CHOICES research predicts long-term risks of obesity in children

December 21, 2017

How does obesity in childhood affect weight status into adulthood? A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Simulation of Growth Trajectories of Childhood Obesity into Adulthood,” explores the long-term risks of obesity later in life given current weight and age. The study, which is part of the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study […]

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Perspective paper: ‘Candy at the Cash Register — A Risk Factor for Obesity and Chronic Disease’

October 12, 2012

By Deborah A. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H., and Susan H. Babey, Ph.D. A basic misconception has stymied our response to the obesity epidemic: the belief that food-related decisions are consciously and deliberately made. Our reluctance to interfere with or regulate the food environment is a direct consequence of the belief that people’s food choices reflect their true […]

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