Esperienze di dietoterapia nell'obesità infantile.

Translated title of the contribution: Experience in diet therapy of child obesity

C. Livieri, O. Ciriaco, C. Ghisalberti, M. Abate, D. Cadamosti, A. Salvatoni, R. Lorini

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During the last 14 years 1620 children and adolescents, 806 boys and 814 girls, aged 2-20 yrs, were referred for overweight as outpatients to the Pediatric Endocrine Center of the University of Pavia. On first admission 170 (10%) of the 1620 subjects had a percent overweight of less than 20% referred to ideal weight for height; 350 (22%) patients with overweight ranging from 25 to plus 100 were lost to follow up. We report our dietary management on 1100 children with percent overweight between 25-120, treated for a period of at least 3 months to a maximum of 7 years (mean 3 yrs). All patients were provided with a physiological diet with an adequate or slightly reduced caloric intake for their height (P 15%, F 25%, C 60%). A regular physical activity was recommended to our patients. Before they started the diet patients kept a daily food diary for three days, which included recording information about what food was eaten, how it was prepared and the time at which it was consumed. Food recalls showed a higher caloric intake for height and age with fat and protein excess, especially of animal origin. A lot of snacks, particularly sweets, and soft drinks were consumed during the day.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)

Translated title of the contributionExperience in diet therapy of child obesity
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)577-580
Number of pages4
JournalPediatria Medica e Chirurgica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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