Document Detail


The types of food introduced during complementary feeding and risk of childhood obesity: a systematic review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23399778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The determinants of childhood overweight and obesity are complex, but infant feeding and the early diet are important contributing factors. The complementary feeding period in particular, is a time during which children are nutritionally vulnerable, and a time where life-long eating habits may be established. We conducted a systematic review of the literature that investigated the relationship between the types of food consumed by infants during the complementary feeding period and overweight or obesity during childhood. Electronic databases were searched from inception until June 2012 using specified keywords. Following the application of strict inclusion/exclusion criteria, 10 studies were identified and reviewed by two independent reviewers. Data were extracted and aspects of quality were assessed using an adapted Newcastle-Ottawa scale. Studies were categorised into three groups: macronutrient intake, food type/group and adherence to dietary guidelines. Some association was found between high protein intakes at 2-12 months of age and higher body mass index (BMI) or body fatness in childhood, but was not the case in all studies. Higher energy intake during complementary feeding was associated with higher BMI in childhood. Adherence to dietary guidelines during weaning was associated with a higher lean mass, but consuming specific foods or food groups made no difference to children's BMI. We concluded that high intakes of energy and protein, particularly dairy protein, in infancy could be associated with an increase in BMI and body fatness, but further research is needed to establish the nature of the relationship. Adherence to dietary guidelines during weaning is recommended.International Journal of Obesity advance online publication, 12 February 2013; doi:10.1038/ijo.2013.8.
Authors:
J Pearce; S C Langley-Evans
Related Documents :
24477038 - Nature and nurture in children's food preferences.
24839308 - Functional morphology of the feeding apparatus and evolution of proboscis length in met...
23850518 - The effectiveness of workplace dietary modification interventions: a systematic review.
24642498 - Sibling cooperation in earwig families provides insights into the early evolution of so...
19782098 - Ciguatera: a public health perspective.
11879938 - Increased selenium threat as a result of invasion of the exotic bivalve potamocorbula a...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obesity (2005)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5497     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obes (Lond)     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256108     Medline TA:  Int J Obes (Lond)     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Nutritional Sciences, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Loughborough, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Validation of anthropometry and foot-to-foot bioelectrical resistance against a three-component mode...
Next Document:  Health disparities in clinical practice patterns for prostate cancer screening by geographic regions...