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An Actor-Based Model of Social Network Influence on Adolescent Body Size, Screen Time, and Playing Sports

  • David A. Shoham mail,

    dshoham@lumc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Liping Tong,

    Affiliations: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Lamberson,

    Affiliation: Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Amy H. Auchincloss,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Jun Zhang,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Lara Dugas,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Jay S. Kaufman,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Richard S. Cooper,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Amy Luke

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: June 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039795

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Title: “Can Your Weight Be Influenced By The Company You Keep? - HER Daily ... - Wellness Video by Bailey Mosier”
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