Publications and Research
Early publications of SAHRC staff were focused on finding determinants of obesity. To design obesity prevention and treatment programs, it is important to understand the underlying factors contributing to the rise of the disease. These SAHRC publications found that poverty, parenting, malnutrition, and inactivity were major factors associated with childhood obesity.
Diabetes Risk Factors in Low-Income Mexican-American Children
Social Capital and Health: Implications for Working With Minority and Underdeserved Populations
Diabetes Risk, Low Fitness, and Energy Insufficiency Levels Among Children from Poor Families
Identifying Barriers That Hinder Onsite Parental Involvement in a School-Based Health Promotion Program
Obesity and Preference-Weighted Quality of Life of Ethnically Diverse Middle School Children: The HEALTHY Study
Social and Health Risk Factor Levels of Preschool Children Living Along the Texas-Mexico Border
The recent focus of SAHRC staff, as shown in the publications below, is implementing lifestyle interventions to impact favorably health behaviors and physical measures such as blood glucose and adiposity.
Impact of the Bienestar School–Based Diabetes Mellitus Prevention Program on Fasting Capillary Glucose Levels
NEEMA: A School-Based Diabetes Risk Prevention Program Designed for African-American Children
A School-Based Intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction
Association between Frequency of Ready-to-Eat Cereal Consumption, Nutrient Intakes, and Body Mass Index in Fourth- to Sixth-Grade Low-Income Minority Children
HEALTHY Study School Food Service Revenue and Expense Report
Bienestar: A Diabetes Risk-Factor Prevention Program
The Bienestar School-Based Program for Preventing Diabetes in Schoolchildren: An interview with Robert P. Trevinio, MD
Effect of the Bienestar Health Program on Physical Fitness in Low-Income Mexican American Children
Evaluation of Medicare’s Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity: the BieneStar Experience
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