Human Development and Family Studies
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Adolescent Health
In the U.S., as of 2012, more than one in three youth were overweight or obese . This is a critical health issue, as being overweight or obese (OW/OB) during adolescence increases the risk of adulthood diseases, including but not limited to cardiovascular and heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and osteoarthritis . Understanding the pathways to obesity is critical for implementation of successful prevention and intervention programs. One of the pathways leading to OW/OB is through social and economic experiences within the family.
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Lohman, Brenda J.; Gillette, Meghan T.; and Neppl, Tricia K., "Harsh Parenting and Food Insecurity in Adolescence: The Association with Emerging Adult Obesity" (2016). Human Development and Family Studies Publications. 92.