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Ingestão de cálcio, níveis séricos de vitamina D e obesidade infantil: existe associação?

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Ingestão de cálcio, níveis séricos de vitamina D e obesidade infantil: existe associação?
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Revista Paulista de Pediatria, June 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.rpped.2015.03.001
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Kelly Aparecida da Cunha, Elma Izze da Silva Magalhães, Laís Monteiro Rodrigues Loureiro, Luciana Ferreira da Rocha Sant’Ana, Andréia Queiroz Ribeiro, Juliana Farias de Novaes


To evaluate the association between calcium intake and serum vitamin D levels and childhood obesity by an integrative review. The research was conducted in the databases PubMed/medLine, Science Direct and SciELO with 2001 to 2014 publications. We used the combined terms in English: "children" and "calcium" or "children" and "vitamin D" associated with the descriptors: "obesity", "adiposity" or "body fat" for all bases. Cross-sectional and cohort studies as well as clinical trial were included. Review articles or those that that have not addressed the association of interest were excluded. Eight articles were part of this review, five of which were related to calcium and three to vitamin D. Most studies had a longitudinal design. The analyzed studies found an association between calcium intake and obesity, especially when age and sex were considered. Inverse relationship between serum vitamin D and measures of adiposity in children has been observed and this association was influenced by the sex of the patient and by the seasons of the year. The studies reviewed showed an association between calcium and vitamin D with childhood obesity. Considering the possible protective effect of these micronutrients in relation to childhood obesity, preventive public health actions should be designed, with emphasis on nutrition education.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 83 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 30%
Student > Postgraduate 10 12%
Student > Master 6 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 7%
Other 14 17%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 37%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 19 23%