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The association of posttraumatic stress disorder with fast food and soda consumption and unhealthy weight loss behaviors among young women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21751875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This study examines the association of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms with fast food and soda consumption, unhealthy dieting behaviors, and body mass index (BMI) in a group of young women.
METHODS: This study was conducted on cross-sectional data gathered from 3181 females 16-24 years of age attending five publicly funded clinics in Texas. The associations among PTSD, fast food consumption frequency, soda consumption frequency, unhealthy dieting behaviors, and BMI were examined using binary and ordinal logistic regression.
RESULTS: PTSD symptoms were associated with an increased frequency of consumption of fast food and soda as well as unhealthy dieting behaviors but not with increased body mass index (BMI).
CONCLUSIONS: PTSD symptoms adversely affect both eating and dieting behaviors of young women. These behaviors may have negative long-term consequences for the health of females with PTSD symptoms.
Jacqueline M Hirth; Mahbubur Rahman; Abbey B Berenson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2011-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women's health (2002)     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1931-843X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-10     Completed Date:  2012-01-17     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101159262     Medline TA:  J Womens Health (Larchmt)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1141-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Behavioral Symptoms / epidemiology,  etiology
Body Mass Index
Carbonated Beverages / adverse effects*
Community Mental Health Centers / statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Eating Disorders* / epidemiology,  etiology,  psychology
Fast Foods / adverse effects*
Feeding Behavior
Logistic Models
Risk Factors
Sex Factors
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic* / complications,  epidemiology,  psychology
Thinness / etiology,  psychology*
Weight Loss*
Women's Health / statistics & numerical data
Young Adult
Grant Support
Comment In:
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Aug;20(8):1133-4   [PMID:  21751876 ]

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