Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Clinical Nutrition

Committee Chair

Margaret Ruth Williams

Committee Member

Carol O Mitchell

Committee Member

Karen Ringwald-Smith


Obesity rates for pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) survivors vary from 11%-57%. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between caloric and macronutrient intake on the incidence of obesity in survivors of pediatric ALL. A retrospective study of 137 participants using existing data collected from the Bone II study was evaluated. Participants were grouped into categories based on BMI for adults and CDC growth charts for children. Data was collected from 24 hour food recalls at time of enrollment. No statistical significance was found between BMI groups. Forty percent of participants were overweight or obese, but 69% were below the DRI for calorie intake. Half the participants consumed above the AMDR for percentage of calories from fat and 96% of participants consumed above the AMDR for percentage of calories from sugar. Based on these findings there is no association between obesity status and caloric and macronutrient intake.


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.