Are current dietary guidelines for young children a prescription for overfeeding?

Prentice, Andrew M., Lucas, Alan, Vasquez-Velasquez, Lionel, Davies, Peter S.W. and Whitehead, Roger G. (1988) Are current dietary guidelines for young children a prescription for overfeeding?. Lancet, 332 8619: 1066-1069. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(88)90077-3


Author Prentice, Andrew M.
Lucas, Alan
Vasquez-Velasquez, Lionel
Davies, Peter S.W.
Whitehead, Roger G.
Title Are current dietary guidelines for young children a prescription for overfeeding?
Journal name Lancet   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0140-6736
1474-547X
Publication date 1988-11-05
Year available 1988
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(88)90077-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 332
Issue 8619
Start page 1066
End page 1069
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, England
Publisher Lancet Publishing Group
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Formatted abstract
New estimates for the energy requirements of young children have been derived by combining the energy deposited during growth with measurements of total energy expenditure obtained by use of the new doubly-labelled water (2H218O) method in 355 healthy infants aged 0-3 years. The resultant values of 110, 95, 85, 83, 83, 84, and 85 kcal/kg/day at 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively, are substantially lower than current Department of Health and Social Security and FAO/WHO/UNU recommended dietary allowances. Evidence from diet surveys suggests that changes in infant feeding practices are largely responsible for the apparent reduction in energy requirements. Dietary guidelines may need to be reappraised, to avoid overfeeding of infants.
Keyword Medicine, General & Internal
General & Internal Medicine
MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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