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ERIC Number: EJ825264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Alcohol Use, Eating Patterns, and Weight Behaviors in a University Population
Nelson, Melissa C.; Lust, Katherine; Story, Mary; Ehlinger, Ed
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n3 p227-237 May-Jun 2009
Objective: To explore associations between alcohol, alcohol-related eating, and weight-related health indicators. Methods: Cross-sectional, multivariate regression of weight behaviors, binge drinking, and alcohol-related eating, using self-reported student survey data (n = 3206 undergraduates/graduates). Results: Binge drinking was associated with poor diets, unhealthy weight control, body dissatisfaction, and sedentary behavior. Neither year in school nor age modified these relationships. Alcohol-related eating was associated with increased risk of overweight/obesity. Conclusions: Binge drinking was associated with an array of adverse behaviors. These associations did not differ between undergraduate and graduate students. Initiatives are needed to assist students in overcoming campus norms promoting unhealthy alcohol and dietary patterns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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