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TitleLongitudinal associations between body composition and regional fat distribution and later attained height at school entry among preschool children predisposed to overweight
Author(s)Rosário, Rafaela
Olsen, Nanna Julie
Rohde, Jeanett Friis
Handel, Mina Nicole
Santos, Rute
Heitmann, Berit Lilienthal
Issue date2020
PublisherSpringer Nature
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
CitationRosário, R., Olsen, N.J., Rohde, J.F. et al. Longitudinal associations between body composition and regional fat distribution and later attained height at school entry among preschool children predisposed to overweight. Eur J Clin Nutr 74, 465–471 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-019-0494-x
Abstract(s)Background/Objectives To investigate the associations between indicators of obesity and fat distribution, such as body mass index (BMI), fat mass, and skinfold measures during preschool age, and attained height at school entry. Subjects/Methods The Healthy Start primary intervention study comprised 1100 obesity-prone preschool children from the greater Copenhagen area, with a mean [standard deviation (SD)] age of 4.0 (1.1) years at baseline. Anthropometry was measured by trained health professionals at baseline (preschool age) and follow-up height at school entry was gathered by school nurses. Prospective associations between body fat measures and later attained height were examined using generalized linear models with adjustments for potential confounders. Results Greater adiposity at preschool age was directly associated with a higher attained height at follow-up at school-age, when adjusting for confounders. A baseline difference of one BMI unit was associated with a greater attained height of 0.8 cm [(95% confidence interval (CI) 0.5; 1.2]. Furthermore, a difference of 1 mm in the sum of four skinfolds measured at baseline was associated with a greater attained height of 0.1 cm (95% CI 0.03; 0.2) at follow-up. Children with overweight or obesity at baseline attained a significantly higher height of 2.9 (95% CI 1.6; 4.1) cm at follow-up after full adjustment than normal weight children. Conclusions Our results supports that greater adiposity at preschool age is associated with greater tallness. Although a greater height is assumed to be desirable, accelerated growth in childhood may in itself be a risk factor for obesity later in life.
TypeArticle
URIhttps://hdl.handle.net/1822/68229
DOI10.1038/s41430-019-0494-x
ISSN0954-3007
e-ISSN1476-5640
Publisher versionhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41430-019-0494-x
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