Journal article

Evidence for Protein Leverage in Children and Adolescents with Obesity

Christoph Saner, Daniella Tassoni, Brooke E Harcourt, Kung-Ting Kao, Erin J Alexander, Zoe McCallum, Timothy Olds, Alex Rowlands, David P Burgner, Stephen J Simpson, David Raubenheimer, Alistair M Senior, Markus Juonala, Matthew A Sabin

Obesity | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the protein leverage hypothesis in a cohort of youth with obesity. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted in a cohort of youth with obesity attending a tertiary weight management service. Validated food questionnaires revealed total energy intake (TEI) and percentage of energy intake from carbohydrates (%EC), fats (%EF), and proteins (%EP). Individuals with a Goldberg cutoff > 1.2 of the ratio of reported TEI to basal metabolic rate from fat-free mass were included. A subgroup had accelerometer data. Statistics included modeling of percentage of energy from macronutrients and TEI, compositional data analysis to predict TEI from macronutrient..

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