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.
Hawkins DR, Kazmierski K, Hansen A, et al. Trends in Weight Loss Efforts Among US Adolescents With Overweight and Obesity. JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 25, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.1012
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