Mapping the Views of Adolescent Health StakeholdersHealth research that includes youth and family stakeholders increases the contextual relevance of findings, which can benefit both the researchers and stakeholders involved. The goal of this study was to identify youth and family adolescent health priorities and to explore strategies to address these concerns.
Does Body Satisfaction Help or Harm Overweight Teens? A 10-Year Longitudinal Study of the Relationship Between Body Satisfaction and Body Mass IndexThis study examines the relationship between body satisfaction of overweight adolescents and 10-year changes in body mass index (BMI).
Large Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Increase 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels or to Alter Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Obese Adolescents: A Pilot StudyVitamin D deficiency and cardiometabolic risk factors are common in obese adolescents. Observational studies demonstrate an inverse relationship among serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and obesity, insulin resistance, and inflammatory cytokines. This pilot study explores if vitamin D supplementation could reduce serum concentrations of inflammatory cytokines (interleukin [IL] 6, IL-10, tumor necrosis factor α), adiponectin, lipids, hemoglobin A1C, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP).
Prevalence of a History of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating DisordersAlthough the relationship between increased body weight and eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder is well established, the relationship between overweight or obesity and eating disorders characterized by dietary restriction and/or weight loss such as anorexia nervosa (AN) is less well known.
Adolescent Purchasing Behavior at McDonald's and SubwayTo assess whether adolescents purchasing food at a restaurant marketed as “healthy” (Subway) purchase fewer calories than at a competing chain (McDonald's).
An Internet Obesity Prevention Program for AdolescentsTo compare the effectiveness of two school-based internet obesity prevention programs for diverse adolescents on body mass index (BMI), health behaviors, and self-efficacy, and to explore moderators of program efficacy. It was hypothesized that the addition of coping skills training to a health education and behavioral support program would further enhance health outcomes.
A Prospective Study of Overeating, Binge Eating, and Depressive Symptoms Among Adolescent and Young Adult WomenTo investigate the temporal relationship between depressive symptoms and overeating and binge eating among adolescent and young adult females in the United States.
Neighborhood Environment and Body Mass Index Trajectories From Adolescence to AdulthoodTo investigate whether neighborhood conditions during adolescence are associated with body mass index (BMI) extending into young adulthood.