Children eating Mediterranean diet less likely to be obese

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A study of eight [b]European[/b] countries presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity, shows that children consuming a diet in line with the [b]Mediterranean[/b] one are 15% less likely to be overweight or obese than those children who do not. [s]News-Medical[/s] reports that the research by Dr Gianluca Tognon, [b]University of Gothenburg, Sweden[/b], and colleagues across [b]Sweden, Germany, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Belgium, Estonia[/b] and [b]Hungary[/b] used data from the [b]IDEFICS[/b] study (Identification and Prevention of Dietary – and lifestyle – induced health effects in Children and infants), funded by the [b]European Commission[/b]. The findings were independent of age, sex, socio-economic status or country of residence.

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