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Parental Body Mass Index in association with the prevalence of overweight/obesity among adolescents in Greece; dietary and lifestyle habits in the context of the family environment: the Vyronas study.
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PMID:  18359128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to evaluate whether Parental Body Mass Index is associated with overweight/obesity in a sample of Greek adolescents, taking into consideration dietary and lifestyle habits. The Vyronas study is a cross-sectional health and nutrition survey. During 2004/2005, 2008 schoolchildren were selected. BMI was calculated for both parents and adolescents. A semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire was applied. Results demonstrated that there is a strong positive association between the parental overweight/obesity status and their offspring's BMI. Some dietary and lifestyle habits seem to affect boys and girls BMI in relation to parental status differently.
Rena I Kosti; Demosthenes B Panagiotakos; Yiannis Tountas; Costas C Mihas; Alevizos Alevizos; Theodoros Mariolis; Marek Papathanassiou; Antonis Zampelas; Anargiros Mariolis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-10-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  218-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos street, 118 55 Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Body Mass Index
Cross-Sectional Studies
Food Habits*
Greece / epidemiology
Life Style*
Nutrition Surveys
Obesity / epidemiology*,  etiology,  psychology
Overweight / epidemiology*,  etiology,  psychology
Parent-Child Relations*
Parents / psychology*
Sex Factors

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