home
RSS
Teens don't know how to lose weight properly
November 2nd, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Teens don't know how to lose weight properly

Teens who try to lose weight may be going about it the wrong way.

A study presented by a doctoral student at Temple University  found that obese students have great interest in weight loss,  but this intent can mean increased smoking and soda drinking.  Temple University’s public health doctoral candidate Clare Lenhart presented data from a 2010 survey of 44,000 students at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association this week.

The results showed that about 75.7% of the obese students attending Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, public high schools sought to lose weight.

“What I was expecting to see was increased intake of salad or healthy foods,” Lenhart said.  “In fact, what I found was persistent unhealthy behaviors contrary to weight loss.”

Those teenagers who tried to lose weight had increased use of tobacco and soda.  It was unclear from the data why the female students drank more non-diet soda when they sought to lose weight.

“In some families, soda is commonplace,” Lenhart said.  “They might not consider that – it’s just a habit.”

According to the data analysis, obese female students were more likely to report at least 60 minutes of daily physical activity than their obese male counterparts who reported an average of three hours of video games a day.

The students may not have a clear idea on proper ways to lose weight, Lenhart said.

She  had worked on a previous study that found obese students were at increased risk of dangerous weight loss behaviors such as binge eating, using pills and purging.

Rather than having health educators, nurses and physicians only determine BMI, it would be worthwhile for them to ask follow-up questions about what kind of habits and behaviors the students practice, Lenhart said.

“The fact that three-fourths of the students who are obese report interest in weight loss, it’s an incredible opportunity from a public health standpoint," Lenhart said.  "If they’re demonstrating interest in changing, it’s a good first step.  It’s a matter of helping them and taking the following steps from there.”


soundoff (1,626 Responses)
  1. RV Repair California

    Good information. Lucky me I recently found your site by accident (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

    http://infotiger.com/addurl.html?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/geico-rv-collision-repair-shop-near-me/&

    June 18, 2021 at 23:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. RV Repair Orange County

    bookmarked!!, I like your blog!

    http://jump.2ch.net/?https://www.ocrv.club/motorhome-refrigerator-repair-near-me

    June 18, 2021 at 23:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. RV Repair

    I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information. Your article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

    https://slack-redir.net/link?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-west-covina-california

    June 18, 2021 at 23:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. nissan dealership near me

    http://track.affclkr.com/track/clicks/3171/c627c2b89e0522dbfe9cbd2e8d2b8914736245cb75e9f0ab416db1046005?t=http://bulknearme.com

    June 19, 2021 at 00:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. RV Repair Shop Near My Location

    https://eridan.websrvcs.com/System/Login.asp?id=48747&Referer=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-fontana-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 02:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. RV Repair Places Near Me

    Everything is very open with a really clear clarification of the issues. It was truly informative. Your site is extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    https://developer.vantiv.com/external-link.jspa?url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-la-verne-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 02:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. RV Repair Garden Grove

    May I simply just say what a comfort to discover somebody that genuinely understands what they are discussing online. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people have to look at this and understand this side of your story. I was surprised you aren't more popular because you surely have the gift.

    http://biz.timesfreepress.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=https://ocrvmotorsports.com/rv-repair-shop-westminster-california

    June 19, 2021 at 02:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. marshalls near me

    https://singhui.com/uchome/link.php?url=https://bjsnearme.com

    June 19, 2021 at 03:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Nearby RV Repair

    https://earth-policy.org/?URL=http://www.theocrv.com/rv-repair-shop-la-tuna-canyon-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 06:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. RV Repair Orange County

    Iím impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog thatís both equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my hunt for something regarding this.

    http://doterra.myvoffice.com/Application/index.cfm?&EnrollerID=604008&Theme=Default&ReturnUrl=ocrv.fun/rv-mechanic-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 08:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. RV Repair Shops Nearby

    http://www.client.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/class-b-collision-repair-shop-near-me

    June 19, 2021 at 08:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Sprinter Repair Near Me

    Iím amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I encounter a blog thatís both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that too few people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I found this during my hunt for something regarding this.

    http://www.bransonwhiteriveroutpost.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=sfgov.org

    June 19, 2021 at 09:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. RV Repair Santa Ana

    Hi there, I believe your site could possibly be having browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in Internet Explorer, it's got some overlapping issues. I just wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Besides that, fantastic site!

    https://americantourister.com/disneyside/bumper.php?r=https://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-seal-beach-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 09:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Sprinter Repair Shop Near Me

    https://secure.duoservers.com/?lang=en&s_id=123179&rdomain=ocrv.pro/rv-repair-shop-rialto-california/&action=order

    June 19, 2021 at 10:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. RV Repair

    Good post! We are linking to this particularly great content on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    https://www.2ip.ru/lookup/?ip=ocrv.biz/rv-repair-shop-south-gate-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 10:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. bar near me

    Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a good articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I procrastinate a whole lot and don't seem to get anything done.

    http://www3.valueline.com/vlac/logon.aspx?lp=https://masternearme.com/

    June 19, 2021 at 10:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. panera bread near me

    Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    http://dad-stuff.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestlocalnearme.com

    June 19, 2021 at 11:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. RV Repair Mission Viejo

    A motivating discussion is worth comment. There's no doubt that that you ought to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically people don't discuss these subjects. To the next! All the best!!

    http://www.rockstarapps.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-santee-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 13:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me

    I couldnít refrain from commenting. Well written!

    http://www.community.nxp.com/t5/custom/page/page-id/ExternalRedirect?url=http://ocrvshop.com/rv-repair-shop-bell-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 13:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. RV Repair Near Me Now

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the website is also really good.

    http://www.webclap.com/php/jump.php?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-shower-repair-near-me

    June 19, 2021 at 14:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. RV Repair Garden Grove

    http://doterra.myvoffice.com/Application/index.cfm?&EnrollerID=1&Theme=Default&ReturnUrl=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-compton-california

    June 19, 2021 at 14:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. food bank near me

    http://emilianow74p3.atualblog.com/6284259/5-simple-techniques-for-repairing-services

    June 19, 2021 at 14:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. RV Repair Near Me Now

    Hi, I think your site could possibly be having internet browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, wonderful site!

    http://creativecommons.org/choose/results-one?field_attribute_to_url=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-blinds-repair-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 15:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. Camper Repair Near Me

    http://bizsearch.jhnewsandguide.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.net/rv-repair-shop-la-tuna-canyon-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 16:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. RV Repair Shop

    http://2ip.ru/lookup/?ip=www.ocrvcenter.info/class-a-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 16:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. RV Repair Shops Near My Location

    Great site you've got here.. Itís difficult to find quality writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

    http://www.arakhne.org/redirect.php?url=ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-orange-county-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 17:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. RV Repair Seal Beach

    Hi! I could have sworn Iíve been to this website before but after looking at many of the articles I realized itís new to me. Regardless, Iím certainly happy I stumbled upon it and Iíll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

    https://maps.google.co.zw/url?q=https://leeds.ac.uk

    June 19, 2021 at 20:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. RV Repair Shops Near My Location

    You're so awesome! I do not suppose I've read something like that before. So nice to discover another person with unique thoughts on this topic. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This website is one thing that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

    https://200-155-82-24.bradesco.com.br/conteudo/pessoa-fisica/popExt.aspx?url=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-san-gabriel-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 20:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Camper Repairs Near Me

    This is a topic which is near to my heart... Take care! Where are your contact details though?

    http://fr.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=https://www.ocrv.life/kenworth-collision-repair-shop-near-me/

    June 19, 2021 at 21:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. RV Repairs Near My Location

    https://meetme.com/apps/redirect/?url=www.ocrvart.com/rv-repair-shop-upland-california/

    June 19, 2021 at 21:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. RV Repair Shops Near Me Now

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the site is also really good.

    https://xcelenergy.com/stateselector?stateselected=true&goto=https://go.menjelajahi.com/cheBBI71

    June 19, 2021 at 22:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Camper Repair Shop Near Me

    https://www.cassinausa.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-cypress-california

    June 19, 2021 at 23:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Camper Repair Shop Near Me

    A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment. I think that you should publish more on this subject matter, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks don't discuss such issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

    https://www.sfwater.org/redirect.aspx?url=https://ocrvmotorsports.com/rv-repair-shop-desert-hot-springs-california

    June 19, 2021 at 23:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Local Marketing Consultants

    This excellent website truly has all of the info I needed about this subject and didnít know who to ask.

    https://www.cablehorse.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.affordableranking.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 01:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Internet Marketing Consultant

    There is certainly a great deal to learn about this topic. I like all the points you made.

    http://eventlog.centrum.cz/redir?data=aclick1c68565-349178t12&s=najistong&v=1&url=http://affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 01:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. Digital Marketing Specialists

    Good info. Lucky me I discovered your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I have saved as a favorite for later!

    http://mellowvirgins.com/cgi-bin/at3/out.cgi?id=401&tag=toplist&trade=http://www.affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 02:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Content Marketing Agency

    http://www.moemoe.gr.jp/cgi-bin/jumpurl.cgi?https://affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 02:28 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. SEO Marketing Consultant

    http://kujalleq.gl/API/Forwarding/ForwardTo/?url=affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 03:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Internet Marketing Consultant

    Iím amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog thatís equally educative and amusing, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. Now i'm very happy that I found this during my hunt for something relating to this.

    http://www.diisilica.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 03:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Video Marketing Consultants

    https://www.wihomes.com/property/DeepLink.asp?url=affordableranking.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 04:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Digital Marketing Experts

    A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I do think that you ought to write more about this topic, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people don't talk about these topics. To the next! All the best!!

    http://220-server01.coldironcompanies.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.affordableranking.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 04:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. Internet Marketing Service Near Me

    I blog often and I seriously appreciate your content. This article has really peaked my interest. I'm going to book mark your blog and keep checking for new information about once per week. I subscribed to your Feed too.

    http://missy.coldsaws.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.http://www.affordableranking.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 05:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Social Media Marketing Firms

    Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thank you, However I am experiencing troubles with your RSS. I donít know the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!

    http://dsidevelopment.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 07:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Jadwiga Bedre

    What are your standards of success for a blog? Readership? Quality? Is there a relationship between readership and quality?. . What did people with successful blogs do to make them successful? Was it a kind of "if you build it, they will come" thing? Do they actively market themselves? Do they associate themselves with other famous bloggers or websites? How does it happen?. . Do you have a blog? What do you do with your blog? Do you consider yourself successful? Why?.

    https://www.facebook.com/KateKowalskyWebMarketing

    June 20, 2021 at 08:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Local Marketing Agencies

    After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the exact same comment. There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!

    https://sgsilicon.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.affordableranking.com

    June 20, 2021 at 08:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Samual Asaro

    I really like reading an article that will make men and women think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

    https://google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://paradisepoolandspa.org

    June 20, 2021 at 12:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Troy Sellar

    There is certainly a lot to know about this topic. I like all of the points you've made.

    https://accounts.cast.org/register.php?home=www.sunglasseseyedoctorsoptometristphoenixaz.com/

    June 20, 2021 at 12:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. Benedict Shryack

    Hi there! This post could not be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this information to him. Fairly certain he's going to have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

    http://ichikawa.genki365.net/gnki02/common/redirect.php?url=https://newmomgiftshop.com

    June 20, 2021 at 12:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. Hung Tibbals

    Very good article. I definitely love this website. Continue the good work!

    https://google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://kayayogaremedy.com

    June 20, 2021 at 13:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Logan Kaunisto

    https://vi.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=orangecountypondbuilders.com

    June 20, 2021 at 13:49 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.