Fruit juice, fruit drinks and atole are associated with obesity and lipid profile in school‐aged children from rural México (811.8)

Olga Garcia, Gerardo Zavala, María Caamaño, Dolores Ronquillo, Guadalupe Martínez, Mariela Camacho, Jorge Rosado

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Beverages such as fruit drinks (natural and artificially flavored), soft drinks and 100% fruit juices are regularly consumed by children as part of their diet. 198 children (8 ± 1.5 years) participated in a cross-sectional study to evaluate the association of beverage intake with obesity, lipid profile and glucose concentration. Body fat (DXA), height, weight and waist circumference were measured in all children. Diet was evaluated with a food frequency questionnaire and three 24hr recalls. A fasting blood sample was taken to analyze lipid profile and glucose. 17% of the daily energy intake of these children came from beverages. Linear regressions adjusted for socio-demographic variables showed some significant associations (p
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe FASEB Journal
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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