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Research Project: Dietary Guidelines Adherence and Healthy Body Weight Maintenance Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

High proportions of foods recommended for consumption by United States Dietary Guidance contain solid fats and added sugar: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2008) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jahns, L.A., Kranz, S. 2014. High proportions of foods recommended for consumption by United States Dietary Guidance contain solid fats and added sugar: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2008). Nutrition Journal. 13(23):1-6.
Barriers and facilitators to following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans reported by rural, Northern Plains American-Indian children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Feb-14)
Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 22:131-140.
Human cardiovascular disease IBC chip-wide association with weight loss and weight regain in the look ahead trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Human cardiovascular disease IBC chip-wide association with weight loss and weight regain in the look ahead trial. Human Heredity. 75:160-174.
Do weight loss and adherence cluster within behavioral treatment groups? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Do weight loss and adherence cluster within behavioral treatment groups?. Obesity. 22(3):638-644.
Low fat diet with omega-3 fatty acids increases plasma insulin-like growth factor concentration in healthy postmenopausal women     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Redmon, J.B., Raatz, S.K., Thomas, W. 2013. Low fat diet with omega-3 fatty acids increases plasma insulin-like growth factor concentration in healthy postmenopausal women. Nutrition Research. 33:565-571.
Total dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids have modest effects on urinary sex hormones in postmenopausal women     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, L.R., Raatz, S.K., Thomas, W., Redmon, B.J., Kurzer, M.S. 2013. Total dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids have modest effects on urinary sex hormones in postmenopausal women. Nutrition and Metabolism. 10:36-42.
FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. International Journal of Obesity. 37:1545-1552.
Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive Protein in Type 2 diabetes: From the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive Protein in Type 2 diabetes: From the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 21(5):944-950.
Neighbourhood for playing: using GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to delineate areas within which youth are physically active - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yin, L., Raja, S., Li, X., Lai, Y., Epstein, L., Roemmich, J.N. 2013. Neighbourhood for playing: using GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to delineate areas within which youth are physically active. Urban Studies. doi:10.1177/0042098013482510.
Usability of mobile phone food records to assess dietary intake in adolescents - (Abstract Only)
Casperson, S.L., Reineke, J.E., Sieling, J., Moon, J., Roemmich, J.N., Whigham Grendell, L.D. 2013. Usability of mobile phone food records to assess dietary intake in adolescents. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:230.2.
Skin total carotenoids predict plasma carotenoid levels during a 28-week experimental feeding study with varying levels of vegetables and fruit - (Abstract Only)
Jahns, L.A., Whigham Grendell, L.D., Johnson, L.K., Mayne, S.T., Cartmel, B., Ermakov, I., Gellermann, W. 2013. Skin total carotenoids predict plasma carotenoid levels during a 28-week experimental feeding study with varying levels of vegetables and fruit. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:230.7.
Essential steps in the analysis of NHANES dietary data - (Abstract Only)
Kranz, S., Dodd, K., Juan, W., Jahns, L.A., Johnson, L. 2013. Essential steps in the analysis of NHANES dietary data. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:848.20.
Closing the energy gap through passive energy expenditure - (Abstract Only)
Roemmich, J.N. 2013. Closing the energy gap through passive energy expenditure. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:236.8.
Consumption of carotenoid-rich diet improves plasma inflammatory markers - (Abstract Only)
Whigham Grendell, L.D., Jahns, L.A., Claycombe, K.J., Johnson, L. 2013. Consumption of carotenoid-rich diet improves plasma inflammatory markers. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:846.2.
Four-year analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors, depression symptoms, and antidepressant medicine use in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial of weight loss in diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Four-year analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors, depression symptoms, and antidepressant medicine use in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial of weight loss in diabetes. Diabetes Care. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1871.
Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of Type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American Medical Association. 308(23):2489-2496.
Food characteristics, long-term habituation and energy intake. Laboratory and field studies     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epstein, L.H., Fletcher, K.D., O'Neill, J., Roemmich, J.N., Raynor, H., Bouton, M. 2013. Food characteristics, long-term habituation and energy intake. Laboratory and field studies. Appetite. 60:40-50.
Systolic blood pressure reactivity during submaximal exercise and acute psychological stress in youth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambiase, M.J., Dorn, J., Roemmich, J.N. 2013. Systolic blood pressure reactivity during submaximal exercise and acute psychological stress in youth. American Journal of Hypertension. 26(3):409-415.
Metabolomic and genomic profiling of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on muscle metabolism in mice fed a high fat diet - (Abstract Only)
Aljawadi, A., Lemieux, M., Kalupahana, N.S., Siriwardhana, N., Claycombe, K.J., Moustaid-Moussa, N. 2013. Metabolomic and genomic profiling of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid effects on muscle metabolism in mice fed a high fat diet. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:lb319.
Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial. Diabetes Care. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0712.
The long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. The long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals. American Journal of Medicine. 126(3):236-242.
Lifestyle intervention improves heart rate recovery from exercise in adults with Type 2 diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
290401Raatz, S.K. 2012. Lifestyle Intervention Improves Heart Rate Recovery from Exercise in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Study. Journal of Obesity. doi:10.1155/2012/309196.
Intensive Weight Loss Intervention in Older Individuals: Results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Intensive Weight Loss Intervention in Older Individuals: Results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi:10.1111/jgs.12271.
Perceived importance of dietary protein to prevent weight gain: A national survey among midlife women     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, N.D., Perry, C., Thomas, W., Raatz, S.K., Reicks, M.R. 2013. Perceived importance of dietary protein to prevent weight gain: A national survey among midlife women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(3):213-221.
Efficacy of family-based weight control program for pre-school children in primary care     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Quattrin, T., Roemmich, J.N., Paluch, R., Yu, J., Epstein, L.H., Ecker, M.A. 2012. Efficacy of family-based weight control program for pre-school children in primary care. Pediatrics. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0701.
Association of Type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci with one- year weight loss in the Look AHEAD Clinical Trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Association of Type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci with one- year weight loss in the Look AHEAD Clinical Trial. Obesity. 20(8):1675-1682.
Excess heart rate and systolic blood pressure during psychological stress in relation to metabolic demand in adolescents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambiase, M.J., Dorn, J., Chernega, N.J., Mccarthy, T.F., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. Excess heart rate and systolic blood pressure during psychological stress in relation to metabolic demand in adolescents. Biological Psychology. 91:42-47.
Children’s coping after psychological stress: choices among food, physical activity, and television     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balantekin, K.N., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. Children’s coping after psychological stress: choices among food, physical activity, and television. Appetite. 59:298-304.
Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rejeski, W.J., Ip, E.H., Bertoni, A.G., Bray, G.A., Evans, G., Gregg, E.W., Zhang, Q., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 366::1209-1217.
The built environment moderates effects of family-based childhood obesity treatment over two years     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epstein, L.H., Raja, S., Oluyomi, T., Paluch, R.A., Wilfley, D.E., Saelens, B.E., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. The built environment moderates effects of family-based childhood obesity treatment over two years. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 44:248-258.
Indicated prevention of adult obesity: reference data for weight normalization in overweight children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goldschmidt, A.B., Wilfley, D.E., Paluch, R.A., Roemmich, J.N., Epstein, L.H. 2013. Indicated prevention of adult obesity: reference data for weight normalization in overweight children. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 167:21-26.
Spilling the beans: A preschool gardening and nutrition education curriculum to increase the use of dry edible beans - (Abstract Only)
(23-Mar-12)
Understanding barriers to dietary guideline adherence: The HEALTH Study - (Abstract Only)
Jahns, L.A., Bogle, M., Chester, D.N., Laugero, K.D., Tucker, K.L., Nicklas, T. 2012. Understanding barriers to dietary guideline adherence: The HEALTH Study. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(3):A11.
Nominal group technique-elicited barriers and facilitators to following the Dietary Guidelines for solid fats and added sugars in children: The HEALTH Study - (Abstract Only)
Jahns, L.A., Bogle, M., Chester, D.N., Laugero, K.D., Tucker, K., Nicklas, T. 2012. Nominal group technique-elicited barriers and facilitators to following the Dietary Guidelines for solid fats and added sugars in children: The HEALTH Study. Meeting Abstract. 112(3):A11.
Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 95:1477-1486.
Weight loss and fitness improvement in persons with type 2 diabetes: Experiences for the Look AHEAD trial intervention - (Review Article)
Mancino, J.M., Vitolins, M., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Weight loss and fitness improvement in persons with type 2 diabetes: Experiences for the Look AHEAD trial intervention. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 10:3-7.
A comparison of the accuracy of self reported intake vs. measured intake of a laboratory overeating episode in obese women with and without binge eating disorder     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bartholome, L.T., Peterson, R.E., Raatz, S.K., Raymond, N.C. 2013. A comparison of the accuracy of self reported intake vs. measured intake of a laboratory overeating episode in obese women with and without binge eating disorder. European Journal of Nutrition. 52(1):193-202.
Patterns of weight change associated with long-term weight change and cardiovascular disease risk factors in the look AHEAD study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Patterns of weight change associated with long-term weight change and cardiovascular disease risk factors in the look AHEAD study. Obesity. 20(10):2045-2056.
Effect of clothing weight on body weight     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whigham Grendell, L.D., Schoeller, D.A., Johnson, L.K., Atkinson, R.L. 2012. Effect of clothing weight on body weight. International Journal of Obesity. 37:160-161.
Use of an open-loop system to increase physical activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roemmich, J.N., Lombarinas, C.L., Barkley, J.E., White, T.M., Paluch, R., Epstein, L.H. 2012. Use of an open-loop system to increase physical activity. Pediatric Exercise Science. 24(3):384-398.
Usual energy intake mediated the relationship between food reinforcement and BMI - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Epstein, L.H., Carr, K.A., Lin, H., Fletcher, K.D., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. Usual energy intake mediated the relationship between food reinforcement and BMI. Obesity. DOI:10.1038/oby.2012.2.
Total dietary fat and fatty acid content modifies plasma phospholipid fatty acids, desaturase activity indices, and urinary prostaglandin E in women     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Young, L.R., Picklo, M.J., Sauter, E.R., Qin, W., Kurzer, M.S. 2012. Total dietary fat and fatty acid content modify plasma phospholipid fatty acids, desaturase activity indices and urinary prostaglandin E. Nutrition Research. 32:1-7.
Metabolic and cardiovascular adjustments during psychological stress and carotid artery intima-media thickness in youth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lambiase, M.J., Dorn, J., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. Metabolic and cardiovascular adjustments during psychological stress and carotid artery intima-media thickness in youth. Physiology and Behavior. 105:1140-1147.
Effect of increasing the choice of active options on children’s physical activity - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Feda, D.M., Lambiase, M.J., Mccarhty, T., Barkley, J.E., Roemmich, J.N. 2011. Effect of increasing the choice of active options on children’s physical activity. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports. 15:334-340.
Autonomy supportive environments and mastery as basic factors to motivate physical activity in children: a controlled laboratory study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roemmich, J.N., Lambiase, M.J., Mccarthy, T.F., Feda, D.M., Kozlowski, K.F. 2012. Autonomy supportive environments and mastery as basic factors to motivate physical activity in children: a controlled laboratory study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-9-16.
Dermal carotenoids as measured by resonance Raman spectroscopy as a biomarker of response to a fruit/vegetable intervention study - (Abstract Only)
Jahns, L.A., Whigham Grendell, L.D., Mayne, S., Cartmel, B., Ermakov, I., Gellermann, W. 2012. Dermal carotenoids as measured by resonance Raman spectroscopy as a biomarker of response to a fruit/vegetable intervention study. Experimental Biology. 26:131.3.
Feeding practices correlated with authoritative parenting style and responsive feeding style scores - (Abstract Only)
Dickin, K.L., Hubbs-Tait, L., Sigman-Grant, M., Jahns, L.A., Mobley, A. 2012. Feeding practices correlated with authoritative parenting style and responsive feeding style scores. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 26:1011.14.
Understanding American-Indian children’s perceived barriers and facilitators to following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) - (Abstract Only)
Jahns, L.A., Wadsworth, A., Morin, C., Mcdonald, L.R. 2012. Understanding American-Indian children’s perceived barriers and facilitators to following the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 26:389.8.
The effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on whole body lipid oxidation - (Abstract Only)
Ainslie-Waldman, C.E., Young, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Raatz, S.K., Csallany, A.S. 2012. The effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on whole body lipid oxidation. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 26:1016.2.
Community based lifestyle intervention improves body weight, anthropometric, and fitness parameters - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Johnson, L.K., Scheett, A.J., Langei, C.M., Westereng, R.A. 2012. Community based lifestyle intervention improves body weight, anthropometric, and fitness parameters. Experimental Biology. 26:813.10.
The effect of simulated ostracism on physical activity behavior in children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Barkley, J.E., Salvy, S., Roemmich, J.N. 2012. The effect of simulated ostracism on physical activity behavior in children. Pediatrics. 129(3):e659-666.
Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mount, D.L., Davis, C., Kennedy, B., Raatz, S.K., Dotson, K., Gary-Webb, T.L., Thomas, S., Johnson, K., Espeland, M.A. 2011. Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the look AHEAD trial. Clinical Trials. 9:80-89.
One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the look AHEAD study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Faulconbridge, L.F., Wadden, T.A., Rubin, R.R., Wing, R.R., Walkup, M.P., Fabricatore, A.N., Coday, M., Van Dorsten, B., Mount, D.L., Ewing, L.J., Raatz, S.K. 2011. One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the look AHEAD study. Obesity. DOI:10.1038/oby.2011.315.
Lifestyle modification to promote weight loss in the absence of energy restriction - (Review Article)
Buchholz, A.C., Van Loan, M., Whigham Grendell, L.D., Lukaski, H. 2011. Lifestyle modification to promote weight loss in the absence of energy restriction. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2011:1-2.
Effects of ostracism and social connection-related activities on adolescents’ motivation to eat and energy intake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Salvy, S., Bowker, J.C., Nitecki, L.A., Kluczynski, M.A., Germeroth, L.J., Roemmich, J.N. 2011. Effects of ostracism and social connection-related activities on adolescents’ motivation to eat and energy intake. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 37(1):23-32.
Interactive effects of dietary restraint and adiposity on stress-induced eating and the food choice of children - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Roemmich, J.N., Lambiase, M.J., Lobarinas, C.L., Balanteki, K.N. 2011. Interactive effects of dietary restraint and adiposity on stress-induced eating and the food choice of children. Eating Behaviors. 12:309-312.
Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for individuals with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Unick, J.L., Beavers, D., Jakicic, J.M., Kitbachi, A.E., Knowler, W.C., Wadden, T.A., Wing, R.R., Raatz, S.K. 2011. Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for individuals with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 36:2152-2157.
Four-year weight losses in the look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Four-year weight losses in the look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success. Obesity. 1987-1988.
The development and description of the comparison group in the Look AHEAD trial - (Review Article)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. The development and description of the comparison group in the Look AHEAD trial. Clinical Trials. 8:320-329.
Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 34:1481-1486.
Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in Type 2 diabetes. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.224386.
Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 21:32-44.
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