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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611

Abstract

ARANCETA-BARTRINA, Javier  and  PEREZ-RODRIGO, Carmen. Determinants of childhood obesity: ANIBES study. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.33, suppl.4, pp.17-20. ISSN 1699-5198.  http://dx.doi.org/10.20960/nh.339.

Obesity is a major public health problem, which is associated with physical, psychological and social problems. The prevalence in children and adolescents has increased dramatically in developed countries and economies in transition in recent decades. It is more common in population groups with lower educational and socioeconomic status. The increase has been attributed to changes in eating habits, with higher consumption of highly processed energy dense foods and low consumption of fruits and vegetables. It has also been associated with low levels of physical activities and with sedentary lifestyles. Some analyses suggest that dietary patterns, physical activity, sedentary lifestyle and sleep time tend to cluster, so that such combinations could increase the risk of overweight and obesity. It is important to consider the different clustering patterns of lifestyles when designing intervention strategies for preventive purposes.

Keywords : Overweight; Obesity; Children; Adolescents; Dietary patterns; Lifestyles.

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