Assessment of Nutritional Status and Eating Disorders in Female Adolescents With Fibromyalgia

Assessment of Nutritional Status and Eating Disorders in Female Adolescents With Fibromyalgia

Author Silva, Simone Guerra L. da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sarni, Roseli O. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Souza, Fabiola I. S. de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Molina, Juliana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Terreri, Maria Teresa R. A. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Hilário, Maria Odete Esteves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Len, Claudio Arnaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Purpose: To assess eating disorders, nutritional status, body composition, and food intake in adolescents presenting with fibromyalgia.Methods: in a cross-sectional study, we evaluated the nutritional status (z score of body mass index [ZBMI]), waist circumference, body fat percentage by bioelectrical impedance analysis, symptoms of disordered eating, and possible eating disorders (Kids' Eating Disorders Survey [KEDS]) of 23 female adolescents with fibromyalgia and 23 matched healthy control subjects.Results: Median age for both groups was 15 years. in the fibromyalgia group, the median time for diagnosis was 13.5 months. We did not observe a statistically significant difference between the control and fibromyalgia groups in relation to ZBMI, fat mass percentage, food intake, and symptoms of disordered eating (KEDS). in the fibromyalgia group, there was a significant correlation between fat mass percentage and the total KEDS score (r = .587, p = .003); the same correlation was observed for ZBMI (r = .0778, p < .001).Conclusions: This study verified an absence of nutritional and eating disorders in adolescents recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia that, in addition to the correlation between adiposity indexes and KEDS total score, emphasizes the importance of nutritional and body composition assessment, allowing an early and adequate nutritional intervention. (C) 2012 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. All rights reserved.
Keywords Adolescents
Body composition
Food consumption
Language English
Sponsor Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
Date 2012-11-01
Published in Journal of Adolescent Health. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 51, n. 5, p. 524-527, 2012.
ISSN 1054-139X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 524-527
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000310353300018

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