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Fast food consumption and breakfast skipping: predictors of weight gain from adolescence to adulthood in a nationally representative sample.
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PMID:  17116514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To investigate whether fast food consumption and breakfast skipping are associated with weight gain during the transition from adolescence to adulthood. METHODS: A prospective study of 9919 adolescents participating in Waves II (age range 11-21 years) and III (age range 18-27 years) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. BMI z scores (zBMI) were computed using the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts. Multivariate regression models assessed the relationship between Wave II fast food and breakfast consumption and change in fast food and breakfast consumption between Waves II and III and weight gain during the transition to adulthood. RESULTS: Marked increases in fast food consumption and decreases in breakfast consumption occurred over the 5-year interval. Greater days of fast food consumption at Wave II predicted increased zBMI at Wave III. Fewer days of breakfast consumption at Wave II and decreases in breakfast consumption between Waves II and III predicted increased zBMI at Wave III. CONCLUSIONS: Fast food consumption and breakfast skipping increased during the transition to adulthood, and both dietary behaviors are associated with increased weight gain from adolescence to adulthood. These behaviors may be appropriate targets for intervention during this important transition.
Heather M Niemeier; Hollie A Raynor; Elizabeth E Lloyd-Richardson; Michelle L Rogers; Rena R Wing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-09-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1879-1972     ISO Abbreviation:  J Adolesc Health     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-22     Completed Date:  2007-01-05     Revised Date:  2009-05-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102136     Medline TA:  J Adolesc Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  842-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital/Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / physiology*
Adolescent Development / physiology*
Diet Surveys*
Energy Intake / physiology*
Food Habits / physiology*
Longitudinal Studies
Regression Analysis
United States / epidemiology
Weight Gain / physiology*
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