Childhood obesity rates have risen in most developed countries, not just the United States. A study of both normal weight and overweight Swiss children found several factors associated with increased weight in children.
The amount protein as a percent of food intake was significantly higher in overweight children. Calories, carbohydrates and fat were not correlated with Body Mass Index (BMI), but protein was. Likewise, meat intake was significantly correlated with BMI.
Time spent watching TV and playing video games was also associated with increased BMI.
Thanks for providing the source. You’re correct I misread that.
Can you quote the source for these results? The only research I could find online does not support these findings.
The quote looks like it came from this study:
which actually says meat intake is NOT a predictor of BMI though it does correlate to soem factors tied to inflammation in obese children.
The source is quoted in the post. PMID: 17705105
BTW, they study you posted is interesting, but does’nt show that meat is not a predictor of BMI, it states that meat is not a predictor of IL-6 (an inflammatory marker) and leptin independant of BMI. That means they first adjusted for BMI.