Author(s): Valente TW, Fujimoto K, Chou CP, SpruijtMetz D
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Abstract Friendship choices and BMI were measured for 617 adolescents 11-15 years of age. Overweight youth were twice as likely to have overweight friends. There was a weak association between social position and weight status. Overweight youth nominated more friends but were nominated as friends less frequently than their normal weight peers.
This article was published in J Adolesc Health
and referenced in Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy