SantBoiSà Study

SantBoiSà is the largest childhood obesity cohort study in Spain. The first study was held in 2015 with 160 boys and girls in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Barcelona). In 2016, the total number of participants increased substantially to 792. And in 2017, a total of 854 boys and girls participated in the study. The continuity in time of the SantBoiSà study allows us to know the evolution of the healthy lifestyle habits and weight status of minors, thus covering a lack of scientific evidence in our environment about the association between healthy lifestyle habits and weight status in this particular age group.

SantBoiSà Study Results:

  • Almost 3 out of 10 minors evaluated in the SantBoiSà study were overweight or obese.
  • 4 out of 10 minors do not practice physical activity often.
  • Among the children whose parents have lower studies, there is a higher deterioration of physical activity and healthy eating habits.

With the collaboration of: Sant Boi de Llobregat City Council