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Adiposity rebound in children: a simple indicator for predicting obesity.
An early rebound (before 5.5 yr) is followed by a significantly higher adiposity level than a later rebound (after 7 yr), which is observed whatever the subject's adiposity at 1 yr. Expand
Effects of diet on behaviour and cognition in children.
  • F. Bellisle
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The British journal of nutrition
  • 1 October 2004
Overall, the literature suggests that good regular dietary habits are the best way to ensure optimal mental and behavioural performance at all times, but it remains controversial whether additional benefit can be gained from acute dietary manipulations. Expand
Influence of macronutrients on adiposity development: a follow up study of nutrition and growth from 10 months to 8 years of age.
The results suggest that high protein diet early in life could increase the risk of obesity and other pathologies later in life. Expand
Early adiposity rebound: causes and consequences for obesity in children and adults
The adiposity rebound (AR) corresponds to the second rise in BMI curve that occurs between ages 5 and 7 years and is a useful tool for the paediatrician to monitor the child's adiposity development and for researchers to investigate the different developmental patterns leading to overweight. Expand
Body mass index in 7–9-y-old French children: frequency of obesity, overweight and thinness
The present study revealed an increasing prevalence of overweight in comparison with previous French data and a trend for increase prevalence of thinness. Expand
Glutamate and the UMAMI taste: sensory, metabolic, nutritional and behavioural considerations. A review of the literature published in the last 10 years
  • F. Bellisle
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • 31 January 1999
This review covers recent developments in sensory studies of glutamate effects, and traces the Umami taste from sensory receptors on the tongue to the brain, and the metabolism of glutamic acid, as revealed from recent literature. Expand
Meal frequency and energy balance.
The epidemiological evidence is at best very weak, and almost certainly represents an artefact, and any effects of meal pattern on the regulation of body weight are likely to be mediated through effects on the food intake side of the energy balance equation. Expand
Trends in smoking, diet, physical exercise, and attitudes toward health in European university students from 13 countries, 1990-2000.
The differences in health behaviors, beliefs, and risk awareness between the two surveys were disappointing in this educated sector of young adult Europeans, emphasizing the importance of enhancing positive attitudes to healthier lifestyles. Expand
Weight concerns and eating patterns: a survey of university students in Europe.
The data suggest excessive responses to weight loss pressures and imperfect translation of nutritional advice into behaviours in educated young adults are suggested. Expand
Dietary patterns and their sociodemographic and behavioural correlates in French middle-aged adults from the SU.VI.MAX cohort
This study identified four dietary patterns in this population of French middle-aged adults and associations with sociodemographic, behavioural and health-related factors were found to differ according to dietary patterns. Expand