The omission of meals is associated with excess weight in adolescents

Larissa Cardoso de Brito, Natassia Ellen Rodrigues Paiva Barros, Ribanna Aparecida Marques Braga, Francisco Ranilson Alves Silva, Francisco José Maia Pinto, Soraia Pinheiro Machado Arruda, Carla Soraya Costa Maia
2020 Revista Chilena de Nutricíon  
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between skipping meals and excess weight in adolescents. This study used a secondary database based on crosssectional research. Weight and height were measured for the classification of nutritional status and the omission of meals was determined from the 24-hour food record. Statistical analyses were performed on a sample stratified by age from 10 to 13 years and 14 to 19 years. There was a high prevalence of excess weight (overweight and
more » ... obesity) in the sample and a high frequency of meal omission among adolescents. The omission of lunch and dinner among adolescents between 14 and 19 years and those between 10 to 13 years, respectively, was directly associated with excess weight.
doi:10.4067/s0717-75182020000600960 fatcat:tck5dwa46rdu7htq4b5glvs6gu