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Development of overweight in an atherosclerosis prevention trial starting in early childhood. The STRIP study.
Int J Obes (Lond) 2006; 30(4):618-26IJ

Abstract

CONTEXT

Recent data indicate a marked increase in the prevalence of obesity among school-aged children. Thus, efficacious programmes that prevent overweight development in children are urgently needed.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the impact of repeatedly given, individualised dietary and lifestyle counselling on the prevalence of overweight during the first 10 years of life.

DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS

This study was a part of the Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project for Children (STRIP), which is a prospective, randomised trial aimed at reducing the exposure of the intervention children to the known risk factors of atherosclerosis. At the child's age of 7 months, 1062 children were assigned to an intervention group (n=540) or to a control group (n=522). The intervention children received individualised counselling focused on healthy diet and physical activity biannually. Height and weight of the children were measured at least once a year.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among the intervention and control children by sex and age. Children were classified as overweight or obese if their weight for height was >20% or > or =40% above the mean weight for height of healthy Finnish children, respectively.

RESULTS

After the age of 2 years, there were continuously fewer overweight girls in the intervention group than in the control group. At the age of 10 years, 10.2% of the intervention girls and 18.8% of the control girls were overweight (P=0.0439), whereas 11.6% of the intervention boys and 12.1% of the control boys were overweight (P approximately 1.00). Only three children in the intervention group were obese at some age point, whereas 14 control children were classified as obese at some age point.

CONCLUSION

Individualised dietary and lifestyle counselling given twice a year since infancy decreases prevalence of overweight in school-aged girls even without any primary energy restrictions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Turku, Turku, Finland. maarit.hakanen@utu.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16446743

Citation

Hakanen, M, et al. "Development of Overweight in an Atherosclerosis Prevention Trial Starting in Early Childhood. the STRIP Study." International Journal of Obesity (2005), vol. 30, no. 4, 2006, pp. 618-26.
Hakanen M, Lagström H, Kaitosaari T, et al. Development of overweight in an atherosclerosis prevention trial starting in early childhood. The STRIP study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006;30(4):618-26.
Hakanen, M., Lagström, H., Kaitosaari, T., Niinikoski, H., Näntö-Salonen, K., Jokinen, E., ... Simell, O. (2006). Development of overweight in an atherosclerosis prevention trial starting in early childhood. The STRIP study. International Journal of Obesity (2005), 30(4), pp. 618-26.
Hakanen M, et al. Development of Overweight in an Atherosclerosis Prevention Trial Starting in Early Childhood. the STRIP Study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006;30(4):618-26. PubMed PMID: 16446743.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Development of overweight in an atherosclerosis prevention trial starting in early childhood. The STRIP study. AU - Hakanen,M, AU - Lagström,H, AU - Kaitosaari,T, AU - Niinikoski,H, AU - Näntö-Salonen,K, AU - Jokinen,E, AU - Sillanmäki,L, AU - Viikari,J, AU - Rönnemaa,T, AU - Simell,O, PY - 2006/2/1/pubmed PY - 2006/11/15/medline PY - 2006/2/1/entrez SP - 618 EP - 26 JF - International journal of obesity (2005) JO - Int J Obes (Lond) VL - 30 IS - 4 N2 - CONTEXT: Recent data indicate a marked increase in the prevalence of obesity among school-aged children. Thus, efficacious programmes that prevent overweight development in children are urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of repeatedly given, individualised dietary and lifestyle counselling on the prevalence of overweight during the first 10 years of life. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: This study was a part of the Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project for Children (STRIP), which is a prospective, randomised trial aimed at reducing the exposure of the intervention children to the known risk factors of atherosclerosis. At the child's age of 7 months, 1062 children were assigned to an intervention group (n=540) or to a control group (n=522). The intervention children received individualised counselling focused on healthy diet and physical activity biannually. Height and weight of the children were measured at least once a year. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Prevalence of overweight and obesity among the intervention and control children by sex and age. Children were classified as overweight or obese if their weight for height was >20% or > or =40% above the mean weight for height of healthy Finnish children, respectively. RESULTS: After the age of 2 years, there were continuously fewer overweight girls in the intervention group than in the control group. At the age of 10 years, 10.2% of the intervention girls and 18.8% of the control girls were overweight (P=0.0439), whereas 11.6% of the intervention boys and 12.1% of the control boys were overweight (P approximately 1.00). Only three children in the intervention group were obese at some age point, whereas 14 control children were classified as obese at some age point. CONCLUSION: Individualised dietary and lifestyle counselling given twice a year since infancy decreases prevalence of overweight in school-aged girls even without any primary energy restrictions. SN - 0307-0565 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16446743/Development_of_overweight_in_an_atherosclerosis_prevention_trial_starting_in_early_childhood__The_STRIP_study_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803249 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -