Published: Christopher Johansen

Christopher Johanen (Environmental & Occupational Health) published an article "Exploring Potential Mediation Pathways on the Relationship Between Acculturation and Body Mass Index (BMI) Among Latino Adolescents" in Hispanic Health Care International. Nearly four out of 10 Latino adolescents are overweight or obese in the United States. Prior research suggests that acculturation is a predictor of obesity. The was one of the first studies to test the mediating effects of health behaviors (i.e., salty snacks, sweet snacks, physical activity, and sedentary behavior) on the relationship between acculturation and BMI among Latino adolescents.

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