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Torna all'elenco Contributi in rivista anno 2001

Contributo in rivista

Tipo: Articolo in rivista

Titolo: The BRAVO project: screening for childhood obesity in a primary school setting

Anno di pubblicazione: 2001

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Barba G, Giacco R, Clemente G, Venezia A, Russo P, Grimaldi C, Siani A.

Affiliazioni autori: Barba G, Giacco R, Clemente G, Venezia A, Russo P, Grimaldi C, Siani A. Istituto di Scienze dell'Alimentazione, CNR, Avellino

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: BACKGROUND AND AIM: The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing worldwide, raising a number of public health concerns. First, childhood obesity is a strong predictor of adult obesity; second, the low long term success rate and the high social cost of the treatment of obesity suggest that attention should be paid to the prevention of obesity early in childhood. The objective of the present study was to evaluate dietary habits and anthropometric factors in a sample of schoolchildren aged 6-12 years living in Southern Italy in the framework of an ongoing prospective study aimed at childhood obesity prevention. METHODS AND RESULTS: The BRAVO Project is carried out in co-operation with the school staff and is a part of an educational program on nutrition for the schoolchildren and their families. During the first phase of the study, the prevalence of overweight and obesity was evaluated in 363 children adopting the criteria for definition of childhood obesity recently proposed by the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF). The main result of this study was that in our cohort an exceedingly high risk of becoming overweight in adult age was observed for any one-year age class. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the present study confirmed the trend toward an increasing prevalence of childhood obesity observed in other Western countries. Moreover, out data--though preliminary--suggest that the large scale involvement of primary school in screening programs could represent an effective preventive strategy against the increased risk of childhood obesity.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 103

Pagine a: 108


NMCD. Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases Medikal Press.
Paese di pubblicazione: Italia
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0939-4753

Numero volume: 11

Indicizzato da: PubMed [11894741]

Parole chiave:

  • obesitÓ infantile
  • prevenzione
  • epidemiologia
  • monitoraggio
  • rischio

Altre informazioni: Fattore d'impatto 2003: 2.148 Il lavoro Ŕ stato svolto interamente all'ISA, come dimostra l'affiliazione degli Autori

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