Carbohydrate intake and overweight and obesity among healthy adults

A. T. Merchant, H. Vatanparast, S. Barlas, Lawrence J Cheskin

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Background: Little is known about the dietary habits of people with optimal body weight in communities with high overweight and obesity prevalence. Objective: To evaluate carbohydrate intake in relation to overweight and obesity in healthy, free-living adults. Design: Cross-sectional analysis. Subjects/ Setting: The Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.2 is a cross-sectional survey of Canadians conducted in 2004-2005. There were 4,451 participants aged 18 years and older with anthropometric and dietary data and no comorbid conditions in this analysis. Main Outcome Measures: Outcome variables were body mass index (BMI; kg/m2) and overweight or obesity status (dichotomous) defined as BMI >25 compared with BMI

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)680-681
Number of pages2
JournalNutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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