Anke L. B. Günther

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BACKGROUND A high protein intake during infancy and early childhood has been proposed to increase the risk of subsequent obesity. OBJECTIVE We analyzed the association of different protein intakes during 6-24 mo with body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) and percentage body fat (%BF) at 7 y of age. DESIGN The analyses included 203 participants of the DOrtmund(More)
BACKGROUND A high early protein intake has been proposed to increase obesity risk. OBJECTIVE We examined whether a critical period of protein intake for later obesity may exist early in childhood and investigated the relation between protein intake from different sources and body mass index SD score and body fat percentage (BF%) at 7 y of age. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Observational studies in adults suggest that a diet with a high glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL), a high intake of sugary foods, or a low fiber intake may increase the risk of overweight. OBJECTIVES We aimed to examine prospectively whether dietary GI, GL, added sugar intake, or fiber intake between age 2 and 7 y are associated with(More)
We examined whether the diet quality of healthy children prior to the pubertal growth spurt was associated with age and body composition at puberty onset. Multivariate regression analyses were performed using data from 222 Dortmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed Study participants (mean age +/- SD at baseline: 7.4 +/- 1.3 y) with 3-d(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether renal net acid excretion capacity (NAEC) varies across different age groups and, specifically, whether it falls in elderly people. DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING Community-based. PARTICIPANTS Young participants were from the DOrtmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed Study,(More)
Maternal perception of her child’s weight status has been hypothesised to affect a child’s weight development. The aim of this analysis was to determine in how far the maternal weight perception of her child’s weight at different ages is related to its future body weight status. Longitudinal data on body weight, height and skinfolds from the Dortmund(More)
Worldwide, the iodisation of salt has clearly improved iodine status. In industrialised countries, iodised salt added to processed food contributes most to iodine supply. Yet it is unclear as to what extent changes in the latter may affect the iodine status of populations. Between 2004 and 2009, 24-h urinary iodine excretions (UIE) were repeatedly measured(More)
The aim of the present study was to examine the association of pre-pubertal dietary energy density (ED) with both age and body fatness at the start of the pubertal growth spurt (age at take-off, ATO). Analyses included 219 DOrtmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed Study participants with sufficient height measurements to estimate ATO(More)
Objective:To analyse the influence of habitual protein intake in early childhood on age and body mass index (BMI) at adiposity rebound (AR), a potential critical period for the development of obesity.Subjects:A total of 313 children (161 boys, 152 girls) participating in the Dortmund Nutritional and Anthropometric Longitudinally Designed(More)
BACKGROUND It is not clear whether the adverse effects of rapid weight gain in infancy are modified by nutrition during the first 2 y of life in term children whose birth weight was appropriate for gestational age (AGA). OBJECTIVE We examined the interaction between rapid weight gain and nutrition in infancy and early childhood and their effect on body(More)