US adolescent food intake trends from 1965 to 1996.

  title={US adolescent food intake trends from 1965 to 1996.},
  author={Claude Cavadini and Anna Maria Siega-Riz and Barry M Popkin},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={173 6},
OBJECTIVE To examine adolescent food consumption trends in the United States with important chronic disease implications. METHODS Analysis of dietary intake data from 4 nationally representative US Department of Agriculture surveys of persons aged 11 to 18 years (n = 12,498). RESULTS From 1965 to 1996, a considerable shift occurred in the adolescent diet. Total energy intake decreased, as did the proportion of energy from total fat (39%-32%) and saturated fat (15%-12%). Concurrent increases… CONTINUE READING


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