activity change from earlier to later periods of adolescence and young adulthood and the multiple layers of influences on these outcomes. Findings will increase our theoretical understanding of the long-term predictive factors influencing weight status and related behaviors and will guide the development of more effective interventions to promote healthy eating and physical activity and reduce the prevalence of obesity.
Funding Period: ----------------2007 - ---------------2012-
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. pmc Multicontextual correlates of adolescent leisure-time physical activity
    Dan J Graham
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:605-16. 2014
  2. pmc Weight-related teasing from adolescence to young adulthood: longitudinal and secular trends between 1999 and 2010
    Jess Haines
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E428-34. 2013
  3. pmc Structural and interpersonal characteristics of family meals: associations with adolescent body mass index and dietary patterns
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, MN 55455, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 113:816-22. 2013
  4. pmc Weightism, racism, classism, and sexism: shared forms of harassment in adolescents
    Michaela M Bucchianeri
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:47-53. 2013
  5. pmc Personal, behavioral and socio-environmental predictors of overweight incidence in young adults: 10-yr longitudinal findings
    Virginia Quick
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:37. 2013
  6. pmc Home/family, peer, school, and neighborhood correlates of obesity in adolescents
    N I Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1858-69. 2013
  7. pmc Prevalence of adolescents' self-weighing behaviors and associations with weight-related behaviors and psychological well-being
    Virginia Quick
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:738-44. 2013
  8. pmc Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior from adolescence to adulthood: comparing U.S.-born and foreign-born populations
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 11:519-27. 2014
  9. pmc Dieting and encouragement to diet by significant others: associations with disordered eating in young adults
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Health Promot 27:370-7. 2013
  10. pmc Changes in the frequency of family meals from 1999 to 2010 in the homes of adolescents: trends by sociodemographic characteristics
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:201-6. 2013

Scientific Experts

  • Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
  • Nicole I Larson
  • Maria E Eisenberg
  • Jerica M Berge
  • Dan J Graham
  • Katie A Meyer
  • Melanie Wall
  • Andrea B Goldschmidt
  • Virginia Quick
  • Katie A Loth
  • Michaela M Bucchianeri
  • Meg Bruening
  • Ann Forsyth
  • Katie Loth
  • Jess Haines
  • Mary Story
  • Sharon E Taverno Ross
  • Gemma López-Guimerà
  • Kara N Denny
  • John R Sirard
  • Peter J Hannan
  • Richard Maclehose
  • Melissa N Laska
  • Tse Hwei J Choo
  • Niva Piran
  • Jennifer A Linde
  • Jordi Fauquet
  • Peter Hannan
  • Patricia van den Berg
  • Sun K Kim
  • Scott Crow
  • Jayne A Fulkerson
  • Richard F MacLehose
  • David Sánchez-Carracedo
  • David Van Riper
  • Marilyn S Nanney
  • Daniel le Grange
  • Katherine W Bauer

Detail Information

Publications54

  1. pmc Multicontextual correlates of adolescent leisure-time physical activity
    Dan J Graham
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Electronic address
    Am J Prev Med 46:605-16. 2014
    ..Adolescent moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is influenced by many factors. MVPA-promotion interventions would fare better if these multiple determinants were better understood...
  2. pmc Weight-related teasing from adolescence to young adulthood: longitudinal and secular trends between 1999 and 2010
    Jess Haines
    Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E428-34. 2013
    ..To examine longitudinal trends from 1999-2010 in weight-related teasing as adolescents transition to young adulthood and to examine secular trends in teasing among early and middle adolescents over the same time period...
  3. pmc Structural and interpersonal characteristics of family meals: associations with adolescent body mass index and dietary patterns
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, MN 55455, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 113:816-22. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Weightism, racism, classism, and sexism: shared forms of harassment in adolescents
    Michaela M Bucchianeri
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 53:47-53. 2013
    ..g., racial/ethnic category differences in prevalence of racial harassment), and also explored patterns of "cross-harassment" (i.e., differences in prevalence of each harassment type across all other sociodemographic characteristics)...
  5. pmc Personal, behavioral and socio-environmental predictors of overweight incidence in young adults: 10-yr longitudinal findings
    Virginia Quick
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:37. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to identify 10-year longitudinal predictors of overweight incidence during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood...
  6. pmc Home/family, peer, school, and neighborhood correlates of obesity in adolescents
    N I Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1858-69. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Prevalence of adolescents' self-weighing behaviors and associations with weight-related behaviors and psychological well-being
    Virginia Quick
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:738-44. 2013
    ..To examine the relationships between self-weighing frequency, and weight-related behaviors and psychological well-being in a population-based sample of adolescents...
  8. pmc Longitudinal changes in physical activity and sedentary behavior from adolescence to adulthood: comparing U.S.-born and foreign-born populations
    Sharon E Taverno Ross
    Dept of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
    J Phys Act Health 11:519-27. 2014
    ..This study compared moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary behavior in U.S.-born and foreign-born adolescents and young adults, and differences in behavior change from adolescence to young adulthood by nativity...
  9. pmc Dieting and encouragement to diet by significant others: associations with disordered eating in young adults
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Health Promot 27:370-7. 2013
    ..Examine the role of perceived significant other's modeling or encouragement of dieting in young adults' disordered eating behaviors...
  10. pmc Changes in the frequency of family meals from 1999 to 2010 in the homes of adolescents: trends by sociodemographic characteristics
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:201-6. 2013
    ..To examine secular trends from 1999 to 2010 in family meal frequency in a population-based sample of adolescents across sociodemographic characteristics...
  11. pmc Family functioning: associations with weight status, eating behaviors, and physical activity in adolescents
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:351-7. 2013
    ..This article examines the relationship between family functioning (e.g., communication, closeness, problem solving, behavioral control) and adolescent weight status and relevant eating and physical activity behaviors...
  12. pmc Physical activity and screen time in adolescents and their friends
    John R Sirard
    Kinesiology Program, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904 4407, USA
    Am J Prev Med 44:48-55. 2013
    ..Little is known about the actual physical activity and screen time behaviors of an adolescent's friends relative to the individual's behavior...
  13. pmc Food-related parenting practices and adolescent weight status: a population-based study
    Katie A Loth
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatrics 131:e1443-50. 2013
    ....
  14. pmc The course of binge eating from adolescence to young adulthood
    Andrea B Goldschmidt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago
    Health Psychol 33:457-60. 2014
    ..The current study sought to characterize the course of binge eating and identify psychosocial factors associated with its maintenance...
  15. pmc Examining associations between adolescent binge eating and binge eating in parents and friends
    Andrea B Goldschmidt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    Int J Eat Disord 47:325-8. 2014
    ..This study examined associations between adolescent binge eating behaviors, and similar behaviors in their parents and friends...
  16. pmc Adolescent consumption of sports and energy drinks: linkages to higher physical activity, unhealthy beverage patterns, cigarette smoking, and screen media use
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Electronic address
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:181-7. 2014
    ..To examine patterns of adolescent sports and energy drink (SED) consumption and identify behavioral correlates...
  17. pmc Secular trends in fast-food restaurant use among adolescents and maternal caregivers from 1999 to 2010
    Nicole Larson
    Nicole Larson, Peter J Hannan, Melissa N Laska, and Dianne Neumark Sztainer are with Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Jayne A Fulkerson is with Center for Child and Family Health Promotion Research, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota Marla E Eisenberg is with Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, Medical School, University of Minnesota
    Am J Public Health 104:e62-9. 2014
    ..In light of previous findings linking frequent fast-food consumption to greater weight gain and poor nutrition, the observed decreases in consumption are encouraging and interventions are needed to address observed disparities. ..
  18. pmc Associations between relationship status and day-to-day health behaviors and weight among diverse young adults
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School
    Fam Syst Health 32:67-77. 2014
    ....
  19. pmc Multiple types of harassment: associations with emotional well-being and unhealthy behaviors in adolescents
    Michaela M Bucchianeri
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 54:724-9. 2014
    ..e., race-, weight-, socioeconomic-status (SES)-based, and sexual) and health-related outcomes, including self-esteem, depressive symptoms, body satisfaction, substance use, and self-harm behavior, among diverse adolescents...
  20. pmc Youth dietary intake and weight status: Healthful neighborhood food environments enhance the protective role of supportive family home environments
    Jerica M Berge
    University of Minnesota Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Minneapolis, MN, USA Electronic address
    Health Place 26:69-77. 2014
    ....
  21. pmc The unique and additive associations of family functioning and parenting practices with disordered eating behaviors in diverse adolescents
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Phillips Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, USA
    J Behav Med 37:205-17. 2014
    ....
  22. pmc Associations between hurtful weight-related comments by family and significant other and the development of disordered eating behaviors in young adults
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    J Behav Med 35:500-8. 2012
    ..Disordered eating prevention activities, which include messages about the potential harm associated with hurtful weight-related comments, should be expanded to address young adults, and programs may want to target relationship partners...
  23. pmc Does involvement in food preparation track from adolescence to young adulthood and is it associated with better dietary quality? Findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Melissa N Laska
    School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:1150-8. 2012
    ....
  24. pmc Identifying correlates of young adults' weight behavior: survey development
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Am J Health Behav 35:712-25. 2011
    ..To describe the development and psychometric properties of survey measures relevant to eating, physical activity, and weight-related behaviors among young adults...
  25. pmc How significant is the 'significant other'? Associations between significant others' health behaviors and attitudes and young adults' health outcomes
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, MN, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:35. 2012
    ..This study examined the association between significant others' health attitudes and behaviors regarding eating and physical activity and young adults' weight status, dietary intake, and physical activity...
  26. pmc Creating a replicable, valid cross-platform buffering technique: the sausage network buffer for measuring food and physical activity built environments
    Ann Forsyth
    Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Int J Health Geogr 11:14. 2012
    ..This method can be consistently and easily replicated across software versions and platforms, avoiding problems with proprietary systems that use different approaches in creating such buffers...
  27. pmc Predictors of fruit and vegetable intake in young adulthood
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 S Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1216-22. 2012
    ..Findings suggest individual and socioenvironmental factors, particularly food preferences and home food availability, during adolescence and emerging adulthood may influence F/V intake in young adulthood...
  28. pmc Which dieters are at risk for the onset of binge eating? A prospective study of adolescents and young adults
    Andrea B Goldschmidt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:86-92. 2012
    ..The purpose of the current study was to examine psychosocial factors involved in the relation between dieting and binge eating over a 10-year follow-up period...
  29. pmc Associations between friends' disordered eating and muscle-enhancing behaviors
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware St SE, 3rd Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55414, USA
    Soc Sci Med 75:2242-9. 2012
    ..Capitalizing on the social element may be important to the development of increasingly effective intervention and prevention programs...
  30. pmc Self-weighing behaviors in young adults: tipping the scale toward unhealthy eating behaviors?
    Virginia Quick
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 51:468-74. 2012
    ..g., steroid use, protein powders), and psychological well-being (i.e., self-esteem, depression, body satisfaction) in a community sample of young adults...
  31. pmc Muscle-enhancing behaviors among adolescent girls and boys
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatrics 130:1019-26. 2012
    ..The current study uses a large and diverse population-based sample of adolescents to examine the prevalence of muscle-enhancing behaviors and differences across demographic characteristics, weight status, and sports team involvement...
  32. pmc Do adolescents who live or go to school near fast-food restaurants eat more frequently from fast-food restaurants?
    Ann Forsyth
    Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Health Place 18:1261-9. 2012
    ..After controlling for individual-level socio-demographics, adolescent males living near high numbers fast food restaurants ate more frequently from these venues compared to their peers...
  33. pmc Intuitive eating in young adults. Who is doing it, and how is it related to disordered eating behaviors?
    Kara N Denny
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Appetite 60:13-9. 2013
    ..Clinicians should discuss the concept of intuitive eating with their young adult patients to promote healthier weight-related outcomes...
  34. pmc Unhealthy weight-control behaviours, dieting and weight status: a cross-cultural comparison between North American and Spanish adolescents
    Gemma López-Guimerà
    Dept of Clinical and Health Psychology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain
    Eur Eat Disord Rev 21:276-83. 2013
    ..Prevention interventions that address the broad spectrum of eating and weight-related problems should be warranted in light of the high prevalence and co-occurrence of overweight and unhealthy weight-related behaviours...
  35. pmc Relationship between adolescents' and their friends' eating behaviors: breakfast, fruit, vegetable, whole-grain, and dairy intake
    Meg Bruening
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1608-13. 2012
    ..Registered dietitians and health professionals may consider developing strategies to engage friends to promote adolescents' healthy dietary behaviors...
  36. pmc Adolescents' attitudes toward sports, exercise, and fitness predict physical activity 5 and 10 years later
    Dan J Graham
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 52:130-2. 2011
    ..To determine whether adolescent attitudes towards sports, exercise, and fitness predict moderate-to-vigorous physical activity 5 and 10 years later...
  37. pmc Are parents of young children practicing healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors?
    Jerica M Berge
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Phillips Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Pediatrics 127:881-7. 2011
    ..Although parenthood is a common life event in early adulthood, little is known about whether parenthood is associated with weight and weight-related health behaviors, including dietary intake and physical activity...
  38. pmc Body satisfaction during pregnancy
    Katie A Loth
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Body Image 8:297-300. 2011
    ..003) despite weight gain. These findings have important implications for clinicians delivering weight-related messages to women during pregnancy...
  39. pmc Dieting and disordered eating behaviors from adolescence to young adulthood: findings from a 10-year longitudinal study
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1004-11. 2011
    ..Disordered eating behaviors are prevalent in adolescence and can have harmful consequences. An important question is whether use of these behaviors in adolescence sets the pattern for continued use into young adulthood...
  40. pmc Weight comments by family and significant others in young adulthood
    Marla E Eisenberg
    Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Body Image 8:12-9. 2011
    ..Findings suggest that hurtful weight talk continues into young adulthood and is predicted by earlier weight teasing experiences...
  41. pmc Assessing dietary intake during the transition to adulthood: a comparison of age-appropriate FFQ for youth/adolescents and adults
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:627-34. 2012
    ..The present study investigated the comparability of intake estimates as assessed with the youth/adolescent and adult forms of Willett's FFQ...
  42. pmc Secular trends in weight status and weight-related attitudes and behaviors in adolescents from 1999 to 2010
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Prev Med 54:77-81. 2012
    ..To examine secular trends from 1999 to 2010 in weight status and weight-related attitudes and behaviors among adolescents...
  43. pmc Young adults and eating away from home: associations with dietary intake patterns and weight status differ by choice of restaurant
    Nicole Larson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1696-703. 2011
    ..Young adults report frequent away-from-home eating; however, little is known regarding what types of restaurants are patronized or whether associations with dietary intake and weight status differ according to restaurant type...
  44. pmc Dieting and unhealthy weight control behaviors during adolescence: associations with 10-year changes in body mass index
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, USA
    J Adolesc Health 50:80-6. 2012
    ..Dieting and unhealthy weight control behaviors are common among adolescents and questions exist regarding their long-term effect on weight status...
  45. pmc Yoga and Pilates: associations with body image and disordered-eating behaviors in a population-based sample of young adults
    Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:276-80. 2011
    ....
  46. pmc Patterns of obesogenic neighborhood features and adolescent weight: a comparison of statistical approaches
    Melanie M Wall
    Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:e65-75. 2012
    ..Few studies have addressed the potential influence of neighborhood characteristics on adolescent obesity risk, and findings have been inconsistent...
  47. pmc Sleep duration and BMI in a sample of young adults
    Katie A Meyer
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1279-87. 2012
    ..Among women, but not men, there was a statistically significant positive association between trouble falling or staying asleep and mean BMI. Sleep may be an important modifiable risk factor for obesity, particularly in young adult men...