The Relationship between Drinking Soft Drinks with Obesity in 9-12 Years Old Children

Prihantini, Nur Nunu and Suryanegara, Wiradi (2022) The Relationship between Drinking Soft Drinks with Obesity in 9-12 Years Old Children. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 12. pp. 345-355. ISSN 22499571

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Obesity is caused by an imbalance between the amount of energy intake and the energy used by the body for biological functions such as physical growth, activity, and health maintenance, which causes the build-up of fat in the body. Soft drinks have high sugar content, so our weight will quickly increase if consumed frequently. Indonesia has an increasing number in consumption of soft drinks. In 2010, Indonesia consumed 534.9 million liters, and in 2011 increased to 559 million liters. The purpose of this study is to see the relation between the frequency of soft drink drinking and obesity in “Rhema Indonesia” Elementary School in Bekasi Barat. The data is taken using a cross-sectional study with 11 elements of the questionnaire and using the height and weight of the children for counting Z-scores and eventually categorizing nutrition status. The result is that 62 out of 85 children (72.9%) often consume soft drinks. 70 out of 85 (82.4%) children is obese, and out of those 70 obese children, 57 often consume soft drink. There was a significant relationship between the frequency of drinking soft drinks and obesity in “Rhema Indonesia” Elementary School that is located in Bekasi Barat (p<0.001) Keywords: obesity, soft drink, frequency

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MEDICINE > Medicine (General)
Depositing User: Ms Rosaliana Wati
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 02:07
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2022 03:52

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