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Iglesia, I., Mouratidou, T., Gonzalez-Gross, M., Huybrechts, I., Breidenassel, C., Santabarbara, J., . . . Moreno, L. A. (2017). Foods contributing to vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 intakes and biomarkers status in European adolescents: The HELENA study. European Journal of Nutrition, 56(4), 1767-1782
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 1436-6207, E-ISSN 1436-6215, Vol. 56, no 4, p. 1767-1782Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To examine the association between food groups consumption and vitamin B-6, folate and B-12 intakes and biomarkers in adolescents. In total 2189 individuals participating in the cross-sectional Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study met the eligibility criteria for analysis of dietary intakes (46 % males) and 632 for biomarker analysis (47 % males). Food intakes were assessed by two non-consecutive 24-h recalls. Biomarkers were measured by chromatography and immunoassay. Food groups which best discriminated participants in the extreme tertiles of the distribution of vitamins were identified by discriminant analyses. Food groups with standardised canonical coefficients higher or equal to 0.3 were selected as valid discriminators of vitamins intake and biomarkers extreme tertiles. Linear mixed model elucidated the association between food groups and vitamins intakes and biomarkers. Vitamin B-6 intakes and biomarkers were best discriminated by meat (males and females), margarine and mixed origin lipids only in males and breakfast cereals (females). Breakfast cereals (males), and fruits, margarine and mixed origin lipids, vegetables excluding potatoes, breakfast cereals, and soups/bouillon (females) determined the most folate intakes and biomarkers. Considering vitamin B-12 intakes and biomarkers, meat, and white and butter milk (males and females), snacks (males), and dairy products (females) best discriminated individual in the extremes of the distribution. Fewer associations were obtained with mixed model for biomarkers than for vitamins intakes with food groups. Whereas B-vitamin intakes were associated with their food sources, biomarkers did with overall food consumption. Low-nutrient-density foods may compromise adolescents' vitamin status.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, 2017
Keywords
Foods contributors, B-vitamins, Adolescents
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-46362 (URN)10.1007/s00394-016-1221-1 (DOI)000403469100035 ()27312567 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-12-13 Created: 2019-12-13 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Iglesia, I., Mouratidou, T., Gonzalez-Gross, M., Huybrechts, I., Breidenassel, C., Santabarbara, J., . . . Moreno, L. A. (2017). Foods contributing to vitamin B-6, folate, and vitamin B-12 intakes and biomarkers status in European adolescents: The HELENA study (vol 56, pg 1767, 2017). European Journal of Nutrition, 56(4), 1783-1783
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2017 (English)In: European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 1436-6207, E-ISSN 1436-6215, Vol. 56, no 4, p. 1783-1783Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, 2017
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40300 (URN)10.1007/s00394-016-1361-3 (DOI)000403469100036 ()28004269 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84975110985 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Michels, N., De Henauw, S., Breidenassel, C., Censi, L., Cuenca-Garcia, M., Gonzalez-Gross, M., . . . Claessens, M. (2015). European adolescent ready-to-eat-cereal (RTEC) consumers have a healthier dietary intake and body composition compared with non-RTEC consumers (vol 54, pg 653, 2015). European Journal of Nutrition, 54(4), 665-666
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 1436-6207, E-ISSN 1436-6215, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 665-666Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPRINGER HEIDELBERG, 2015
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38129 (URN)10.1007/s00394-014-0813-x (DOI)000354716500017 ()25504112 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84929705705 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-22 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Michels, N., De Henauw, S., Breidenassel, C., Censi, L., Cuenca-Garcia, M., González Gross, M., . . . Claessens, M. (2015). European adolescent ready-to-eat-cereal (RTEC) consumers have a healthier intake and body composition compared with non-RTEC consumers. European Journal of Nutrition, 54(4), 653-664, Article ID 805.
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2015 (English)In: European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 1436-6207, E-ISSN 1436-6215, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 653-664, article id 805Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose 

This study aims to analyse the association of European adolescents' ready-to-eat-cereal (RTEC) consumption frequency with their dietary intake by applying the concept of diet quality index and nutritional status.

METHODS:

From the multi-centre European HELENA study, relevant data were available in 1,215 adolescents (12.5-17.5 years). RTEC consumption was identified from a food frequency questionnaire. A diet quality index, daily nutrient intakes and daily milk/yoghurt and fruit intake were calculated from two 24-h dietary recalls. BMI, waist and hip circumference and body fat were measured for body composition. Cross-sectional regression analyses were adjusted for sex, age, socio-economic status, city and breakfast skipping. Differences in sub-regions within Europe were explored.

RESULTS:

RTEC consumers showed a more favourable daily micronutrient intake (vitamin B2, B5, B7, D, calcium, phosphorus and potassium), a better diet quality index, more frequent fruit (57 vs. 51 %) and milk/yoghurt consumption (81.2 vs. 56 %) and less breakfast skipping (25.1 vs. 36.7 %). No differences in energy and macronutrient intake were observed. Daily RTEC consumers were 57 % less likely to be overweight than RTEC non-consumers but did not differ in glucose and lipid status (N = 387).

CONCLUSION:

This is the first comprehensive pan-European survey elucidating socio-demographic determinants of European adolescents' RTEC consumption and indicating better dietary habits in RTEC consumers. The improved dietary profile was reflected in a more beneficial body composition. Our results have also shown the advantage of using an all-integrating diet quality index by capturing the diet complexity.

Keywords
Adolescents • Ready-to-eat-cereals Diet quality index • Overweight • Glucose homoeostasis Blood lipids
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26692 (URN)10.1007/s00394-014-0805-x (DOI)000354716500016 ()2-s2.0-84929704087 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
Cuenca-Garcia, M., Ruiz, J., Ortega, F. B., Labayen, I., González Gross, M., Moreno, L., . . . Castillo, M. J. (2014). Association of breakfast consumption with objectively measured and self-reported physical activity, sedentary time and physical fitness in European adolescents: the HELENA (Healthy Lifestylein Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Study. Public Health Nutrition, 17(10), 2226-2236
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2014 (English)In: Public Health Nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, E-ISSN 1475-2727, Vol. 17, no 10, p. 2226-2236Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To examine the association of breakfast consumption with objectively measured and self-reported physical activity, sedentary time and physical fitness.

Design: The HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Cross-Sectional Study. Breakfast consumption was assessed by two non-consecutive 24 h recalls and by a 'Food Choices and Preferences' questionnaire. Physical activity, sedentary time and physical fitness components (cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular fitness and speed/agility) were measured and self-reported. Socio-economic status was assessed by questionnaire. 

Setting: Ten European cities. Subjects: Adolescents (n 2148; aged 12.5-17.5 years). 

Results: Breakfast consumption was not associated with measured or self-reported physical activity. However, 24 h recall breakfast consumption was related to measured sedentary time in males and females; although results were not confirmed when using other methods to assess breakfast patterns or sedentary time. Breakfast consumption was not related to muscular fitness and speed/agility in males and females. However, male breakfast consumers had higher cardiorespiratory fitness compared with occasional breakfast consumers and breakfast skippers, while no differences were observed in females. Overall, results were consistent using different methods to assess breakfast consumption or cardiorespiratory fitness (all P <= 0.005). In addition, both male and female breakfast skippers (assessed by 24 h recall) were less likely to have high measured cardiorespiratory fitness compared with breakfast consumers (OR = 0.33; 95% CI 0.18, 0.59 and OR = 0.56; 95 % CI 0.32, 0.98, respectively). Results persisted across methods. 

Conclusions: Skipping breakfast does not seem to be related to physical activity, sedentary time or muscular fitness and speed/agility as physical fitness components in European adolescents; yet it is associated with both measured and self-reported cardiorespiratory fitness, which extends previous findings.

Keywords
Physical activity, Sedentarism, Aerobic capacity, Muscular strength, Speed/agility
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26716 (URN)10.1017/S1368980013002437 (DOI)000344544100012 ()
Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Santaliestra-Pası´as, A., Mouratidou, T., Huybrechts, I., Beghin, L., Cuenca-Garcia, M., Castillo, M., . . . Moreno, L. (2014). Increased sedentary behaviour is associated with unhealthy dietary patterns in European adolescents participating in the HELENA study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 68(3), 300-308
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2014 (English)In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, ISSN 0954-3007, E-ISSN 1476-5640, Vol. 68, no 3, p. 300-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To assess dietary patterns (DPs) in European adolescents and to examine their relationship with

several indicators of sedentary behaviour.

SUBJECTS/METHODS: A multinational cross-sectional study was carried out in 2202 adolescents (45.4% boys) aged 12.5–17.5 years. A self-reported questionnaire with information on sedentary behaviours, separately for weekdays and weekend days, and two non-consecutive 24 h-recalls were used. Principal component analysis was used to obtain DPs, and linear regression examined the association between DPs scores and sedentary behaviour.

RESULTS: Four DPs for boys (‘plant based’, ‘snacking’, ‘breakfast’ and ‘health conscious’) and five DPs for girls (‘confectionary and snacking’, ‘plant based’, ‘breakfast’, ‘animal protein’ and ‘health conscious’) were obtained. Boys who spent 44 h/day watching television (TV) had lower adherence to the ‘plant based’, ‘breakfast’ and ‘health conscious’ DPs, and higher adherence to the ‘snacking’ DP. Higher computer use and internet use for recreational reason were associated with higher adherence to the ‘snacking’ DP. In girls, TV viewing and using internet for recreational reasons for 44 h/day was associated with higher adherence to the ‘confectionary and snacking’ and lower adherence with ‘health conscious’ DP. Also, studying between 2 and 4 h during weekend days was associated with lower adherence to the ‘snacking’ and with higher adherence to the ‘plant based’ and ‘breakfast’ DPs.

CONCLUSION: Adolescents’ DPs are related with the time spent in several sedentary behaviours. Such findings may help to generate interventions focusing on decreasing unhealthy dietary habits and specific sedentary behaviours.

Keywords
sedentary behaviours; dietary patterns; television; adolescents
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26719 (URN)10.1038/ejcn.2013.170 (DOI)000332634300004 ()24045790 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84895796856 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2014-11-28 Created: 2014-11-28 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Bel, S., Michels, N., De Vriendt, T., Patterson, E., Cuenca-García, M., Diethelm, K., . . . Huybrechts, I. (2013). Association between self-reported sleep duration and dietary quality in European adolescents.. British Journal of Nutrition, 110(5), 949-959
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2013 (English)In: British Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 0007-1145, E-ISSN 1475-2662, Vol. 110, no 5, p. 949-959Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Evidence has grown supporting the role for short sleep duration as an independent risk factor for weight gain and obesity. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship between sleep duration and dietary quality in European adolescents. The sample consisted of 1522 adolescents (aged 12·5-17·5 years) participating in the European multi-centre cross-sectional 'Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence' study. Sleep duration was estimated by a self-reported questionnaire. Dietary intake was assessed by two 24 h recalls. The Diet Quality Index for Adolescents with Meal index (DQI-AM) was used to calculate overall dietary quality, considering the components dietary equilibrium, dietary diversity, dietary quality and a meal index. An average sleep duration of ≥ 9 h was classified as optimal, between 8 and 9 h as borderline insufficient and < 8 h as insufficient. Sleep duration and the DQI-AM score were positively associated (β = 0·027, r 0·130, P< 0·001). Adolescents with insufficient (62·05 (sd 14·18)) and borderline insufficient sleep (64·25 (sd 12·87)) scored lower on the DQI-AM than adolescents with an optimal sleep duration (64·57 (sd 12·39)) (P< 0·001; P= 0·018). The present study demonstrated in European adolescents that short sleep duration was associated with a lower dietary quality. This supports the hypothesis that the health consequences of insufficient sleep may be mediated by the relationship of insufficient sleep to poor dietary quality.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18986 (URN)10.1017/S0007114512006046 (DOI)000323281500020 ()23506795 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84882917012 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2013-05-14 Created: 2013-05-14 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Hallström, L., Ruiz, J., Labayen, I., Paterson, E., Vereecken, C., Christina Breidenassel, C., . . . Sjöström, M. (2013). Breakfast consumption and CVD risk factors in European adolescents: The HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Study. Public Health Nutrition, 16(7), 1296-1305
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2013 (English)In: Public Health Nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, E-ISSN 1475-2727, Vol. 16, no 7, p. 1296-1305Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective To examine the association between breakfast consumption and CVD risk factors in European adolescents. Design Cross-sectional. Breakfast consumption was assessed by the statement 'I often skip breakfast' and categorized into 'consumer', 'occasional consumer' and 'skipper'. Blood pressure, weight, height, waist circumference, skinfold thickness, total cholesterol (TC), HDL cholesterol (HDL-C), LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), TAG, insulin and glucose were measured and BMI, TC:HDL-C, LDL-C:HDL-C and homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance index (HOMA-IR) were calculated. Setting The European Union-funded HELENA (Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence) Study. Subjects European adolescents, aged 12·50- 17·49 years, from ten cities within the HELENA study (n 2929, n 925 with blood sample, 53 % females). Results In males, significant differences across breakfast consumption category ('consumer', 'occasional consumer' and 'skipper') were seen for age, BMI, skinfold thickness, waist circumference, cardiorespiratory fitness, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, TC:HDL-C, LDL-C:HDL-C, glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR and LDL-C; in females, for cardiorespiratory fitness, skinfold thickness, BMI, insulin and HOMA-IR. In overweight/obese males significant differences were also seen for TC and LDL-C, whereas no differences were observed in non-overweight males or in females regardless of weight status. Conclusions Our findings among European adolescents confirm previous data indicating that adolescents who regularly consume breakfast have lower body fat content. The results also show that regular breakfast consumption is associated with higher cardiorespiratory fitness in adolescents, and with a healthier cardiovascular profile, especially in males. Eating breakfast regularly may also negate somewhat the effect of excess adiposity on TC and LDL-C, especially in male adolescents.

Keywords
diet surveys; risk factors; physical fitness; body composition; blood; adolescent
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-10522 (URN)10.1017/S1368980012000973 (DOI)000319614800019 ()22494882 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84878462949 (Scopus ID)
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Helena-projektet
Available from: 2012-05-04 Created: 2010-10-26 Last updated: 2018-10-16Bibliographically approved
Iglesia, I., Mouratidou, T., Gonzalez-Gross, M., Huybrechts, I., Breidenassel, C., Diaz, L., . . . Moreno, L. (2013). B-VITAMIN INTAKES AND RELATED BIOMARKER STATUS AND ASSOCIATION TO FOOD CONSUMPTION IN EUROPEAN ADOLESCENTS PARTICIPATING IN THE HELENA STUDY.. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 63, 417-418
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2013 (English)In: Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, ISSN 0250-6807, E-ISSN 1421-9697, Vol. 63, p. 417-418Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Keywords
Food groups, B-vitamins, adolescents
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-22976 (URN)000324548202035 ()
Available from: 2013-11-22 Created: 2013-11-22 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Vandevijvere, S., Geelen, A., González Grossj, M., Van't Veer, P., Dallongeville, J., Mouratidou, T., . . . Huybrechts, I. (2013). Evaluation of food and nutrient intake assessment using concentration biomarkers in European adolescents from the HELENA study. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(4), 736-747
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2013 (English)In: British Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 0007-1145, E-ISSN 1475-2662, Vol. 109, no 4, p. 736-747Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Accurate food and nutrient intake assessment is essential for investigating diet-disease relationships. In the present study, food and nutrient intake assessment among European adolescents using 24 h recalls (mean of two recalls) and a FFQ (separately and the combination of both) were evaluated using concentration biomarkers. Biomarkers included were vitamin C, β-carotene, DHA+EPA, vitamin B12 (cobalamin and holo-transcobalamin) and folate (erythrocyte folate and plasma folate). For the evaluation of the food intake assessment 390 adolescents were included, while 697 were included for the nutrient intake assessment evaluation. Spearman rank and Pearson correlations, and validity coefficients, which are correlations between intake estimated and habitual true intake, were calculated. Correlations were higher between frequency of food consumption (from the FFQ) and concentration biomarkers than between mean food intake (from the recalls) and concentration biomarkers, especially for DHA+EPA (r 0·35 v. r 0·27). Most correlations were higher among girls than boys. For boys, the highest validity coefficients were found for frequency of fruit consumption (0·88) and for DHA+EPA biomarker (0·71). In girls, the highest validity coefficients were found for fruit consumption frequency (0·76), vegetable consumption frequency (0·74), mean fruit intake (0·90) and DHA+EPA biomarker (0·69). After exclusion of underreporters, correlations slightly improved. Correlations between usual food intakes, adjusted for food consumption frequency, and concentration biomarkers were higher than correlations between mean food intakes and concentration biomarkers. In conclusion, two non-consecutive 24 h recalls in combination with a FFQ seem to be appropriate to rank subjects according to their usual food intake

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-13911 (URN)10.1017/S0007114512002012 (DOI)000320227500018 ()22617187 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-84885777424 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2012-01-02 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2019-06-26Bibliographically approved
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