Growth and nutritional status of macrobiotically fed children until 10 years of age.

N. de Jong, M. van Dusseldorp, J.S. Bergsma, I.C.W. Arts, P.C. Dagnelie, W.A. van Staveren

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Abstract

This is a review of a cross-sectional study and of a follow-up on food consumption, growth and development of Dutch children fed a macrobiotic diet. Anthropometric measurements and food frequency data were collected in 1985 and again in 1987. The children were at the time of data collection: 0-8 years and 2-10 years of age, respectively. Growth retardation was observed from the age of 6 months onwards. Five to six months before the follow-up took place, it was recommended to consume more dairy products, fish and fat. No catch-up growth was observed in the follow-up study, except for those who mean-while increased their consumption of dairy products and fish. In 1993 a second follow-up was performed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-15
JournalAktuelle Ernährungsmedizin
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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