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Obesity, physical inactivity, and their consequences are rapidly increasing problems in the United States among individuals of all ages. The antecedents of these problems begin in childhood and adolescence. This issue of the ARCHIVES is devoted to better understanding the epidemiology of obesity...
PAINTERS AND PEDIATRICIANS share a professional interest in the sizes and shapes of children's bodies. The drawings on this month's cover are from Four Books of Human Proportions by German artist Albrecht Dürer.1 In effect, they are Dürer's blueprints for an ideal child. View LargeDownload...
BackgroundVerbal harassment, such as bullying and hate speech, has received considerable attention recently, but less is known about weight-based teasing and its potential harmful effects on young people's psychosocial well-being.ObjectiveTo determine the associations of weight-based teasing and...
BackgroundPrior studies have had conflicting results regarding the relationship between adolescent depression and adult obesity.ObjectiveTo test the hypothesis that depression in adolescence would increase the risk for obesity in early adulthood.MethodsWe used data from a longitudinal study of a...
BackgroundOverweight is the most common health problem that faces children and adolescents. Although the correlation among overweight, low self-esteem, and depression is well known, social isolation among overweight children and adolescents has not been studied.ObjectiveTo investigate social...
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