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Research and Publications

Obesity-related publications from the NFL staff, 2003 – January 2009 (nonobesity-related publications are not included):

  • Lenders C. Early Origins of Disease. Nutrition & the MD. 2003;29(7):1-3.

  • Kolagotla L, Adams W. Ambulatory management of childhood obesity. Obes Res. 2004 Feb;12(2):275-83.

  • Fishman L, Lenders C, Fortunato C, Noonan C, Nurko S. Increased prevalence of constipation and fecal soiling in a population of obese children. J Pediatr. 2004;145(2):253-254.

  • Apovian C, Baker C, Ludwig D, Hoppin A, Hsu G, Lenders C, Pratt J, Forse A, Obrien A, Tarnoff M. Best practice guidelines in pediatric/adolescent weight loss surgery. Obesity Research. 2005. 13(2):274-282.

  • Karp RJ, Cheng C, Meyers AF. The appearance of discretionary income: influence on the prevalence of under- and over-nutrition. Int J Equity Health. 2005 Jun 28;4:10.

  • Neault N, Cook JT, Morris V, Frank DA. [LINK TO  THE DOCUMENT  The Real Cost of Healthy Diet: Healthful Foods are out of Reach for Low Income Families in Boston, Massachusetts. ]  Report published August 2005 by the Boston Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. http://dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/csnappublic/healthyweight_aug2005.pdf

  • Meyers AF, Karp RJ, Kral JG. Poverty, Food Insecurity, and Obesity in Children. Pediatrics. 2006;118(5):2265-6.

  • Frank DA, Neault NB, Skalicky A, Cook JT, Wilson JD, Levenson S, Meyers AF, Heeren T, Cutts DB, Casey PH, Black MM, Berkowitz C. Heat or Eat: the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and nutritional and health risks among children less than three years of age. Pediatrics. 2006;118(5):e1293-302.

  • Lee K, Kwon E, Park T, Park M, Lenders C. Parenteral obesity and childhood obesity: How Sensitive? Asia Pacific J Nutri 2006;15(2):196-200.

  • Lee K, Benavides V, Kochman C, Lenders C. Self-reported height, weight, and sexual maturation ratings among overweight children and adolescents. J Adolesc. Health. 2006;39(3):346-52.

  • Morris V.  Community-based programming to treat childhood obesity. Curr Diab Rep. 2006 Nov;6(5):395-400.

  • Apovian C, Lenders C. Care for the underserved obese: why not? Obesity Management. 2007;3:37-40.

  • Ausman L, Oliver L, Goldin B, Woods M, Gorbach S, Dwyer J. Estimated Net Acid Excretion Inversely Correlates With Urine pH in Vegans, Lacto-Ovo Vegetarians, and Omnivores.
    J Renal Nutr. 2007;18(5):456-465.

  • George Blackburn, et al (Lenders C). Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery: Executive Report - Update 2007. Obesity (Silver Spring). In press (2009).

  • Pratt J, Lenders C, Dionne E, Hoppin A, Hsu G, Inge T, Lawlor D, Marino M, Meyers A, Rosenblum J, Sanchez V. Best practice updates for pediatric/adolescent weight loss surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring). In press (2009).

  • Jesuit C, Dillon C, Compher C, Lenders C. ASPEN Practical Guidelines for Hospitalized Pediatric Patients with Obesity. JPEN; In press (2009).

  • Lenders C, Wright JA, Apovian CM, Hess DT, Shukla RR, Adams WG, Lee K. Weight Loss Surgery eligibility according to various BMI criteria among adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009;17(1):150-5.

  • Apovian CM, Bigornia S, Cullumdugan D, Schoonmaker C, Phipps J, Gokce N, Istfan N, Meyers A, Lenders C. Commercial Meal Replacements and Lifestyle Intervention in Overweight and Obese Minority, Urban, Low income Adolescents: A 12 week Safety Pilot Project.
    Inf Child Adol Nutr. In Press (2009).

Books and Chapters:


  • “The Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity Research,” NIH, External Reviewer

  • “Preventing Childhood Obesity: The Health in the Balance,” IOM, External Reviewer

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