Affordable Access

Access to the full text

Obesogenic Lifestyle and Its Influence on Adiposity in Children and Adolescents, Evidence from Mexico

Authors
  • Lopez-Gonzalez, Desiree1,
  • Partida-Gaytán, Armando
  • Wells, Jonathan C.
  • Reyes-Delpech, Pamela1
  • Avila-Rosano, Fatima1
  • Ortiz-Obregon, Marcela1
  • Gomez-Mendoza, Frida1
  • Diaz-Escobar, Laura1,
  • Clark, Patricia1,
  • 1 (L.D.-E.)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Nutrients
Publisher
MDPI AG
Publication Date
Mar 19, 2020
Volume
12
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3390/nu12030819
PMID: 32204522
PMCID: PMC7146202
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) during childhood/adolescence are major public health problems in Mexico. Several obesogenic lifestyle (OL) risk factors have been identified, but the burden and consequences of them in Mexican children/adolescents remain unclear. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of OL components and describe their relationships with adiposity, and OW/OB. A population-based cross-sectional study of Mexican children/adolescents with nutritional assessment, data collection on daily habits and adiposity as fat-mass index (FMI) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was performed. Individual OL-components: “inactivity,” “excessive screen time,” “insufficient sleep,” “unhealthy-diet”, were defined according to non-adherence to previously published healthy recommendations. Results : 1449 subjects were assessed between March 2015 to April 2018. Sixteen percent of subjects had all four OL-components, 40% had three, 35% had two, 9% had one, and 0.5% had none. A cumulative OL score showed a significant dose–response effect with FMI. The combination of inactivity, excessive screen time, and insufficient sleep showed the highest risk association to OW/OB and higher values of FMI. Conclusions : The prevalence of OL-components was extremely high and associated with increased adiposity and OW/OB. Several interventions are needed to revert this major public health threat.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times