Impact of Lifestyle Behaviors in Early Childhood on Obesity: Study

by Iswarya on  December 4, 2019 at 2:03 PM Obesity News
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Higher adherence to a healthy lifestyle at age four years reduced the risk of overweight, obesity, and abdominal obesity at seven years, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
Impact of Lifestyle Behaviors in Early Childhood on Obesity: Study
Impact of Lifestyle Behaviors in Early Childhood on Obesity: Study

The study assessed five lifestyle behaviors physical activity, sleep duration, television watching, ultra-processed food consumption, and plant-based food consumption in 1,480 children when they were four years of age.

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Limited TV time and low consumption of ultra-processed foods, along with high sleep time, physical activity, and consumption of plant-based foods were associated with lower body mass index and waist circumference and a lower likelihood of developing overweight or obesity and abdominal obesity at age seven years. Longer TV viewing was the lifestyle factor that was most strongly associated with the development of obesity.

Source: Eurekalert

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