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Impact of SARS-CoV-2 Lockdown on Anthropometric Parameters in Children 11/12 Years Old

Abstract: Background: During the great lockdown in Spain due to SARS-CoV-2, in between the months of March and June 2020, dietary and physical activity habits were modified in children. Theaim of the study was to determine the impact of the lockdown on anthropometric parameters in children aged 11/12 years. Methods: Fifty Spanish children aged 11/12 years (M = 11.40;SD = 0.50)participated: 33 (66%) boys and 17 (34%) girls. For data collection, we used an anthropometry kit; the Alpha-Fitness Battery, a validated instrument to assess dietary in take, habits and practices;and an ad hoc survey to collect sociodemographic and other data under investigation. Results: There were significant differences in the anthropometric parameters measured and in the results obtained for Body Mass Index (BMI) and body fat percentage pre- and post-lockdown in both boysand girls (p< 0.05). No significant differences were found in waist-circumference measurements (p> 0.05). Conclusions: There is evidence of a significant impact of the SARS-CoV-2 lockdown on anthropometric parameters in boys and girls aged 11/12 years.

 Autoría: Ramos-Álvarez O., Arufe-Giráldez V., Cantarero-Prieto D., Ibáñez-García A.,

 Fuente: Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 4174

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 21/11/2021

 Nº de páginas: 17

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/nu13114174

 ISSN: 2072-6643