Recent Scholarly Publications

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Does Television Viewing Increase Obesity and Reduce Physical Activity? Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analyses among Adolescent Females

December 1993

Withholding and Withdrawing Nutrition and Hydration: Surrogates Can Make this Decision for Incompetent Patients

December 1994

Reducing Children's Television Viewing to Prevent Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

December 2000

Selected by the editors of Contemporary Pediatrics as the most significant pediatric study of 1999. Also first printed in 1999, v 282, p1561-1567 JAMA

Air Pollution and Medical Care Use by Older Americans: A Cross-Area Analysis

November 2002

The case for reduction of air pollution has been predicated primarily on the frequently observed relationship between pollution and mortality and morbidity.

Forecasting the Nursing Home Population

January 2003

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Carbohydrate Diets

April 2003

Context Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety.

Heat or Eat? Cold-Weather Shocks and Nutrition in Poor American Families

July 2003

Objectives The authors sought to determine the effects of cold-weather periods on budgets and nutritional outcomes among poor American families.

Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?

January 2004

This paper investigates trends in disability in the U.S. population, particularly among people under age fifty.

Anthropology of Bioethics

December 2004

The third edition has 120 new articles, among them Artificial nutrition and hydration, Bioterrorism, Cloning, Cybernetics, Dementia, Managed care, and Nanotechnology.

Antioxidant intakes and smoking status: data from the continuing survey of food intakes by individuals 1994-1996

March 2000

BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for several chronic oxidative diseases that can be ameliorated by antioxidants.

Gender Differences in Child Survival in Contemporary Rural China: A County Study

January 2004

Using data from a survey of deaths of children less than 5 years old conducted in 1997 in a county in Shaanxi Province, China, this paper examines gender differences in child survival in...

Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity

May 2005

The incidence of obesity has increased dramatically in the U.S.

Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Nutritional Outcomes in Children and Adults

October 2003

Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, we examine the relationship between nutritional status, poverty, and food insecurity for household members of various ages.

Chronic Disease and Trends in Severe Disability in Working-age Populations

January 2008

The main aim of this paper is to describe and estimate a new decomposition of disability trends among working age populations into two parts -- the part of the trend explained by changes in the...

Diet and Physical Activity Counseling During Ambulatory Care Visits in the United States

October 2004

BACKGROUND: Research is limited regarding national patterns of behavioral counseling during ambulatory care.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: A Solution-Oriented Research Paradigm

December 2005

Past research has identified social and environmental causes and correlates of behaviors thought to be associated with obesity and weight gain among children and adolescents.

African-American Grils' Dietary Intake While Watching Television

December 2004

Objective: Television viewing has been associated with childhood obesity, although the mechanisms that link television viewing to higher BMI have not been established.

Assessing Weight-Related Biochemical Cardiovascular Risk Factors in African-American Girls

December 2004

Objective: Hyperinsulinemia/insulin resistance is a risk factor for future type 2 diabetes.

Children's Food Consumption During Television Viewing

December 2004

Background: Television viewing is associated with childhood obesity.

Validity of Children's Food Portion Estimates: A Comparison of 2 Measurement Aids

December 2002

Background: Policy and clinical decisions regarding children's nutrition are often based on dietary intake estimates from self-reports.

Television Viewing and Childhood Obesity

December 2001

Children spend a substantial portion of their lives watching television.

Is Parental Control Over Children's Eating Associated with Childhood Obesity? Results from a Population-Based Sample of Third Graders

December 2001

Objective: Identifying parental behaviors that influence childhood obesity is critical for the development of effective prevention and treatment programs.

The 30-Second Effect: An Experiment Revealing the Impact of Television Commercials on Food Preferences of Preschoolers

December 2001

Objective:To examine whether televised food commercials influence preschool children's food preferences.


glenn chertow Glenn M. Chertow Professor, Medicine