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Research Letter
June 25, 2018

Trends in Weight Loss Efforts Among US Adolescents With Overweight and Obesity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
  • 2Department of Health Education, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
  • 3Department of Health Policy & Management, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro
JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 25, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1012

Snook and colleagues1 reported recently that, despite the significant increase in the prevalence of obesity over decades, fewer US adults have tried to lose weight. However, the trend among adolescents, the population most susceptible to changes in social norms, is unclear. We assessed the trend in weight loss efforts among adolescents with overweight and obesity aged 16 to 19 years.

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