Dietary calcium intake and adiposity in children and adolescents: Cross-sectional and longitudinal results from IDEFICS/I.Family cohort.


Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council, Avellino, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


Studies in children and adolescents suggest that higher dairy consumption may exert a protective effect on adiposity. However, only few studies examined the association between dietary calcium intake and body mass measures with conflicting results. We evaluated the association between total dietary calcium, calcium from dairy and non-dairy sources and anthropometric indices in a large European cohort of children and adolescents.


Anthropometry,Children,Cohort study,Dairy,Dietary calcium,Obesity,

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