Lower resting metabolic rate and higher velocity of weight gain in a prospective study of stunted vs nonstunted girls living in the shantytowns of São Paulo, Brazil

dc.contributor.authorGrillo, Luciane Peter
dc.contributor.authorSiqueira, Antonieta Ferro Antunes de [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Antonio Carlos da [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Paula Andrea [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorVerreschi, Ieda Therezinha do Nascimento [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorSawaya, Ana Lydia [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Vale Itajai
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-24T12:37:55Z
dc.date.available2016-01-24T12:37:55Z
dc.date.issued2005-07-01
dc.description.abstractObjective: Previous studies have shown that stunting increases the risk of obesity in developing countries, particularly among girls and women, but the underlying reasons are not known. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between stunting, weight gain, and resting metabolic rate.Design and subjects: A prospective study was conducted over 36 months with girls from shantytowns in São Paulo, Brazil. A total of 15 stunted girls ( S) were compared with 15 nonstunted (N) ones of similar weight for height ratio. Interventions: Resting metabolic rate was measured using indirect calorimetry, and the socioeconomic status was determined by interviews in the household. in addition, body composition was measured by skinfold thickness, while the growth rate was calculated dividing the change in weight and the change in height by the follow-up period.Results: the results of the present study, when combined, revealed that the S group had a lower resting metabolic rate throughout the follow-up period with the differences being significant at 24 and 36 months of follow-up, associated with an increase in the rate of weight gain and a decrease in lean mass, when compared to the N group.Conclusions: These changes are known to be risk factors for obesity and may help to explain the particularly higher prevalence of obesity in women in urban areas of developing countries.en
dc.description.affiliationUniv Vale Itajai, Balneario Camboriu, SC, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Paulista Sch Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, Paulista Sch Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science
dc.format.extent835-842
dc.identifierhttps://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602150
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition. London: Nature Publishing Group, v. 59, n. 7, p. 835-842, 2005.
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602150
dc.identifier.issn0954-3007
dc.identifier.urihttps://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/28353
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000230248000004
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
dc.rightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectStuntingen
dc.subjectResting metabolic rateen
dc.subjectObesityen
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectBrazilen
dc.titleLower resting metabolic rate and higher velocity of weight gain in a prospective study of stunted vs nonstunted girls living in the shantytowns of São Paulo, Brazilen
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