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Social Influences on Obesity: Current Knowledge, Emerging Methods, and Directions for Future Research and Practice

Citation

Smith, Natalie R.; Zivich, Paul N.; & Frerichs, Leah (2020). Social Influences on Obesity: Current Knowledge, Emerging Methods, and Directions for Future Research and Practice. Current Nutrition Reports, 9(1), 31-41. PMCID: PMC7033640

Abstract

Purpose of Review: Individuals tend to be socially connected with those of similar weight and obesity status. To inform future research and intervention development, we reviewed recent literature examining social influences on weight with a focus on mechanisms of social influence, populations studied, and emerging analytical methods.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13668-020-00302-8

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Current Nutrition Reports

Author(s)

Smith, Natalie R.
Zivich, Paul N.
Frerichs, Leah

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

9

Issue Number

1

Pages

31-41

PMCID

PMC7033640

NIHMSID

NIHMS1551373

Reference ID

12597