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Titolo: Total fat, fat distribution and blood pressure according to eating frequency in children living in southern italy: the ARCA Project.

Anno di pubblicazione: 2006

Autori: Barba G; Troiano E; Russo P; and Siani A for the ARCA Project Study group

Affiliazioni autori: Epidemiology and Population Genetics, Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council, Avellino, Italy

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: The relationships between eating frequency and adiposity and cardiovascular risk factors have been poorly investigated in children. To evaluate this issue, anthropometric indices and blood pressure (BP) were measured in 3668 children, aged 6-11 years. Meals/snack frequency, assessed by a questionnaire, was 'Low' in 332 (or=5/day) children. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference significantly decreased going up across meals/snacks categories (BMI=20.5+/-0.2, 19.7+/-0.1 and 18.8+/-0.1 kg/m2; waist=68.0+/-0.6, 66.6+/-0.3, 63.9+/-0.2 cm, for Low, Intermediate and High groups, respectively; M+/-s.e.; P<0.001 by ANCOVA trend analysis adjusted by age, sex, birth weight, physical activity, parental overweight and education level). BP decreased from Low to High group but differences were no longer significant after adjustment for BMI. In our sample of school children, the daily eating frequency was inversely associated with the degree of both total adiposity and central fat deposition.

Lingua abstract: inglese

Pagine da: 1166

Pagine a: 1169


International journal of obesity Macmillan, Nature Publishing
Paese di pubblicazione: Regno Unito
Lingua: inglese
ISSN: 0307-0565

Numero volume: 30

DOI: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803257

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: ISI Web of Science (WOS) [000238618200024]

Parole chiave:

  • eating frequency
  • adiposity
  • blood pressure
  • children
  • prevention

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