C. Barr Taylor

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  • Naturalistic weight-reduction efforts prospectively predict growth in relative weight and onset of obesity among female adolescents JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Stice, E., Cameron, R. P., Killen, J. D., Hayward, C., Taylor, C. B. 1999; 67 (6): 967-974


    This study examined the prospective relations of naturalistic weight-reduction efforts to growth in relative weight and onset of obesity with data from a community study of female adolescents (N = 692). Initial self-labeled dieting, appetite suppressant/laxative use, incidental exercise, vomiting for weight-control purposes, and binge eating predicted elevated growth in relative weight over the 4-year period. Dietary restraint, self-labeled dieting, exercise for weight-control purposes, and appetite suppressant/laxative use predicted an increased risk for obesity onset. Data imply that the weight-reduction efforts reported by adolescents are more likely to result in weight gain than in weight loss and suggest the need to educate youth on more effective weight-control strategies.

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    View details for PubMedID 10596518

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