Obesity is related to the over-expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and causes chronic systemic inflammation. The identification of dietary intake at risk of inflammation led to optimal interventions. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between dietary intake and the inflammatory biomarker in adolescents with obesity. A cross-sectional study was performed on adolescents with obesity at the Pediatric Nutrition Clinic of Dr Soetomo General Hospital, Surabaya from July to October 2018. Dietary intake was obtained from food recall. The assessment of high sensitivity CRP (hsCRP) was performed using ELISA. Statistical analysis was performed using a correlation test with p<0.05 indicating significance. A total of 59 adolescents were included, 32 (54.2%) of which were male and 27 (45.8%) were female. The age range was 13-16 years. The mean calorie intake was 1955.9 ± 778 calories, and the mean hsCRP level was 2308.83 ± 470.95 ng/ml. There was no correlation between total calories, carbohydrate, protein, and fat level intake and hsCRP (p>0.05). No substantial effect of dietary intake was found for hsCRP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-88
Number of pages6
JournalCarpathian Journal of Food Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Adolescents
  • Dietary intake
  • HsCRP
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Obesity


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