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Title:Effect of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation on Childhood Obesity
Author(s):Chen, Zhangying; Tom, Kevin; Bustamante, Jessica; Vignesh, Oveyaa
Contributor(s):Speirs, Katherine E.
Subject(s):Childhood obesity
Vitamin and Mineral Supplement
Parental Education Status
Household Annual Income
Abstract:Nutrition has long been known to play a role in a child health and well-being. However, little is known about vitamin and mineral supplementation and how it impacts weight status. The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between vitamin and mineral supplementation and child BMI. Measured height and weight and vitamin or mineral supplementation in the past week were collected from 497 preschool aged children between ages 2-5 years old. The results suggested a significant difference between vitamin and mineral supplementation and child BMI (p<.05) . Children who took vitamins and minerals within the past week had a mean BMI of 57.41 whereas children who did not take any vitamin or minerals in the past week had a mean BMI of 63.88. Due to the cross-sectional nature of this study, further research is of interest in order to determine whether or not there is a causal relationship between the two variables.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Family Resiliency Center
Citation Info:Chen, Zhangying (2016, April). Effect of Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation on Childhood Obesity. Poster session presented at Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/90026
Rights Information:Copyright 2016, Chen
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-04-28


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