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Five-year longitudinal and secular shifts in adolescent beverage intake: findings from project EAT (Eating Among Teens)-II.
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PMID:  19167959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detailed research examining concurrent longitudinal and secular changes in adolescent beverage intake is not currently available, particularly since the year 2000. This study's objective was to evaluate these trends in beverage intake in a large, diverse adolescent cohort. Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)-II is a 5-year longitudinal study (n=2,516) including two cohorts, which allows for the observation of longitudinal changes from early to mid-adolescence (junior high to high school) and from mid- to late adolescence (high school to post high school). Project EAT-II also examined secular trends in adolescent health behavior from 1999-2004 in mid-adolescence. Daily beverage servings were assessed using the Youth and Adolescent Food Frequency Questionnaire. Longitudinal findings indicate that intake of soda and sugar-sweetened beverages (including soda, sweetened iced teas, and fruit drinks) increased significantly among younger males, and alcohol increased across all groups (P<0.01). Consumption of certain beverages decreased with age: fruit juice (among all males and older females, P< or =0.02), milk (older adolescents, P<0.01), other milk beverages (all females and older males, P<0.01), diet soda (younger adolescents, P<0.01), and coffee/tea (all males and younger females, P<0.01). Significant secular decreases were observed in fruit juice and coffee/tea for males and females (P< or =0.05). Overall, these findings reflect recent secular and longitudinal shifts in adolescent beverage consumption during the critical transition period from early to mid-adolescence and mid- to late adolescence. Although additional research is needed to better understand nuances in adolescent consumption patterns, registered dietitians and other health care practitioners working with adolescents should address the importance of limiting sugar-sweetened beverages with low nutrient density.
Melissa C Nelson; Dianne Neumark-Sztainer; Peter J Hannan; Mary Story
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-03-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  308-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454-1015, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior*
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Age Distribution
Alcoholic Beverages / statistics & numerical data
Beverages / statistics & numerical data*
Carbonated Beverages / statistics & numerical data
Cohort Studies
Diet / trends*
Diet Surveys
Food Habits
Health Behavior*
Longitudinal Studies
Milk / statistics & numerical data
Nutritive Value
Sex Distribution
United States
Grant Support
R40 MC 00319//PHS HHS

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