Serum salicylic acid and fruit and vegetable consumption in obese and normal-weight children: a pilot-study.

Auteur(s) :
Verduci E., Battezzati A., Lassandro C., Banderali G., Mariani B., Diaferio L., Miniello VL., Radaelli G.
Date :
Nov, 2016
Source(s) :
International journal of food sciences and nutrition. #: p1-6
Adresse :
Department of Paediatrics , San Paolo Hospital , Department of Health Science (DISS) , University of Milan , Milan , Italy.

Sommaire de l'article

Salicylic acid (SA), a phenolic compound produced by plants, may play a beneficial role on health. This pilot study evaluated whether there might be an association between serum SA and fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption in obese and normal-weight children. Thirty-four obese children (17 boys and 17 girls) and 34 normal-weight children were recruited. Dietary intake was evaluated by the 7-day dietary record. Serum SA was measured using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry method. FV intake in obese and normal-weight children was not different between groups (175.00 (97.66) g versus 192.29 (90.54) g, p = .455). Obese children had lower serum SA than normal-weight children [mean difference, -0.025; 95% CI (-0.044; -0.006) μmol/L]. Serum SA was not associated with daily intake of FV in obese (p = .111) and normal-weight (p = .092) children. Further studies are needed to evaluate the role of FV on serum SA, taking into account also the quantity and the type.

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