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Journal Articles Journal of Nutrition Year : 2011

Higher Intakes of Energy and Grain Products at 4 Years of Age Are Associated with Being Overweight at 6 Years of Age

Lise Dubois
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Megan Carter
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Anna Farmer
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Daniel Burnier
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Fabiola Tatone-Tokuda
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Abstract

This study examined dietary factors associated with overweight in a population-based sample of 6-y-old children. Analyses of data from the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development (QLSCD) included a representative sample (n = 1014) of children born in 1998 in the province of Québec, Canada. Dietary intake was measured by using a 24-h dietary recall administered at 4 y of age. Weight and height were measured using a standard protocol at 6 y. Using logistic regression, higher daily energy intake at 4 y was significantly related to overweight at 6 y. After adjustment for confounding and overweight at 4 y, the relationship remained significant among girls (P = 0.04) but became marginally significant among boys (P = 0.07). Additionally, boys who consumed ⩾5 servings of grain products/d at 4 y were more likely to be overweight at 6 y compared to those who did not [adjusted OR = 3.20 (95% CI): 1.72-5.97]. The association attenuated somewhat after adjustment for overweight at 4 y [OR = 1.82 (95% CI): 0.894-3.71; P = 0.09]. The findings provide support for the revisions made in the Canadian dietary guidelines for young children, which now recommend 4-7 servings of grain products daily for children aged 4-8 y rather than the excessive 5-12 servings of previous recommendations. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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hal-02559897 , version 1 (30-04-2020)

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Lise Dubois, Megan Carter, Anna Farmer, Manon Girard, Daniel Burnier, et al.. Higher Intakes of Energy and Grain Products at 4 Years of Age Are Associated with Being Overweight at 6 Years of Age. Journal of Nutrition, 2011, 141 (11), pp.2024-2029. ⟨10.3945/jn.111.143347⟩. ⟨hal-02559897⟩
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