Tracking of adiposity and dietary intake from adolescence to adulthood: a longitudinal study

Craigie, Angela, Lake, Amelia, Wood, Charlotte, Gibbons, M. R. D., Rugg-Gunn, Andrew, Mathers, John and Adamson, Ashley (2003) Tracking of adiposity and dietary intake from adolescence to adulthood: a longitudinal study. International Journal of Obesity, 27 (1). S9. ISSN 0307-0565

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0802335

Abstract

Aims: To determine the extent to which adiposity, as
measured by the body mass index (BMI), tracks from
adolescence to adulthood and whether this is a reflection of
the tracking of food and nutrient intake.
Methods: Height (m), weight (kg), BMI (kg/m2), food (% total food weight) and nutrient intake (g/d or mg/d) was measured in 202 men and women at 11-12 and 32-33 years. Tracking was assessed using Pearson Correlation analysis.
Results: Significant tracking was observed for BMI (r=0.53,
p<0.01) and, in addition, 96% of those in the highest quartile of BMI at 11-12 years had become overweight or obese by 32-33 years. Of the 5 food groups from the Balance of Good Health plate model 1,3 tracked significantly: fruit and vegetables (r=0.25, p<0.01), bread, other cereals and
potatoes (r=0.24, p<0.01) and meat, fish and alternatives
(r=0.17, p<0.05). Nutrient intake also tracked significantly, for example, with correlation coefficients of 0.16 (p<0.05) for fat, 0.25 (p<0.01) for total sugar and 0.29 (p<0.01) for vitamin C.
Conclusions: Relative BMI as an index of adiposity does
track from adolescence to adulthood and this is reflected, in part, by significant tracking of food and nutrient intake.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2010 15:24
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:51
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/826

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