Journal of Child and Adolescent Health

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Research Article - Journal of Child and Adolescent Health (2017) Volume 1, Issue 1

Relationship among macronutrient intake and overweight/obesity in school children from Celaya, Mexico.

Objective: Excessive intake of macronutrients in schoolchildren is associated with obesity and then with early development of chronic degenerative diseases and young death. Methods: 225 school-age children were evaluated in Celaya, Guanajuato. Anthropometric measures were performed and individual interviews with parents and children were conducted to collect information on the frequency of food consumption using a validated questionnaire (SNUT) from which the intake of macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) and fat subtypes. Chi squared, and p value was calculated to identify the association of macronutrient intake with overweight/obesity in schoolchildren. Results: There are not relationship between macronutrient intake (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and overweight/obesity in this sample of schoolchildren from Celaya, Mexico. Conclusion: It is possible that there are other strong factors in relationship with overweight/ obesity as physical activity.

Author(s): Hazel Marisol Urrusquieta-Flores, Nicolas Padilla-Raygoza, Sandra Neli Jimenez-Garcia, Esther Ramirez Moreno, Veronica Benitez Guerrero, and Jose Arias-Rico

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