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Título : Five year trends on total and abdominal adiposity in Spanish adolescents
Otros títulos: Tendencias durante cinco años en la grasa total y abdominal en adolescentes españoles
Autor : Moreno, Luis A., Moliner Urdiales, D., Ruiz, J. R., Mesana, M. I., Vicente-Rodríguez, G., Rodríguez, G., Fleta, J., León, J. F., García-Fuentes, Miguel, Castillo, M. J., González Gross, M., Marcos, Ascensión
Palabras clave : Abdominal fat
Body fat percentage
Secular trends
Grasa abdominal
Porcentaje de grasa corporal
Tendencias seculares.
Fecha de publicación : 2012
Editor: Aula Médica Ediciones
Resumen: Objective: To assess five years trends in total and abdominal fat in Spanish adolescents. Design: Two cross-sectional studies: adolescents from the city of Zaragoza (Spain) assessed during 2001-2002 and 2006-2007. Subjects: 399 adolescents in 2001-02 and 392 adolescents in 2006-07. Main outcome measurements: Socio-economic status was assessed using the education level of both parents. A complete anthropometric assessment was performed in both surveys using the same methodology: weight, height, skinfold thickness (biceps, triceps, subscapular, suprailiac, thigh and calf) and circumferences (waist and hip). The body mass index (BMI) and the sum of 6 skinfold thicknesses were calculated. Body fat percentage (BF%) was also calculated by the formulas described by Slaughter et al. Results: After adjusting for age and pubertal status, only females showed a significantly decrease in weight, BMI and waist circumference, and a significant increase in the sum of 6 skinfolds (all P < 0.05 and Cohen’s d ≥ 0.25) in 2006-2007, when compared to values obtained in 2001-2002. Males did not show any significant change between the two surveys. Concerning centile values, a slight general reduction was observed in weight, BMI and waist circumference for both males and females. On the contrary, the sum of 6 skinfolds and the BF% were higher in 2006-2007 than in 2001-2002. Conclusion: According to these results, there might be a levelling-off in the trends of BMI, BF% and waist circumference in male adolescents from Zaragoza. In females, despite a trend towards higher body fat mass, there was a trend towards lower BMI and waist circumference values.
Descripción : 8 páginas, 2 figuras, 2 tablas
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ISSN: 0212-1611
DOI: 10.3305/nh.2012.27.3.5726
Citación : Nutricion Hospitalaria 27:731-738 (2012)
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