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1424 Two Sides of the Same Coin: Opposite Paths in Patients Treated with the Same Strategy
  1. A Piedimonte1,
  2. M Podagrosi2,
  3. R Mercurio2,
  4. A Mosca2,
  5. AM Caiazzo2,
  6. A Vania2
  1. 1Institute of Nutrition
  2. 2Dept. of Paediatrics and Paediatric Neuro-Psychiatry, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome, Italy


DG(13 years), family-history hypertension(IA), dyslipidemia, CVD; MG(14 years), family-history IA, both Tanner IV.

Different school conducts-integration (DG:restless-good, MG: good-problematic); ~7h/day of sedentary, MG is solitary, DG wishes to be more social, trains(~6hrs/week) and walks.

No breakfast; junk food, or absent(MG); lunch and dinner alone or in family(MG); extra-snacks; soft-drink≥1/day. Both do nutritional mistakes.

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Both get balanced hypocaloric diet(1350kcal/day) and are pushed into sport.

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Conclusions At T0 DG seems in a worse situation: this prompts him to better comply, with a general improvement.

MG ignores his health status, perpetuating incorrect lifestyles, showing deterioration, acquiring risk factors for MS (HDL-C, BP, W).

Even with similar initial status and similar strategy for both, the totally different results stress the importance of patients’ compliance, even if still unable to plan future.

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