Breakfast skipping in prepubertal obese children: Hormonal, metabolic and cognitive consequences

C. Maffeis, E. Fornari, M. G. Surano, E. Comencini, M. Corradi, M. Tommasi, I. Fasan, S. Cortese

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Abstract

Background and Aims: Skipping breakfast influences cognitive performance. The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between the variation of hormonal and metabolic postprandial parameters induced by breakfast consumption or fasting and cognitive performance in obese children. Methods: Cross-sectional study for repeated measures. Memory and attention assessment tests, hormones and nutrient oxidation were measured before and after consuming breakfast vs fasting in 10 prepubertal obese children. Results: Fasting induced a significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-321
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • attention
  • children
  • hormones
  • nutrient balance
  • obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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