Fruit and vegetable intake and weight-control behaviors among US youth

Auteur(s) :
Pesa JA., Turner LW.
Date :
Jan, 2001
Source(s) :
American journal of health behavior. #25:1 p3-9
Adresse :
Indiana State University, School of Physical Education, Indianapolis 46202, USA. jpesa@IUPIU.EDU

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OBJECTIVE:
To examine the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and weight control behaviors among youth.

METHODS:
Data (N = 16,262) were derived from the 1997 national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

RESULTS:
Results indicated that adolescents in this study, especially females, were at risk for inadequate fruit and vegetable intake. Weight-control behaviors were high especially among females.

CONCLUSION:
Although some weight-control behaviors may be hazardous, adolescents who were practicing weight-control behaviors engaged in the positive dietary behavior of consuming more servings of fruits and vegetables.

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