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September 1, 2010 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at halting the rise in childhood obesity. This article examined whether changes in the availability of unhealthy foods accompanied important school health initiatives from 2004-2007.
July 7, 2010 | Journal Article
The "persistently overweight"?those who are overweight in high school and continue to rapidly gain weight into midlife?are likely to have a no higher education, have a chronic health problem and receive public assistance at age 40, according to a nationwide study.
October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Social disparities in body weight may increase because Black women, Hispanic women and men with lower socioeconomic status show declining trends in positive weight-related health behaviors compared with White young adults with higher socioeconomic status.
September 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at reducing childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between soda taxes and body mass index (BMI) in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the period 1997-2006.
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
May 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Unless the nations of the world act, within a generation as many as 10 million people per year will die from tobacco use.