Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Relationship of food frequencies as reported by parents to overweight and obesity at 5 years
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Nursing Science. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. CHILD.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4599-155X
2009 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, Vol. 98, no 1, 139-143 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: To investigate if food frequencies are related to overweight/obesity in 5-year-old children.

Methods: During 1997–1999, 21 700 infants were invited to participate in ABIS (All Babies in Southeast Sweden), a prospective, cohort study. Participants were followed from birth (n = 16 058) to 5 years (n = 7356). Food frequencies reported by parents at 2.5 and 5 years were studied in the relation to overweight/obesity at 5 years using multiple logistic regressions. A p-value < 0.01 was considered statistically significant.

Results: At 2.5 years frequencies of intake of cheese were positively associated with overweight/obesity at 5 years while porridge, fried potatoes/french fries and cream/crème fraiche showed a negative association. When adjusting for known risk factors, porridge and fried potatoes/french fries remained negatively associated with overweight/obesity. At 5 years, chocolate and lemonade were positively associated with overweight/obesity whereas cream/crème fraiche, pastries and candy were negatively associated. Candy remained negatively associated to overweight/obesity after adjustment for potential confounders.

Conclusion: Food frequencies do not offer any simple explanation for overweight/obesity. Porridge at 2.5 years may protect against overweight/obesity at 5 years, while lemonade may contribute to overweight. Our finding that fried potatoes/french fries may protect against overweight/obesity is unexpected and must be interpreted with caution. These findings should be confirmed by prospective studies using objective recordings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 98, no 1, 139-143 p.
Keyword [en]
Children, Epidemiology, Food frequency, Obesity, Overweight
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-6879DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2008.01043.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-6879DiVA: diva2:127389
Available from: 2008-12-13 Created: 2008-12-05 Last updated: 2015-12-11Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Authority records BETA

Huus, Karina

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Huus, Karina
By organisation
HHJ, Dep. of Nursing ScienceHHJ. CHILD
In the same journal
Acta Paediatrica

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 342 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf