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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Title: Consumption of total fiber and types of fiber are associated with a lower prevalence of obesity and abdominal adiposity in US adults. NHANES 1999-2006.)

Author
item Nicklas, Theresa
item O'neil, Carol
item Slavin, Joanne
item Cho, Susan

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/3/2012
Publication Date: 5/29/2012
Citation: Nicklas T.A., O'Neil, C.E., Slavin, J.L., Cho, S.S. 2012. Consumption of total fiber and types of fiber are associated with a lower prevalence of obesity and abdominal adiposity in US adults, NHANES 1999-2006. In: Almeida, N., Cho, S., editors. Dietary Fiber and Health, 1st edition. Taylor and Francis Publishers, Florence, KY. p 71-82.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: In this cross-sectional study, an inverse association was found between intakes of total dietary fiber and five types of fiber with Body Mass Index, waist circumference, and percent obese, and with increased waist circumference. Intake of vegetable fiber was not associated with any of the weight measures. All of the significant associations between types of fiber and weight were attenuated after controlling for the other types of fiber in the model. Total fiber intake and types of fiber were not associated with percent overweight.

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