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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 183-187
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.183.187
Food Eating of Mothers and Their Daughters in Relation to Mothers` Body Mass Index
Lidia Wadolowska, Malgorzata Anna Slowinska , Kamila Pabjan-Adach and Ewa Niedzwiedzka

Abstract:
Similarities in food eating by mothers and daughters were studied in relation to mothers` body mass index. The study included 97 pairs of mothers and daughters aged 43.3±6.0 years and 16.0±3.1 years, respectively. Food eating was determined by the food intake frequency method, using the calibrated FFQ questionnaire. Mothers-daughters family pairs were divided into 3 groups according to terciles of the mothers` BMI. Significant correlation between the amount of food eaten by mothers and daughters was found in both extreme terciles for 75% of products. The obtained results indicate on a significant similarity in food eating by mothers and their daughters, which in a limited degree depended on mothers` body mass. The BMI of overweight mothers was a good predictor of daughters` body mass index, which suggests that family environment promotes obesity among their children.
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How to cite this article:

Lidia Wadolowska, Malgorzata Anna Slowinska , Kamila Pabjan-Adach and Ewa Niedzwiedzka , 2007. Food Eating of Mothers and Their Daughters in Relation to Mothers` Body Mass Index. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 6: 183-187.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.183.187

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2007.183.187

 
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