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Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National Growth and Health Study

Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National... ARTICLE Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National Growth and Health Study Jonathan P. B. Berz, MD, MSc; Martha R. Singer, MPH; Xinxin Guo, MPH; Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD; Lynn L. Moore, DSc Objective: To study the effects of selected dietary pat- and a DASH adherence score on BMI during 10 years of terns, particularly a DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hy- follow-up, adjusting for race, height, socioeconomic sta- pertension) eating pattern, on body mass index (BMI) tus, television viewing and video game playing hours, throughout adolescence. physical activity level, and total energy intake. Girls in the highest vs lowest quintile of the DASH score had an Design: Prospective National Growth and Health Study. adjusted mean BMI of 24.4 vs 26.3 (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) Setting: Washington, DC; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Berke- (P.05). The strongest individual food group predic- ley, California. tors of BMI were total fruit (mean BMI, 26.0 vs 23.6 for 1vs 2 servings per day; P.001) and low-fat dairy Participants: A total of 2327 girls with 10 annual vis- (mean BMI, 25.7 vs 23.2 for 1vs 2 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National Growth and Health Study

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.71
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21646587
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Abstract

ARTICLE Use of a DASH Food Group Score to Predict Excess Weight Gain in Adolescent Girls in the National Growth and Health Study Jonathan P. B. Berz, MD, MSc; Martha R. Singer, MPH; Xinxin Guo, MPH; Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD; Lynn L. Moore, DSc Objective: To study the effects of selected dietary pat- and a DASH adherence score on BMI during 10 years of terns, particularly a DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hy- follow-up, adjusting for race, height, socioeconomic sta- pertension) eating pattern, on body mass index (BMI) tus, television viewing and video game playing hours, throughout adolescence. physical activity level, and total energy intake. Girls in the highest vs lowest quintile of the DASH score had an Design: Prospective National Growth and Health Study. adjusted mean BMI of 24.4 vs 26.3 (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared) Setting: Washington, DC; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Berke- (P.05). The strongest individual food group predic- ley, California. tors of BMI were total fruit (mean BMI, 26.0 vs 23.6 for 1vs 2 servings per day; P.001) and low-fat dairy Participants: A total of 2327 girls with 10 annual vis- (mean BMI, 25.7 vs 23.2 for 1vs 2

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2011

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