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Vol. 60, No. 4, 2012
Issue release date: June 2012
Section title: Original Paper
Ann Nutr Metab 2012;60:247–256
(DOI:10.1159/000337552)

Food Intake, Diet Quality and Behavioral Problems in Children: Results from the GINI-plus/LISA-plus Studies

Kohlboeck G. · Sausenthaler S. · Standl M. · Koletzko S. · Bauer C.-P. · von Berg A. · Berdel D. · Krämer U. · Schaaf B. · Lehmann I. · Herbarth O. · Heinrich J. · for the GINI-plus and LISA-plus Study Groups
aHelmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health, Institute of Epidemiology I, Neuherberg, bDr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, cDepartment of Pediatrics, Technical University of Munich, Munich, dDepartment of Pediatrics, Marien-Hospital Wesel, Wesel, eInstitut für Umweltmedizinische Forschung, University of Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, fCenter for Environmental Research, and gEnvironmental Medicine and Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, University Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 1/11/2012
Accepted: 2/27/2012
Published online: 6/1/2012

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0250-6807 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9697 (Online)

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Abstract

Background/Aims: To assess the association between food intake and diet quality and behavioral problems at the 10-year follow-up of the two population-based birth cohorts of the studies German Infant Nutritional Intervention and ‘Influences of lifestyle-related factors on the immune system and the development of allergies in childhood’. Methods: Cross-sectional data on food intake over the past year were collected by a parent-reported food frequency questionnaire. Diet quality was based on reference values of food amounts of the optimized mixed diet. Behavioral problems were assessed by a parent-reported Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Relationships between food category intake, diet quality and behavior problems were examined using multivariable regression modeling adjusted for gender, sociodemographic characteristics, body mass index, physical exercise, television viewing/PC use and total energy intake. A total of 3,361 children with complete data were analyzed. Results: Children with increased intake of confectionery had increased odds of having emotional symptoms [adjusted odds ratio (ORadj) 1.19, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.08–1.32] compared to children with low intake. A higher diet quality score was associated with lower likelihood of emotional symptoms (ORadj 0.89, 95% CI 0.80–0.98). The unadjusted significant relationship between diet quality and hyperactivity/inattention was attenuated by adjusting for several confounders to an ORadj of 0.92 (95% CI 0.82–1.03). Conclusions: Increased consumption of high-sugar products and lower diet quality are associated with a higher likelihood of emotional symptoms in children.


  

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Gabriele Kohlboeck
Helmholtz Zentrum München, Institut für Epidemiologie
Ingolstädter Landstrasse 1
DE–85764 Neuherberg (Germany)
Tel. +49 89 3187 4578, E-Mail gabriele.kohlboeck@helmholtz-muenchen.de

  

Article Information

For full details of the GINI-plus and LISA-plus Study Groups, see the Appendix.

Received: January 11, 2012
Accepted after revision: February 27, 2012
Published online: June 1, 2012
Number of Print Pages : 10
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 3, Number of References : 40

  

Publication Details

Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism

Vol. 60, No. 4, Year 2012 (Cover Date: June 2012)

Journal Editor: Koletzko B. (Munich)
ISSN: 0250-6807 (Print), eISSN: 1421-9697 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ANM


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 1/11/2012
Accepted: 2/27/2012
Published online: 6/1/2012

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0250-6807 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9697 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ANM


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