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Consumption of sugar sweetened beverage is associated with incidence of metabolic syndrome in Tehranian children and adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2015
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Consumption of sugar sweetened beverage is associated with incidence of metabolic syndrome in Tehranian children and adolescents
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Nutrition & Metabolism, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12986-015-0021-6
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Parvin Mirmiran, Emad Yuzbashian, Golaleh Asghari, Somayeh Hosseinpour-Niazi, Fereidoun Azizi


Intakes of high sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) in adults can escalate risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS); however, data of longitudinal studies in children and adolescents are lacking. In this study we assessed consumption of SSBs in relation to incidence of MetS among children and adolescents during a 3.6 year follow-up. This study was a population-based longitudinal study, in which 424 subjects, aged 6-18 years, from the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study with complete data on dietary intake, blood pressure, anthropometry, and biochemical indices were followed for 3.6 years. Dietary intake was collected using a valid and reliable food frequency questionnaire. MetS was defined according to the Cook criteria. Sugar sweetened beverages included all kinds of sugar sweetened carbonated soft drinks (SSSDs) and fruit juice drinks. Average daily intakes of SSSD and fruit juice drinks were 38.5 ± 75.0 and 32.3 ± 60.1 g, respectively. After adjustment for confounders, compared to the first quartile, the odds ratio of incident MetS in the highest quartile of SSB and SSSD was 3.20 (95 % CI: 1.06-9.90) and 3.01 (95 % CI: 1.17-7.74), respectively. Regarding incidence of MetS components, compared with the lowest quartile, the highest quartile of SSSDs showed odds ratios of 2.49 (95 % CI: 1.00-6.53) for abdominal obesity and 2.79 (95 % CI: 1.02-7.64) for hypertension. No significant association was found between consumption of fruit juice drink and SSSD with other components of MetS. Children and adolescents with high intakes of carbonated beverages could be at increased risk of MetS, abdominal obesity, and hypertension.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 123 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 24 19%
Student > Master 22 18%
Researcher 12 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Other 8 6%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 30 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 26 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 25 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 5%
Social Sciences 5 4%
Other 22 18%
Unknown 33 27%

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