The ANIBES Study on Energy Balance in Spain: Design, Protocol and Methodology
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AutorRuiz, Emma; Ávila, José Manuel; Castillo, Adrián; Valero, Teresa; Pozo, Susana; Rodríguez, Paula; Aranceta-Bartrina, Javier; Gil Hernández, Ángel; González-Gross, Marcela; Ortega, Rosa M.; Serra-Majem, Lluis; Varela-Moreiras, Gregorio
Energy balanceDietary intakePhysical activity quantificationNew technologiesSpanish food and dietary patternsNutrition surveys
Ruiz, E.; et al. The ANIBES Study on Energy Balance in Spain: Design, Protocol and Methodology. Nutrients 7: 970-998 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/45014]
Energy Balance (EB) is an important topic to understand how an imbalance in its main determinants (energy intake and consumption) may lead to inappropriate weight gain, considered to be “dynamic” and not “static”. There are no studies to evaluate EB in Spain, and new technologies reveal themselves as key tools to solve common problems to precisely quantify energy consumption and expenditure at population level. The overall purpose of the ANIBES (“Anthropometry, Intake and Energy Balance”) Study was to carry out an accurate updating of food and beverage intake, dietary habits/behaviour and anthropometric data of the Spanish population (9–75 years, n = 2009), as well as the energy expenditure and physical activity patterns. Anthropometry measurements (weight, height, body mass index, waist circumference, % body fat, % body water) were obtained; diet was evaluated throughout a three-day dietary record (tablet device) accompanied by a 24 h-dietary recall; physical activity was quantified by questionnaire and accelerometers were also employed. Finally, information about perception and understanding of several issues related to EB was also obtained. The ANIBES study will contribute to provide valuable useful data to inform food policy planning, food based dietary guidelines development and other health oriented actions in Spain.