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Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: Television habits in relation to overweight, diet and taste preferences in European children: the IDEFICS study

Anno di pubblicazione: 2012

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Lissner L, Lanfer A, Gwozdz W, Olafsdottir S, Eiben G, Moreno LA, Santaliestra-Pasías AM, Kovács E, Barba G, Loit HM, Kourides Y, Pala V, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Buchecker K, Ahrens W, Reisch L.

Affiliazioni autori: Public Health Epidemiology Unit, Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg; Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione; IDEFICS Consortium

Autori CNR:

  • GIANVINCENZO BARBA

Lingua: inglese

Abstract: Early television exposure has been associated with various health outcomes including childhood obesity. This paper describes associations between patterns of television viewing, on one hand, and diet, taste preference and weight status, on the other, in European preschoolers and schoolchildren. The IDEFICS baseline survey was conducted at examination centers in Italy, Estonia, Cyprus, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, and Spain. 15,144 children aged 2-9 completed the basic protocol, including anthropometry and parental questionnaires on their diets and television habits. A subsample of 1,696 schoolchildren underwent further sensory testing for fat and sweet taste preferences. Three dichotomous indicators described: children's habitual television exposure time; television viewing during meals; and having televisions in their bedrooms. Based on these variables we investigated television habits in relation to overweight (IOTF) and usual consumption of foods high in fat and sugar. A possible role of taste preference in the latter association was tested in the sensory subgroup. All television indicators were significantly associated with increased risk of overweight, with odds ratios ranging from 1.21 to 1.30, in fully adjusted models. Children's propensities to consume high-fat and high-sugar foods were positively and, in most analyses, monotonically associated with high-risk television behaviors. The associations between television and diet propensities were not explained by preference for added fat or sugar in test foods. To summarize, in addition to being more overweight, children with high-risk television behaviors may, independent of objectively measured taste preferences for fat and sugar, passively overconsume higher-fat and particularly higher-sugar diets.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 705

Pagine a: 715

Pagine totali: 11

Rivista:

European journal of epidemiology Tipografia La Commerciale
Paese di pubblicazione: Italia
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0393-2990

Numero volume: 27

Numero fascicolo: 9

DOI: 10.1007/s10654-012-9718-2

Referee: Sě: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: PubMed [22911022]

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