Breastfeeding shows a protective trend toward adolescents with higher abdominal adiposity

Julien Rousseaux, Alain Duhamel, Dominique Turck, Denes Molnar, Julia Salleron, Enrique Garcia Artero, Stefaan De Henauw, Sabine Dietrich, Yannis Manios, Raffaela Piccinelli, Michael Sjöström, Luis Aznar Moreno, Frédéric Gottrand

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Abstract

Objective: The question of whether breastfeeding has a protective effect against the development of overweight or obesity later in life remains controversial, especially during adolescence. The objective was to assess the relationship between breastfeeding and adolescents' body composition. Methods: The HELENA study is a cross-sectional study involving 3,528 adolescents from 10 European cities. The outcome measures were body weight and height, subscapular skinfolds as well as waist circumferences. Breastfeeding, smoking status, and parental socioeconomic status were assessed by self-administered questionnaires. Dietary intake was recorded using two 24-hour recall surveys. Two adjustment approaches were used: i) covariance analysis adjusted for confounding factors (propensity score adjustment) and ii) multivariate quantile regression. Results: After adjustment, no significant associations were Re.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-301
Number of pages13
JournalObesity Facts
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 13 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • BMI
  • Body composition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Propensity score
  • Waist-to-height ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Physiology (medical)

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    Rousseaux, J., Duhamel, A., Turck, D., Molnar, D., Salleron, J., Artero, E. G., Henauw, S. D., Dietrich, S., Manios, Y., Piccinelli, R., Sjöström, M., Moreno, L. A., & Gottrand, F. (2014). Breastfeeding shows a protective trend toward adolescents with higher abdominal adiposity. Obesity Facts, 7(5), 289-301. https://doi.org/10.1159/000368583