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Parental consumption of ultra-processed, high-fat products has no association with childhood overweight/obesity: An epidemiological study among 10–12-years-old children in Greece
Examine the association between parental ultra-processed, high-fat products' consumption and childhood overweight/obesity.
The prevalence of obesity in the reference population was 2.9%, whereas the prevalence
of overweight was 19.3%. A strong correlation was observed between children’s and their parents’
BMI status (P < 0.001). Multi-adjusted data analysis revealed no association between parental
intake of ultra-processed, high-fat products and children overweight/obesity. Similarly, when
the data analysis accounted for family income and physical activity status of the children, the
aforementioned results remained insignificant. Despite the fact that parents’ specific dietary habits seem not to affect their children’s weight status, public health programs should consider parental nutrition education and mobilization as a preventive measure for childhood overweight/obesity.
Kanellopoulou A, Antoniou E, Notara V, et. al.