Factors Associated with Childhood Constipation: Food, Obesity, or Activity?

Based on the findings of one study, sedentary behaviors and being overweight are not associated with constipation among children at age 2 to 4 years. On the contrary, dietary habit is related to constipation and the effects are time-dependent. “Adherence to a ‘Western-like’ dietary pattern was associated with a higher prevalence of constipation. The effect is long-lived, up to age of 4 years, which was not mediated by overweight or sedentary behaviour. Adherence to a ‘Health Conscious’ dietary pattern was only associated at short term, the effect is short-lived, with a lower prevalence of constipation at age of 2 years.”

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM

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1: "Role of dietary patterns, sedentary behaviour and overweight on the longitudinal development of childhood constipation: the generation R study," Maternal & child nutrition, 2013, by Kiefte‐de Jong, J. C., de Vries, J. H., Escher, J. C., Jaddoe, V. W., Hofman, A., Raat, H., & Moll, H. A. . (Citations: 4).

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