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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322576/the-effects-of-exercise-on-abdominal-fat-and-liver-enzymes-in-pediatric-obesity-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#1
Katherine González-Ruiz, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mark D Peterson, Antonio García-Hermoso
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of obesity and the multiple position stands promoting exercise for the treatment of obesity and hepatic function, a meta-analytic approach has not previously been used to examine the effects in the pediatric population. The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of exercise interventions on abdominal fat, liver enzymes, and intrahepatic fat in overweight and obese youth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computerized search was made using three databases...
March 21, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267352/the-interplay-among-bmi-z-score-peer-victmization-and-self-concept-in-outpatient-children-and-adolescents-with-overweight-or-obesity
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Dario Bacchini, Maria Rosaria Licenziati, Gaetana Affuso, Alessandra Garrasi, Nicola Corciulo, Daniela Driul, Rita Tanas, Perla Maria Fiumani, Elena Di Pietro, Sabino Pesce, Antonino Crinò, Giulio Maltoni, Lorenzo Iughetti, Alessandro Sartorio, Manuela Deiana, Francesca Lombardi, Giuliana Valerio
BACKGROUND: Research has provided evidence that obesity is associated with peer victimization and low levels of self-concept. No study has examined the relationship between BMI z-score, self-concept in multiple domains, and peer victimization. METHODS: The aim of the research was to investigate the interplay between BMI z-score, self-concept in multiple domains (physical, athletic, social), and peer victimization, testing direct, mediated, and moderated associations...
March 7, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256922/obese-adolescents-show-reduced-cognitive-processing-speed-compared-with-healthy-weight-peers
#3
Victoria Sweat, Kathy F Yates, Renee Migliaccio, Antonio Convit
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity and obesity-associated diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) continue to rise. Obesity has been linked to structural and functional brain abnormalities, particularly in the frontal lobe. METHODS: One hundred sixty-two adolescents (aged 19.53 ± 1.53 years) underwent medical, neurocognitive, and brain magnetic resonance imaging assessments. Participants were either healthy weight (BMI <25.0 kg/m(2) or BMI percentile <85%) or obese (BMI ≥30...
March 3, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187267/use-of-appreciative-inquiry-to-engage-parents-as-codesigners-of-a-weight-management-intervention-for-adolescents
#4
Shirley M Moore, Cheryl M Killion, Sharon Andrisin, Frances Lissemore, Tonia Primm, Oluwatomisin Olayinka, Elaine A Borawski
BACKGROUND: Focus groups are often used to involve families as codesigners of weight management interventions. Focus groups, however, are seldom designed to elicit families' strengths and positive experiences. The purpose of this study was to describe the use of the Appreciative Inquiry process in the conduct of focus groups to engage families in the design of a weight management intervention for adolescents. METHODS: A convenience sample of 44 parents (84% female; 82% minority) of adolescent children with a BMI ≥ 85th percentile, who were in the 6th-8th grade in a large urban school, participated in focus groups designed to elicit family-positive experiences and strengths regarding healthy living...
February 10, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165758/early-antibiotic-exposure-and-risk-of-childhood-obesity-in-latinos
#5
Annette P Ville, Melvin B Heyman, Rosalinda Medrano, Janet M Wojcicki
We investigated the relationship between early antibiotic exposure before 6 months age and risk for obesity at 2 years in a high-risk, low-income, urban Latino cohort (n = 97), with the hypothesis that antibiotic exposure would increase risk for obesity by 2 years. Data were collected through maternal report of infant 24-hour dietary intake at 4-6 weeks, 6 months, 1, and 2 years; and food frequency questionnaires at 4-6 weeks, 6 months, 1, and 2 years. Antibiotic use data, including type and frequency, were collected through maternal self-report at 6 months and 1 year...
February 6, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128972/leptin-and-leptin-to-adiponectin-ratio-predict-adiposity-gain-in-nonobese-children-over-a-six-year-period
#6
Meixian Zhang, Hong Cheng, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Dongqing Hou, Yinkun Yan, Katherine Cianflone, Ming Li, Jie Mi
BACKGROUND: Previous longitudinal studies have shown inconsistent results regarding the influence of adipokines on changes in weight and body fat. We aimed to determine the predictive value of serum leptin, adiponectin, and their ratio on subsequent changes in obesity measures in children. METHODS: Two hundred forty-six obese and 532 nonobese children aged 6-11 years were remeasured for BMI and waist circumference after 6.4 ± 0.2 years. Z-score of BMI was used to standardize for age and sex...
January 27, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128969/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-substances-and-body-fatness-in-girls
#7
Terryl J Hartman, Antonia M Calafat, Adrianne K Holmes, Michele Marcus, Kate Northstone, W Dana Flanders, Kayoko Kato, Ethel V Taylor
BACKGROUND: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are used in surface coatings that resist stains, grease, and water. METHODS: The association between in utero PFAS exposure and girls' body fatness at age 9 was analyzed in The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (UK). Maternal serum [median 15 weeks: interquartile range (IQR) 10 and 28 weeks of gestation] was analyzed for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoate (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorononanoate (PFNA)...
January 27, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121467/modifying-provider-practice-to-improve-assessment-of-unhealthy-weight-and-lifestyle-in-young-children-translating-evidence-in-a-quality-improvement-initiative-for-at-risk-children
#8
Nadine L Camp, Rebecca C Robert, Jessica E Nash, Cara B Lichtenstein, Candice S Dawes, Katherine Patterson Kelly
BACKGROUND: We designed a quality improvement (QI) project to address the high prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity (OW/OB) in our patient population and the inconsistencies among primary care providers in recognizing and addressing OW/OB. METHODS: We used mixed methods data collection approach to evaluate a QI project, the Childhood Healthy Behaviors Intervention (CHBI), to improve provider obesity prevention practice in two low-income, predominantly African American pediatric primary care clinics...
January 25, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092457/insulin-sensitivity-and-inflammation-mediate-the-impact-of-fitness-on-cerebrovascular-health-in-adolescents
#9
Po Lai Yau, Naima Ross, Andrew Tirsi, Arslan Arif, Zeynep Ozinci, Antonio Convit
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: To investigate in adolescents the relationships between retinal vessel diameter, physical fitness, insulin sensitivity, and systemic inflammation. METHODS: We evaluated 157 adolescents, 112 with excessive weight and 45 lean, all without type 2 diabetes mellitus. All received detailed evaluations, including measurements of retinal vessel diameter, insulin sensitivity, levels of inflammation, and physical fitness. RESULTS: Overweight/obese adolescents had significantly narrower retinal arteriolar and wider venular diameters, significantly lower insulin sensitivity, and physical fitness...
January 16, 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099048/effects-of-enhancing-school-based-body-mass-index-screening-reports-with-parent-education-on-report-utility-and-parental-intent-to-modify-obesity-risk-factors
#10
Lisa Bailey-Davis, Karissa L Peyer, Yinan Fang, Jae-Kwang Kim, Greg J Welk
BACKGROUND: School-based body mass index screenings (SBMIS) have been controversial. We aimed to determine if parents would indicate improved utility with SBMIS when the report included parent education and whether parental intent to modify obesity risk factors would vary with report type or child weight. METHODS: A cluster-controlled trial was conducted with 31 elementary schools randomized to distribute a standard SBMIS report or the standard report plus education (SBMIS+)...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092464/expectations-for-treatment-in-pediatric-weight-management-and-relationship-to-attrition
#11
Erinn T Rhodes, Richard E Boles, Kimberly Chin, Amy Christison, Elizabeth Getzoff Testa, Kimberly Guion, Mary Jane Hawkins, Carter R Petty, Bethany Sallinen Gaffka, Melissa Santos, Laura Shaffer, Jared Tucker, Sarah E Hampl
BACKGROUND: Attrition in pediatric weight management negatively impacts treatment outcomes. A potentially modifiable contributor to attrition is unmet family expectations. This study aimed to evaluate the association between adolescent and parent/guardian treatment expectations and attrition. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective, nonrandomized, uncontrolled, single-arm pilot trial was conducted among 12 pediatric weight management programs in the Children's Hospital Association's FOCUS on a Fitter Future collaborative...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092462/adolescent-cardiovascular-functional-and-structural-outcomes-of-growth-trajectories-from-infancy-prospective-community-based-study
#12
Alanna N Hanvey, Fiona K Mensah, Susan A Clifford, Melissa Wake
BACKGROUND: Adult BMI trajectories outperform single BMI measurements as predictors of cardiovascular mortality; however, it is unknown whether this also holds in childhood. We aimed to identify BMI trajectory categories from birth to adolescence, and examine their associations with adolescent cardiovascular function and structure. METHODS: Adolescents from a community-based prospective birth cohort completed 11-16 BMI measurements between birth and adolescence...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075151/multilevel-correlates-of-healthy-bmi-maintenance-and-return-to-a-healthy-bmi-among-children-in-massachusetts
#13
Lauren Fiechtner, Erika R Cheng, Gabriel Lopez, Mona Sharifi, Elsie M Taveras
OBJECTIVES: To examine predictors of healthy BMI maintenance (HBM) or return to a healthy BMI (RHB) among children. METHODS: We studied 33,272 children in Massachusetts between 2008 and 2012. We used multinomial logistic regression to examine associations of individual- and neighborhood-level factors with the odds of: (1) HBM: maintenance of a healthy BMI ≥5th to <85th percentile and (2) RHB: transition to a healthy BMI range from an initial BMI ≥85th percentile between two clinic visits spanning an average of 3...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075147/evaluating-the-efficacy-of-the-feeding-exercise-randomized-trial-in-overweight-and-obese-adolescents
#14
Anna Patsopoulou, Zoi Tsimtsiou, Antonios Katsioulis, Eleni Malissiova, George Rachiotis, Christos Hadjichristodoulou
BACKGROUND: The Feeding Exercise Trial in Adolescents (FETA) aimed to evaluate whether a community-based, parents-involving, combined physical activity and nutritional education program was effective in improving adiposity profiles in overweight and obese adolescents. METHODS: A total of 181 overweight and obese adolescents aged 13-15 years old were randomized in the three study groups ("Diet & Activity," "Activity," and Control). The Activity intervention included a 45-minute, 3-day per week supervised training program, while the Diet & Activity intervention included a supplementary 15 minutes of group-based sessions attended by the parents...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061145/effects-of-exercise-on-carotid-arterial-wall-thickness-in-obese-pediatric-populations-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#15
Antonio García-Hermoso, Katherine González-Ruiz, Hector Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Jordi Olloquequi, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
BACKGROUND: In pediatric populations, the use of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) as a marker of cardiovascular risk has increased. However, previous studies examining the effects of exercise training on arterial structure and function in obese children and adolescents have shown inconsistent findings. The primary aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to expand on the current body of literature by providing a quantitative estimate of the change in carotid IMT following exercise training as well as to provide an exploratory analysis of potential moderators associated with the variation in response to an exercise training intervention in overweight and obese youth...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996301/factor-structure-of-sizing-me-up-a-self-reported-weight-related-quality-of-life-instrument-in-community-children-across-weight-status
#16
Carol Strong, Yi-Ching Lin, Meng-Che Tsai, Chung-Ying Lin
BACKGROUND: To further understand the psychometric properties of the Sizing Me Up-a newly developed quality of life (QoL) instrument related to weight status. We extended the target population to a community sample, including obese, overweight, normal-weight, and underweight children. METHODS: Based on the data of 497 students in third to sixth grades, we used the following approaches: analysis of variance to detect the QoL scores among groups; confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the original structure; and Rasch analysis to test the misfit items, disordered response descriptors, and differential item functioning (DIF) items...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936906/metabolic-consequences-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-adolescents-with-obesity-a-systematic-literature-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Zachary W Patinkin, Richard Feinn, Melissa Santos
BACKGROUND: Adolescents who are obese are at high risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Although there is clear evidence associating OSA with metabolic dysfunction in adults, the evidence is less clear cut with adolescents. The purpose of this review was determine the association of sleep apnea with dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease risk, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and difficulty with weight loss in adolescents. METHODS: A systematic literature review using PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL, Google Scholar, and PsycINFO was performed and articles were screened and reviewed with an a priori protocol...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854513/child-care-exposure-influences-childhood-adiposity-at-2-years-analysis-from-the-rolo-study
#18
Helena Scully, Goiuri Alberdi, Ricardo Segurado, Aoife McNamara, Karen Lindsay, Mary Horan, Eilis Hennessy, Eileen Gibney, Fionnuala McAuliffe
BACKGROUND: The first 2 years of life are instrumental for childhood physical development. Factors contributing to childhood obesity are difficult to determine; child care exposure is one to consider, by influencing food preference and physical activity development. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of child care exposure with adiposity at 2 years. METHODS: Data were collected as part of the secondary analysis of the prospective ROLO study (randomized control trial of low glycemic index diet) in Dublin, Ireland...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854496/parent-and-clinician-perspectives-on-sustained-behavior-change-after-a-prenatal-obesity-program-a-qualitative-study
#19
Emily F Gregory, Matthew A Goldshore, Nakiya N Showell, Marquita C Genies, Mariel E Harding, Janice L Henderson
BACKGROUND: Infants of obese women are at a high risk for development of obesity. Prenatal interventions targeting gestational weight gain among obese women have not demonstrated consistent benefits for infant growth trajectories. METHODS: To better understand why such programs may not influence infant growth, qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 mothers who participated in a prenatal nutrition intervention for women with BMI 30 kg/m(2) or greater, and with 19 clinicians (13 pediatric, 6 obstetrical)...
April 2017: Childhood Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929670/physical-activity-and-changes-in-adiposity-in-the-transition-from-elementary-to-middle-school
#20
Marsha Dowda, Sharon E Taverno Ross, Kerry L McIver, Rodney K Dishman, Russell R Pate
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the longitudinal associations of objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behavior, and diet quality with two measures of adiposity and a measure of weight status. METHODS: A total of 658 children from 21 elementary schools (45.1% boys; 40% white, 33% black, 9% Hispanic, and 18% other race/ethnicity) were assessed at least twice in fifth, sixth, and/or seventh grade. Fat mass index (FMI), percent body fat (PBF), and BMI were calculated from body weight, standing and seated heights, and bioelectrical impedance (BIA) measured each year...
February 2017: Childhood Obesity
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