The effect of two nutritional methods in changes of anthropometric indexes in obese parents and their children

AUTHORS

firoozeh sajjadi 1 , * , Roya Kelishadi 2 , maryam maghroun 1 , Hasan Alikhasi 1 , Noushin Mohammadifard 3 , Faezeh Saghafian 1 , Farhad Iraji 4 , Mohamad S. Ehteshami 4

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1 BS in Nutrition, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

3 MSc in Nutrition, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Isfahan, Iran.

4 BSc in Public Health, Isfahan Provincial Health Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

How to Cite: sajjadi F, Kelishadi R, maghroun M, Alikhasi H, Mohammadifard N, et al. The effect of two nutritional methods in changes of anthropometric indexes in obese parents and their children, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2011 ; 13(1):e94088.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 13 (1); e94088
Published Online: January 26, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 01, 2010
Accepted: July 26, 2010

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Abstract

Background : Parents obesity has a direct relation with their children obesity. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of two methods of weight loss in obese parents and their children.

  Materials and Method : We conducted a randomized clinical trial. It was performed among 60 parents with obesity or overweight that referred to cardiovascular research center of Isfahan to control their children obesity in 2005-2007. They were divided into two groups and followed up for one year. The first group received diet with calorie restriction and the second group received food recommendation without calorie restriction according to the World Health Organization dietary guideline. Anthropometric characteristics such as body max index (BMI), waist circumference, waist to hip ratio were measured using standard methods. Data were analyzed by paired and independent t-tests.

  Results : There was a significant difference in the mean of BMI in children who received diet recommendation (p=0.01) before and after trial. There was no significant difference in mean changes of anthropometric characteristics in parents, before and after receiving diet and diet recommendation.

  Conclusion : Family education and supporting may play an effective role on controlling children weight. Decreased anthropometric characteristics showed that healthy food recommendations can be effective on weight loss as well as diet prescription

Keywords

Diet obesity anthropometry

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