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Food consumption patterns in Mediterranean adolescents: are there differences between overweight and normal-weight adolescents?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21296024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To quantify food consumption (based on food group classification) during several time periods in a sample of adolescents and to identify potential differences in food patterns between normal-weight and overweight participants.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. Participants were classified as normal weight and overweight/obese. Dietary intake was assessed by 3-day food records and analyzed at the food group level for 7 different time periods. To exploit the time dimension of the data and to further control for the influence of other covariates, the authors estimated a random effects regression model for panel data.
PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty students.
SETTING: Two high schools.
RESULTS: In multivariate analysis, no statistically significant differences were found between normal-weight and overweight adolescents with regard to their consumption patterns throughout the day. However, compared to females, male participants had higher intake of all food groups with the exception of fruit, and adolescents engaging in vigorous exercise tended to consume more servings from all food groups during any given time period.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: No preferential use of some food or food groups in specific day periods was found among overweight compared to normal-weight high school students.
Mary Yannakoulia; Sandra E Brussee; Andreas C Drichoutis; Anastasia Z Kalea; Nikolaos Yiannakouris; Antonia-Leda Matalas; Dorothy Klimis-Zacas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-02-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Energy Intake
Food Habits*
Greece / epidemiology
Nutrition Surveys
Overweight / epidemiology*
Students / statistics & numerical data
Young Adult

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