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Comparison of dietary and physical activity patterns among obese children and adolescents with or without metabolic syndrome
Roya Kelishadi Dr * 1, Mahin Hashemipour Dr2, Mojhdeh Ziaei Dr, Shohreh Ghatreh Samani Dr, Parinaz Poursafa , Nooshin Khavarian Dr
1- Professor , kelishadi@med.mui.ac.ir
2- Professor
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ABSTRACT Background and Aim: Considering the appearance of chronic diseases in adulthood and the emergence of their underlying causes such as metabolic syndrome since early years of life, recognition of effective factors and taking interventional measures will lead to a more short term and long term beneficial effects. The aim of this study was to compare the dietary and physical activity patterns among obese children and adolescents with or without metabolic syndrome. Material and Methods: This case-control study was conducted in 2007 in Isfahan. 825 overweight or obese children & adolescents (body mass index equal to or greater than 85th percentile) aged between 6-17 years were assigned into two groups: with or without metabolic syndrome and the dietary and physical activity patterns of the groups were compared with each other. Data were introduced into SPSS software and analyzed by means of Chi-Square, regression and t-tests. Results: Comparison of the mean frequency of food consumption and physical activities in both groups indicated that increased consumption of meat, egg, dairy products, nuts, vegetables and fruits had a significant relationship with decreased incidence of metabolic syndrome. The physical activity level of those with metabolic syndrome was lower than that of those without this syndrome. However this difference was not significant. Conclusion: Considering the increasing incidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents, and its relation with the dietary habits and physical activity established from early life, it is necessary to pay more attention to the lifestyle of children and adolescents in order to prevent emergence of chronic diseases in the future. Key words: Obesity, children, metabolic syndrome, diet, physical activity. Conflict of Interest: Nill Received: Jan 23, 2010 Accepted: Jun 9, 2010
Keywords: Obesity, children, metabolic syndrome, diet, physical activity.
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Received: 2010/09/4
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Volume 15, Issue 1 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2010) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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