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Energy intake of 1 to 18 year old German children and adolescents

Kersting, M and Sichert-Hellert, W and Lausen, B and Alexy, U and Manz, F and Schöch, G (1998) 'Energy intake of 1 to 18 year old German children and adolescents.' European Journal of Nutrition, 37 (1). 47 - 55. ISSN 1436-6207

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Abstract

In a sample of 695 healthy well-nourished German children and adolescents covering the total age range from 1 to 18 years, 3d weighed diet records were collected and measurements of body height and weight were taken. 10% non-plausible records (reported energy intake (EI):estimated basal metabolic rate (BMR) < Cut off 1.06) were excluded from further analysis. The rate of non-plausible records was low in the childhood age groups (2-6%), higher in the male (10 %), and highest in the female adolescents (30%). Recalculation of age and sex specific cut offs based on assumed light physical activity levels (PAL) reduced the exclusion rate to 6.5% (total) and 20% (female adolescents). The reported energy intake of the total sample based on plausible records (n = 627, EI:BMR ≥1.06) was close to the new estimations of energy requirements assuming light physical activity which are proposed for the revision of the current FAO/WHO energy requirements. The sample was of normal height and weight compared to the Netherlands growth references. For a definite interpretation of the low reported energy intake in the context of health promoting physical activity patterns of children and adolescents more scientific evidence should be available. © Steinkopff Verlag 1998.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Mathematical Sciences, Department of
Depositing User: Berthold Lausen
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 12:23
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 18:12
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/2507

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